Print Options:

Quick and Easy Lemon-Coconut Paleo Protein Balls Recipe

easy paleo recipe for paleo protein lemon balls treat

 0.50 cup almond butter
 0.50 cup dates, pitted
 2 tbsp fresh-squeezed lemon juice (save the rind for the zest)
 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
 3 tbsp protein powder (I used Primal Kitchen's vanilla coconut protein powder)
 0.33 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
 0.33 cup pecans, chopped
 12 tsp lemon zest
 23 tbsp extra shredded coconut to roll the balls in for a nice finishing touch

Add the almond butter, pitted dates, lemon juice, and vanilla extract to a blender and purée


Scrape mixture from blender into a medium mixing bowl. Mix in your protein powder, shredded coconut, chopped pecans, and lemon zest


Roll mixture into small balls, then lightly roll each over some additional shredded coconut to coat


Keep sealed and refrigerated (up to 2 weeks) until ready to serve