Lemon coconut energy balls


Lemon coconut energy balls -the perfect snack after a work out or when you need an afternoon “pick me up.”

These energy balls are packed full of delicious flavor and are super healthy for you! I loved these when I was doing the whole 30, because they were about the sweetest thing I could have. Perfect for my sweet tooth! They almost taste like a lemon larabar, but better in my opinion. Everything just tastes better with coconut, don’t you think?

Lemon Coconut Protein Energy Balls Recipe: mix 6 simple ingredients together to make my favorite energy balls in minutes!

The lemon in these bliss balls gives the perfect punch! It gives that little boost of energy. These are also jam packed with protein to help keep you full longer. You can use different nuts and make different combinations, just keep dates as the base.


Lemon Coconut Protein Energy Balls Recipe: mix 6 simple ingredients together to make my favorite energy balls in minutes!

Lemon coconut energy balls

Yield: 10-12


  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 1/4 cup raw almonds
  • 1/4 macadamia nuts (cashews or walnuts work great too)
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 TB chia seeds


Line a 9x13 pan with wax paper and set aside.
In a food processor or high powered blender chop the nuts. Remove nuts and then add in 1/2 cup dates with 1 lemon (juiced) and pulse. Add the rest of the lemon and dates and pulse. Add in the chopped nuts, coconut and chia seeds and mix until all the ingredients are combined. Add a little bit more lemon juice or water if it becomes dry.

Roll into 1 inch balls (approximately 1 1/2 TB) and then roll into the coconut. Store in the fridge! These will stay good for about one week.


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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. laura@imnotatrophywife.com posted on June 6, 2014 at 8:08 am (#

    These look great! I saw the dates and thought “uh oh,” but the blender is the key! Jamielyn- would love for you to link this to Friday Favorites if you get a chance! laura

  2. Katie+@+Made+to+be+a+Momma posted on June 6, 2014 at 12:57 pm (#

    These look amazing! My mom makes energy balls with the peanut butter, flax seed and raisins…but these look dreamy–and yes! everything is most definitely better with coconut! :)

  3. Mallory @ Classy Clutter posted on June 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm (#

    These look soooo good!!!

  4. Megan posted on June 8, 2014 at 11:07 pm (#

    When you say “1 lemon (juiced)” do you mean the juice of one lemon?
    These look great, BTW!

    • Jamielyn posted on July 2, 2014 at 4:17 pm (#

      Yes, the juice of one lemon! Thanks, hope you enjoy! :)

  5. Surya Tejaswini posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:50 pm (#

    This is really a great recipe. I just love to taste them. My mom will be asking me to eat some energy balls that are brought from the shop but that really don’t make me feel interesting to eat. But now i have got something yummy and energetic too. My mom really feels happy when i do taste this. It is just amazing and super cool. Lemon is my favorite flavor and that enhance the taste of this recipe. Loved it totally. I am gonna try this for sure!!!!!!!!!

  6. Pat Peele posted on June 15, 2014 at 2:57 pm (#

    These look great, but it is the whole lemon without the juice?

    • Jamielyn posted on July 2, 2014 at 4:48 pm (#

      It’s the juice from 2 lemons! :)

  7. Sanjay Sajeev posted on August 23, 2014 at 8:30 am (#

    Hi, Jamielyn Nye. It looks so simple to make but healthy. I’m going to try this now

    • Jamielyn posted on September 11, 2014 at 12:41 am (#

      Hope you enjoy these. Thanks for stopping by! :)

  8. Sarah posted on January 25, 2015 at 6:35 pm (#

    i just made these, they are very “wet” and I had to put in the freezer to firm up. Are they supposed to be soft or firm? Perhaps next time I will only use one lemon and add as needed.

    • Jamielyn posted on May 20, 2015 at 5:22 pm (#

      Hi Sarah! These are supposed to be firm enough to go in a ball, but softer than a granola bar. I would recommend using less lemon next time. Lemons come in different sizes, so you must have used a larger lemon! Hopefully those changes help with the consistency. :)

  9. Michelle posted on April 26, 2015 at 7:11 pm (#

    i misunderstood the recipes and basically used lemon  flesh ..after juicing . It worked beautifully ! I removed all rind and white part ! 

  10. Toni T posted on May 3, 2015 at 10:07 am (#

    Maybe I don’t know where to look…but what is the nutritional values? Thanks!

    • Jamielyn posted on May 9, 2015 at 1:05 am (#

      I’m sorry but I don’t have the nutritional information but there are websites that you could use to find out that information.

  11. Aleks posted on September 30, 2015 at 8:46 am (#

    They look great, just wonderful! But I always mess up with this thing of “1 cup”, “1/2 cup”… Where can I see the equivalent of those? is 1 cup of something the same amount of 1 cup of another thing? I wanted those quantities in grams…can you help me? Thank you!

    • Laura Capello posted on October 3, 2015 at 12:17 pm (#

      Hi Aleks! This looks like a good resource to convert cups to grams! :)

  12. Lori posted on January 6, 2016 at 7:12 pm (#

    Wow! Just made these with Pistacios and almonds and lime juice. Delicious! 
    Thanks so much!