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March 5, 2019

by Alyssa

5-Ingredient Lemon Blueberry Energy Balls

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These tasty lemon blueberry energy balls use just 5 ingredients and are a cinch to whip up. They make the best healthy snack or afternoon sweet treat!

Lemon Blueberry Energy Balls

I first discovered the world of energy balls about 8 years ago. I saw someone on YouTube make them and realized it would be the perfect snack when I was going to the office every day.

Back then, I was struggling with snacks at that point – bars were often more than I needed, but I was sick of eating hummus and carrots. Energy balls seemed like the perfect solution.

Fast forward 8 years and we've got at least a dozen flavor varieties on the site, and there is a constant supply in my freezer. They're my go-to snack but also double as a nice sweet treat if I'm out of chocolate. This time around we're using one of my newest discoveries: dried blueberries

Benefits of Dried Blueberries

What Are The Benefits of Dried Blueberries?

To make energy balls you need something sticky to help hold them together. I usually use dates, but you can really use any dried fruit. To make these energy balls bright and cheery, we're using dried blueberries!

The benefit of dried blueberries over something like cranberries is that they're much stickier, helping you get a better consistency with your balls. Dried blueberries also have amazing flavor, are high in antioxidants and have an incredible color!

Are they a substitute for fresh? They certainly can be! And they can also be rehydrated if you want to use them in something like pancakes or muffins.How to make Lemon Blueberry Energy Balls

How to Make Energy Balls At Home

A few months ago I shared my Ultimate Guide to Making Energy Balls and in that guide, we talk all about the things you need. It's actually quite easy to make energy balls at home!

All you need is:

  • Food processor
  • Dried fruit
  • Nuts
  • And mixins

And from there you can pretty much create any combination you want!

No Bake Blueberry Energy Balls

We're Loving These Lemon Blueberry Energy Balls!

Since I'm typically a chocolate or peanut butter girl, I thought today we'd change things up and go in the fruity direction.

These lemon blueberry energy balls are the perfect solution! They use just 5 ingredients, are packed with flavor and can be customized a little based on what you have on hand.

  • For example, don't have cashews? Swap with whatever kind of nut or seed you want!
  • Don't want to use protein powder? Oats will totally work.
  • Not feeling the lemon? Lime would also be scrumptious!

Basically, the moral of the story is this…

Energy balls are awesome. They make the absolute perfect snack. They're filling and sweet, without being too much. And they're fun to make. So have fun and experiment with combinations that you enjoy. And keep a stockpile on rotation at ALL times!

5-Ingredient Lemon Blueberry Energy Balls

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Lemon Blueberry Energy Balls

These tasty lemon blueberry energy balls use just 5 ingredients and are a cinch to whip up. They make the best healthy snack or afternoon sweet treat!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cooling 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16 balls
Calories 89kcal
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Easy No Bake Energy Ball Recipe
4.54 from 13 votes



  • Add the dates, blueberries, and cashews to a food processor and process on high until a sandy texture forms, about 30 seconds. Remove the lid and add the remaining ingredients. Process again until a dough starts to form.
  • Form the dough into tablespoon-sized balls and place on a plate. Repeat until all the dough has been used. Place the plate in the fridge or freezer to set.
  • Store in the fridge or freezer for best results.



* swap the protein powder with 1/3 cup rolled oats. process the oats with the fruit and nuts!


Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.7mg

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Hey there, I’m Alyssa Rimmer, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga-lover, dog mom, and founder of Simply Quinoa. It’s nice to meet you! I created SQ as a way to provide solutions for women just like me, who were struggling to find helpful information about how to live a healthy and fulfilled life. My hope is that you will find inspiration here on SQ – in my story, in my recipes, in the hundreds of wellness articles, and in our amazing community. Welcome!

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  1. I doubled the lemon juice and added 1TBSP of Nutrional Yeast and 2 TBSP of Flax Meal, it didn’t process into a dough ball like yours… Lol but they taste amazing!!!
    Like dessert
    Thank you very much for the recipe!! ❤️


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