Lemon Coconut Protein Truffles

by Monday, September 11, 2017

These little bites are HEAVEN!!  Tasty little bits of lemon coconut heaven…with a hint of sweet almond.

I love to snack, and when my sweet tooth hits, I need to make sure I have something healthy to grab on hand.  That’s where these energy bites come in handy- they are super sweet and satisfying, but also filled with protein and healthy fats to keep me full.

They are also an amazing pre workout boost- grab one or two balls and get ready to sweat.  They give me a boost and the protein will help your muscles repair themselves.

I have made many different protein energy balls over the years and this recipe is SUPER easy to make- you just mix all the ingredients together and form it into balls.  There’s no food processor involved and no sticky, messy hands to worry about.  YAY!  Honestly, those sticky hands from other recipes often keep me from making snacks like this, so these heaven bites are the perfect solution.

Als0- they taste like a tropical vacation…which is perfect because I am still in a summer state of mind and not ready to go into “fall flavors” yet.  Anyone else with me??

I used this plant based protein powder for the bites, but you can use whichever protein powder is your favorite!  There is no baking involved, so there’s no risk of messing up any consistencies.  I like the one I used because it is vegan (works for everyone) and it has a really great vanilla taste.

I calling them “truffles” because they taste decadent and they look fancy AF, even though they are a total cinch.


Lemon Coconut Protein Truffles


 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup vanilla protein powder

1/3 cup melted coconut oil

2 tablespoons coconut flour (you can also use almond or oat flour)

1 1/2 tablespoons honey

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut

2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 teaspoons lemon zest (from that lemon you used for juice- zest it first!!)

1/4 cup extra coconut flakes for rollin’

 

Directions:

In a bowl, mix all of the ingredients together well until completely combined.  Using your hands, form the mixture into even sized balls, rolling them lightly in your hand so they don’t break apart.  Place them on a plate.  This recipe tends to yield 14-15 balls for me.  Next, in a separate bowl, delicately roll the balls one by one in the extra coconut flakes.  They won’t be SUPER covered, but enough to make them look a little cuter.  Refrigerate for about 45-60 minutes before eating…this helps them harden, set and keep their shape.  Store in a container in the fridge and eat when necessary!

Happy Monday Beauties!

 

XO Katrina

 

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