Lime, coconut and date energy bites – perfect paleo snack!

Lime, coconut and date energy bites

If you are feeling like some tropical, refreshing lime coconut energy bites, let’s get down to it! All you need is a handful of ingredients. Blend it all up and roll into balls and you’ll be in lime and coconut heaven in just about 5 minutes.

Simple ingredients, plant-based, no-bake, gluten-free, no added sugar – just real food!

INGREDIENTS
20 pitted dates (or 10 medjool dates, pitted)
3/4 cup whole almonds
3/4 cup raw cashews
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
Zest of 2 limes
Juice of 1 lime
Pinch of sea salt
1/2 a scoop of Protein powder – any variety

Lime Energy Balls
6 ingredients to a healthy snack – Lime energy balls
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Place all ingredients into the bowl of a food processor.
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