Coconut Lime Energy Bites

These coconut lime energy bites are great for a healthy snack or a pre-workout boost!

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All of the energy bites I’ve made are dominated by sweet flavor, so when Bryan gave me this recipe to test I was not expecting to dig a tangy version. However, the zing of lime in this recipe adds a whole new element to ball-making. You still get sweet flavors from the dates and vanilla extract, but you also get a tasty dose of lime that will wake your taste buds and may even boost your mood.

Warning: Your boosted mood may be hijacked if you try to use a high-speed blender instead of a food processor. My friend, Isabel, told me she made balls using her Vitamix and it was a pain in the butt to clean. If you let your mood get hijacked by things like this, use a food processor or practice your breathing, friend.

You can keep these bites vegan by choosing a vegan protein powder like VegaOne, but you can substitute any type of powder you enjoy. I’ve made them with Tera’s Whey Organic Protein Powder and they turned out great. Do what works for you.

Coconut Lime Energy Bites

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{Printable recipe available at the end of this post.}

Makes: approx. 15

Ingredients

  • ¾ Cup         Whole Almonds
  • 1/4 Cup       Raw Cashews
  • 1 ½ Cups    Medjool Dates, pitted (approx. 6)
  • 3ea               Limes, zest and juice
  • 2 Scoops     Unflavored Vegan Protein Powder
  • 1 tsp             Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch           Salt
  • 1/3 Cup       Unsweetened Coconut Flakes

Directions

  1. In a food processor or high speed blender, pulse the almonds and cashews together until finely chopped.
  2. Add dates, salt, lime zest & juice, vanilla, and protein powder and blend until the mixture starts to clump together.
  3. Transfer to a bowl and roll into 1-inch balls.
  4. Roll in coconut and store in the fridge for up to one week.

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These coconut lime energy bites are great for a healthy snack or a pre-workout boost!
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Recipe type: Small Bite
Cuisine: Power Snack
Serves: 15
Ingredients
  • ¾ Cup Whole Almonds
  • ¼ Cup Raw Cashews
  • 1 ½ Cups Medjool Dates, pitted (approx. 6)
  • 3ea Limes, zest and juice
  • 2 Scoops Unflavored Vegan Protein Powder
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch Salt
  • ⅓ Cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
Instructions
  1. In a food processor or high speed blender, pulse the almonds and cashews together until finely chopped.
  2. Add dates, salt, lime zest & juice, vanilla, and protein powder and blend until the mixture starts to clump together.
  3. Transfer to a bowl and roll into 1-inch balls.
  4. Roll in coconut and store in the fridge for up to one week.