This recipe was created by Melissa Jones, an Accredited Practising Dietitian who works in the aged care and disability sector. Melissa has kindly volunteered her expertise and knowledge to help us bring healthy and nutritious recipes to people with musculoskeletal conditions.

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Lemon and blueberry snack bites


  • ½ cup Medjool dates (around 6) – remember to take out the pip
  • ½ cup dried blueberries  – I found these at Aldi
  • 1 cup cashews – unsalted
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder OR 1/3 cup rolled oats


  1. Add the dates, blueberries and cashews (add oats here if using these) to a food processor and process on high until a wet sand texture forms.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients (lemon juice, lemon zest, protein powder) and process until combined – it doesn’t have to be completely smooth but should be like a dough texture.
    3. Form the dough into tablespoon-sized balls and place them on a plate. You can roll them in shredded coconut at this time if you would like.
  3. Place in the fridge or freezer to set.

Lemon Snack

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