These no bake blueberry energy balls are made with just five healthy ingredients and are packed with protein to boost your energy and improve your health.
As promised, I'm sharing four delicious and healthy blueberry recipes this week in partnership with the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council's Goodness Frozen campaign. It's time for blueberry energy balls.
These little bite-sized balls have been trending on Pinterest for a while now, but it wasn't until recently that I decided to try my hand at making them.
Holy easy recipe, batman! Not only are these blueberry energy balls no bake (as in, you never have to turn on your oven), but they're also made with just five ingredients… and you likely already have them on hand.
Of course the recipe starts with blueberries. I recommend thawing frozen blueberries. And then you literally just dump the other four ingredients (almond butter, chia seeds, oats and dates) into your food processor and pulse to combine.
Roll up into adorable little balls and refrigerate for an hour and you're done. Seriously, if this recipe takes you more than 5 minutes to make you're doing something wrong.
So, blueberry energy balls are easy to make, but they're also packed with nutrition proving that good things do come in small packages.
Just 2 balls packs a whopping 9 grams of fiber, nearly 8 grams of protein, 40 grams of complex carbs (thanks for the energy boost!), plus tons of magnesium, phosphorous and calcium. Ca-ching!
I love eating a couple for breakfast on busy mornings, or during the middle of the day for a snack when I need a quick pick-me-up.
They actually taste a little bit like PB&J since you've got the smashed blueberries and nut butter. What's better than a healthy nostalgic treat in a portable bite-sized ball?
If you try this recipe, be sure to share a photo and tag me @rootandrevel on social media–I'd LOVE to see how it turned out for you!
No Bake Five Ingredient Blueberry Energy Balls
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until ingredients are combined and sticky.
- Using your hands, roll mixture into balls, about 1-2 tablespoons each. If it gets too sticky, dip your fingers in lukewarm water to help smooth the balls out.
- Place on a plate or in a container, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve and enjoy!
Photo Credit: Heidi Geldhauser
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