One of many diet killers is the lack of snacks that fit into your diet. That seems to be a challenge for many of us who are low sodium as well. These energy bites solve that problem. I love Key Limes in just about everything, especially pie. In the summer I love anything with a bit of refreshing Lime in it anyway, so when I found this recipe, I knew if I could hack the salt, it would be a perfect snack and help me maintain my daily sodium milligram count.
The fact that this can all be made in a food processor, which means an easy clean-up is also a huge bonus. The recipe calls for Macadamia nuts, which can be spendy or hard to source sometimes. You can substitute your favorite nuts in place, such as pecans. I found Medjool dates fairly easy in several produce sections of my local grocers and even at Sam’s Club.
So here is my recipe for Key Lime low sodium energy bites. Enjoy!
- 1 cup Almonds unsalted and/or raw if you prefer
- 1/2 cup Cashews unsalted and/or raw if you prefer
- 1/2 cup Macadamia nuts unsalted
- 10 large Medjool dates pitted
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Juice of 6 key limes or 1-2 regular limes depending on desired strength of lime flavor
- 1 tsp lime zest
In a food processor, process almonds, cashews and macadamia nuts until they are at a fine consistency.
Add in all other ingredients and process until a dough-like consistency starts to form.
Roll into bite sized balls.
Chill for about 20 minutes in your refrigerator or enjoy right away!
You can store these in the refrigerator for up to about one week.