Lemon Ginger Energy Bites

If you're a busy bee like me, quick + healthy snacks are key to get through the day when you're on the go. They need to pack a punch of energy + be full of flavor. Energy bites have been a go-to of mine for quite some time now; they're simple to make, don't require a ton of ingredients + the flavor combinations are endless!

With the beautiful spring weather in the air here in Philly [finally!], a light + refreshing flavor-packed snack was a must for the week ahead...especially with only 8-ish hours at work not in meetings, doing event setup or at events [hellooooo Wine Fest week]. Busy, busy, busy but I absolutely love it!

Yesterday after a bridal event for work, running errands + stocking up at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods [my go-to's], it was finally time for some serious #mealprepandchill. Up first, my lemon-ginger energy bites. Packed with protein, healthy fats + anti-inflammatory properties, these bites not only provide great health benefits but pack some serious flavor! I'm surprised I didn't eat them all while making them! [yes, they are that good!]

Lemon Ginger Energy Bites -- The Life She Wanders

So where did this flavor-combo/recipe idea come from? If you've been following my journey for any length of time, you know that I drink lemon-ginger water on a daily basis. Not only does it make plain ol' water have some WOW to it, but it's done wonders for my digestion + gut. I figured why not recreate those delicious flavors in a quick, on-the-go bite! The tart taste of the lemon paired with the spice of the ginger, these energy bites hit all the senses...and taste buds, too!

I'd love to know if you try this recipe! Be sure to tag @thelifeshewanders and use #thelifeshewanders / #TLSWrecipe so I can see your creations.

Yields: 10-12 bites


  • 1 cup raw, unsalted almonds

  • 1/2 cup organic oats [I used Whole Foods Organic 365 Quick Oats]

  • 1/2 cup Kodiak Cakes 'Power Cakes' Buttermilk Protein Packed Flapjack + Waffle Mix

  • 2 tbsp chia seeds [I use Bob's Red Mill]

  • juice of 1-3 lemons [depends on their size + how tart you want them]

  • 1-2 tbsp fresh grated ginger [depends on how 'spicy' you want them]

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened organic coconut

  • 1-2 tbsp organic honey


  • Combine almonds, oats, Kodiak Cakes mix + chia seeds in blender or food processor [I use a Ninja Professional Blender 1000 - BL610 + got it from Target]

  • Mix until it starts to pull together, as if making nut butter. It takes a few minutes so just let it do its thing.

  • Add honey, lemon, ginger + coconut and mix until a dough-like mix is formed. If the mixture seems too wet from the lemon juice, add a sprinkle of oats.

  • Remove from blender + transfer into a bowl.

  • Roll mixture into balls.

  • Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to a week...and try not to eat them in one day! [For an extra punch of flavor, toss bites in finely shredded unsweetened organic coconut before putting in the fridge.]