Berries and lemon are the perfect combination in my book (other than peanut butter and chocolate of course). This recipe offers a nice blend of sweetness from the berries and citrus from the lemons, in addition to a nice crunchy texture from the freeze dried fruit. What’s even better is that blueberries provide some antioxidants, and lemons offer a good dose of vitamin C. These Blueberry Lemon Bites are gluten-free, dairy-free, and Paleo friendly.
This is another variation of my Key Lime Pie Bites and Lemon Bites, which are all refreshing and clean for a worry free grab and go snack. My husband will enjoy these for his breakfast as a swap for his typical bowl of cereal. I can promise you that my food processor never saw the light of day until this past holiday season. I would say it sat unused for a solid 7 years, but now it is routinely out and cranking out the goods these days.
I am not a huge snacker during the week, but during the weekends when I am home and more likely to indulge I want to make sure I have clean options that are guilt free yet satisfying. This recipe is another toss everything in, fold in the blueberries and roll them out into balls for a hassle free recipe.
I don’t know what it is, but I always count myself successful when I seem to streamline a recipe. I work full time during the week and often times on the weekends, so I keep certain recipes on rotation to simplify my life, you know what I mean? I have come to realize not everything needs to be a Pinterest perfect dish, but this simple snack will be sure to satisfy and impress. I hope you enjoy it!
Blueberry Lemon Bites
Makes 8 Bites
- 8 pitted dates
- 1 cup of raw unsalted cashews
- 1 lemon juiced
- Lemon zest from 1 lemon
- 1 tbsp of unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/3 cup of unsweetened freeze dried blueberries
- Add dates, lemon zest, squeezed lemon juice, cashews, and coconut into a food processor and turn it on until a ball of dough forms
- Fold in the blueberries
- Scoop out generous spoonfuls of the mixture and form into 8 balls
- Optional: roll the bites into any leftover shredded coconut