Coconut Lime Energy Bites

 
Coconut Lime Energy Bites, by Beautiful Ingredient

Coconut Lime Energy Bites, by Beautiful Ingredient

Eat them immediately or take them on the road:  Coconut Lime Energy Bites by Beautiful Ingredient

Eat them immediately or take them on the road:  Coconut Lime Energy Bites by Beautiful Ingredient

This recipe is:

vegan | wfpb | easy | quick | gluten-free | refined sugar-free | oat-free | ready in 15 minutes or less | 10 ingredients or less | lunchbox-friendly 

Coconut Lime Energy Bites taste like a Margarita, by Beautiful Ingredient

Coconut Lime Energy Bites taste like a Margarita, by Beautiful Ingredient

I so love energy bites.  

Energy bites, or bliss balls, are:

  • quick and easy to make
  • abundant - many can be made at once
  • delicious for breakfast, as a snack, or dessert
  • very portable, perfect for a lunchbox
  • ideal for a boost on a long, busy day, whether at work or on a hike
  • great any time of year
  • able to keep well
  • raw, made using a food processor (no actual cooking required)
  • small but mighty, providing significant fuel since they're typically made of ingredients like fruit and nuts and/or seeds that are packed with protein, fiber, and other nutrients
  • easy to love; they are likely going to be enjoyed by most people at that next potluck

Puffed Quinoa Crispies

Have you ever tried them?  They're like crispy rice cereal, but quinoa - so they're packed with all that quinoa goodness, like protein and fiber!  Puffed quinoa adds a nice bit of crunch to these energy bites.  I find them in the bulk section at my local grocery store.  If you can't find puffed quinoa locally, you might be able to find it online.  Here is one I found searching Amazon.  I haven't tried this one yet; if you'd like to, the "Buy on Amazon" button will take you to Amazon to learn more and purchase, with no obligation to buy.*

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This recipe makes about 36 one-inch balls.  (Although they'll keep fine in the fridge, there is no guarantee that all 36 won't be eaten before the end of the week.)  I like to break down the dates first, then add the remaining ingredients except for the puffed quinoa (so they don't get turned to dust) - that's saved for the very end for a quick blitz in the processor.  

Coconut Lime Energy Bites, the basic steps:

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1.  Mix in a food processor until a "dough log" forms.

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2.  Remove the dough log from the food processor.

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3.  Slice up the dough log, about 1/2 inch thick.

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4.  Quarter the slices and roll each quarter up into a ball. 

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Roll each Coconut Lime Energy Bite in coconut flour.

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Roll the coconut flour-coated balls on a napkin or towel to create just a thin coat of flour.


If you think you'd like a margarita-flavored treat that packs an energy punch and can easily be taken to work or a workout, these Coconut Lime Energy Bites are your ticket.  Give them a try!

Coconut Lime energy bites:  Vegan, Oat-Free, Refined Sugar-free, gluten-free, made with just real food; by Beautiful Ingredient

Coconut Lime energy bites:  Vegan, Oat-Free, Refined Sugar-free, gluten-free, made with just real food; by Beautiful Ingredient



coconut lime energy bites

vegan | wfpb | easy | quick | gluten-free | refined sugar-free | oat-free | ready in 15 minutes or less | 10 ingredients or less | lunchbox-friendly


 

YIELD:  about 36 one-inch balls
PREP TIME:  5 minutes
COOK TIME:  5 minutes
ROLL TIME:  5-10 minutes
TOTAL TIME:  15-20 minutes or less

RECIPE CATEGORY:  Snacks
PRIMARY TOOLS:  food processor
COOKING METHOD: processing, rolling

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Recipe Note:  I put this in the "15 minutes or less" category because you can technically have some of these energy bites ready to eat within 15 minutes, but you may not quite have all of them rolled by then.  There is no need to put these in the freezer to set before stacking in a container for the fridge.  They're firm enough to be good to go, and the dusting of coconut flour will also help keep them separated.

 

Note: While eating more produce is the top priority, I recommend buying organic food whenever possible to avoid consuming (and supporting) the use of harmful pesticides.  Compare the cost of organic to the drive-thru and you may be surprised to find organic made-at-home meals often cost less.  Many recipes you'll find here travel well and are about as quick to make as hitting the local fast-food joint.

 
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My goal is to provide recipes that are easy and relatively quick; doable during a busy week.  Kitchen times are approximate and will depend on various factors, like your personal kitchen speed and how many hands you have working with you.  Cooking can become a centering experience that brings family together. I hope you enjoy the ride!

Heathered Granite organic Napkins by Beautiful Ingredient

Heathered Granite organic Napkins by Beautiful Ingredient

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