lemon energy balls

How to Make Lemon Energy Balls

Alright, friends, get ready for a boost!

Energy balls are (as their name suggests) small energy bombs that concentrate on quality ingredients chosen for their intense nutritional value.

These lemon energy balls are perfect for fueling up before a hard day, a school snack for children and teens, or to give you a boost before a workout.

They are an excellent alternative to starchy foods filled with good sugars and good fats, which work together to provide an amazing energy quality. Even though they’re little, just one or two will put a serious dent in that mid-afternoon (or midnight) chocolate cravings.

Plus, they are easy on your digestive system.

This recipe is simple and much healthier than all the cereal bars found in supermarkets, which often contain a lot of processed sugar and chemicals.

Let’s dive into the recipe!

How to Make Lemon Energy Balls

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Wait time: 2 hours

Servings: 20 energy balls


  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal
  • 3 tbsp raw hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup sweet coconut, grated
  • 3 tbsp almond powder

For the coating:

  • 1/2 cup grated coconut


Step 1

In a food processor, add lemon juice, zest, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla. Mix for 15 seconds.

Step 2

Add oatmeal, hemp seeds, chia seeds, grated coconut, and almond powder. Mix until you have a ball of dough. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Step 3

Shape 20 scoops (size them to be about 2 tablespoons each). Place the balls on a baking sheet and refrigerate for 1 hour.

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Step 4

On a plate or in a bowl, add the grated coconut and roll small dough balls into it to coat them.

Step 5

Keep your lemon energy balls in the fridge or the freezer for up to 2 months.

Infuse Your Day With Energy!

Easy to make, fluffy, and full of nutritious ingredients, these no-bake lemon energy balls are a great healthy snack to keep ready in your fridge. These are impossible to get bored of since the range of flavors that can be integrated into the balls is limitless.

Add your favorite seeds and complementary flavors and make them your own!

There are no rules for preparing energy balls. Just choose from your favorite ingredients and go! As a bonus, we have complete control over what we eat. They can be vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, whatever suits your lifestyle and your tastebuds best.

Looking for more no-bake recipes? Make sure to try out: How to Make No-Bake Cheesecake

Sophie Viau

Sophie Viau

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