Easy, Peasy, Lemon Balls!

I am all about easy when it comes to cooking and baking. I saw a recipe for lemon balls which involved no baking, even better! The recipe involved soaking the nuts, grinding the nuts, slowly scraping down the  sides of the food processor (which I don’t have).

I like to bake with a bowl, a spoon and a few ingredients.

Here is my simple, easy and delicious version for EASY, PEASY, LEMON BALLS. They are also very LOW SUGAR and GLUTEN FREE!  It is so important to keep your blood sugar balanced. (A health coach tip!)

The lemon balls are made from nut butter so enjoy, savor and limit yourself  to one. You can always have one later…

In a bowl mix,

one cup or so of almond butter

1 tablespoon of honey

1 tablespoon of coconut butter

the zest of a lemon

the juice of one lemon

Form into cute balls, 12 or so and then roll in unsweetened coconut. I had the flakes on hand which I love, it creates more of a crunch:) Refrigerate for 45 minutes.

Great snack for your kids as well!

lemon balls


“I grew up on Happy Hour.”

Day 2 of my 10 day detox. I am waiting to feel vibrant and healthy. I am still in  a caffeine withdrawal fog.

On to the next part of the day. “I grew up on Happy Hour.” My dad traveled a lot for business and my mom was home with 8 kids. Can you imagine? When my dad was home , my parents would always and still do have happy hour. I give them credit for stopping and taking the time to connect at the end of the day. My two brothers still are invited every Monday for Martini Monday at my parents. It is a special group…invitation only! My Dad starting running marathons in his 50’s and his shirt was “Martini Powered”.

My parents are living well into their 80’s so God Bless.


Back to me, every night when I make dinner I like to have a glass of wine. I do try to stick with organic wine.  So sorry, but no alcohol on the 10 day detox. I debated about this program because I know of another program that allows for a cup of coffee and a glass of red wine. It sounds so much better. BUT, I think it is good to stop just so you know you can:) It is not an easy thing for me. I start feeling agitated because I need to make dinner and I don’t always feel like it. A glass of wine just makes it a nicer time.

I am so grateful that I am detoxing as a group. Accountability is a good thing. My spirit and attitude will be changing.



water and lemon this week.

water and lemon this week.