These little lemon gems are such a refreshing popable treat! Perfect for a pre or post workout snack too! I throw them in my kids lunches and keep them in our snack basket in the fridge to grab and go! I created this recipe when doing a paleo cleanse and had to eliminate oats (and my staple powerballs). Post cleanse they still make the snack prep cut once a week around here! There is something so refreshing about the tart lemon taste! Perfect for warmer weather! Dear sunshine please stick around for awhile… Enjoy!
Lemon Chia Powerballs
Servings 12 balls
- 1 cup raw walnuts
- 1/2 cup raw almonds
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut plus additional for rolling the balls
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup medjool dates (about 10-12) pitted and roughly chopped
- 1-2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice start with less and add more if necessary
- 2 tsp lemon zest
- pinch of sea salt
In a food processor blend the walnuts, almonds and coconut to a coarse meal.
Add dates, lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla extract, pinch of salt and chia seeds.
Process until the mixture forms a rough dough that can easily hold together when pinched between your fingers.
Taste test and add more lemon juice/zest if necessary.
Roll into small (1 to 1 1/2-inch) balls. A 2-inch cookie scoop would also work.
Roll balls into additional coconut flakes.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
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