Low-Sugar Lemon Coconut Balls

By: Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

Okay, so I’m making lots of coconut milk (if you missed my recipe you can see it here) for my family and I’m wanting to use up my coconut pulp. You can certainly substitute the coconut pulp with almond or hazelnut pulp, but if you give the coconut milk a try, you have to try this dessert! These balls are nice and tart so you can add or subtract the lemon juice and zest depending on what you like. You can also add in any fabulous superfoods to increase their antioxidant and nutrient power like chia seeds, maca powder, spirulina, protein powder and any other addition that you may enjoy. Chopped nuts will work very well in this recipe too!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups (200 g) coconut pulp (if you are using a dried flour use 1-1 ½ cups)
  • 1 cup (140 g) almond meal
  • ½ tsp Himalayan or sea salt
  • 2 large lemons (6 tbsp lemon juice)
  • zest of ½ a lemon
  • 4 – 6 dates
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) coconut oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • shredded coconut to roll balls in

Directions:

  • Remove the pits out of the dates and chop.
  • Process coconut pulp, almond meal and salt in a food processor.
  • Add the lemon juice, zest, dates, coconut oil and vanilla to the coconut mixture and process .
  • Take a tablespoon of mixture and roll it into a ball then roll it in the shredded coconut.
  • Leave to set in the freezer or fridge.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Substitutions:

  • Coconut pulp – coconut flour, almond pulp, hazelnut pulp
  • Almond meal – hazelnut meal, macadamia meal
  • Lemon – lime
  • Dates – honey, maple syrup, coconut syrup

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 2 hours (in the fridge)

Total time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Servings: 16 - 18

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories110
  • Fat10g
  • Saturated Fat5g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Sodium80mg
  • Carbohydrates7g
  • Fiber2g
  • Sugars4g
  • Protein 2g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

Claire Georgiou is an Australian Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist who has completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Compl. Medicine) and an Advanced Diploma of Nutrition, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine. She has more than 14 years of clinical experience specializing in liver disease, autoimmune disease, thyroid conditions, diabetes, insulin resistance, digestive disorders, chronic infections, children’s health, fertility and pregnancy care. Claire consults in private practice in Sydney and also offers consults out of area and is an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Claire has worked closely for many years with Dr. Sandra Cabot, who is known as the “Liver Cleansing Doctor” and has written more than 25 health related books. Claire writes health related articles, creates healthy recipes and is one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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