Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls rich in beautiful citrus aroma enriched with turmeric, and chia seeds. These immune boosting, refined sugar-free energy balls are rich in fibers and plant-based proteins. Perfect for everyday snacking. CLIK to read the recipe or PIN for later!

Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls

Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls rich in beautiful citrus aroma enriched with turmeric, and chia seeds. These immune boosting, refined sugar-free energy balls are rich in fibers and plant-based proteins. Perfect for everyday snacking.

I’m totally obsessed with turmeric. Like TOTALLY!  But I think it’s not such a bad thing. People call turmeric a SUPER SPICE, with a pretty good reason. Turmeric IS one of the most powerful natural remedies in the world. AND it’s gorgeous, yellow and beautifully aromatic… AND I absolutely love it!    Of course in the colder winter, months I use turmeric more often, because of its health benefits. So these days I supplement all my meals with this super healthy spice. I put it in my scrambled eggs in the morning, in soups and stews of course, and even in my smoothies. My husband is joking, telling if I could eat turmeric with a spoon, I probably would. And somewhat and right. Like I said, I’m obsessed! 

Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls rich in beautiful citrus aroma enriched with turmeric, and chia seeds. These immune boosting, refined sugar-free energy balls are rich in fibers and plant-based proteins. Perfect for everyday snacking. CLICK to read the recipe or PIN for later!

The reasons why I’m SO obsessed with turmeric is because of the pervading cold and flu. Honestly, I’m not such a fan of antibiotics or any pills as a matter of fact. I believe we can prevent many diseases just by eating right and healthy food, and why not giving natural remedies a chance to protect us. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Right?! And for the time now, we are doing well… my family I mean. My kid had some sore throat last week, but after a double dose of vegetable stew with turmeric, chamomile tea with ginger and honey, and of course the-one-and-only-mother love, we were able to repel a troublesome sore throat. We VS flu – 1:0! Whoohoo! 

Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls rich in beautiful citrus aroma enriched with turmeric, and chia seeds. These immune boosting, refined sugar-free energy balls are rich in fibers and plant-based proteins. Perfect for everyday snacking. CLICK to read the recipe or PIN for later!

I decided to make these Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls because everyone in the house loves quick energy snacks. And we can’t get enough lemon and turmeric in our bodies these days for immune boosting. Energy balls are really great for the quick energy boost, but also they are very nutritious and healthy snack that will satisfy your hunger and cravings for sweets, without unnecessary calories.

To make Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls I used almonds rich in healthy fats and oats that are high in dietary fibers and contain a beta-glucan, substance that activates immune cells in our bodies, thus protecting us from the diseases. Both almonds and oats are also very good source of plant-based proteins, and they both contain essential minerals, like manganese, copper, phosphorus and magnesium. To sweeten my Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls I used Medjool dates, so these energy balls don’t contain any added or refined sugars. I enriched these energy balls further with chia seeds full of plant-based proteins and dietary fibers.

Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls rich in beautiful citrus aroma enriched with turmeric, and chia seeds. These immune boosting, refined sugar-free energy balls are rich in fibers and plant-based proteins. Perfect for everyday snacking. CLICK to read the recipe or PIN for later!

Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls are …

  • made with only 7 ingredients and done in 10 minutes,
  • full of high-quality dietary fibers that promote good digestion, weight loss, and healthy digestive system,
  • rich in plant-based proteins,
  • full of healthy fats that contribute to our energy levels,
  • excellent post-workout snack,
  • refined sugar-free,
  • enriched with immune boosting spice – turmeric,
  • good for immunity,
  • gluten-free and vegan,
  • low in calories and very nutritious.

Last week I bought some organic, freshly picked Mediterranean (Croatian) lemons that aren’t treated with any chemicals.  I’ve used some of these lemons for making my famous all time favorite Raspberry Lemon Cake, and the rest I decided to use for making these amazing Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls. The addition of fresh lemon juice and lemon zest enriched these energy balls with the beautiful fresh, citrus aroma. They turned out to be like the little ray of sunshine on a cold winter day. 

These Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls are packed with healthy, high-quality dietary fibers, healthy fats, and plant-based proteins. Also, they are vegan, refined sugar-free AND gluten-free. Just perfect!  And now I’ll leave you to enjoy in these mini zesty lemon bomblets. 

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Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls rich in beautiful citrus aroma enriched with turmeric, and chia seeds. These immune boosting, refined sugar-free energy balls are rich in fibers and plant-based proteins. Perfect for everyday snacking. CLICK to read the recipe or PIN for later!

Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 12 dried Medjool dates
  2. 1 cup old-fashioned gluten-free oats
  3. ½ cup almonds
  4. 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  5. 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  6. 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  8. 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  9. ½ cup shredded coconut, for dusting
Instructions
  1. Remove the pits from dates and soak them in hot water for several minutes. When the dates are softened, drain them and place in food processor. Save the water.
  2. Add the other ingredients to a food processor and blend until mixture turns into a dough-like consistency. Add 1 tablespoon of water in which you have soaked the dates if the mixture is too dry.
  3. With the small spoon scoop the mixture and roll into balls. Roll the balls in shredded coconut and place on the baking sheet.
  4. Store energy balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator until serving.
Notes
  1. Keep the energy balls frozen up to 3 months in the freezer.
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46 Comments

  1. These look like such a great snack! I have a giant Costco-sized bottle of turmeric in my cabinet that needs to be used. Love this idea!

  2. Love having things like these around to curb cookie cravings! Never tried any with turmeric so I’ll have to put that on my list!

  3. I only recently have discovered the wonders of Turmeric, and falling in love with it is easy! Your idea for turmeric in scrambled eggs sounds like a delicious way to start the day (along side my turmeric tea!). I think these energy balls would make a great grab-and-go breakfast for my daughter as she dashes out to work! Thank you!

  4. Natalie I’m really loving the sound of these energy balls. I’m always looking for new ways to use turmeric. I put it in my scrambled eggs also..YUM. I also think if you eat right you can avoid lots of sickness. So I definitely want to try these soon as I like to have healthy snacks readily available. Pinning these 🙂

  5. I love these little energy balls and the addition of turmeric is pure genius! I’ve been looking for recipes that use turmeric and this is definitely one that I will be trying! Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. I love turmeric too! I think it and paprika are the prettiest spices haha! I wish it didn’t stain everything though!!! These sound fantastic!

  7. This is a lovely combination of flavors! Something I’d never even thought about making!! This would be perfect to have laying around the house as to avoid other sweets available everywhere you turn!! LOL

  8. I’ve been wanting a way to use turmeric more and getting it into tasty bite size pieces is great. I have turmeric at home — we won’t be back for another two months but for health reasons I’ll purchase another jar. I’ll be making these first. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Energy balls have been on my list of things to make for ages. I love lemon so I think this may be the recipe to finally get me to do it!!

  10. Natalie, these look adorably delicious! We love to make energy balls in our home. I find they are a great way to have a little healthy snack right after work when I’m usually famished and dinner isn’t quite ready. 🙂 I’m so with you on the turmeric thing. We use it all the time. In fact, just a slight sprinkling of in scrambled egg whites, tricks my daughter into thinking she’s eating the whole egg. 🙂

    • Thanks Byron. Yeah, I usually snack energy bites at work just before I’m heading home. Keeps my energy level high until dinner and keeps me off unhealthy store-bought stuff until I get home. Good trick 😉

  11. I love everything lemon. These sound like the perfect afternoon “pick me up”. I would even eat these for breakfast. Perfect for hectic mornings.

  12. These energy balls sound so delicious! I’m curious about how the turmeric tastes here, though. They certainly give the balls a beautiful colour!

  13. We have been using Turmeric often recently when we learned how very beneficial it is to one’s health so it’s a joy to find a yummy treat filled with it! Hubby and I will totally enjoy this!

  14. YUM! I love anything lemon flavored and I love making energy balls at home. I cannot wait to make these. I’m also loving that they’re rolled in coconut!

  15. I never thought adding turmeric in energy balls, usually make curries with them. You shared a wonderful idea, these are not only healthy energy balls but also with tons of health benefits I am in for tasting few of them.

  16. We use loads of turmeric in Indian cooking and it is one of the first home therapy we use for colds. My boys at first sign of cold come to me for a glass of milk with turmeric, honey and black pepper. Love the energy balls and I especially love the beautiful yellow hue you got from the turmeric.

  17. These sound perfect for a pick me up in the afternoons! I love the combination of tumeric and dates, so good!

  18. I love turmeric, so I am a-okay with the sudden huge turmeric craze, but I will admit to being a little skeptical of all the health benefits. I have no doubt that there are a lot of benefits, but is it really at the quantity we’d get from eating one or two lemon turmeric energy balls? I’m a scientist in the drug discovery pipeline for cancer research working with natural products, so I am well aware of the AMAZING healing (and harmful!) products from spices and plants, but most of what we work with require a significant dose. Taking daily capsules full of turmeric – sure! But a little ingested here or there? I’d love to hear more about this if you have some good research. 🙂

    • I’m sure that taking a full dose may affects your body immediately, BUT I’m more for eating balanced, healthy meals every day and consuming various healing spices daily/weekly in small quantities complementing those meals. I think nutrients accumulate in our bodies and give benefits no matter how low dose actually is. Sure two bites of those turmeric balls won’t heal you BUT it will give you some benefits. But I’m no scientist or anything. That’s only my point of view 🙂

  19. I’m absolutely making these. I love having these kinds of snacks on hand for when we need a boost, plus they look DELICIOUS! Gorgeous color (and perfect shape)

  20. I’ve been on the lookout for a new energy ball recipe to back for work and these are calling my name! Love that lemon/turmeric combo 👌

  21. These sound really healthy. But I was surprised to not find any fat listed in the ingredients, because Turmeric is only fat soluble. Perhaps the chia seeds contain enough fat to help the turmeric absorb. I wonder if the addition of coconut oil would change their consistency too much. Thanks for sharing this recipe, and for the lovely pictures.

    • Thank you Jori. I’m glad you like the recipe 🙂 I used almonds and chia seeds in this recipe. Almonds same as chia seeds are very good source of healthy fats. Adding coconut oil in mixture wouldn’t change consistency too much but I think it’s not really a necessary.

  22. Yum. These energy balls look so yummy. Lemon and turmeric! Perfect!

  23. Ri recently read that turmeric tea, either made with ground turmeric or in a ready bought tea bags, was a pain relief for arthritis. As I suffer with this ailment, particularly in my hands, I approached this idea with some scepticism. I made the first 2 or 3 batches using the ground spice I already had. I then went away foa couple of weeks and bought some tea bags. It really does make a difference to the pain I suffer in the hands. It does not take the swelling away but I know when I have not had my regular dose of tuneric tea. These little lemon & tuneric bites will be on my plan for tomorrow’s baking. Thank you.

    • Hi Janet. Thanks for stopping by on my blog 🙂 I’m sorry to hear about your pain but I’m so glad that turmeric is helping you. I use turmeric daily and I find it very beneficial to my health. Hope you’ll like these turmeric bites 🙂

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