Wild blueberries contain two times more antioxidants and have a stronger flavour than regular blueberries. These wild blueberry & lemon energy balls are a healthy, quick & easy no bake snack – perfect for on the go, in lunch boxes or as an after school or work treat – that both adults and kids will love. Perfect for meal prep as a large batch can be made quickly and easily in just 5 minutes. Allergy friendly and suitable for a range of dietary requirements – free from gluten, dairy, grains, wheat, soy, eggs, nuts, seeds, oil & refined sugar. Vegan, auto-immune protocol (AIP), paleo and whole30 friendly.
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benefits of energy balls
Energy balls are my favourite go-to snack and perfect for meal prep as a large number can be made in just 5 minutes with minimal effort – simply blend the ingredients in a food processor, roll the mixture into balls and place in the fridge, where they can be stored for up to a week.
blueberry & lemon energy ball ingredients
These energy balls are also made from healthy nutritious ingredients that are free from inflammatory refined sugar, preservatives and artificial flavours that store bought snacks often contain:-
- Green banana flour (UK Link/US Link). This is a great source of resistant starch, which feeds the good bacteria in the gut, improving digestion and supporting our immune system. It’s also high in essential vitamins and minerals like potassium, magnesium and zinc.
- Lemons are a good source of vitamin C, which supports the immune system.
- Wild blueberry powder (UK Link/US Link). Wild blueberries contain double the amount of antioxidants and have a stronger flavour than regular blueberries, as well as being a concentrated source of various vitamins and minerals.
- Medjool dates (UK Link/US Link). These provide natural sweetness making this recipe refined sugar free.
- Food processor (UK Link/US Link)
- Mixing bowl (UK Link/US Link)
- Measuring spoons and cups (UK Link/US Link)
- Lemon juicer (UK Link/US Link)
- Lemon zester (UK Link/US Link)
- Weighing scales (UK Link/US Link)
blueberry and lemon energy ball Dietary Requirements
These wild blueberry & lemon energy balls are free from:-
- Refined Sugar
They are also:-
- Auto-Immune Protocol (AIP) friendly
- Whole30 friendly.
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Wild Blueberry & Lemon Energy Balls
Wild blueberries contain two times more antioxidants and have a stronger flavour than regular blueberries. These wild blueberry & lemon energy balls are a quick and healthy allergy-free snack made in just 5 minutes. Perfect snack for on the go, in lunch boxes or an after school or work treat. Free from gluten, dairy, grains, nuts, seeds and refined sugar. Vegan, autoimmune protocol (AIP), paleo & whole30 friendly.
- 200 grams (7 oz) medjool dates, pitted (approximately 12)
- 120 grams (1 cup approx) green banana flour
- 3 tablespoons wild blueberry powder
- Zest from 2 large lemons
- 4 tablespoons fresh juice from lemon (or as much as needed to form a dough)
- Step 1 Place the medjool dates, wild blueberry powder, green banana flour, lemon juice and zest in a food processor and blend on high for 1 minute or until the mixture is combined.
- Step 2 Transfer the mixture into a bowl. Press the mixture together with your hands until a dough forms
- Step 3 Split the dough into 12 equal pieces.
- Step 4 Roll the pieces of dough between your hands into balls
- Step 5 Eat straight away or chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours for a firmer texture.
- Step 6 Keep in the fridge for up to a week.
- Step 7 Above links are for UK readers. For US readers – medjool dates, wild blueberry powder, green banana flour, food processor, mixing bowl.
- Step 8 Nutrition per serving (1 ball). Calories 85 kcal, Total Fat 0.1g, Carbohydrates 22.3g, Sugars 11.4g, Protein 0.3g, Sodium 4.7mg, Fibre 2.1g, Saturated fat 0g. Nutrition information is an estimate provided by an online calculator and is intended for reference only.