With the start of the new school year, I thought it would be a great time to share my lemon power snack recipe! I feel like lemon power snack is kind of a silly name, but I just love it for some reason. I couldn’t think of anything else because power snack perfectly describes them. They are chock full of nutrients and loaded with a good mix of carbs, protein, healthy fats, and fiber to keep you full and satisfied – perfect for getting through long days of classes and late nights in the library. This recipe is simple to make, easy to fit into a busy schedule, and just so delish.
6 medjool dates
¼ cup raw cashews
½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut, divided
⅓ cup pecan pieces
½ tsp vanilla extract
Juice and zest of ½ lemon
- Combine all ingredients except ¼ cup of the shredded coconut in a food processor. Process until everything comes together and the nuts are in very small pieces. Don’t go too crazy though or you’ll end up with a nut butter.
- Roll chunks of the mixture into 1” balls and coat with the remaining ¼ cup of coconut.
- Enjoy immediately and store extras at room temp or in the fridge.