Lemon Bliss Balls
If you’re looking for a healthy and delicious snack then you need to make a batch of these lemon bliss balls! They’re easy to make, grain-free, gluten-free and bursting with lemon flavour.
Lemon coconut energy balls
There’s nothing better when you’re craving a quick, easy and energizing snack than a bliss ball. Not only are they easy to make, but they’re the perfect little bite-sized snack that you can grab on busy days, or to take with you on the go.
This recipe for lemon bliss balls (also called lemon energy balls) is made in a food processor with just a few simple ingredients and comes together in just 15 minutes.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Grain-free and gluten-free. These bliss balls are made with almond flour and shredded coconut, making them completely grain-free and gluten-free. They can also be made vegan by swapping honey for agave nectar.
- Freezer friendly. These energy balls can be stored in the freezer for several months and can also be enjoyed directly out of the freezer.
- Bursting with lemon flavour. If you’re a fan of sweet lemon treats like lemon bars, then you’ll love these vibrant lemony bites!
Ingredients you’ll need
- Almond flour: this is used for the base of the energy balls. You could also use oat flour if you prefer.
- Shredded coconut: make sure to use unsweetened shredded coconut to control the sweetness.
- Salt: just a pinch to balance out the flavour of the bites.
- Honey: this is used to sweeten the energy balls, but also to help them stick together. For a vegan version, use agave nectar or rice syrup.
- Lemon: this recipe uses both the juice and zest for a lemon for extra lemon flavour!
- Vanilla: for a hint of vanilla flavour.
How to make lemon bliss balls
Add the almond flour, shredded coconut, salt, honey, lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract to a food processor.
Pulse the mixture together until it forms a sticky dough. Then use your hands to roll into even balls. You can optionally roll each ball into a plate of shredded coconut. Place in the fridge for at last 2 hours to set.
How to store
Lemon bliss balls MUST be stored in the fridge or freezer. If you leave them on the countertop they will become too soft and fall apart.
Store them in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Tips for making lemon bliss balls
- If the dough feels too dry to roll into balls, try adding another 2-3 tablespoons of honey and pulsing the mixture together. The dough should feel sticky between your fingers.
- Use a tablespoon to measure the dough evenly for each ball.
- Make them into lime bliss balls. If you prefer lime to lemon, you can substitute the lemon juice and lemon zest for lime juice and lime zest.
- Add a pinch of turmeric for a vibrant yellow colour. This is completely optional and is just for colour. Make sure not to add too much turmeric though, otherwise, it’ll change the taste of the energy balls.
Bliss balls FAQ
Yes. Bliss balls are made with healthy ingredients and can be enjoyed as a healthy snack. Just remember that they do contain 110 calories per ball since they are made with ingredients like almonds and coconut.
One bliss ball is equal to one serving. However, you can enjoy 1-3 bliss balls per day for a larger serving.
Yes. If you’d like to make these bliss balls without a food processor I recommend using coconut flour instead of shredded coconut. You can use a large mixing bowl to mix all the ingredients together.
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Lemon bliss balls are a healthy and delicious snack or dessert!
- Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and pulse together until it forms a sticky dough.
- Use your hands to roll into even balls. (about 1 tbsp per ball)
- Optionally roll each ball into a plate of shredded coconut.
- Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours before eating nd keep stored in the fridge in an airtight container.
Bliss balls need to be stored in the fridge or freezer in an airtight container.
If the dough feels dry, add another 2-3 tablespoons of honey and pulse together.
- Serving Size: 1 ball
- Calories: 110
- Sugar: 3.5g
- Fat: 4g
- Carbohydrates: 15g
- Fiber: 1.5g
- Protein: 2g
Keywords: lemon energy balls, lemon bliss balls, lemon coconut balls