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Bring together tart lemon with sweet coconut in these nutrition-packed Lemon Coconut Energy Balls. These portable snacks help you curb your hunger when you need that 3:00 PM pick-me-up!

You can never have too many energy ball recipes… right? These energy balls are delicious year round but especially in spring and summer when you’re craving something a little lighter and fresher.

Whether you are craving a lemon treat or just looking for a healthy snack to have on hand, these lemon energy balls fit the bill! They are super simple to make with just a few key ingredients, they will satisfy your craving for something sweet and they are loaded with nutrients to keep you full and energized.

Ingredients in Lemon Energy Balls

  • pitted dates – I used honey dates but medjool dates work too. Make sure your dates are sticky! If they are dry, soak them in hot water for 15 minutes to soften. Drain the water and use dates as directed.
  • cashews – I prefer using raw cashews in this recipe.
  • shredded coconut – make sure you grab unsweetened shredded coconut!
  • chia seeds – loaded with fiber, protein and healthy fats!
  • lemon zest + juice – the star of the show! Use fresh squeezed lemon juice and not lemon juice from a container.
  • sea salt – optional, but I love the hint of salty mixed with the sweet ingredients.

Bring together tart lemon with sweet coconut in these nutrition-packed Lemon Coconut Chia Energy Balls. These portable snacks help you curb your hunger when you need that 3:00 PM pick-me-up!

Ingredient Notes

Dates – I can’t say this enough, make sure your dates are sticky! You’ll also want to make sure you buy pitted dates or remove the pits before processing. I don’t want to be responsible for any broken food processors!

Nuts – I love cashews in this because of their creamy texture and mild flavor but you could swap for a different nut if you prefer.

Lemon – Obviously these are lemon energy bites but if you don’t have any lemon on hand or prefer lime flavored treats instead, you can swap for lime zest and lime juice!

Bring together tart lemon with sweet coconut in these nutrition-packed Lemon Coconut Chia Energy Balls. These portable snacks help you curb your hunger when you need that 3:00 PM pick-me-up!

How to Make Homemade Energy Balls

STEP 1: Add the dates to a food processor and process until broken up into pea-sized bits.

STEP 2: Add the cashews, 1/2 cup of coconut and chia seeds and process until well combined.

STEP 3: Add the lemon zest, lemon juice and sea salt and process for 1 more minute or until the dough comes together into a large ball.

STEP 4: Roll into 18 balls and then roll the balls in remaining 1/2 cup of coconut.

How to Store Energy Balls 

After making the energy balls, I recommend placing them in the freezer for 15 minutes to set and then store in the refrigerator! They will last up to 1 month in an airtight container.

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Lemon Coconut Energy Balls

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Bring together tart lemon with sweet coconut in these nutrition-packed Lemon Coconut Energy Balls. These portable snacks help you curb your hunger when you need that 3:00 PM pick-me-up!

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 18 Balls 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Blend
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Add dates to food process and process until broken up into pea-sized bits.
  2. Add cashews, 1/2 cup of coconut and chia seeds and process until well combined.
  3. Add lemon zest, juice and sea salt and process for 1 more minute until dough comes together into a large ball.
  4. Roll into 18 balls and then roll balls in remaining 1/2 cup of coconut.
  5. Place in freezer for 15 minutes and then store in fridge for up to 1 month.

*Make sure your dates are sticky. If not, soak them in hot water for 15 minutes to soften and then drain.

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39 Comments

  1. Energy Ball Week? I didn’t know it! I’m gonna have so much fun this week trying all these yummy recipes. I love this kind of healthy on the go snacks, never tried energy balls with lemon and yours look so delish! =)

    xoxo

  2. I don’t think you have to worry about the writing with these flavors! These are such a nice break from the fall flavors (dare I say) I can’t wait to try them out for snacks next week!

  3. I have a writing prompt! i was asked this question the other day and had no idea what to say.

    “if you had the everyone in the world’s attention for 30 seconds, what would you say?”

    ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm idk.

  4. I go through phases when the words just come right out and then other times it is a big struggle. I find that when I disconnect and go for a walk, I come back a lot more focused and refreshed…PS: I’m going to do this NOW…Love this ball combo!

  5. These look so yummy and summer-like due to the bright yellow spot of the lemons 🙂 I love reading your rambling words an posts, so just keep it up, I enjoy how honest and sharing you are (and at times shy 😉

    1. me too!!! Actually anything lemon for that matter. I feel like lemon always gets overlooked for some reason!

  6. You know what’s funny? I actually really like your writing style – it’s one of the reasons I have continued to come back to your blog over the past few years! And the amazing recipes of course 😉

    1. oyyyyyy you made my day! And I absolutely love having you hear. I’m so happy the blogging world was able to connect us! xoxo

  7. For what it’s worth, I read through your blogs but I do love to see whats in the recipe first! Maybe you could write about how you have come to love said ‘balls’. I understand they are quick and easy and delicious but some background on all the recipes would be great! …just a thought.

    By the way…so happy I ran across your blog a couple months back! I look forward to your posts..

  8. I actually love to read blog posts, for me what attracts me to a blog are 1. pictures, we are visual creatures. And then what will decide if I will come back to the blog, is the writing. You can see (read) when a person is genuine and when not. The recipe is just something extra, I normally only read it when I decide to make that thing (especially if it’s a long one).
    Good luck with the writing!

    1. I’m the same way. Since I’m not usually looking for recipes (I’m far too eccentric to ever follow somebody’s recipe haha) I’m usually there for the person instead. I’m happy to hear I’m not the only one!