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lemon coconut balls

If you love all things lemon-poppy seed, then you will love these Lemon Coconut Balls. They are zesty and naturally sweetened. They are loaded with healthy fats and protein. These vegan protein balls are simple to make and make for a healthy and satisfying mid-day snack.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Servings 20 balls

Ingredients

lemon poppy seed balls

  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1 cup medjool dates (roughly 14 dates)
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest (roughly from 2 lemons)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds

glaze (optional)

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

Instructions

lemon poppy seed balls

  • Add the cashews, pitted dates, almond flour, and coconut flour to a food processor. Blend until the dates and cashews have been broken down.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients (except the poppy seeds) to the food processor, and blend until the batter is combined and sticks together. Add the poppy seeds and pulse to combine.
  • Use roughly 1 tbsp of batter for each ball. Roll out roughly 18-20 balls of your desired size. Then place them on a lined plate/baking sheet and place the energy balls in the fridge (for one hour) or freezer for (15 minutes) to set.

glaze (optional)

  • If glazing the energy balls- melt the coconut oil in a saucepan over low heat. Once melted take the pan off the heat and add the lemon juice, zest, and maple syrup. Whisk to combine.
  • Take the balls out of the freezer and dip each ball into the glaze one at a time and tap on the side of the pan (using a slated spoon works best so no excess glaze builds up). Place each ball back on the lined plate, freeze for another ten minutes, then dip them once more in the glaze. Freeze for another ten minutes. Then they are ready to enjoy.
  • Store in the freezer if they are glazed, store in the fridge or freezer if they are unglazed.