5-ingredient nutty energy bites

These lime-pecan-coconut energy bites are super easy and extremely delicious.

Energy bites are small balls or morsels of food that are used as a snack or to increase energy. They are often made with natural ingredients like fruits, nuts, seeds, dates, and oats.

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ABOUT THIS RECIPE

These pecan coconut date balls also have lemon zest and a pinch of salt. They are an energy bomb and do not panic if you think they have a lot of calories or fat. They are good fats and good calories, the kind of fats and energy we need to think and survive.

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ENERGY Bites benefits

They are rich in protein, fiber, and healthy carbohydrates. They are often used as a healthy alternative to sweets and processed snacks.

I used to give them to my children before tournaments or all the sports they did when they were in middle school. They are also perfect as a small for dessert or a little pick-me-up treat or when you just want something sweet but healthy.

INGREDIENTS OF THE ENERGY BITES

  • Unsweetened coconut flakes or shreds
  • Pitted dates
  • Pecans, but you could also use cashews (affiliate link), walnuts, or any other nut.
  • Lime zest. I like to use lime zest because I like the combination of flavors with the coconut. You could also use lemon zest.
  • Pinch of salt, do not skip the pinch of salt; this little pinch brings all the flavors together.

HOW TO MAKE THE ENERGY BITES?

  • In the bowl of the food processor (affiliate link) (affiliate link), put the coconut and pulse until it is in small pieces.
  • Add the pitted dates and pulse 5 or 6 times until fully chopped. Add the nuts.
  • Add the lemon zest and a pinch of salt. Cover and turn on again until everything is well integrated.
  • With your hands, form balls. Store them in a jar in the fridge.
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tips and ideas

  • Use a trail mix and nuts for a balanced protein, healthy fats, and fiber mix.
  • Experiment with different flavors and spices to flavor the balls—cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, carrot cake spice, etc.
  • Make this recipe your own, prepare it to your liking, do not cling to the exact proportions of the recipe, and adjust it to your liking.
  • Allow the balls to cool in the refrigerator before serving. This will toughen them up and make them easier to handle.
  • Store in an airtight container, in the fridge for a week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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energy bites

5- Ingredient nutty energy balls

Alejandra Graf
Nuts, coconut, and dates energy balls. An amazing treat.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
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Total Time 15 mins
Course treat
Cuisine Healthy plant based food
Servings 16 pieces
Calories 104 kcal

Equipment

  • Food processor

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup coconut flakes or grated unsweetened
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • pinch of salt

Instructions
 

  • In the bowl of a food processor add the coconut and pulse until it is in small pieces.
  • Add dates and pulse again for 5 to 6 times until they are in small pieces.
  • Turn on the food processor and while running add the nuts.
  • Uncover and scrape the walls of the bowl with a spatula.
  • Add lime zest and a pinch of salt. Cover and turn again until everything is well integrated.
  • With your hands, form ballss tore in a jar in the fridge.

Notes

  • Allow the balls to cool in the refrigerator before serving. This will toughen them up and make them easier to handle.
  • Store in an airtight container, in the fridge for a week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 2servingCalories: 104kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 115mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 5IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword energy bites, no bake energy balls

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