Dessert Snacks

Lemon Coconut Balls

April 3, 2017

Lemon Coconut Balls

These are up there with ridiculously easy to make recipes. I love food that comes together really quickly and you need an absolute max of 15 mins to make these Lemon Coconut Balls. And not only are they really quick to make, but they are also free from dairy, gluten and refined sugar!

Free from dairy, gluten and refined sugar!

These make a great snack to take to work or have at home for that mid-afternoon sweet treat. They also double up as a pretty good dessert too!

Lemon Coconut Balls

Lemon Coconut Balls – Key Nutrients

Lemon – Lemons are rich in vitamin C as well as minerals magnesium, copper and potassium and the zesty sour citrus flavour acts as the perfect palate cleanser.

Almonds – Almonds are a fantastic source of monounsaturated fats and vitamin E. Almonds also contain calcium and evidence shows they can reduce cholesterol and promote antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity.

Coconut – Coconut oil provides a direct source of energy and offers other benefits including protection against heart disease and boosting immune health.

Lemon Coconut Balls

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 balls (approx)

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups desiccated coconut (plus a little extra for rolling)
  • 1 cup almond meal (ground almonds)
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp rice malt syrup (see below for substitute)
  • 1 lemon (juice and zest)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into the food processor.
  • Blend until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  • Roll mixture into approx 12 balls. Roll each ball in desiccated coconut to decorate.
  • Place balls into freezer for approx 30 minutes and then store in the fridge.

Notes

Essential Equipment

Food processor

Tips

Ensure the coconut oil is in liquid form when you add to the food processor. If its hard you can melt by popping into the microwave for 30 seconds.
Honey can be used as an alternative to rice malt syrup and if used this recipe needs 3-4 tbsp.
I use a standard cup measure. If you don’t have one you can use a mug and substitute the amount for approx 3/4 of a standard mug for one cup.

Find your Ingredients

Desiccated coconut and almond meal - baking aisle
Coconut oil - health food or cooking oils aisle
Rice malt syrup - health food aisle

Course Dessert, Snacks

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Amy Savage is a qualified Nutritionist with a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional & Dietetic Medicine and is available for consultations online and in Sydney CBD. Email amy@amysavagenutrition.com for further details. 

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2 Comments

  • Reply Karly June 27, 2017 at 2:51 am

    YUM! Such a great, easy, on-the go snack! Need to try them soon!

    • Reply Amy Savage June 27, 2017 at 11:06 am

      Thanks Karly! I’d love to hear what you think 🙂

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