Want the taste of a sweet and delicious blueberry muffin, without all of the gunk? Make these Raw Blueberry Muffin Energy Balls for a nutritious snack that doesn’t skimp on the flavor!
I LOVE blueberry muffins. In university I consumed far too many Starbucks Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins. I’ve always eaten fairly healthy but these bad boys were my weakness. Through each bite I knew how much sugar and butter I was consuming but I literally could not stop myself. I almost convinced myself they were moderately healthy because blueberries are a fruit! With 390 calories, 28 grams of sugar and 20 grams of fat these muffins are by no means healthy…or nutritious. But even still I get intense cravings for one every time I step into Starbucks.
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 Balls 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.
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…
Join me as I make these Blueberry Muffin Energy Balls!
Serves: 20-25 balls (depending on size)
- Add nuts to food processor. Process until nuts are pea-sized.
- Combine nuts with dates and dried blueberries and process until all ingredients have broken down and are a bit sticky.
- Add in lemon zest and juice and vanilla extract.
- Process until all ingredients come together to form 1 large sticky ball.
- Roll into small balls and store in fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer.