Nutritious Treats

Blueberry Lemon Energy Bites

Blueberry lemon energy bites are made with dried blueberries, oats, almond butter, coconut flakes and white chocolate chips — a perfect bite-sized, gluten and dairy free snack packed with good nutrition and easy to make in one bowl without a food processor.

blueberry energy bites with lemon, coconut, oats, almond butter, and white chocolate chips

If you peek inside my fridge or freezer at any given time, you will pretty much always find 2 cartons of blueberries and one bag in the freezer. They’re a fruit I could eat everyday and not get sick of and I love how convenient they are to snack on — all you have to do is grab a boost of blue, then rinse and enjoy! 

This post was created in partnership with the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. All opinions are my own and as always, I appreciate your support!

Some of my favorite ways to eat them is in oatmeal, yogurt, in a smoothie or on a salad like this blueberry greens and grains bowl. You seriously can’t go wrong!  

Convenient and nutritious, blueberries are made for pairing; a handful with nuts, yogurt, granola, peanut or almond butter toast, cheese or a protein bar makes for a power snack or mini-meal.

And did I mention how delicious blueberries are in baked goods?! Case in point, these blueberry blondies! 

I think we need to rename February, Feb-BLUE-ary in honor of this recipe that I know you will love not only this month, but anytime you’re in the mood for a nutritious treat. 

gluten and dairy free blueberry energy bites

Blueberry Nutrition 

Fresh or frozen, blueberries contain beneficial vitamins and minerals.

Blueberries are:

  • A good source of Vitamin C, which helps the immune system work properly. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps to protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.
  • A good source of dietary fiber (3.6 grams per serving). Fiber aids in digestion and makes you feel fuller faster. 

And did you know? Blueberries are also certified as heart-healthy through the American Heart Association Heart-Check Food Certification Program. Disclaimer: Heart-Check certification does not apply to information, recipes, or suggested uses unless expressly stated.

And if you’re looking for ways to cut back on sugar in your diet, swap sweetened yogurts, smoothies, cereals or oatmeal for unsweetened versions and add blueberries to get all the great taste without the sugar. May I also suggest these mini no bake blueberry cheesecakes to satisfy your sweet tooth in a delicious way! 

Blueberries & Heart Health 

A growing body of scientific evidence demonstrates that blueberries can be part of eating patterns to support cardiovascular health, especially as part of an overall healthy lifestyle.

Blueberries are certified as heart-healthy through the American Heart Association Heart-Check Food Certification Program. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, vegetables and fruits, like blueberries, are associated with a reduced risk of many chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, and may be protective against certain types of cancers.

February is American Heart Month, so this month (and every month), be sure to grab a boost of blue to make any day better with simple, healthful, delicious blueberries! 

Ingredients for blueberry lemon energy bites

  • Dried blueberries freeze dried blueberries work great in this recipe too
  • Regular or gluten free rolled oatsoats give these bites more fiber and a nice chewy texture
  • Creamy unsweetened almond buttermake sure it’s really drippy! That will work best to help mix all of the ingredients together
  • Vanilla protein powder or unflavored collagen
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut 
  • HoneyI love using honey as a natural sweetener
  • Vanilla extract
  • Ground flax seedflax seed is a good source of health fats and fiber
  • Cinnamon 
  • Salt
  • Lemon zest 
  • Mini white chocolate chips omit to keep this recipe dairy free or look for dairy free chips

equipment / utensils

  • medium-sized mixing bowls
  • wooden spoon
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Blueberry Lemon Energy Bites

  • Author: Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1012 balls 1x
  • Category: nutritious treats
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: american

Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 cup regular or gluten free old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup dried blueberries 
  • 3/4 cup creamy unsweetened almond butter 
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut 
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder and or 1 serving of collagen
  • 1 tbsp. ground flax seed 
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract 
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • zest of 1 lemon 
  • ½ cup mini white chocolate chips (optional) 

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized bowl combine all ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon. Fold in the dried blueberries and mini white chocolate chips. Grate fresh lemon zest on top and stir well to combine all ingredients. 
  2. Use a cookie scoop to portion out mixture and roll into balls using your hands.
  3. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for a week or freeze for longer.

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