Raw Strawberry & Coconut Balls Recipe
These super easy strawberry and coconut balls are perfect for lunchboxes! They are raw, healthy and bite-sized, and can be made in just twenty minutes.
One of the healthy ingredients in these balls is chia seeds. They are high in omega-3 fatty acids which are essential fats important for heart health and brain function. They are also an excellent source of fibre, protein and calcium, as well as iron, magnesium and zinc.
Here is what you’ll need to make these yummy little fruit balls.
A punnet of fresh strawberries, some desiccated coconut, rolled oats, coconut oil and white chia seeds. You could also add some acai powder too if you preferred.
Now all you need to do it chop the tops off the strawberries and blend them in your food processor until smoothly pureed. Then add the rest of the ingredients and blitz again until you have a thick paste like pictured below.
Now it’s ballin’ time!
Grab a tablespoonful and start rolling out little balls of strawberry and coconut mixture. Roll them in some extra desiccated coconut and store in an airtight container in the fridge until set, just an hour or so. They are fine to eat straight away but they will be a little soft and squishy.
These little raw balls will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.
These raw strawberry and coconut balls are perfect for our Rectangle Food Cups as pictured.
- 250gm punnet of strawberries, hulled
- 1 cup of desiccated coconut
- 3/4 cup oats
- 2 tablespoons white chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 teapsoons acai powder (optional)
- 2 1/2 tablespoons desiccated coconut, extra, to coat
- Add strawberries to the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth
- Add remaining ingredients and process until finely chopped and the mixture comes together
- Roll into balls using a level tablespoon as measurement
- Place extra coconut on a plate and roll each ball in coconut to coat
- Balls will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.