Blueberry-Lemon Energy Balls


If you're looking for a midday pick-me-up, these irresistible blueberry-lemon balls come together in minutes and make a perfect on-the-go snack. Walnuts add a boost of plant-based protein and help keep you energized, while a bit of maple syrup adds sweetness.

Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • ¾ cup walnuts

  • ½ cup pitted dates

  • ¼ cup dried blueberries

  • ¾ cup old-fashioned rolled oats

  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Add walnuts, dates and blueberries to a food processor; process until chopped and combined, 7 to 10 seconds. Add oats, maple syrup and lemon juice. Continue processing until a smooth, thick paste forms, 20 to 30 seconds. Transfer the paste to a small bowl; add lemon zest and mix to combine. With your hands, form and roll the mixture into 18 small balls.

    blueberry lemon energy balls
    Ali Redmond

To make ahead

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

190 Calories
9g Fat
27g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 190
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 15g
Added Sugars 4g 8%
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 3IU 0%
Vitamin C 3mg 3%
Folate 13mcg 3%
Vitamin K 3mcg 3%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 32mg 8%
Potassium 207mg 4%
Zinc 1mg 9%
Omega 3 1g

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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