Superfood Energy Balls + Detox Recipes

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These superfood energy 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!

In an effort to prepare for today’s post we 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.

Shallow bowl of Superfood Energy Balls

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 in the palm of a hand with superfood energy balls in the background.

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.

One superfood energy ball with a bite out of it in the foreground, superfood berries and a shallow bowl of superfood energy balls in the background.

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!

Hand holding Superfood Energy Ball with a bite out of it in the foreground, superfood berries and shallow bowl of superfood energy balls in the background.

Yum!

White bowl of Superfood Energy Balls with scattered superfood berries around the perimeter.

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Superfood Energy Balls

3 from 9 votes
These superfood energy 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!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 15 balls

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 2 Tablespoons superfood berry mix or favorite dried fruit
  • 3 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Combine dates, almond butter and maple syrup in food processor and pulse until dates are fully chopped and everything is combined.
  • In a bowl mix together oats, flax, 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.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1ball Calories: 104kcal Carbohydrates: 11g Protein: 2g Fat: 6g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 4g
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: no bake energy balls, no bake energy bites, superfood, superfood energy balls

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    39 comments
    1. Agus
      August 6, 2017 AT 10:50 pm

      Hi, does anyone know if I can substitute the ground flax seed with almond meal? Thanks!

      1. Brigitte Couture
        August 15, 2021 AT 1:10 pm

        Brittany’s recipes are easy to adapt to whatever you have on hands. I’m sure it would work as wheat germ, chia seeds or anything in that dry category. I’ve subbed millions of things in her ball recipes and they are always good. Too dry, add more dates, prunes, water…, too wet add more oatmeal, barley flakes or any dry ingredient. Experiment and have fun surprising your tastebuds!

    2. Jane Ambrose
      May 30, 2017 AT 5:05 am

      These were great. I made them with honey. Thank you for the recipe. I’m doing a de-tox and these are a lovely treat to look forward to after dinner:-)

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 30, 2017 AT 10:01 am

        So glad you enjoyed these, Jane!

    3. Catherine
      May 4, 2017 AT 2:52 pm

      Hi there,
      The superfood berry mix doesn’t seem to be available any longer. What would you use instead?
      Thanks

    4. karen
      April 24, 2017 AT 2:47 pm

      Hi, I need to know what weight the ingredients are. I am in UK and not sure if a cup is different size wise?

    5. Nottingham Food Lovers
      March 11, 2017 AT 3:45 pm

      3 stars
      Why on earth is there all the other rubbish beforehand. I wanted protein balls not a detox! It really put me off and I’d rather investigate if the recipe sounded good. (Which it does and I’ll be trying. Can’t beleive how much rubbish is on the page too.

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