Lemon Chia Energy Bites

These lemon chia energy bites provide a delicious boost any time of day!

Lemon Chia Energy Bites- Emma's Little Kitchen

If you have been reading this blog for a while, or you follow me on instagram, you probablyΒ know that running is a passion, or maybe even a compulsion of mine. If you know me in real life, you definitely know it. Many of you also know that I spent most of January and February of this year limping around with a nasty injury that preventing me from running at all. This was totally miserable for me (and TOTALLY miserable for my long suffering hubby), but I can happily report that I am back on track (ha, punny!), and getting my mileage back to about 30 miles a week. Two immediate consequences of my recovery were:

  1. A cheerier demeanor
  2. A ferocious appetite

Enter lemon chia energy bites. They cheerily compliment my mood, but more importantly, provide a delicious and convenient boost of energy post or pre run. Wether running is your thing or not, they make a really tasty snack, and last a good week in the fridge.

Lemon Chia Energy Bites- Emma's Little Kitchen

What is your favourite way to refuel after a sweat sesh?

Lemon Chia Energy Bites- Emma's Little Kitchen


Lemon Chia Energy Bites
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Serves: 18
  • 2 cups pitted dates, chopped
  • ½ cup oats
  • ½ cup flaked coconut
  • juice and zest of 1 small lemon
  • ½ tsp almond extract (optional, but delicious!)
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  1. Put all ingredients into a food processor, and process until the ingredients are well combined and a large dough-like ball forms
  2. Remove from the processor, and roll into small balls


Adapted from my Cranberry Walnut Energy Bites.


  1. Dacia says:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. They look delicious. How long do you think these will store in the refrigerator?

  2. kristen says:

    I love having snacks like this around for after a workout. I’ve made a similar one, but I love the lemon addition! These are so good so I don’t go straight for the bag of popcorn in my pantry πŸ™‚

  3. Ashley says:

    I’ve made some similar energy bites and love them for busy mornings when I need something to grab and go. This recipe looks delicious and I can’t wait to try!

    xo Ashley

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