Energy balls, energy bites, energy truffles…whatever you want to call them, I am a HUGE fan of these little guys. I make a batch almost every week for quick grab and go snacks. These are perfect for those days I have back to back appointments with clients. I can literally pop them in my mouth with 2 minutes to spare and they will hold me through until my next spare 2 minutes 🙂
They are also great to stash in your glove box for emergency hunger during rush hour and are the perfect compact treat for hikes or long runs. With the current marathon of Christmas shopping, you may also want to do yourself a favor and throw a few of these in your purse. Trust me, they come in handy when the sticky fried sesame chicken from the food court just won’t cut it.
They may be small but they pack a punch. With the ultimate combo of complex carbs from oats and dates + protein and healthy fats from the nuts and coconut, they will give you long lasting energy and are so satisfying.
Lemon and Coconut have to be two of my favorite flavors, and combined…it doesn’t get better than this!Print
The perfect on the go snack to stash in your purse, glove compartment or desk drawer! Tangy lemon and subtly sweet coconut are a match made in heaven! Vegan.
- Juice and zest of 1 lemon
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut + more to roll the balls in
- 1 cup oats
- Place everything in a food processor or powerful blender (I used my VItamix) in the order listed.
- Pulse and blend until a thick paste like consistency is reached. Add a bit of warm water, 1 Tbsp at a time if needed.
- Roll into evenly sized balls and roll in additional coconut if desired.
If mixture is too dry, try adding a few more dates or a bit of warm water, 1 Tbsp at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Once you start rolling them you can also press them together a bit to help them start sticking.
- Category: Snacks, Desserts
- Method: Blended
- Cuisine: North American
Keywords: One bowl, on the go, healthy snack
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