Lemon Chia Energy Balls

Number of servings


  • 24 large pitted Medjool dates (about 1 cup)
  • 0.25 cup freshly squeezed Sunkist® lemon juice
  • 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 4 teaspoons Sunkist® lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 0.5 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • 0.25 cup desiccated coconut, for rolling


PREPARATION: 20 minutes


  1. Tear up the dates and put in a small bowl; toss with the lemon juice and press the dates into the liquid with a fork. Let soak for 10 minutes.
  2. Place the date mixture and liquid, oats, coconut oil, lemon zest and chia in a food processor and process until mixture just comes together.
  3. Add the pumpkin seeds and pulse until seeds are broken down and chopped into the mixture.
  4. Portion the mixture into heaping tablespoons and roll into balls, then roll in desiccated coconut to coat.
  5. Store refrigerated for up to 2 weeks. Bring to room temperature before enjoying.

    • Be sure to look for moist, soft dates when shopping for this recipe.