Vegan Blueberry Energy Balls

Vegan Blueberry Energy Balls, a healthy no-bake snack that is perfect for times when your sweet tooth craves a treat. Super delicious, with no refined sugar added, these bites are naturally gluten-free.

A white bowl with 7 energy balls ans 2 blueberries, and more blueberries on the side.

There are plenty of energy snacks out there you are labelled as super healthy, and yet, if you read the labels carefully, you realise some (if not most of them) are anything by healthy.

Lots of hidden ingredients, none of them healthy at all, and super processed. Not to mention ridiculously expensive.

So, why not make our own energy bites with no added refined sugar or any sweetners? They are quick, super easy to make, and they keep well in the fridge for days.

Now, be mindful that dates do have a high amount of sugar, be it natural. I know it’s not the same as refined sugar, but I wouldn’t have too many at the same time.

Everything in moderation, and balance is always the key to a happy life.

Overhead shoot of a blender with ingredients to make blueberry energy balls

How do you make healthy blueberry energy balls?

Unlike dates, blueberries are very low in natural sugar, along with all berries, as a matter of fact, so that’s great.

I love berries of all kind, and always have some around for my little one’s packed lunch for nursery. She absolutely loves them too.

Right, so all we need for this recipe is a good blender, chopper or food processor that can blitz together the ingredients.

Smaller blades are not that great at blitzing nuts, so ideally we would need a food processor that has larger blades.

  • just add the dates, cashew nuts, almonds, desiccated coconut, and blueberries, and blitz for 10-20 seconds
  • we don’t need a smooth paste, actually it’s quite nice to have some bits in there
  • shape into balls, and serve either straigh away, or chilled from the fridge

Pretty easy, right?

Overhead shoot of a white plate with energy balls

Can I make these energy balls without dates?

Well, that’s a good question! Dates are the binding ingredient here that keeps the bites together. Their stickiness are just perfect, and the balls hold their shape very well.

If you’d rather not use dates at all, try adding another binding ingredient, like any nut butter, peanut butter being a very popular choice.

Just the blueberries won’t be enough to keep everything together.

Can I give shape these energy bites into bars?

Absolutely! All you need to do is line a small rectangle or square baking tray with non-stick paper, spread the processed mixture onto it, and press well with the back of a spoon or glass for the mixture to be firmly set.

Chill in the fridge for one-two hours, then cut it into bars.

Close-up shoot of a white balls with energy bites

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A white bowl with 7 blueberry muffin energy balls
Vegan Blueberry Energy Balls
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Vegan Blueberry Energy Balls, a healthy snack that is perfect for times when your sweet tooth craves a treat. They are no bake, low carb, gluten free and low in calories. And super delicious too! 

Course: Snack
Cuisine: International
Keyword: healthy snacks
Servings: 12 balls
Calories: 119 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cashew nuts
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup dates
  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut
Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender or food processor.

  2. Blitz for 10-20 seconds, then shape into balls.

  3. Serve either straight away or chilled from the fridge.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Blueberry Energy Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 119 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 162mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin C 0.7%
Calcium 2.2%
Iron 5.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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