Lemon Coconut Balls
- 1 scoop Vanilla Complete (made by Juice Plus+)
- 1 1/3 cup Gluten Free old-fashioned oats
- 1-cup medjool dates (soaking first is a good idea…)
- Juice from one large lemon
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. pure lemon extract
- Unsweetened shredded coconut
Put all, except coconut, in a food processor (you can use a Vita-mix, in a pinch, but if you do this I strongly suggest soaking your dates first)
Blend thoroughly and shape into balls. I like to make them on the smaller side so that you can put a whole one in your mouth at once…great flavor, AND they go further.
Roll in coconut if desired
Over the years, I’ve learned how satisfying having a little treat is, both for me and for family and guests.
Kids love to have something delicious but I’m not always crazy about what’s available commercially so making my own treats has always been attractive to me. I love to have something sweet to serve after dinner or with tea, and this is a perfect solution!
Blending dates, oats and some kind of flavorings like lemon or peanut butter or cacao usually can’t go wrong and I have made lots of variations of these “balls” but I think this is my favorite!
I’ve posted about the benefits of oats, dates, AND lemon in the past…everything in this recipe has a benefit for you. You could make them without the vanilla JP Complete powder… just might want to play around with more oats to get the consistency right.
I like adding the powder as it adds tons more nutrition: spirulina, pomegranate and pumpkin powder, ancient grains, sprouts as well as a plant-based protein blend (and a lot more!) If you message me, I can tell you where you can get it!