Energy Bites – Lemon (gluten-sugar-free)

I’m so excited about my new Energy Bites flavours! Earlier I made a post about Gingerbread Balls, but now it was time to more fresh flavours since the spring is on its way. There are 2 new flavours, Strawberry-Liquorice and Lemon. They contain a lot of energy – good fats and protein. I consider my son as my best juryman as he is very picky about the things he eats and likes. But as an eleven-year-old, he is old enough to give me a sophisticated and honest opinion about my creations. This time he liked, so it’s a winner!

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Some health benefits of the ingredients:

Dates

Dates can improve digestive health and treat and prevent anaemia. It’s helpful for bone, blood and immune system health, energy boost and heart health.

Nuts and Seeds

Nut and seeds have essential fatty acids and are high in protein, they are also chock-full of antioxidants and high in fibre which helps boost your metabolism.

Virgin Coconut oil

  • Helps boost my immune system (antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral)
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Improves memory and brain function
  • Helps me get into ketosis
  • Improves energy and endurance
  • Improves digestion
  • Protects the skin
  • Helps candida and yeast infection
  • Balance hormones

Lemon

Lemon has been known for it’s healing properties for over generations. For example, lemons help to strengthen your immune system and cleanse your stomach. It’s used externally for hair and skin care and internally as a treatment for throat infections, dental problems, indigestion, constipation, rheumatism, burns, obesity, respiratory disorders, cholera and high blood pressure. And so much more…

Serves 18-20 pcs

Energy Bites – Lemon

30 min

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 30g Virgin Coconut oil
  • 200g Organic Dates OR Raisins (pitted and soaked for at least 30 minutes)
  • 1dl=0.4c Sunflower seeds
  • 1dl=0.4c Cashew nuts
  • 2dl=0.8c Almonds
  • 0.5 teaspoon Vanilla extract or 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan Salt
  • 1-2 teaspoon Lemon peels, organic
  • few drops Lemon extract
  • for coating: peeled hemp seeds or lemon peels

Instructions

  1. You can either melt the coconut oil in a microwave (30s) or place it in a small, heat-safe cup or bowl. Then place the cup or bowl in a shallow pan containing a small amount of hot water (nearly boiling) and wait until the coconut oil is melted.
  2. Chop the nuts and seeds in a food processor as smooth as possible. Then add the lemon peels and a few drops of lemon extract.
  3. If you have a quality food processor, you can add the soaked dates (not the soaking water) and the melted coconut oil at once and mix. I usually mix the dry ingredients and dates separately and then mix it all together with a spoon or hand. (This can all be done without an appliance but then you need a traditional mortar to crush the seeds and nuts.)
  4. Make round balls of the mixture with your hands (about 18-20 pcs).
  5. Coat the energy balls with peeled hemp seeds or lemon peels.
  6. Store in the fridge or in the freezer for later use.
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mix nuts and seeds

Mince nuts and seeds in a food processor

mix all the ingredients

Add other ingredients such as pureed dates and melted coconut oil.

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