Low-Carb Cherry Lime Coconut Chia Crunch Snacks

Low-Carb Cherry-Lime Coconut Chia Crunch Snacks

Whether you are in the wilderness or the urban jungle it is nice to have a yummy Low-Carb, Keto-Friendly snack you can count on. Low-Carb Cherry Lime Coconut Chia Crunch Snacks are here for you. Full of nutrients, but not carbs, these satisfying snacks will give you the energy you need for your day.

While I love my Triple Cocoa Coconut Fat Bombs, it is great to have some variety in your life. Truth be told it was hard for me not to make another recipe with chocolate in it, but these tangy snacks are amazing.

Macros of 1 Low-Carb Cherry Lime Coconut Chia Crunch Snack

Carbs 4g

Fiber 2g

Net Carbs 2g

Fat 5g

Pro 1g

Cals 65

While macros are important, they are only part of the story.

The Ingredients That Make Low-Carb Cherry Lime Coconut Chia Crunch Snacks Special

Low-Carb Cherry-Lime Coconut Chia Crunch Snacks

Coconut

Coconut is an amazing food, not only is it a great source of healthy fats, it’s yummy and slightly sweet without too many carbs. These Coconut Chai Crunch Snacks were inspired by the wildly popular Heather’s Choice Packaroons (little dehydrated coconut cookies). Coconut helps fuel and nourish your body, and thousands of people have used Packaroons to fuel their adventures. But if you are fat adapted you may enjoy this lower carb option.

Chia Seeds

I first became aware of Chia Seeds when I read Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall. The Tarahumara Native Mexican tribe has been using chia seeds to fuel their epic runs for a really long time and more recently these tiny seeds have become super popular in the U.S. as a superfood.

https://visual.ly/community/infographic/health/everything-you-need-know-about-chia-seeds

 

Cherries

Cherries are a relatively low carb fruit packed with micronutrient and anti-oxidants. They are also delicious.

Lime Zest and Juice

Citrus makes everything better. A squeeze of lime juice brightens up dishes like curries. Whenever I use the juice of lime or lemon, I try to also add the zest which also contains a ton of flavor. I use this micro grader to zest citrus or finely grate ginger and garlic.

Cardamom

Cardamom, like most spices, contains phytochemicals with amazing health benefits. Most spices are powerful antioxidants as well as great sources for micronutrients. Here is an article by Dr. Axe if you would like to learn more about Cardamom and its health benefits. Health aside, it also tastes great and pairs well with lime and coconut.

Sea or Himalayan Salt

High-Quality salts contain electrolytes and trace minerals important for every day healthy. Ketosis and physical activity increase the bodies need for both. Salt also brings out flavors and in general makes things yummier (is that even a word?).

Equipment

To shape the Low-Carb Cherry Lime Coconut Chia Crunch Snacks I used a #40 scoop and a circle cutter. These tools give you the most uniform appearance but are not necessary. You can use a spoon and your fingers to shape your snacks. I do love scoops and use them in many of my recipes. For more kitchen essentials I use all the time check out my Amazon Store.

 

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Low-Carb Cherry-Lime Coconut Chia Crunch Snacks

Full of nutrients, and not carbs, these satisfying crunchy coconut chia seed snacks will give you the energy you need for your day.

Course Snack
Keyword chia, coconut milk, dehydrated, dehydrator, keto, low-carb, snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 hours
Total Time 16 hours 10 minutes
Servings 14
Calories 65 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cherries
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 lime zest and juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon salt high quality
  • 1 cup dried shredded coconut
  • cup chia seeds

Instructions

  1. With a blender, blend cherries and water together, until you only see small pieces of cherries. If you are using frozen cherries it helps to let them thaw before blending.
  2. In a mixing bowl add cherry mixture and stir in lime juice and zest, vanilla, cardamom, and salt.
  3. Next, add coconut and chia seeds.
  4. Once all the liquid is absorbed, scoop 2 tablespoons of the mixture on to dehydrator rack and flatten down to no more than ½ inch thick. If you scoop and flatten within a round cookie cutter, your circles will be more uniform.
  5. Repeat until all the mixture is on the drying rack.
  6. Dehydrate at 125 ℉ for 12-16 hours, or until completely dried out.
  7. Store in an air-tight container.

Recipe Notes

  • While each Coconut Chai Crunch Snacks only has 2g net carbs per serving, to decrease the carbs you can omit the cherries. Honestly, these are great plain, with just the coconut, chia seeds, salt, and water.
  • Plain Coconut Chia Crunch Snacks only have about 1.5 grams net carbs.
  • If you do not have a dehydrator you can make these in the oven. Form the snacks on silicon lines baking sheets and place in the oven on ovens lower temperature.
  • When dehydrating in an oven it is important to keep a closer eye on the food because there is a chance to burn the food, this happened slowly, however. If you do use your oven you may need to flip the snacks over part way through the dehydration prosses.

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