Blueberry Date Energy Balls (Paleo, Vegan)
We’ve had a snack problem in my house recently… as in there’s been a lack of snacks in the house! I’m not talking about a lack of the usual snack culprits… fruit, nuts, etc. I’m talking about a lack of ready-made healthy treats; those that give you a boost of energy while also hitting-the-spot when it comes to flavor.
Luckily these Blueberry Date Energy Balls came to the rescue! They are made with only 6 ingredients: dates, almond butter, chia seeds, wild blueberry powder, unsweetened shredded coconut, and maple syrup. And they are naturally Paleo, Vegan, Grain-free, and Dairy-free.
To backtrack a little, my husband recently said that he missed the days where I’d make my own granola bars because then there would always be a healthy, filling, fresh snack in the fridge. He continued saying he liked having them around because they were filled with nuts and seeds and they always gave him energy.
I agreed with him. Sure we had lots of fruits, dried fruits, nuts and even some unhealthier processed stuff in the pantry, but we didn’t have fresh ready-made snacks in the fridge. ( Hence the snack problem ).
Energy Balls instantly came to mind.
They are basically like homemade granola bars or homemade snack bars, but in circular bite-sized form.
I’ve seen them all over Instagram, and the internet… but I had never actually made energy balls myself.
I’m not exactly sure why, but now that I’ve made them, I’m kind of kicking myself for waiting so long!
Energy balls are the easiest way to make fun, flavorful, healthy snacks!
Seriously, all you do is put your ingredients into a food processor. For these Blueberry Date Energy Balls, this includes dates, almond butter, water, chia seeds, wild blueberry powder, and unsweetened shredded coconut.
You mix all the ingredients up and roll them into balls.
Well for this recipe there is one extra step. You pour the ingredients from the food processor into a bowl. Add a bit of maple syrup, mix, and then roll the mixture into balls.
Then, you freeze or refrigerate these balls and that is all it takes to have ready-made Blueberry Date Energy Balls waiting for you as snacks all week long.
You probably already have almost every ingredient at your house already! All of them except for maybe the wild blueberry powder. I highly suggest buying some! It’s basically freeze-dried fresh blueberries that have been ground up into powder form.
I get my blueberry powder from Nuts.com.
Blueberry powder is a really great way to get a concentrated sweet blueberry flavor, and a concentrated dose of the antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients that are found in blueberries.
Basically, 1 Tbs of blueberry powder is equivalent to 1/2 cup of blueberries. Blueberry powder packs some strong flavor, and the powder stays good for months and months.
I personally love using blueberry powder to sprinkle on top of smoothies, to put into baked goods ( it will turn your baked goods soooo blue!), and in energy balls.
It’s a healthy and fun way to get blueberries in your life, and to get these Blueberry Date Energy Balls in your life.
Blueberry Date Energy Balls (Paleo, Vegan)
- ½ cup pitted dates ,this was 11 halawi dates ( these are smaller than mejool) ( I got mine at Trader Joes) or 7 mejool dates
- 1/3 cup almond butter
- 2 Tbs water
- 3 Tbs chia seeds
- 2 Tbs wild blueberry powder ( I get mine from Nuts.com)
- ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1-2 Tbs maple syrup
- Add dates, almond butter, and water to your food processor and mix until it turns into a paste. Add chia seeds, blueberry powder, and shredded coconut to the food processor and mix. Add the maple syrup and mix again. Put the mixture into a large bowl.
- Roll the mixture into 1 inch balls with your hands. Place balls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Then put the balls into the freezer for one hour or the refrigerator for two hours.
- Store the balls in an airtight container in the fridge. These Blueberry Date Energy Balls will last for 5-7 days in the fridge.
- This recipe makes around 15 balls.
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These would be perfect for an afternoon snack. I wish I had a few right now.
Love these things. Body feels great after having them, digestion, energy, muscle growth, little metabolism kick, some anti-oxidants…
thank you! Totally agree. I’ll have to make more!
I love energy bites! This is a delicious recipe! I have not heard of blueberry powder but it sounds amazing and I am going to order some and make this recipe!
Ummm….blueberry powder sounds amazing. How did I not know this was a thing! I love making these energy bites, especially when the recipe is vegan, because it’s a healthy treat to stash in your bag. Definitely looking into that blueberry powder!
Yes! You need to. It adds so much flavor! 🙂
Love energy balls! They’re so perfect for a busy-day snack. This blueberry date flavor sounds delicious!
I love energy balls so much – this flavor seems so good, I need to make some and stock up for the week!
I’ve never worked with blueberry powder before – I’m loving the vibrant color it gives these energy balls!
These little energy balls are packed with berry goodness! Great for on-the-go snacks.
What a great way to use dates! I picked up a fairly large container of them and have been looking for new ways to use them. Thanks! These will make a wonderful snack.
It is a great way to use up dates. 🙂
Those look like the perfect post workout snack, or a great afternoon pick me up. I love blueberries in everything, so this is a sure winner for me.
I need to try these energy balls and take some to the office. I think my husband would love them too!
Yessss, they are great to bring to work. My husband loved having them at work all week!
Woah I’ve never heard of blueberry powder! I’m going to look for that– how awesome!
It’s so great in baked goods and snacks. I’m a huge fan!
I haven’t tried blueberry powder yet, but I have used Nuts.com. Love them! These sound the the perfect treat for my family. 🙂
Me too! I literally buy everything there haha