I decided to make these Lemon Energy Balls because everyone loves quick energy bites. Energy balls are really great for the quick energy boost, but also they are very nutritious and healthy snack that will satisfy your hunger and cravings for sweets, without unnecessary calories.
12 Medjool dates
1 cup rolled oats gluten free
½ cup almonds
1 tablespoon chia seeds
4 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
½ cup shredded coconut for dusting
Remove the pits from dates and soak them in hot water for several minutes. When the dates are softened, drain them and place in food processor. Save the water.
Add the other ingredients to a food processor and blend until mixture turns into a dough-like consistency. Add 1 tablespoon of water in which you have soaked the dates if the mixture is too dry.
With the small spoon scoop the mixture and roll into balls. Roll the balls in shredded coconut and place on the baking sheet.
Store energy balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator until serving.