Being on the road means frequent trips to the gas station to get gas and (with great regret) spend time perusing the candy aisle, but we know that’s not smart which led us to this recipe for blueberry pie energy balls…it literally tastes like pie! When I originally found this recipe from The Healthy Maven, I was super excited because the mix of ingredients sounded like heaven…we have a pretty big obsession with anything that involves blueberries which we think is good because they’re filled with antioxidants. And don’t get me started on the lemon flavor in this sweet treat…it is so bold and so good. Now I adapted this recipe only by adding a little bit of cinnamon just because that’s what I do when making blueberry pie or crumble. So I’ll just stop writing now because you should make this immediately…you won’t regret it! Oh, but one last thing, we wanted to share with you some exciting news…our photo of the abandoned Futuro House from our other blog Our Ruins has been featured this week on Cabin Porn which you can view here. If you haven’t visited their site before, you should…they post so many amazing cabins from around the world that make you want to cozy up in one of them!
- 1 cup of almonds
- 1 cup of cashews
- 1 cup of pitted dates
- 1 cup of dried blueberries
- ¼ teaspoon of sea salt
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- lemon zest from half a lemon
- lemon juice from half a lemon
- Add almonds and cashews to a food processor. Process until nuts are pea sized...about 15 to 30 seconds.
- Add dates and dried blueberries to the processed nuts. Process until combined and are slightly sticky...about 1 minute.
- Add sea salt, cinnamon, vanilla extract, lemon zest, and lemon juice to the blueberry mixture. Process until the mixture is combined and clumps together...about 1 minute.
- Transfer blueberry mixture to a bowl.
- Using a tablespoon, scoop up pieces and use your hands to roll into balls.
- Place in an air tight container in the refrigerator for at least one hour before eating.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or freeze. If traveling long distances, keep in a cooler.
Have you ever tried energy balls or bites? Leave a comment…we would love to hear what you think!
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