Fortunately I have developed a tactic for blocking these cravings. Now I could of course have just come up with a healthy version of blueberry muffins but since I'm all about practicality and most importantly portability, I got a little more creative. Blueberry Muffin Energy Bites made with all-natural, healthy and raw ingredients. Plus, for the same amount of muffin you could eat 4 of these! What's even sneakier is that eating one of these balls totally hits the spot. You don't need to eat 4 of them to feel satisfied. I'll save myself 20 grams of sugar and 16 grams of fat thank-you-very-much.
Like my Lemon Hemp Bites I like to carry a couple of these around with me to snack on throughout the day or as a pre- or post-workout snack. With a bit of protein, a good amount of fat and some natural sugars these help prevent those awful blood sugar crashes which I am prone too.
This is another one of those, throw everything into the food processor and you're good to go kind of recipes. No need to fuss around with the oven, or a list of 15 ingredients. Since this recipe makes quite a few I like to store them in the freezer. Wait about 10 minutes for them to thaw and then bam you have a blueberry muffin! Well sort of ;) If food tends to go pretty quickly in your house (and trust me when you try these, they will) then store them in the fridge for up to a week. Now that my mouth is sufficiently watering I'm gonna go eat one (or several) of these...
Blueberry Muffin Energy Bites
Cook Time: 10 mins
Keywords: raw gluten-free vegan almond
Ingredients (Yields: 20-25 balls depending on size)
- 2 cups nuts (I used 1 cup of cashews & 1 cup of almonds)
- 1 cup dates
- 1 cup dried blueberries
- 1.5 tsp vanilla extract (or seeds of 1 vanilla bean)
- Zest of 1 lemon, juice of half a lemon
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
1. Add nuts to food processor. Process until nuts are pea-sized.
2. Combine nuts with dates and dried blueberries and process until all ingredients have broken down and are a bit sticky.
3. Add in lemon zest and juice and vanilla extract.
4. Process until all ingredients come together to form 1 large sticky ball.
5. Roll into small balls and store in fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer.
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Do you have any cravings that you just can't resist? Anyone else get sucked in by the baked goods at Starbucks?