Protein-Packed Lemon-Blueberry Energy Bites


Feeling that 3 pm slump creeping in? Ditch the sugary snacks and reach for a delicious and energizing alternative – High-Protein Lemon-Blueberry Energy Balls! These bite-sized powerhouses are packed with protein, healthy fats, and the vibrant flavors of lemon and blueberry, making them the perfect pick-me-up for busy days.

Why High-Protein Lemon-Blueberry Energy Balls?

  • Protein Power: Packed with protein from ingredients like nuts and seeds, these energy balls keep you feeling fuller for longer, combating cravings and afternoon fatigue.
  • Natural Energy Boost: The combination of healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, and a touch of natural sweetness provides sustained energy without the jitters often associated with sugary snacks.
  • Flavor Explosion: The bright citrus zest of lemon beautifully complements the sweet and juicy blueberries, creating a refreshing and satisfying taste experience.

Ingredients (makes about 12 balls):

  • Dry Ingredients:
    • 1 cup rolled oats
    • ½ cup raw almonds or cashews
    • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
    • ¼ cup chia seeds
    • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • Wet Ingredients:
    • ½ cup dried blueberries
    • ¼ cup pitted Medjool dates
    • 2 tablespoons nut butter (almond butter, peanut butter, etc.)
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil (or vegetable oil)
    • Zest of 1 lemon


  1. Food Processor Fiesta: In a food processor, combine the rolled oats, almonds/cashews, shredded coconut, chia seeds, and protein powder (if using). Pulse a few times to create a coarse crumb.
  2. Sticky Situation: Add the dried blueberries, dates, nut butter, lemon juice, melted coconut oil, and lemon zest to the food processor. Process until the mixture becomes sticky and begins to clump together.
  3. Ballin’: Using a spoon, scoop out the mixture and roll it into bite-sized balls with your hands.
  4. Chill Out (Optional): For a firmer texture, place the energy balls in the refrigerator or freezer for 15-20 minutes before enjoying.

Tips & Tricks:

  • Don’t have Medjool dates? Other dried fruits like raisins or cranberries can be used instead.
  • Want a chewier texture? Add a tablespoon of honey or maple syrup to the wet ingredients.
  • For extra protein and healthy fats, add a tablespoon of hemp seeds or flaxseed meal to the dry ingredients.
  • These energy balls store well in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week, or in the freezer for longer storage.

So ditch the sugary snacks and fuel your body with goodness! Whip up a batch of these High-Protein Lemon-Blueberry Energy Balls and experience a delicious and energizing way to conquer your day.

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