AIP Lemon Coconut Balls: Snacking on a Restricted Diet

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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

AIP Lemon Coconut Power Balls autoimmune protocol snack idea

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.

Autoimmune protocol snack idea _Aip approved lemon coconut power balls
Clean, Sugar-Free Ingredients

There’s room for substitutions here, but this is my go-to ingredient list:

-Unsweetened Shredded Coconut

-Coconut Butter

-Grass-Fed Collagen Peptides

-Lemon Juice

-Lemon Zest

-Maple Syrup

-Vanilla Extract

-Sea salt

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 MCT
Simple ingredient snack made with Coconut Manna
AIP Lemon Coconut Power Balls autoimmune protocol snack idea
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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.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword AIP, allergen-friendly, Dairy-Free, gluten-free, Keto, nut-free
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 122kcal


  • 1 ¼ cups Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
  • ½ cup Coconut Butter
  • cup Collagen Peptides
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • ½ tbsp Lemon Zest
  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup or Honey
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ 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.
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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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