blueberry lemon energy bites

Blueberry Lemon Energy Bites [No Oats Required]

Since we’ve been seeing a lot of my parents lately, and since my dad absolutely loves pie, especially berry pie, I’ve been overindulging in pie as of late. I’m talking like a piece of pie per night – which has totally been killing the workout vibe I come home with, but I just can’t help myself.

So, long story short, I’ve had berry pie on my mind.

I’ve also been itching to make a batch of energy bites, one of my favorite oat-ey, chocolate-y, peanutbutter-y, crunchy snacks. However, I always make the same kind, and I was in the mood to shake things up.

What do you get when you put a hankering for pie and a desire to mix up your energy bite recipe? Blueberry lemon energy bites.

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I had to drive through a major snowstorm – my car barely made it up the hill of the road we live on – to grab some of the ingredients for these bites. But, braving the storm was worth it for this afternoon snack. I sipped on some coffee while I mixed and rolled, watched the snow quietly fall outside, and enjoyed an afternoon of me-time and blueberry bites.

These bites had a fairly strong cashew flavor – with just a hint of blueberry, lemon and coconut. Mmm. Mmm. But, if I were to make them again when I make them again, I’ll probably add a little more lemon and coconut to take down the cashew flavor.

Enjoy!

Blueberry Lemon Energy Bites

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 12 bites

Blueberry Lemon Energy Bites

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c cashews
  • 1/2 c unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 c dried blueberries
  • 3/4 c medjool dates, chopped
  • 1-2 T fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • pinch of sea salt

Instructions

  1. Blend cashews and coconut in a food processor until they become a course meal.
  2. Add blueberries, dates, lemon juice, vanilla and salt. Process until the mixture forms a dough.
  3. Taste test and add more lemon or coconut if desired.
  4. Roll into small balls.
  5. Roll the balls in additional coconut and lemon zest if you'd like.
  6. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
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