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?

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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!

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Lemon coconut energy balls

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon coconut energy balls
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 80 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

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



  • 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 tablespoon chia seeds


  1. Line a 9×13 pan with wax paper and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Lemon coconut energy balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Potassium 142mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 9g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin C 11.6%
Calcium 2.4%
Iron 2.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

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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18 comments on “Lemon coconut energy balls”

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

  4. 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!!!!!!!!!

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

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

  7. 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.

    • 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. :)

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

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

  10. 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!

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

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