Coconut Lemon Bombs

Coconut Lemon Bombs

Coconut + Lemon = Flavor Explosion! 


I love lemony desserts, especially when they are raw and so healthy. The ingredient list is full of whole foods so you can be sure that you are feeding yourself a nourishing and healthy treat any time of day. This one is a nice combination of lemon and coconut with just the right amount of sweetness. Both flavors come through for a bright lemon flavor with a hint of coconut in this no bake cookie ball. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Coconut Lemon Bombs

Ingredients
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/3 cup buckwheat groats/Kasha*
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats (I use GF)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut flakes, optional
  • zest of 2 lemons, medium sized
  • juice of one lemon
  • 6 - 7 medjool dates, softened and pitted
  • 1/4-1/2 cup shredded coconut flakes for rolling

Place cashews, buckwheat groats and/or oats in food processor and blend until a medium to fine grind (doesn't have to be perfect). The buckwheat may stay a bit chunky so if your looking for a smooth center use all oats. Add rest of ingredients and blend until combined and you have a doughy consistency. If you find your dough is a bit too dry try adding fresh squeezed lemon juice, 1 tablespoon at a time. Chill dough for about 20-30 minutes. Roll into 1 inch balls then roll in coconut flakes. Makes apprx. 12 - 14. Store in air tight container in refrigerator for up to two weeks.

* If you don't have buckwheat grouts, replace with oats or nuts. I love to include buckwheat wherever I can since it is a 'superfood' and packs a lot of protein and fiber per serving, they also have a nice nutty flavor. Per 1/4 cup serving you are getting 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber, more so than oats per serving, 1/2 cup yields 5 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber.

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2 comments :

  1. Lemon and coconut is a combo I've never tried yet ! I looks delicious.

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    1. These are really good and not too sweet since I only used 5 dates ! You could add a couple more for more sweetness. They went over well with everyone I shared them with. :)

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