Sweet yet tangy, this lemon coconut bliss ball recipe is a simple and nutritious treat designed to get you through a busy day.
Given the choice between lemon and chocolate, I’ll almost always choose lemon. I know those two aren’t often held up together, but I’ve always been a fan of lemony desserts and snacks. My very first birthday (cup)cake was lemon after all! These lemon coconut bliss balls are my absolute favorite! And whether you choose to call them bliss balls, energy balls, energy bites, or whatever else, they’re still delicious.
What are bliss balls?
Bliss balls are an easy, delicious, and nutritious snack usually made with nuts, dates, coconut, oats and other simple ingredients. They’re usually raw, and blended together to form an easy little bite perfect for on the go snacks, late night treats, or school lunches. Personally, I love them before or after a run, so I always have a batch on hand when hunger strikes.
Why bliss balls are the perfect healthy snack
They’re packed with healthy fats, protein, and are refined sugar free. In this lemon coconut bliss ball recipe, we’ll be using dates to sweeten, with just a touch of maple syrup to seal the deal. They contain lots of fiber and healthy fats to keep you full and satiated. All of the ingredients in this recipe are whole and unprocessed, exactly the way food should be.
How to make lemon coconut bliss balls
Bliss balls are so easy to make which is one of the reasons I love them so much. Literally you have to do is all all of the ingredients to a food processor and process until no chunks remain. MAKE SURE you remove the date pits though! I forgot this step once and it did not turn out well. Oops! I sometimes like to add a bit of vanilla protein powder to make a protein rich bliss ball. This does alter the taste slightly, but they’re still delicious!
Try these other lemony recipes next!
- 20 minute lemon & hemp pesto pasta
- Lemon Poppy seed pancakes
- Asparagus pasta salad with creamy lemon dressing
Easy and nutritious, this lemon coconut energy bites recipe are the perfect mid day snack!
- 1 cup cashews
- 1 cup shredded coconut or coconut flakes
- 7 medjool dates, pitted
- 1–2 tbsp maple syrup
- Juice from 1–2 lemons
- Zest from 1 lemon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Add all ingredients to a food processor.*
- Process until no visible chunks remain.
- Taste and adjust sweetness if desired by adding more maple syrup.
- Transfer to a bowl and place in the fridge to set. This will make it easier to roll into balls.
- After about 30 minutes, scoop out 1 tbsp of dough and roll into about 1 inch balls.
- Carefully roll into shredded coconut if desired.
Can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for a few weeks.
You can try using a high speed blender like a vitamix for this recipe, but you will have the best results using a food processor.
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