Lime Coconut Energy Balls {Vegan, Sugar-Free, Oil-Free}

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Hey guys!  I’ve got a quick snack to share with you today!  I originally posted this on my Instagram and Facebook profiles, but wanted to make sure it didn’t get lost in the social media vortex when I wanted to make them again.  I also shared these as a great running snack for a running group page I write for on Steemit.

There are so many delicious versions of energy balls (or bliss balls, energy bites…), that you can never run out of different flavor combinations.  I was going for a little bit of a mojito flavor on this one.  The mint is quite subtle, so if you want more minty flavor use the extract or a bit extra of the dried mint.  I am sure fresh mint would make an excellent addition, as well!

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Lime Coconut Energy Balls

Makes 25-30

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • ½ cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
  • 12 pitted, chopped Medjool dates (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 1 small lime, zest & juice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground dried mint (can also sub ½ teaspoon peppermint extract)

Place your nuts in a food processor and pulse until broken down into small pieces.

Next add in the remaining ingredients and blend on high to incorporate everything together. You may have to stop and scrape the sides once or twice. The mixture will still have some small chunks, but the ingredients should be well mixed.

Scoop out into a bowl and use a spoon to measure out even amounts. Roll with your hands into tablespoon-sized balls. You can also spread out into a baking pan and cut into bars if you prefer not to take the time to form the balls.

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Toss a few into a container and bring with you on your next trail adventure or to work to snack on before your lunch time run!

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Author: plantstoplanks

Personal trainer, nutrition and wellness consultant, plant-based cook, avid runner and book-lover. :)

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