Blueberry Lemon Energy Ball Bites
I’m so excited to share these wonderful, cake in your mouth, healthy energy ball bites with you! They are a little bit of a production to make but so, so, so worth it and perfect for a party, especially if you want to be the talk of the party. You do need a food processor for these, you can’t do it in a blender, trust me. I learned that hard way. All the dates and dried blueberries got stuck underneath the blade! I will also for warn you that if you have a small food processor you may to do this in two batches depending. My favorite part of this recipe is the rolling of the energy ball bites - I do this while watching This Is Us on Hulu - score!
•1 1/2 Cups Raw Cashews
•1/2 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut + additional for rolling
•1/2 Cup Dried Blueberries
•3/4 Cup Medjool Dates, pitted and roughly chopped
•1-2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
•1 Teaspoon Lemon Zest + additional for rolling
•1/2 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
•Pinch of Fine Sea Salt
1.In a food processor blend cashews and shredded coconut until they become a coarse meal. Don’t over blend!
2. Add blueberries, dates, lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla extract and salt. Process until the mixture forms a rough dough that can easily hold together when pinched between your fingers.
3. Taste test and add more lemon juice if necessary. Add cashews if the mixture is too wet.
4. Roll into small (1 or 1 and 1/2 inch) balls. I like to use a tsp measuring spoon or a cake ball scooper. (looks like a mini ice cream scooper)
5. Roll the balls into additional coconut and lemon zest. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week or put in the freezer for use later in the year.