Lemon, Cashew and Coconut Energy Balls
Lemon, Coconut and Cashew Energy Balls by Nourish Everyday - grain, gluten and dairy free, yum!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 32 energy balls
- 180 grams Medjool dates (9-10 dates)
- 1 1/4 cups raw cashews
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
- 1/2 cup neutral flavored protein powder
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 lemon
- 1/2 tsp salt (Pink Himalayan is great!)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut, for rolling
Place dates, cashews and coconut in a food processor. Pulse until the cashews have broken up quite a bit and are starting to make a crumbly paste with the dates and coconut.
Add in the protein powder, chia seeds, salt, vanilla and the zest and juice of the lemon. Blend again until everything is well combined, sticking together and the cashews are now a fine crumb.
Scatted the extra desiccated coconut over a tray. Scoop out heaped teaspoons of the mixture and roll into balls, dropping them into the desiccated coconut as you go to coat them.
Place the balls in the fridge to firm up a bit after you've finished rolling them. Store them in the fridge for up to a week, or pop some in to the freezer for a much longer life; they'll keep in there a few months. I quite like eating them right from the freezer!
*It’s important to buy a good quality – organic if you can – desiccated coconut. Most cheap brands come coated in sulphur dioxide. Check the ingredients label!
**I like to use a neutral flavoured protein powder in this recipe as it’s quite sweet and flavoursome already. My favourites are either a neutral brown rice or pea protein.
I’m so thrilled to see these energy balls featured over on the roundup 21 Paleo Bliss Balls by Paleo Grubs!