Heavenly Coconut Bliss Balls

September 8, 2015 | Food | 10 Comments »


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!


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?

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 :-)

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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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