Recipe: Lemon & Coconut Balls

In case you hadn’t already noticed, I love everything lemon and coconut, and the pairing of these two flavours always goes down a treat. These lemon & coconut balls are a bit of a dream: super easy to make and super healthy, the tricky thing is making them last. They can be frozen, so they are a great thing to make a big batch of and tuck away into the freezer for when you get those mid-afternoon sugar cravings.


  • 1.5 c shredded coconut
  • 1.5 c cashews (or almonds)
  • 1/4 c melted coconut oil
  • 1 T tahini
  • 1 T maple syrup
  • 1/2 t vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • pinch of salt
  • extra shredded/desiccated coconut for rolling


  1. Blend all of the ingredients in your food processor, until smooth. I would recommend adding things bit by bit (the first time my cousin and I made this recipe we put everything in at once, and it took a bit of effort to get it to mix).
  2. Roll teaspoon size heaps into balls, having damp hands will stop them getting sticky.
  3. Roll each ball in coconut and put on a tray/plate in the fridge to set.
  4. Store in fridge/freezer.


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