Energy balls are the perfect pick me up snack to have during anytime of the day. These lemon, chia and coconut energy balls are packed full of healthy and essential fats which means, like all Primal foods, they’ll leave us feeling fuller for longer.
I personally think homemade energy balls are a great option for us Primal eaters to snack on – especially when we make them ourselves! That way we know the exact ingredients going into them and we can control our portion sizes.
This recipe calls for a good amount of healthy fats. And no, fats do not make you fat! Just have a read of my book, Primal Cure to delve deeper into the subject of healthy fats and how actually, they are incredibly beneficial to our health. These balls contain absolutely no CARB’s and instead are full of nourishing ingredients from coconuts, to chia seeds. The best bit about this recipe? It creates 20 servings! That’s an energy ball a day for 20 days (if you don’t end up sharing, of course!)
Sometimes, just sometimes, a refreshing snack that’s light and bursting full of citrus flavours can really hit the spot (especially that sweet spot). The lemon that’s called for in this recipe definitely takes the lime light whilst the coconut flavour is subtle, yet it still compliments the lemon deliciously well.
For this recipe I’ve included a few of my favourite baking ingredients that make for a primal recipe. We’ve got coconuts, cashews, lemon, chia seeds and raw honey. That’s it! You don’t need extra sugar. You don’t need ingredients that you can’t pronounce and you definitely don’t need CARB’s that will just fuel you with a sugar high before leaving you hungry again after a mere 20 minutes. Nope. This recipe calls for wholesome, non-processed ingredients that contain nothing but health benefits for our bodies.
Most, if not all ingredients, that are found within this recipe should already be stored in your cupboards. However, if there’s one ingredient that you may be unfamiliar with then it may be the chia seeds. Chia seeds are an exceptional superfood that are often overlooked but they actually contain many benefits and are highly valued for their medicinal properties. They’re also rich in fiber, omega-3 fats, vitamins and minerals and protein. Here’s a few benefits that chia seeds provide:
- Improves our digestive system
- Protects our skin from ageing, inflammation and free radical damage
- Promotes heart health
- Boosts our metabolism and promotes weight loss
- Enhances exercise performance
- Promotes stronger bones due to the calcium content
- Promotes muscle growth and repair
You may also find that the texture of these lemon, coconut and chia energy balls are somewhat different to your traditional energy balls. The reason being is because most energy balls are made with oats, CARB’s or dates to help them stick together. My energy balls however, are held together by the pulsed cashews, coconut flour (gluten free and CARB free), coconut and raw honey. Therefore you’ll find that the texture of these balls are a lot more smoother and less stickier, which if I’m honest, I much prefer!
Like all of my recipes, these energy balls are incredibly easy to make. Just give me 5-10 minutes of your time (depends how quick you are at rolling) and you’ll have 20 energy balls ready for a week of Primal snacking. It doesn’t get much better than that, huh?
Go on, give these a try and let me know what you think!
How Primal friendly is this recipe? 10/10!
Lemon, Chia and Coconut Energy Balls
These delicious primal energy balls make for the perfect snack. They're high in essential and healthy fats and they contain no CARB's! Give them a go and prep them for you week of healthy eating.
- 190 Grams Whole cashews Salted
- 20 Coconut flour Organic
- 60 Desiccated coconut 30g for the balls, 30g for coating
- 4 Large Lemons You'll be using the juice
- 1 1/2 Tbsp Raw honey Organic
- 1 Tbsp Coconut milk
- 2 Tbsp Chia seeds
Pop the cashews in a food processor and blitz until fine.
Add the rest of the ingredients (only 30g of desiccated coconut) to the food processor and again, blitz everything together until all ingredients form together.
Roll your dough out onto a surface and then create 20 small balls (about an inch) by rolling the dough out between your hands and then over the remaining desiccated coconut to coat them with.
Place your balls onto a tray once done and then pop them in the freezer for about 15 minutes to harden a little.
After 15 minutes, remove them from the freezer and then pop them in an air tight container and keep them in the fridge ready for snacking!
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