Lemon Poppy Seed Energy Bites

About once a week we make some kind of Larabar copy, we usually make a version with cocoa powder, dates, and whatever nut we have.  This recipe was a great change and the kids loved it.  I have also started to learn about the health benefits of lemons, and will add our lemon garlic chicken recipe soon.  Lemon is known for helping to strengthen your immunity system and cleanses your stomach. It is also a great antioxidant.

ImageLemon Poppy Seed Energy Bites
From http://thecopycatcook.wordpress.com

1 cup sunflower seeds
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
¼ cup sesame seeds
¼ cup shredded coconut
4 tsp poppy seeds
¼ tsp allspice or cinnamon
2/3 cup raisins
3 tbsp lemon juice
grated zest from half of a lemon

Process all seeds, coconut and spices until the seeds are well ground. Set aside two tablespoons of the processed mixture in a small bowl to coat finished bites. ( I actually just put all ingredients in the processor until I had a good consistency.  I didn’t do the coating.)

Add raisins, lemon juice and zest to the food processor. Process until all of the raisins are small and the mixture starts to clump together.

Squeeze and roll the mixture into balls. Coat with the seed mixture and store in the fridge