For a sweet snack, you can’t beat a bliss ball. They’re quick to make, contain mostly nutrient dense ingredients, they keep well and they’re also delicious! For a change from your typical chocolate flavour bliss balls, I created these lemon coconut bliss balls which have a delicious zing to them. I know there are quite a few people that are not a fan of dates, so these bliss balls are purposely made date free – which also lets the yummy lemon flavour shine through. I used less nuts and added coconut and sunflower seeds which make these a bit friendlier on the budget too.
I like to keep a jar of bliss balls in the fridge to grab when I feel like something sweet and I grab a few out to take to work most days. I’ve made a few different flavours lately that I’ll share with you soon! But for now, here’s the recipe for the lemon coconut bliss balls.
Here’s the recipe.
Lemon Coconut Bliss Balls
1 cup cashew nuts
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup coconut + extra for rolling
zest of 1-2 lemons (1 makes a less intense flavour)
juice from 1 lemon
1 tablespoon of honey (you may like to add a little extra if you prefer sweeter)
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
Place the cashews and sunflower seeds in a blender. Pulse until they are broken up and a fine texture. Add the coconut, lemon juice, honey and melted coconut oil and blend again. You may need to push the mixture down at the sides.
Once combined, roll the mixture into balls and coat in coconut.
Store in the fridge.