Energy balls are a favorite MLN snack. They are easy to make, require no baking or cooking time, and are healthy for you! If you’ve enjoyed our other dessert-inspired energy balls, then you are definitely going to get a kick out of this one. With a few ingredients, you can enjoy key lime energy balls.
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These key lime energy balls obviously include lime juice and zest, but that’s not all—there’s also avocados, bananas, cashews, dates, and coconut. The avocados and the bananas are rich in potassium, which can lower high blood pressure. The cashews are low in fat and contain antioxidants that can help prevent heart disease. The dates have fiber that will help with your digestion. And the coconut is high in manganese and can help boost energy and aid the immune system.
Try this recipe for key lime pie energy balls from Physical Kitchness.
Key Lime Pie Energy Balls
(Recipe from Physical Kitchness)
The Energy Balls
- 13 medjool dates
- 1/2 cup of raw cashews
- 1/4 cup of coconut flakes
Key Lime Cream
- 1/3 cup of coconut cream
- 1 small avocado
- 4 small limes, juiced
- 1 lime zest
- 1/2 of a ripe banana
- Combine the medjool dates, raw cashews, and unsweetened coconut flakes in a food processor. Pulse until well combined and mixture sticks.
- Roll the mixture on parchment paper and flatten (either with a parchment-lined rolling in or with your hands).
- Next, combine coconut cream, avocado, ripe banana, lime juice, and zest into the food processor and blend well. Pour into a container and freeze for 20 minutes or until hardened to make moldable balls.
- Once the cream is set, scoop out a heaping 1/2 teaspoon and quickly mold into a ball, then place on a parchment-lined plate. You may have to do this in batches, to keep the cream slightly frozen and moldable.
- Freeze the balls for another 10-20 minutes, until hardened.
- As the balls are chilling, use a circular cookie cutter to cut out the flattened date and nut mixture Once the key lime balls are frozen, place one in the center of the cutout, and gently wrap it around the cream ball, using only enough to cover (remove any extra and set aside to make another flattened circle), then quickly and very gently roll, just enough to make into a ball form and seal the ends.
- Place back into the freezer. You may have to do this in batches, so the lime cream doesn’t melt as you work.
- When ready to serve, set balls at room temperature for a few minutes to thaw. Balls can be kept in the freezer or the refrigerator for later.
Bonus. These aren’t the only energy balls that you can make this week. Do you love pumpkin flavor? Try this No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls recipe. It’s flavored with pumpkin puree as well as pumpkin pie spice. Is red velvet cake your favorite dessert? Try this Red Velvet Energy Bites recipe. It’s flavored with cocoa powder and chocolate chips, and the healthy ingredient (one small beet) gives the balls the vibrant red color.