Healthy Lemon Coconut Energy Balls – Packed with raw cashew nuts, unsweetened shredded coconut, dates, chia seeds, and lemon, they are the perfect no-bake snack or treat!
For a lot of people, the new year is the perfect chance to start fresh and begin incorporating some healthy habits into their lifestyle.
If this sounds like you, you’ve got to add these healthy lemon coconut energy balls to your recipe box; they’re the perfect snack, dessert, or even breakfast-on-the-go!
These little bites are packed with good-for-you ingredients that are slightly sweet and full of texture and flavor. They’re paleo, vegan, and gluten-free, so they fit into almost any healthy lifestyle.
These energy bites are made with cashews and chia seeds for a boost of protein, healthy fats and fiber, giving this snack a satisfying crunch. They’re blended with dates for just a touch of chewy sweetness, then lemon and coconut add a bright, zesty flavor. Together, they make an irresistible treat that looks and tastes indulgent, but holds plenty of health benefits.
One of the best parts about these no-bake energy balls is that they are super easy to make and can be prepared in minutes. Just blend all five ingredients together in a food processor, roll into balls, and coat with shredded coconut.
I’ve made lemon coconut energy balls more times than I can count, so I have a few tips I’d like to share with you!
I usually use raw, unsalted cashews, but you can actually use any kind of nuts you want, including pecans, peanuts, walnuts — or any combination you choose.
If Medjool dates are not available, any other date will work, just soak them in warm water for 30 minutes before putting them in the food processor. And when rolling the balls, work with slightly damp hands to prevent the mixture from sticking to your fingers!
These snacks can be stored in an airtight contain in the refrigerator for up to a week, but they also freeze well! Since they’re my favorite snack, I always keep a batch in my freezer and thaw them whenever I need some handy… which is all the time!
Whether you’re looking for an energizing pre- or post-workout snack, a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, or a satisfying dessert (that won’t ruin your diet!), Healthy Lemon Coconut Energy Balls will be your new favorite recipe! Or, if you struggle to find time eating breakfast in the morning — or making sure the family gets a healthy start to their day — everyone can grab a few of these bites as they head out the door.
Adults, kids, and health nuts alike will enjoy this recipe, so you’ll find yourself making batch after batch to share and enjoy, yourself. Let’s just say, it’s a good thing that they are so easy to make!
If you give this recipe a try, let me know what you think. Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to take a picture and share it on my Facebook page or tag it #aseasyasapplepie on Instagram! I love seeing what you come up with!
Healthy Lemon Coconut Energy Balls
Healthy Lemon Coconut Energy Balls - Packed with raw cashew nuts, unsweetened shredded coconut, dates, chia seeds, and lemon, they are the perfect no bake snack or treat!
- 150 grams (1 cup) raw cashew nuts
- 175 grams (1 cup) Medjool dates pitted (any other date will work too)
- 45 grams (3/4 cup) unsweetened shredded coconut divided
- 40 grams (1/4 cup) chia seeds
- Zest from 1 lemon
- 1 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
Add the cashew nuts to a food processor and pulse a few times until chopped.
Add the dates, 30 grams (1/2 cup) of shredded coconut, chia seeds and process until well combined.
Add the lemon zest + juice and mix until all the the ingredients come together to form a dough.
With slightly damp hands, roll half tablespoon of the mixture into balls, then roll each ball in the remaining shredded coconut.
Store the energy bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
If dates are dry, soak them in warm water for 30 minutes to soften and then drain.
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