Beach Babe Bites!
A cheeky summer snack for hot days at the beach or by the pool.
Easy to travel with. Super lemon-y (all about lemon this summer). Naturally sweet. LOTS of coconut. Packed with healthy superfoods.
I don’t know of a better summer snack?
Besides fresh watermelon, obviously, but you don’t have to worry about keeping these ‘Lemon Coconut Energy Balls’ cold because they won’t melt on you! They’re guilt-free, tart, energizing and pack some serious nutrients. And taste like lemony cookie dough?! YESS. You don’t have to bake them either, so no worries about turning on the oven when it’s 90 degrees out and you’re dripping sweat. Just whip them up in your food processor in less than 10 minutes.
I love these beachy bites because they’re so easy for on-the-go and taste like fruity chewy heaven.
If you haven’t made energy balls before then you better start with this recipe because you’ll be an addict soon. They don’t have medjool dates either… which I usually see in every energy bite/ball recipe.
Superfoods like maca, chia seeds, hemp hearts and turmeric will give you the healthy fuel you need for an afternoon pick-me-up or in addition to your morning green smoothie to keep you energized until lunch and beyond. All these superfoods provide essential vitamins and minerals, fiber, plant protein and omega’s!
I’ve been wanting to share these little lemon coconut energy balls since January and I finally got around to testing them last week and sharing them with you today so they’ve been a long time coming but are amazing little nourishing bites.
- 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2 tablespoons hemp hearts
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon maca powder
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- pinch sea salt
- 1/3 cup maple syrup (or agave/brown rice syrup)
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (or vanilla extract)
- extra coconut for rolling in
- In a food processor, blend all the dry ingredients until well combined and oats are chopped up.
- Add in the wet ingredients and pulse until it forms into a sticky dough.
- Transfer mixture to a bowl and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Remove from refrigerator and form/roll into 12 balls. You have to work the mixture and flatten it out in your hand a few times before trying to roll it but the mixture it sticky and holds well after flattening it out a few times!
- Roll in extra coconut if you want.
- Store in a airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.