My workout friend Erin told me these look like donuts and she needed the recipe ASAP! As promised...here's a sneak peak at these delicious no-bake treats. They will also be part of my upcoming ECookbook coming out later this year. This recipe is dedicated to all my busy workout friends/moms...this will keep you happy and moving. Enjoy!
Lemon Coconut Nut Bites
Rolled in shredded coconut these snowball look-a-likes are pillows of lemony heaven. A few simple ingredients and you can make a batch of these in no time. Perfect for post workout fuel or pre-workout energy these power bites are the ultimate raw food snack. Dates, lemon juice, oats, coconut and nuts combine to give you a hearty sweet bite. Enjoy this real food snack and make a bunch to share with your friends.
yields: 12-14 bites
prep time: 12-15 minutes
inactive prep time: 10 minutes
1 cup of cashews, soaked for 10-20 minutes
1 cup of almonds, soaked for 10-20 minutes
1 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut flakes plus more for dusting at the end
1 cup of old fashioned or quick cook oats
8-10 large dates, soaked for 10-20 minutes
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
zest and juice of one large lemon (about ¼ cup of fresh lemon juice)
Place the nuts, oatmeal and coconut flakes in a food processor and pulse on high until well combined and processed. Add in the dates a few at a time and pulse until ingredients are combined. Finally add in the coconut oil and lemon zest and juice pulsing one last time. Mixture should come together easily and resemble a moist firm cookie dough batter. If you need a little more moisture to hold it together add one tablespoon of water and pulse to combine. Remembering to scrape down the sides so everything is processed evenly. Form batter into small golf ball size balls and roll in extra coconut if desired. Place on a small cookie sheet. Freeze bites for 10-12 minutes or until firm. Then place in a sealed container in the fridge and enjoy as a sweet bite anytime of day or after or before a workout. One of my favorite road trip snacks.
Wishing you all the very best September. Keep eating real food, moving your body and make time for fun, family and community. All part of a happy, healthy lifestyle.