Superfood Energy Balls + Detox Recipes

6 Delicious Detox Recipes for the New Year

I’ve decided that today, the Monday after January 1, should be coined National Detox Day and to celebrate I’m teaming up with five of my favorite healthy food bloggers to bring you six detox-friendly recipes to start 2015 off right.

First let me just say that I am honored to be part of this collaboration — all five of the other ladies involved are amazing food photographers, creative recipe developers and inspiring bloggers. Just scroll down and you’ll see what I mean.

In an effort to prepare for today’s post we all thought about what detoxing means to us and came up with a recipe to share. If I hadn’t been assigned the snack category I would have probably done a salad recipe. I love salads and in my head, detox = mountains of veggies = salad. Luckily I was forced out of my comfort zone because 1.) I already have a million salad recipes here (including a detox salad recipe) and 2.) the energy balls I’m sharing today are really good. Like, really really good. And they’re totally detox approved in my book.

Superfood Energy Balls

More info on these delicious balls soon, but first let me share the full detox menu.

 

6 Delicious Detox Recipes for the New Year

BONUS: $150 Amazon gift card to support you in your effort to eat healthy in 2015. Stock up on healthy pantry staples or perhaps put it towards a kitchen gadget, like that VitaMix you’ve been swooning over for ages.

Super Yellow Juice // Nosh and Nourish

An immune booster and digestion aide in one glass, Kelly’s Super Yellow Juice is overflowing with vitamin C from the bell peppers and rutabega. Drink up.

Coconut Cashew Smoothie Bowl // Faith Food Fitness

Taylor’s Coconut Cashew Smoothie Bowl is extra creamy with avocado, greek yogurt and a cashew cream swirl. I want to dive in!

Detox Vegetable Soup // The Healthy Maven

Salad has met it’s match with Davida’s Detox Vegetable Soup. It’s got eight different vegetables and is ready in under 40 minutes — it’s the perfect way to load up on veggies during the cold winter months.

Paleo Fried Rice // Fit Foodie Finds

Lee’s Paleo Fried Rice uses shredded cauliflower in place of the rice and a ton of veggies. If you’re looking for a quick (30 minute), vegetarian meal idea, this would be it.

Roasted Salmon with Apple Fennel Salad // Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Lexi’s Roasted Salmon with Apple Fennel Salad is served over garlicky kale. It’s simple and fast enough to make for a weeknight meal, yet fancy enough to serve for weekend guests. Salmon is my favorite fish so I’ll definitely be testing out this recipe ASAP.

Don’t these recipes make you want to start a detox?!?

A little more about my balls, they’ve got a base of heart-healthy oats, almond butter and dates with a few superfood berries studded throughout. They’re healthy enough for a detox but sweet enough to satisfy a sweet tooth craving. This week I’ve been using them as a pre-workout snack before early morning workouts and as an after dinner dessert option.

Superfood berries

I used a mega antioxidant blend of berries that had golden raisins, cherries, blueberries, pomegranate, inca berries, goji berries and mulberries. Mulberries are my favorite dried berry flavor wise, but I love the pop of color that the other berries add.

The best part about this recipe is that it’s highly adaptable. Feel free to experiment with your favorite dried fruit or use other add-ins like coconut flakes or chocolate chips.

Superfood Energy Balls

These balls take a mere 7 ingredients and only 10 minutes to whip up. Make a batch today and you’ll have a portable healthy snack option for the week!

Superfood Energy Balls

Yum!

Superfood Energy Balls

Superfood Energy Balls + Detox Recipes (Giveaway)
 
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These no bake energy balls are packed with superfoods and the perfect on-the-go snack option. You only seven ingredients and about 10 minutes to make them!
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Serves: 15 balls
Ingredients
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ¼ cup ground flax seed
  • 2 Tablespoons superfood berry mix or favorite dried fruit
  • 3 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Combine dates, almond butter and maple syrup in food processor and pulse until dates are fully chopped and everything is combined.
  2. In a bowl mix together oats, flax seed, dried fruit and cinnamon. Add date and almond butter mixture and stir until fully combined. Roll into 1 inch balls. Place balls into an airtight container and store in the fridge or freezer for snacking throughout the week.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 ball Calories: 104 Fat: 6g Carbohydrates: 11g Sugar: 4g Fiber: 2g Protein: 2g

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Comments

  1. Great recipes…the link for the veggie soup doesn’t seem to be working. Can’t wait to try it!

  2. I LOVELOVELOVE energy balls like this! But I have actually never added oatmeal to them! I could LIVE off oats, so I need to try that! So fun to have you join us 🙂 Pinned!

  3. I love energy balls! Perfect snack and I love the flavors you have in here! They will be up next when I need some more bites!

  4. fitfoodiefinds says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a prettier set of balls in my entire life! 😀

  5. These look amazing, I want to try all these recipes! Hitting the reset button this week, woo!

  6. YUMMM. I have been wanting to mix up my energy ball recipe rotation and have everything on hand to make these. Definitely happening today. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  7. Soooooooooo glad to have you!!! And I must make a batch of these balls, asap!

  8. These look great! I’m a nursing mum & lately have been trying to find ways to get more oats & flax in to my diet to support lactation. I’m gonna whip these up with a tsp of brewers yeast & keep them on around for afternoon snacking. Thanks!

  9. These look so good!!

  10. Yes, we all need a little detox every once in a while. Here’s to lots of water and lots of greens! 🙂

  11. I love detoxes that include real food. I don’t think I could do those juice cleanses.

  12. Yum! Everything here looks great. I am also totally with you on the salads. 🙂

  13. I just made these tonight – adding a little water to the Date/Almond Butter mixture, as my blender did not pulse them to perfection – but they are still delicious! Great grab and go snack this week.

  14. I love all of these wholefood ideas for detoxing in the new year – cleaning out your system is all about lots of healthy, whole food – in my opinion!! 🙂 No juices diets for me!

    Jill
    Latest Post: The World’s Most Accurate Fitness Tracker – My Week of Shocking Results!

  15. Energy balls look amazing 🙂

  16. roselyn page says:

    All of these look so good, the energy balls look tasty

  17. The paleo rice dish looks yummy – fried rice is one of my favourite meals, so this would be a perfect healthier version.

  18. Made these tonight for the week ahead. They taste really good! They were a little crumbly…any suggestions on getting them to hold together better – a little more almond butter? Other ideas?

  19. I think my weekend menu has just been planned!

  20. Hi Brittany,

    Hope you’re safely back home from Colorado!

    When I clicked on the superfood berry mix link under the ingredient list, it takes me to a different page saying not found. Can you please look into this or give me the brand name you used and where you purchased? I looked in Whole foods market but didn’t find any.

    I did try the recipe with other dry fruit I had on hand and it turned out wonderful! Thanks a lot for sharing:) I skipped the maple syrup as I am watching my sugar intake and also added a table spoon of chia seeds and 2tbsp shredded coconut for extra nutrition.

    Thanks in advance!
    Swarna

    • I used Navitas Naturals Trail Mix — it’s in the supplement section at Whole Foods or you can order it online. 🙂 I’m glad your version turned out. Thanks so much for trying the recipe.

  21. Hi Brittany,

    Can you please fix the link for super food berry mix under the ingredients list.

    Thank you

    Thanks,
    Swarna

  22. Hi Brittany,

    No problem! You are a very busy person constantly working on posting a new blog post for the world 🙂 and I can totally understand the delay! The link is working now. Thanks for getting back to me on this.

    Happy Friday:)

  23. is there anything thing else I can use besides Maple Sryup?

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