I hope you’re all enjoying this Spring weather we’re having! Although it’s been constantly raining here for the most part, the cherry blossom trees are starting to bloom and it’s definitely starting to warm up! I’m a little impatient though and would love summer to hurry up! I swear I was meant to live on a tropical island somewhere… one day, right!
Until my dream of that tropical island comes true…and for those busy days I’ve been having lately, I like to have snacks ready to go in my purse or fridge to ensure that I a) don’t get nauseous as that happens quite easily and b) don’t grab the closest thing to me, because sometimes…that magically happens to be a doughnut! woops… Since I’m hungry 24/7, energy bites are a MUST but I thought I’d be adventurous and venture away from my normal chocolate loving recipes. This recipe is nice and tangy and sure to keep you going! If you don’t want it to be so tangy, add less lemon juice and/or more maple syrup. I personally, love the rind in here but that’s up to you too. My boyfriend had some and said he thought they tasted like the lemon poppy seed muffins he had as a kid, but healthier!! What a compliment guys!
I know I’ve said this before but I just have to tell you how much I love my food processor!! It makes life 110% easier for recipes like these, where I just throw everything in and give it a whirl. If you don’t have one, you could also hand mix but it would take some extra elbow grease. If you’re in the market for a new food processor, I can proudly recommend mine that I’ve had for a number of years. It’s a 7-cup food processor by KitchenAid and has a bunch of attachments for chopping, slicing or mixing. It’s super easy to use and has 2 settings (low & high). I make homemade almond butter, slice potato chips, hummus, shredded vegetables for salads etc. I thought I didn’t really need one for the longest time but now that I have it, I find so many uses for it and could imagine not having my trusty sidekick.
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