Strawberry Lemonade Bites

So excited to let you guys in on a secret I've been keeping for a little while... I'm going to be contributing to the Pure Barre blog on a regular basis now! Fusing my two passions, Pure Barre and health blogging is like a dream. Feeling so blessed and so grateful to be able to share my healthy tips and recipes with an even larger audience now! It's been my dream to make a positive contribution to this world while I'm here and I feel like this is my chance and I couldn't be more thrilled. Nothing tickles me more than somebody coming up to me telling me how much they love my recipes or how this smoothie helped them lose 10 lbs without sacrifice or how my postpartum journey has inspired them to eat healthier, move more and believe in themselves more ♥️ OK, enough of the mushy gush, you need this recipe in your life. These Strawberry Lemonade Bites are so good, I literally did a happy dance. Seriously, it's like taking a bite out of summer with every sunshine-y little ball. Enjoy! xo

Wanderlust: A strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world. 

Wanderlust is to summertime like peanut butter is to jelly. Like tucking is to shaking. And like pulsing is to changing. The two just belong together. Wherever your adventure takes you this summer, whether it’s out on the open road or 35,000 feet in the air, save your wallet and your waistline from the empty calorie and overly-processed “convenience” foods along the way and pack yourself a little taste of summertime with these energizing little balls of sunshine. Slightly tart and naturally sweet, these strawberry lemonade bites will satisfy your cravings and keep hunger at bay wherever your adventure takes you.

These travel-friendly strawberry lemonade bites are almost too pretty to eat... almost. 

These travel-friendly strawberry lemonade bites are almost too pretty to eat... almost. 

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Using delicious whole food ingredients naturally full of vitamins and minerals in these summertime bites works to keep your energy high, your skin glowing and your belly bloat free. Don’t believe me? Find out why below and then take a bite and see for yourself!

Full of energizing and skin-beautifying ingredients, these strawberry lemonade bites are just as pretty on the inside as they are on the outside. 

Full of energizing and skin-beautifying ingredients, these strawberry lemonade bites are just as pretty on the inside as they are on the outside. 

Almonds & Cashews: Containing more protein than an egg, vitamin E for smooth, radiant skin and energy-boosting manganese and copper, these nuts provide the perfect, well-rounded base for this sweet summertime snack. 

Strawberries: Containing more anti-aging vitamin C per serving than oranges, which protects your skin against sun damage and plays a vital role in collagen synthesis keeping your skin smooth and wrinkle free, consider strawberries your skin’s bff. 

Lemon: Also chock full of vitamin C, lemons offer protection against free radicals that cause sun damage but their antioxidant properties span beyond their pretty skin benefits. Lemons have been shown to boost metabolism and aid in weight loss when the peel is also consumed. Let’s hear it for the zest!

Dates: An all-natural, energizing and fiber-filled fruit, dried medjool dates are vitamin and mineral rich and lend a sweet caramel flavor to this recipe you can feel good about enjoying. 

Coconut: The new “It” food on the block due to its numerous health benefits, coconut really amps up the flavor, texture and visual appeal in this recipe. Not only does pretty food taste better, but coconut also adds protein, belly-filling fiber, blood-building iron and zinc for pretty skin. 

Camu camu: This superfood is optional but adds a delicious zing that really brings out the lemonade flavor in the bites. Camu camu offers the highest amount of vitamin C per serving than any other known fruit making it a potent superfood for skin health, immunity and detox. Even though the price seems high, with superfoods, a little goes a long way making this splurge totally worthwhile.

Now onto the must-have recipe for summertime travel...

Strawberry Lemonade Superfood Bites

{makes 12 bites}

Take a bite out of summer with these healthy strawberry lemonade bites.

Take a bite out of summer with these healthy strawberry lemonade bites.

2/3 cup almonds

1/3 cup cashews

3/4 cup medjool dates, pitted

2/3 cup freeze dried strawberries

1 lemon, zest and juice

1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1/3 cup camu camu

pinch of sea salt

For complete recipe, head to the Pure Barre blog here