Lemon Blueberry Energy Bites Recipe

lemon blueberry energy bites
Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN, LD
Total Time: 10 min
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 0 min
Servings: 9 (2 balls each)

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

101 calories
3g fat
18g carbs
2g protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 9 (2 balls each)
Amount per serving  
Calories 101
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 9g  
Includes 6g Added Sugars 12%
Protein 2g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 86mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Energy bites and balls have become a popular snack option for people trying to eat healthier. They're similar to granola bars but without all of the sugar and sodium. They are also easy to prepare and convenient to eat—all you do is blend and roll into balls.

These lemon blueberry energy bites are made with blood pressure-friendly, cholesterol-reducing whole grain oats, almonds, and blueberries, and just a hint of honey and lemon. The combination provides satisfying protein and fiber, as well as magnesium and potassium.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries

Preparation

  1. Pulse 3/4 cup of the oats, almonds, lemon juice, lemon zest, and honey in a food processor until smooth.

  2. Pour into a bowl and stir in remaining oats and blueberries. Pinch off tablespoon-size pieces and roll into balls. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.

Variations and Substitutions

You may use quick-cooking oats for a smoother texture.

Any unsweetened dried fruit will work, but blueberries and lemon pair very nicely.

Cooking and Serving Tips

  • Make a batch on a Sunday for a week’s worth of easy, healthy snacks that you can grab and go. If you enjoy them cold, store them in the refrigerator.
  • These balls should keep for five days at room temperature in a sealed container, or up to a week in the fridge.
  • With energy bites, you should be aware of portion sizes. Because they are made with nutrient-dense foods, they pack plenty of energy into a small snack. Two snack balls are the perfect serving size, so be careful not to go overboard.

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