These Coconut-Lime and Blueberry Energy Balls have insane flavor and a ton of energy-producing ingredients to keep you going all day!
Staying full while adjusting to a healthier eating and fitness regime can be a difficult thing to do. I find that having high-flavor filling snacks around like these Coconut-Lime and Blueberry Energy Balls is the key to sticking to your goals.
I love that you can grab a couple of them as you run out the door and they will totally hold you over until your next meal. Plus, the flavor combo of coconut and lime is low-key one of my favorite things ever.
However…Have you ever saw the meme that says “Raisin cookies that look like chocolate chip cookies are the reason I have trust issues.”?? First of all, yes, that’s basically the worst. But I also think that maybe I’ve done that to myself. The whole time I was editing these photos, I couldn’t stop thinking about chocolate chip cookies.
Next time I make these, I think I’m going to sub vanilla for the lime juice, walnuts for the almonds, and dairy-free mini chocolate chips for the blueberries. I’ll report back, but if you try it before me, let me know how it turns out!
In the meantime, these are absolutely delicious and they deserve more respect than I’m giving them. But come on… chocolate chips!
If you’re embarking on a new health journey, I commend you and I’m here for support if you need it! I’ve been there and I know how hard the balance can be. Good luck!
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded or flaked coconut
- zest and juice of 1 lime
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds or flax seeds
- ½ cup dried blueberries
- In a food processor, process almonds, coconut, lime zest, juice, and honey until it creates a smooth paste.
- Add in half of the oats and process again until combined.
- Move the mixture to a bowl and stir in remaining oats, hemp seeds, and blueberries. Stir until combined. It may look like the mixture won't stay together, but once you roll the balls it will.
- Roll the mixture into 12 evenly sized balls, I used a cookie scoop and it worked perfectly. Don't be afraid to give the mixture a good squeeze as you're rolling them so they stay together well. To avoid the mixture sticking to my hands, I coated them in coconut oil and that worked well.
- Refrigerate the finished balls for up to one week, but they probably won't last that long!