Lemon Energy Balls


Lemon has got to be one of my favourite flavours to use in baking and raw treats...I don't know why I have never made these yummy lemon energy balls before! It is the perfect time of year to embrace this seasonal fruit. If you are a fellow kiwi then you most likely will have a fruit bowl full of lemons hand picked straight from the tree in your backyard (or neighbours tree!). 

For these energy balls I roasted the cashew nuts and almonds first as I really think roasted nuts give the most amazing flavour, but you can leave them raw if you prefer. 

Lemon Energy Balls


  • 1/2 cup of cashew nuts, roasted
  • 1/2 cup of almonds, roasted
  • 1/2 cup of coconut
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup cashew nut butter (or any other nut butter)
  • 1/2 cup of dates (soak in boiling water and drain to make them blend easier)
  • Zest of 1 large lemon
  • Juice of 1 large lemon
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 to 1/2 a cup of desiccated coconut (for rolling the balls in)


  1. Using a blender of food processor, blend the almonds, cashew nuts, coconut and sea salt into a fine crumb. 
  2. Add the cashew nut butter (or any other nut butter), dates, lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla and pulse to combine. 
  3. Take a tablespoon of the mixture and roll it into a ball then roll each ball in coconut.
  4. Store the balls in the freezer.  

Makes approx 10 balls

If you make these lemon energy balls then please tag me on Instagram or Facebook as I LOVE seeing your creations 😊💛

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