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Keto Bliss Balls – Lemon and Coconut

Keto Bliss Balls – Lemon and Coconut


Hands up if you were Paleo before you found keto? I certainly was, but after gaining many kilos on Paleo, I knew something wasn’t right. I don’t miss Paleo, but I sure miss bliss balls! I have been determined to create keto bliss balls ever since.

The paleo staples often used a lot of high carb ingredients like dates, honey, maple syrup and other dried fruits. Once I started learning what carbohydrates do to your body, I quickly realised my days of delicious bliss balls were over.

Keto Bliss Balls, Keto Lemon Bliss Balls

Creating these little babies presented a challenge, as all of the sweet things are the binding ingredients that make your traditional bliss balls so decadent.

Because of the brazil nuts, I found these a little dry on the first day but after a day in the fridge they became more moist and even more lemony (is lemony word? It is now, it’s on the internet!)

Keto Bliss Balls, Keto Lemon Bliss Balls

If you know bliss balls, you know you need a food processor. I use my thermomix and these are done in 10 minutes and last me all week as a great snack straight out of the fridge.

This recipe uses coconut butter.  Because it is solid at room temperature, unlike coconut oil, it helps keep them firm.

Don’t worry though, you don’t need to head out to a fancy health store to spend thousands of dollars on it, you can make it really quickly! Check out my recipe for Coconut Butter.

Keto Bliss Balls, Keto Lemon Bliss Balls

Keto Bliss Balls - Lemon and Coconut

A quick and easy snack, bliss balls are the perfect keto treat to stave off a sweet tooth and give you an instant energy boost before a work out

Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 15 balls
Calories 93 kcal

Ingredients

Bliss Balls

  • 85 grams dessicated coconut
  • 85 grams brazil nuts
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 5 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon xylitol
  • 1 tablespoon coconut butter

To Roll

  • 4 tablespoons dessicated coconut
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

Instructions

  1. Process all bliss ball ingredients in a food processor until starting to clump together and finely crumbed.  

  2. Roll with your hands into teaspoon size balls, and then roll into the coconut and lemon zest, pressing in to help it stick. 

  3. Refrigerate and best served a day or two later! 

Nutrition Facts
Keto Bliss Balls - Lemon and Coconut
Amount per Serving
Calories
93
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
8
g
12
%
Sodium
 
3
mg
0
%
Carbohydrates
 
3
g
1
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Jenny

Friday 8th of November 2019

Does using the coconut butter mean these could stay out of the fridge for a few days? I am hoping to mail these to a friend. Thanks much!

Rachel

Monday 11th of November 2019

Possibly - coconut butter is pretty firm out of the fridge! I would be more worried about them getting squashed, and depending where you are, if it got hot at a post depot or in a truck they’d be in trouble..

Mandy

Sunday 1st of September 2019

Is this each ball 97 calories and 3 g carb?

Rachel

Sunday 1st of September 2019

Yes, 2 grams net carbs once fibre is removed.

Thursday 4th of April 2019

How many balls makes up one serving? Is it just one?

Rachel

Monday 8th of April 2019

Yes the macros are calculated per ball

SUSAN Walker

Saturday 30th of March 2019

These are beautiful and su easy to make. Thank you Aussie Keto Queen

T

Wednesday 17th of October 2018

Great alternative to the choc coconut protein balls that I normally make. These are fresh and tasty.