Heavenly Coconut Bliss Balls

Posted in Food on September 8, 2015 | 10 Comments »


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If you’re reading this and you saw my mention of starting a Whole30 on Twitter last week you’re probably thinking ‘Uh, you’re already cheating, bruh!’ I should have said that my FRIEND is doing a Whole30 and I’M doing a version of it. While all of the ingredients in these delicious Heavenly Coconut Bliss Balls are technically Whole30 approved (aside from the protein powder and honey which I omitted), the ball itself counts as a frowned upon SWYPO (Sex With Your Pants On). I really want to give my diet a bit of a ‘Spring cleaning’ and I like the idea of Whole30. Eating real whole foods without all that processed, chemical laden garbage. But the thing is I exercise A LOT and get really snacky throughout the day. And I’m sorry, but there’s only so many carrot and celery sticks I can nom on. So to keep from getting hangry I whipped up a batch of these balls.

I’ve got a few recipes for raw balls and DIY Lara Bars that I love. But these? These truly are heavenly! The lemon and coconut compliment each other nicely making for a refreshing almost sinful treat. It’s like a healthier truffle. Ok I guess I get the whole SWYPO thing now, but I gotta do me, man. Anyway, they’re super easy to make and keep well in the fridge. I did alter the recipe a bit. I didn’t add the protein powder or honey. I also found that I only needed about 1/4 cup shredded coconut for coating the balls. Perfection!

Even if you’re not eliminating everything under the sun from your diet, I highly suggest giving these balls a go. I’m already planning to make some more almond meal so that I can make a batch for my mother-in-law. She loves these types of snacks. And it’s much healthier for her than the usual pastry she asks me to make. These balls are a keeper!

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And can I just say how happy I am that I can finally eat nuts again? For the past 2 years I was convinced that I was allergic to peanuts/tree nuts because of some health issues I was experiencing. I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am that I can make and enjoy things like this once again. It’s the little things.

What kinds of things do you like to snack on throughout the day?

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10 Comments on “Heavenly Coconut Bliss Balls” »
  1. I want your balls….in my mouth!! Lol

  2. These look fab! I’d eat the whole tin though in one sitting.. I’m pretty sure that’s now allowed on the plan :-)
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

  3. I usually snack on fruit or nuts, most likely “Studentenfutter”, which is trail mix, but without the added chocolate.
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  4. Ooo these look good .. lemon is a nice flavor and re-sets my chocolate cravings :-)

    Monica.
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  5. now how many is considered a serving? because i want all the things! they look great!
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