Recipe: Lemon Coconut Chia Truffles

Hey guys! Thanks for your encouraging comments about 14.2! I'm definitely anxious to hear what 14.3 will entail - hopefully it's all moves I can do! Also, good news: the first day at my new job went well! I'm really excited because I have a big office with a great view! I joked with Aaron that I was going to bring in a yoga mat and some dumbbells to do mini workouts at lunch (there's no gym) but he suggested I hold off awhile... they might think I'm crazy! :)

The bad news is there's no kitchen! I'm so disappointed because salad club requires a kitchen and in fact, the lunch area in general is really small and sad looking! There's a microwave (from the 80s, I swear!) and a tiny refrigerator! It's pathetic! :(

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Random bathroom selfie and my view! 

Anyway, meal prep is saving me this week! I went in overly prepared yesterday with sliced overnight oats (which turned out great, btw), sliced apples, trail mix, and leftover PaleOMG casserole. I hardly had time to eat it all! I also brought in these little guys to help battle my sweet tooth and they do the trick! They're super tasty and sweet!

Coconut Lemon Chia Truffles
Coconut Lemon Chia Truffles

Also, I have to say, I just love when I have all the ingredients for a recipe right in my pantry, and when I don't have to turn on my oven or stove to make something good! Such was the case with these lemon coconut chia truffles...

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Lemon-Coconut-Chia-Truffles

They really encompass everything I look for in a healthy recipe- they're easy, portable, and taste good! Even my husband likes them and he's picky!

And that's coming from a girl who's really not that into dates - the main ingredient!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup almonds (the original recipe called for pecans)
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 pumpkin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Shredded coconut (optional)
Lemon Coconut Chia Truffles
Lemon Coconut Chia Truffles

I had the dates leftover from the banana bread recipe I made awhile back, but I had no idea to do with them. I've also had a package of pumpkin seeds in my cabinet for awhile waiting to be used!

Coconut Lemon Chia Truffles
Coconut Lemon Chia Truffles

To make these truffles, simply put all your ingredients in a blender and blend them well. (I was worried these dry ingredients would blend in my Ninja blender, but they did!)

Coconut Lemon Chia Truffles
Coconut Lemon Chia Truffles

Pull out chunks of the mixture and roll them into little balls...

Coconut Lemon Chia Truffles
Coconut Lemon Chia Truffles

Then, if you chose, roll them in coconut! The coconut I used was a little dry and it didn't stick as well as regular coconut would, but the flavors are all there and I'm loving them! It's like a sweet gooey ball of goodness!

Coconut Lemon Chia Truffles
Coconut Lemon Chia Truffles

I stored mine in the refrigerator and will grab-and-eat them on the go!

I'd love to know if you try these!! If you do, tag them #ffabtruffles on Instagram!

Do you eat dates? Do you like no-bake recipes?