Lemon Cake Energy Balls

These Lemon Cake Energy Balls are a healthy snack choice that tastes like a little bit of heaven! Store these energy balls in the freezer for an easy grab and go snack that is packed with protein, chia seeds, and tons of flavor. They will give you the energy you need to get through any work day!

Prep: 15 minutesCook: 0 minutesTotal: 15 minutes
Fat 8 Carbs 16 Protein 3
Yield 16 1x


  • 2 cups chopped raw cashews
  • 10 Medjool dates, pitted*
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest (about 1 lemon)
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Place cashews in a high speed blender and process on high for about 1 minute or until your cashews have turned into cashew meal.
  2. Then, add in the rest of the ingredients (other than the chia seeds) and blend on high for 2-3 minutes or until you’ve formed a sticky dough. Add in chia seeds and pulse until combined.
  3. Once your dough is sticky, use a tablespoon cookie scoop to form truffles. If you find your dough isn’t sticky enough to form your truffles, add more lemon juice by the teaspoon. Store in fridge or freeze half for Week 4 if following the meal plan.

Tips & Notes

  • Make sure to use “sticky” medjool dates, which can be found in the produce section. If they are hard, we recommend soaking before using in this recipe. Also, don’t forget to pit dates before processing!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 ball Calories: 140 Sugar: 10 Fat: 8 Carbohydrates: 16 Fiber: 2 Protein: 3
Author: Lee HershCategory: SnacksMethod: No BakeCuisine: American

Keywords: lemon cake energy balls

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