Recipes

Coconut Lemon Bliss Balls

Hi guys! I’ve been a bit MIA lately, sorry! I’m just so occupied with my new way of eating and living that I forget the most fun part: writing about it and reading your lovely comments and ideas. Plus, I got sick (totally unrelated to the new diet, I promise!). And my computer has been a little bitch to me (still is, I don’t know what’s up with it lately). I know I promised to give you all the recipes of the delicious foods I’ve been showing you on Instagram and I’m planning to post them all.

The last couple of weeks, my oldest friend who I literally know since I was born came over on fridays and because we are both very interested in food, nutrition and baking, it soon became a mission to make some awesome vegan (for her) and yeast- and refined sugarfree (for me) sweet snacks. So far we made a weird carrotcake, really good bananabread and my latest addiction: coconut lemon bliss balls.

No actual baking involved, so you don’t even need an oven to make these. You might need a blender. We tried that, didn’t work. I have to admit I don’t have a very strong blender. So we scooped everything out of the blender into another bowl and started mixing ourselves. Yeah. It was a mess.

RECIPE

You will need:
about 2 cups shredded coconut +some  extra
½ cup almonds or walnuts (we used both)
2-3 tbsp honey or other sweet syrup (we used apple syrup because: vegan)
2 tbsp coconut oil
Zest and juice of 1 lemon

So we made the mistake of putting everything in the blender at first. If you’ve got a good blender, this may well work. I don’t know, my experience with blenders is limited since I just have one and am afraid to break it. I’m so happy with it though! All those smoothies! I mostly eat fruit nowadays because of it.

So we made it into a good dough by adding oats, which makes it no longer paleo, but so be it. You can choose to add them or not, but with us it made the dough a lot more firm so we could roll the balls without them falling apart. So. Make balls. Roll them around in some extra coconut to give them a little more spark. Put them in the fridge for at least half an hour. Enjoy! And please let me know what you think!

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12 Comments

  1. These look AMAZING!!

    1. admin

      They ARE! 🙂

  2. These look very tasty. I will have to give these a try.

  3. So delicious and I am already drooling over lol! Thanks for sharing I’ll try this with my kids.

  4. jessica

    they look totally blissful that’s for sure! can’t wait to try them

  5. Andrea

    Mouthwatering all the way! I´m definitely giving these a try! And I love that they are refined sugar-free! Just perfect! 🙂

  6. Oh wow, these look so nice and easy to make. And non-vegans think it’s boring to be vegan… 😀

  7. Love that I stumbled upon another spoonie blog! And I will totally be trying these, I’m down for anything coconut. I want to hear about the banana bread! Good recipes for specialized diets are so hard to find.
    Peyton x
    patienceandpajamas.com

    1. admin

      I would definitely try these if you like coconut! And I’ll check out your blog soon!

  8. These sound super yummy! I’m thinking of adding a wee bit of chia seeds in place of the oatmeal – curious what it’ll do to the texture.

    1. admin

      It is! Chia seeds might work, please let me know 🙂

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