Superfood Energy Balls + Detox Recipes
Published Jan 05, 2015, Updated May 14, 2021
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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.
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.
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.
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!
More Energy Bite Recipes You Might Enjoy:
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- Lemon Energy Balls
- Superfood Energy Balls
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- No Bake Protein Balls
- Vanilla Cake Balls
If you make these Superfood Energy Balls be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting us know how it turned out. Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and our readers!
Superfood Energy Balls
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.
Hi, does anyone know if I can substitute the ground flax seed with almond meal? Thanks!
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!
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