No-Bake Lemon Turmeric Energy Bites

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The first time I tried turmeric, I was skeptical. I was in a trendy, New York City cafe known for its clean eating menu. My go-to order (iced chai) was nowhere to be found. On a whim, I ordered a turmeric latte. It was New York, it was trendy, and it seemed like the thing to do. I found myself pleasantly surprised at how much I loved the strong, vibrant flavor. While turmeric lattes have yet to replace my morning go-to, I’ve definitely embraced this powerful super spice in other recipes. In these No-Bake Lemon Turmeric Energy Bites, this vibrant spice contributes a bold flavor that pairs well with zesty lemon, creating a flavorful, energy-boosting snack.

Bold Flavors, Big Energy

With a unique, unmistakable flavor and vibrant color, there’s no denying that turmeric is a showstopper. However, the most impressive thing about this spice is its high-profile nutritional resume. Turmeric may be ultra-trendy in the clean-eating community these days, but its history as a supplement and medicinal herb goes back thousands of years.

With high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities, turmeric is an extremely valuable detox agent. It helps promote healthy digestion, which keeps your metabolism humming. It can also help prevent those heavy and sluggish feelings that follow a meal.

While turmeric is the star of the show here, these No-Bake Lemon Turmeric Energy Bites also feature plenty of other clean, energy-boosting ingredients. Superfoods like chia seeds and dates add flavor, texture, and plenty of nutrients to keep you full and focused. Pistachios, almond extract, and shredded coconut also add rich flavor, taking these bites from healthy snack to tasty treat.

Combined, these powerful ingredients pack bold flavor and impressive nutritional profiles into one high-powered energy bite.

Natural Energy When You Need It

With delicious flavor and energy boosting ingredients, these No-Bake Lemon Turmeric Energy Bites are perfect for when you need a boost. Whether you’re looking for something to help kickstart your morning or a midday pick-me-up, these bites can help wake you up and keep you full and focused. Much better than reaching for that second (or third) cup of coffee.

These bites have an amazing flavor profile. They’re all at once sweet, bold, and zesty. They also make a perfectly healthy solution for my sweet tooth cravings! It’s great to have a healthy snack on-hand that also feels like a sweet treat.

This recipe makes 24 balls, so it’s easy to whip up a batch and keep a few on hand all week. Just pop them in the fridge and they’ll be ready-made whenever you need to boost energy. You can also use them like I do, to kill my sugar cravings. Who knew it could be that simple?

No-Bake Lemon Turmeric Energy Bites

No-Bake Lemon Turmeric Energy Bites

Yield: 24 balls | Serving Size: 1 ball | Calories: 154 | Total Fat: 6 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Carbohydrates: 26 g | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 17 g | Protein: 3 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 2 mg | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3


  • 24 pitted dates, soaked in warm water for about 5 to 10 minutes
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup raw pistachios
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut, shredded


  1. Combine all ingredients, except coconut, and place in a food processor. Blend until almost smooth (a few chunks is ok).
  2. Roll the mixture into 1 inch balls, and then roll the balls in the coconut flakes. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes before serving. Store, refrigerated, in an air tight container.

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10 Comments on "No-Bake Lemon Turmeric Energy Bites"

  1. Bryan  December 6, 2018

    You had me at no bake!! I love easy recipe like this, I’ll definitely have to give this a try soon. Thank you

    • Nichole Furlong  December 7, 2018

      When you have a chance to give this recipe a try make sure to let us know how it turned out!

  2. Elaine  January 26, 2019

    Rolled oats, arcyou mewning like quick oats as I have regular oats.

    • Nichole Furlong  January 26, 2019

      Elaine, Regular oats will work fine.

  3. Pat  February 11, 2019

    I keep wanting to make this recipe, but I don’t have the almond extract or pistachios. I was wondering if it might taste ok with vanilla extract & almonds?

    • Nichole Furlong  February 11, 2019

      Hi Pat! You could definitely try this recipe with vanilla extract and almonds! Let us know how the recipe turns out.

  4. Shelley Ann Howland  October 25, 2019

    What would be a good replacement for the coconut?

    • Nichole Furlong  October 28, 2019

      Hi Shelley, you can leave out the coconut if you’d like. The bites might be a little sticky. You could also roll in graham cracker crumbs.

  5. Lindaekp  November 10, 2019

    Why is lemon juice as an ingredient twice without explanation of it in the directions?. Is it supposed to be 2 tsps of lemon zest, perhaps?

    • Gale Compton  November 11, 2019

      OMG, you’re right. I just updated the recipe. Thanks so much for letting us know. 🙂


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