Have you ever looked to buy snack bars and noticed that the simpler the ingredients list is, the more expensive the bar tends to be? (Or maybe this is just something I do!)

Rather than overspend on these bars, I’ve started trying to recreate their flavours in my own energy balls. This one is inspired by my boyfriend’s current favourite “Lemon Cake” flavour.

Just a bit sweet with a teeny bit of tartness, these balls taste like a treat, will satisfy your sweet tooth, all while giving you some protein and healthy fats; perhaps the perfect snack?

Lemon Coconut Bliss Balls

Ingredients:

  • 80g (2.8 oz) Cashews

  • 50g (1.8 oz) Almonds

  • 50g (1.8 oz) Shredded coconut 

  • 40g (1.4 oz) Pitted dates (roughly 6 dates)

  • 20g (0.8 oz) Pumpkin seeds

  • 30mL (2 tbsp) Lemon juice

  • 5mL (1 tsp) Vanilla

In a food processor or blender combine all ingredients and blend until a smooth dough forms.

Using your hands, roll the dough into balls 2-3cm (1”) in diameter.

Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Makes 5-6 servings, 10-12 balls

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