OK, I admit it…I ate, like 10 of these while I was making them.
When you make this recipe for easy Raspberry Lemonade Energy Bites, you’ll see why.
They’re tangy, they’re zippy and just a little bit sweet. They’ve got that whole berry flavour-flave all figured out and the best part is, you’re actually eating something healthy when you pop one in your mouth.
I was inspired to create and ode to Raspberry Lemonade because it’s summer. Berries are in season. I never make lemonade because I can be lazy sometimes like that. So, I figured, I’d put my lemons to another good use in this recipe.
Beside an irresistible taste, I love these little balls because they store so easily in the fridge or freezer and make an easy grab and go snack for you or any family member no matter how “fussy” they may be. I mean, who doesn’t love a pink ball of goodness?!
Of course we know that bright berries like these are loaded with vitamin C (a powerful antioxidant and collagen booster) as well as lots fibre. These bites are also loaded with other nutrition all-stars like vitamin E-rich, raw sunflower seeds, medium chain fatty acids (for energy) from unsweetened coconut goodness and fabulous fibre from a big scoop of rolled oats. And they’re naturally sweetened with medjool dates to boot, which also lends lots of fibre to help balance blood sugar. All that good fat and fibre means these little bites can put a pep in your step for hours.
And there’s another superfood hiding in amongst all that pink goodness too. I snuck in some of my favourite Genuine Health fermented organic gut superfood+ goodness because I’m always finding ways to sneak superfoods into my desserts. You KNOW this!
The thing I love about using these fermented organic gut superfoods+ is that it has a natural tangy flavour that lends itself to anything requiring a bit of fermented zip. And, of course, because the whole-food powder is loaded with 22 different fermented fruits and vegetables, I’m getting a well-rounded variety of important phytonutrients with each bite. The fact that all this plant-based supplement has been fermented means it’s easy to digest and more bioavailable (our cells can utilize the nutrients more efficiently). I like that.
I used the Summerberry Pomegranate flavour here because it smells like Koolaid and it had the word ‘summer’ in it. Bah! They have other flavours too if you want to check them out here.
A word to the wise: the mixture for these bites is very wet and sticky at first. I suggest letting the mixture sit in the fridge for a bit before rolling into balls to allow time for the oats to soak up a bit of moisture, but if you just can’t wait to get your hands on this ball-rolling project, it helps to wet your hands periodically while rolling.
I rolled my balls right away after blending as you see above and then just left them to sit “naked” in the fridge for a half an hour before rolling them in my toppings of choice which happened to be shredded coconut and freeze-dried raspberry dust. (Freeze-dried fruits are everything.) But, you can use anything that makes you happy: cacao powder would be AH-mazing. Just saying.
So, here’s the recipe for your next batch of Raspberry Lemonade Energy Bites.
I’m sorry, but I can’t get Chamillionaire’s Ridin’ song out of my head right now. Feel free to listen to it while you’re ‘rollin’. Sorry! I can’t help myself!
- 1 c raspberries (fresh or frozen)
- Juice of 1 lemon (about ¼ c)
- 1 tbsp lemon zest
- 10 medjool dates, pitted and soaked at least 30 minutes to soften
- 1 c shredded, unsweetened coconut
- 1 c raw sunflower seeds
- ½ c rolled oats
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp vailla extract
- 2 scoops Genuine Health fermented organic gut superfoods+
- ¼ tsp of Himalayan or sea salt
- Add sunflower seeds to food processor first and pulse just enough to turn seeds into a fine crumble/flour.
- Place all remaining ingredients into food processor and blend until smooth and well combined (scraping sides with spatula when necessary). This mixture will be wet and sticky.
- Place mixture in fridge to “set” or roll immediately into 1-inch balls with wet hands and place on a parchment lined baking tray. Let balls firm up in fridge (about 30 minutes) if too soft to roll.
- Once balls have set enough, roll in coating of choice (extra shredded coconut, freeze-dried fruit dust, cacao powder etc.)
- Keep in an air-tight container in fridge or freezer.
I know you’re going to love these energy bites. If you try your hand rollin’ them up, please snap a pic and share your creation on social media so I can see! I’m always over on Instagram so be sure to tag me @kimdeoncom (otherwise, I’ll have no idea).
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