8 varieties of energy balls with a description for each

Lemon Energy Bites

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 10 min
  • Yield: 14 1x


Light lemony balls of heaven! This is the recipes for citrus lovers, though it’s not so lemony that those who aren’t crazy about citrus will be turned off.



  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (I like this brand of unsweetened shredded coconut)
  • zest from one large lemon
  • juice from one large lemon
  • pinch of sea salt


  1. Add all of the ingredients to the bowl of your food processor and blend until the nuts are well chopped and a thick “dough” starts to form, about 3-5 minutes of processing. If the ingredients are chopped into super small pieces but the dough isn’t coming together, try adding a teaspoon of water at a time (up to a tablespoon or two) to encourage everything to come together.
  2. When the ingredients are well incorporated, remove the blade from the food processor. Take 1 large tablespoon of the “dough” and roll it into a ball in between your hands. Repeat with remaining dough. Sprinkle with a little shredded coconut if desired. Keep the balls in the fridge for up to a month or in the freezer much longer.

  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: Snack
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 10 SERVING SIZE: 1 Bite
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 161.3 Fat: 11.7g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 15.9mg Carbohydrates: 12.6g Sugars: 5.6g Protein: 4.4g Vitamin A: 2µg Vitamin C: 9.6mg

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