Raw Coconut Balls

If you are a coconut junkie, then this will quickly become your go-to snack! Packed with superfoods and natural sweeteners, this recipe will also help keep any sweet cravings in check. These balls may be small (which is great for taking them everywhere with you!) but they contain some serious nutrition which makes them the perfect pick-me-up throughout the day. I especially recommend them before and after exercise to give your body the energy it needs!

Lucuma is one of my favourite natural sweeteners and you can buy it in powder form. It is made from a subtropical fruit tree that is native to South America which can reach heights of 50 feet! Not only is this sweetener free from gluten, but it also contains a range of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It is useful for giving your immune system a boost as well as contributing to the function of several essential functions in the body. Lucuma powder is especially high in potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. Using lucuma in your baking instead of regular sweeteners can help to bring about some serious benefits and promote optimal health.

Raw Coconut Balls2.pngTo make 10 – 12 of these balls, you will need the following ingredients:

2 cups / 70z / 200g of desiccated coconut (plus extra for rolling)
2 tbsp of coconut oil
2 tbsp of raw honey
1 tsp of lucuma powder
1 tsp of chia seeds

Raw Coconut BallsThe first step is to place all the ingredients in a blender and blitz for two to three minutes, or until you have a thick, coarse mixture. You can then remove the mixture from the blender and, using a large melon baller or your fingers, scoop and shape the mixture into 10–12 balls.

Roll each of the balls in a little bit of desiccated coconut, and place in the refrigerator to chill for about 20 minutes before serving. This tasty treat will stay fresh in your refrigerator for up to three days. As mentioned previously, these balls are great for taking with you as you go about your busy day and will give you an energy boost when you need it!

This is one of the recipes from my book – Eat Real Foods – which was released this week!!! You can order your copy in the UK by clicking here and order your copy in the U.S by clicking here!

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. JMJ
    Dear Julie,

    Should the chia seeds be soaked or prepared in any way before adding to the mixture?

  2. THEJNSREPORT says:

    What happens if you bake them?

  3. kalison0515 says:

    I think I’ll try these using coconut nectar instead of honey. I think it’s supposed to have a lower glycemic index (or something like that).

  4. duboisnina says:

    This looks seriously awesome, and so easy to prepare! And it needs no baking?

    1. juliemontagu says:

      Nope! Thanks for visiting! x

  5. A says:

    This is so wonderful. I can’t wait to try it!

  6. prairiewifeinheels says:

    These look and sound delicious! I bet my kids can help me make them and would love them…I just hope I can find the ingredients in Wyoming lol!

  7. noemi says:

    made these today! They turned out so yummy. my only problem was making the balls not fall apart, some came out perfectly shaped and others not so much. I’m super excited to have a new treat that’s much healthier than those bought at the store =)

    1. juliemontagu says:

      That’s great that you tried them! I hope they work better next time 🙂 x

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