Blueberry balls. Blueberry balls. Say thats 5 times fast.
I created these little munchkins after realizing that I had a heap of blueberries in my fridge that needed to be used, and also due to the fact I need something healthy, clean and not boring (cough plain boiled eggs..) to snack on during the day.
Alas, paleo blueberry power balls were born. Happy birthday lil’ guys.
Aren’t they the cutest things ever? They are the perfect size for snacking and are full of good-for you ingredients such as chia seeds, blueberries, almonds and nut butter. I may or may not have already eaten 5 of them. Uhhhh…..
Instead of reaching for candy, chips or other unhealthy snacks when hunger strikes, pop 2 or 3 of these bad boys in your mouth to keep you satiated until dinner time. No more yucky #3pmSnack in’ for you!
Plus. There is NO SUGAR ADDED. Each little ball is naturally sweetened by the juicy blueberries. They are also paleo, gluten free AND vegan. Woop woop. All diets welcome here!
The best part? The sky is the limit with add-on ingredients. Some ideas include swapping out the almonds for pistachios or using a different kind of nut butter!
Paleo Blueberry Energy Balls
1/2 cup of plain, unsalted almonds
1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
1 cup of dried dates (about 19)
2 Tbsp natural almond butter
1 cup of Driscoll’s blueberries
~1/3 unsweetened coconut for topping
1. In a food processor, process almonds until finely chopped. Pour into a bowl, mix in chia seeds and set aside.
2. Process dates, almond butter and blueberries for about 20-30 seconds until all ingredients are chopped and almond butter is mixed in.
3. Scoop date/blueberry mixture into the almonds/chia seeds. Mix until dough-like consistency.
4. Roll dough into 1-1.5 inch balls. Coat in coconut. Place on cookie sheet and freeze until firm.
Enjoy! These things can be eaten frozen or thawed (both are yummy!) and will keep in your refrigerator for about a week (if they don’t get eaten before then!).
Disclaimer: I partnered with Driscoll’s berries for this recipe as part of their #3pmSnack campaign. You can see other recipes by following @Driscollsberries on Twitter or searching #3pmSnack.