Lemon Coconut Balls are the AIP-approved snack you’ve been looking for. Not to mention keto-friendly and loaded with healthy fat and protein.
It’s summertime and my fridge is filled with all things bright and citrusy. I like having quick snacks that I can grab when I’m living an active life: out hiking, biking, paddle boarding, and exploring. Instead of reaching for a packaged snack, I take time to prep some clean-ingredient treats that I can store in the freezer. These AIP lemon coconut balls are just that!
The best part? They are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, seed-free, and hater-free. Unless you don’t like coconut. I like this recipe because it fits within the restriction of the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP Diet). It can be tough to find bars and snacks that are nut-free!
My AIP lemon coconut balls come together with the help of melt-in-your-mouth coconut manna. If you don’t know what coconut manna is yet, it is to coconut what peanut butter is to peanuts. A concentrated spread made ONLY with coconut. Delicious, clean, and filled with medium-chain fatty acids!
Related: Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Perfect Bars
If you’re looking for a quick, nutritious, AND flavor-packed snack- here it is. These lemon coconut power balls come together quickly: with super-clean ingredients that keep you feeling your best.
“Lemon Coconut Balls” are a perfect quick snack that will help you reach your protein goals while maintaining a restricted diet. Try these mid-morning or mid-afternoon for a boost to get you through the day.
There’s room for substitutions here, but this is my go-to ingredient list:
-Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
-Grass-Fed Collagen Peptides
Liven things up with these bright, citrusy AIP Lemon Coconut Power Balls!
My coconut obsession is Nutiva Coconut Manna. I always order mine through Thrive Market!
AIP Lemon Coconut Power Balls
All things free: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Seed-Free. Loaded with healthy fat from coconut and bright citrusy flavor. Melt-in-your-mouth goodness.
- 1 1/4 cups Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
- 1/2 cup Coconut Butter
- 1/3 cup Collagen Peptides
- 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1/2 tbsp Lemon Zest
- 2 tbsp Maple Syrup or Honey
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
Add coconut to a food processor and blend until a coarse crumb forms
Add remaining ingredients to shredded coconut in mixing bowl or in food processor until a dough forms.
If dough is too sticky, allow to chill in the freezer for 10 mins.
Form into even balls with your hands, roughly 1-in in diameter
Let them sit in the fridge for at least an hour before serving. Store in the fridge or freezer until ready to enjoy.
Down with nuts: Try cashew butter instead
No Maple Syrup: Use honey instead
Recipe makes 12-15 balls. Serving size is one ball.
I order my ingredients from Thrive Market. I find shelf-stable products at cheaper than grocery stores. The AIP-filter is awesome for navigating a tricky diet!
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