Lemon Energy Bites

AuthorNaturallyLTCategoryDifficultyBeginner

These Lemon Energy Bites are a great breakfast or snack, perfect for those on the go. They're nutritious and take only minutes to make!

The base contains cashews, which are a good source of magnesium and healthy fats, and also give this treat a creamy texture! The figs add a sweetness as well as fiber and antioxidants. The lemon is an awesome source of vitamin C. The honey and coconut oil have antibacterial properties that are beneficial for the immune system. This snack is not only tasty, but gives your body a nourishing boost!

I used raw honey due to it's viscosity and taste. If you would like to further customize this recipe, consider adding chia seeds or lime juice. To make it vegan replace honey with maple syrup. Enjoy!

Yields10 Servings
Prep Time1 hr 15 mins

Ingredients
  cup raw cashews
 3 dried figs
 zest of 1 lemon
 3 tbsp lemon juice
 1 tbsp honey
 1 tbsp coconut oil
 1 cup desiccated coconut + extra to coat
 1 pinch salt

Directions
1

Roughly chop figs and add to a blender or food processor. Add the cashews, lemon zest and juice, honey, coconut oil, desiccated coconut and salt. Pulse until well blended. You may have to scrape down the sides occasionally.

2

Remove from blender or food processor and rolls into balls. Roll in desiccated coconut. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour until set.

 

Recipe adapted from Dr.Libby's Sweet Food Story cookbook.

Ingredients

Ingredients
  cup raw cashews
 3 dried figs
 zest of 1 lemon
 3 tbsp lemon juice
 1 tbsp honey
 1 tbsp coconut oil
 1 cup desiccated coconut + extra to coat
 1 pinch salt

Directions

Directions
1

Roughly chop figs and add to a blender or food processor. Add the cashews, lemon zest and juice, honey, coconut oil, desiccated coconut and salt. Pulse until well blended. You may have to scrape down the sides occasionally.

2

Remove from blender or food processor and rolls into balls. Roll in desiccated coconut. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour until set.

Lemon Energy Bites

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NaturallyLT

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