Lemon Coconut Energy Balls {grain-free, sugar-free}

After buying & eating waaaay too many Lemon Bar LARABARS, I got myself in the kitchen to make my own version. Well, sort of...

I turned them into energy balls. Aaaand rolled them in unsweetened coconut. 

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Okay, in total honesty... I was attempting to purge my closet of old clothes and spring clean, but I somehow found myself thinking of energy balls and the next thing I knew, there I was...  sweeping up coconut flakes...

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These are bite-sized punches of flavor (& energy). They are so fast to make and so easy to pop in your mouth. 

Making them is currently my new favorite thing...

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Lemon Coconut Energy Balls  

(Makes about 16 balls)

  • 1 cup cashews, roasted & unsalted
  • 10 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 tablespoons natural cashew butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, plus 1/4 cup more for rolling
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • Juice & zest of 1 lemon

Directions:

  1. In a food processor, place all of the ingredients and process until the mixture is combined and starts sticking together. The nuts and dates should be ground.
  2. Place about 1/4 cup extra shredded coconut in a bowl. Roll the nut and date mixture into tablespoon-sized balls and then roll in the coconut to coat. Place on a plate and freeze until firm. Then store in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

 

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Hope everyone is having a great weekend!