Coconut lemon Energy bites

After our long hike out to Raft cove and back, I realized.. We really should have thought into snacks. The trail is about 35 minutes through uphill-downhill scales, twists, turns, roots, fallen trees, staircases and bridges, which lead to one of the only sandy beaches this end of Vancouver Island!

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I’m not sure what was going on in the first picture.. But drunk yoga was taking place.

The morning after, we were starvin’ Marvin. I was hating myself for not having packed something healthy and snacking for the track back.. And this revelation came once home to my den of inequity.

Lemon-coconut energy bites
-1 cup oats, blend into flour
-1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut (plus extra for rolling)
-12 pitted dates, chopped
-1 1/2 tablespoons pumpkin seed butter
-1/4 cup lemon juice (plus another 2 for consistency)

1– Blend your oats into a flour like consistency.

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2-Add your coconut to the mixture and blend again. My magic bullet likes to sometimes not thoroughly mix!

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3– Throw in your chopped dates. Make sure they are pitted as well, don’t want any accidental issues in the blender. This will begin to make a paste- but you will need more liquid.

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4-Warm up your 1 1/2 tablespoons of pumpkin seed butter. This will greatly help it to mix! Blend, and stir with a spatula.

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5-Start pouring in your lemon juice, carefully, and blending between. I needed this much liquid, but you may not need it depending on your ingredients. I felt I needed this much at least!

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6– Spoon out, and roll with hands into little bite sized balls! Roll in coconut, and your done ☺

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My recipe made 10, one of which I definitely ate.. Cause you have to test taste 😉 These are so good! Not to toot my own horn or anything. Super lemony, and great texture. I love anything lemon, so I often go over board with the lemon. So you can substitute water for the extra lemon if you don’t like things as tart as I do!!
Happy munching 🍋😘

xo Caity

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