Sandra Sellani co-author of the award-winning 40-Year-Old Vegan Cookbook makes Earth Balance Lemon Coconut Energy Balls today on LunchbreakLIVE! Sandra found this recipe on the Earth Balance website. It’s wonderful to see recipes like this one offered by larger plant-based companies. Check out Sandra as she shows us how to rev up our energy with this recipe!

Prepare for blast off with this snack!

Sandra explains that this is the perfect snack for in between meals. If you’re looking for a late afternoon pick-me-up this is the snack for you! Sandra starts the recipe with shredded coconut. Then she adds rolled oats and hemp seeds. Hemp seeds also known as hemp hearts have 10 grams of protein per serving, so they are packed with plant-based protein.  They also have a delicious nutty flavor. Sandra uses chia seeds as a superfood plant-based binder to form the ball shape. She even adds turmeric, which is wonderful for fighting inflammation and disease.  There no question why these balls will energize you with beneficial ingredients in this recipe. Try making your own coconut energy balls at home with the recipe below!

Sandra shares her cookbook recipes at California Vegetarian Festival.

 

Visit Sandra’s 40-Year-Old Vegan website!

 

Sandra Sellani reports for JaneUnchained News Network.

Photo courtesy of Sandra Sellani.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ teaspoon maca powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon Earth Balance® Organic Coconut Spread, melted
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • Extra shredded coconut for rolling

Steps

1. To the bowl of a food processor, add all ingredients through sea salt and blend until a fine mixture is formed.
2. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until just combined and a sticky dough forms.
3. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
4. Taking 2 tablespoons of dough, roll between the palms of your hands to create bite-sized balls. Then, roll each ball in shredded coconut for extra flavor.