These lemon and coconut-infused vegan energy bites are the perfect satisfying snack.
It’s easy to eat junk when you’re ravenously hungry. That’s why having good quick snack options on hand is key to sticking to a healthy diet. These tasty lemon coconut vegan energy balls are a perfect option.
What Are Energy B
Energy bites are healthy little bites sized snacks. Typically made from whole foods and free from processed ingredients. They’re sweetened with natural sugar, often from date, to give you a little boost of energy. And also contain a helping of healthy fats, fiber, and protein from nuts and seeds. It’s not uncommon for
This energy bite recipe is made with flax and chia seeds for omega-3 as well as lemon, coconut, and poppy seeds for a ton of flavor. It’s also gluten and grain-free. Each serving is packed with 9 grams for plant-based protein!
How Do You Make Vegan Energy Bites?
These energy bites only take a couple of minutes to make and best of all they don’t require any cooking.
To make them, simply add the nuts, seeds, and coconut to a food processor and pulse until they are finely chopped. Then add the dates, zest, and lemon juice and blend until the mixture forms a dough. Shape the dough into bite sizes balls and refrigerate them until they become firm.
Can You Make Energy Bites Ahead Of Time?
Absolutely! These bites can last up to a week in the refrigerator. So you can make a batch on the weekend and snack on them throughout the week.
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Lemon Coconut Protein Balls
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 10 1x
- Category: Snack
- Method: blend
- Cuisine: vegan | gluten-free
A quick snack full of protein and healthy fats to help keep you full.
- 1 Cup Walnuts
- 1/3 Cup Chia Seeds
- 1/3 Cup Ground Flax
- 1/3 Cup Hemp Seeds
- 1/3 Cup Sunflower Seeds
- 1/3 Cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
- 1 Cup Dates
- 1 tbsp Poppy Seeds
- Juice And Zest Of One Lemon
- 2 tbsp Unsweetened Shredded Coconut (optional)
- Add dry ingredients to food processor and pulse until finely ground
- Add dates, zest, and lemon juice and process until everything starts to stick together.
- Form into one inch balls.
- (optional) Roll in shredded coconut
Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.
- Serving Size: 1 energy bite
- Calories: 289
- Sugar: 1
- Fat: 21
- Carbohydrates: 20
- Protein: 9
Keywords: Lemon Coconut Protein Balls, vegan, bites, snacks
Thank you 🙂
I am really looking forward to trying these! So many protein bars ask for nut or seed butters, but I love that these call for dates – such a refreshing change! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
The Crumby Vegan says
These look yummy! I will definitely be making them in the future – thanks for providing such a great recipe! 🙂
These sound wonderful! They are the perfect snack to have on hand. I’d love one right now!
Most energy bites I have come across have chocolate in them, but sometimes I want something different. I love the lemon flavor in these. These are perfect for a quick pick-me-up.
Kelly Anthony says
What a great snack to have on hand to keep me from grabbing something unhealthy.
Tayo Oredola says
Oh my, this looks so heavenly! Excellent idea for a quick snack.
Sara Welch says
I have been looking for a recipe just like this! I am excited to give these a try; who doesn’t need extra energy every now and then?!