Blueberry Muffin Energy Balls

It’s almost the weekend, and I am ecstatic because I’m leaving for California tomorrow to visit a friend! She has some fun things planned, like getting manicures, eating at amazing restaurants, shopping, and taking a hike. There aren’t too many places I enjoying visiting as much as California!

I totally blame pregnancy, but my desire to snack has increased tenfold over the last couple months. So, as I make the four hour plane ride to Los Angeles, I’m going to need to be prepared with some good snacks that aren’t going to make me feel horrible after sitting for that long. Enter Blueberry Muffin Energy Balls! I have made these energy balls from The Healthy Maven a few times, and each time my entire family has enjoyed having these around as a sweet treat to reach for. I’ve made them using different combinations of nuts based on what I had in the pantry, and every combo was just as good as the others. The way the nuts mix with the dried blueberries, dates, and lemon makes for quite the delicious snack that is filling, satisfying and portable…as I will soon appreciate tomorrow!

Next time you’re craving the flavors of a blueberry muffin, give these a whirl as a healthier option.

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Blueberry Muffin Energy Balls

Yield: 20-25 balls, depending on size

Recipe source: The Healthy Maven

What You Need

  • 2 cups nuts (I used 1 cup of walnuts & 1 cup of almonds but have also used cashews too)
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 cup dried blueberries
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 lemon, juice of half a lemon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

What To Do

  1. Add nuts to food processor. Process until nuts are pea-sized.
  2. Combine nuts with dates and dried blueberries and process until all ingredients have broken down and are a bit sticky.
  3. Add in lemon zest and juice and vanilla extract.
  4. Process until all ingredients come together to form 1 large sticky ball.
  5. Roll into small balls and store in fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer.
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