Superfood Energy Balls + Detox Recipes

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


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 15 balls

Description

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!


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

  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, dried fruit and cinnamon. Add date and almond butter mixture and stir until fully combined.
  3. Roll into 1 inch balls. Place balls into an airtight container and store in the fridge or freezer for snacking throughout the week.
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 104
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Fat: 6g
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 2g

Keywords: no bake energy balls, no bake energy bites, superfood, superfood energy balls

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    38 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!

    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

      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.

    6. Hannah
      November 14, 2016 AT 8:47 am

      finally an energy ball recipe with a twist! I’m so excited to make this. P.S I’ve only just discovered your blog and i absolutely love it, the design the content, it’s definitely going to be one of my faves.

    7. Edwina
      November 6, 2016 AT 7:35 am

      Your energy balls look delicious, great flavors. I have always soaked the oats first for this type of recipe. I’ll have to make this and try the texture without the soaking! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    8. Amy
      July 31, 2016 AT 2:51 am

      I love energy balls but never used so many oats. Love the flavours here, thanks!

    9. monika cornejo
      May 19, 2015 AT 11:38 pm

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

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 20, 2015 AT 11:53 am

        I haven’t tried it with other sweeteners but I bet other liquid sweeteners like honey or agave would work well.

    10. Swarna
      February 20, 2015 AT 9:35 am

      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:)

    11. Swarna
      January 28, 2015 AT 3:10 pm

      Hi Brittany,

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

      Thank you

      Thanks,
      Swarna

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 28, 2015 AT 3:19 pm

        So sorry for the delay Swarna. It’s working now!

    12. Swarna
      January 22, 2015 AT 8:55 pm

      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

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 28, 2015 AT 3:21 pm

        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.

    13. Jennifer
      January 15, 2015 AT 9:12 pm

      I think my weekend menu has just been planned!

    14. Stephanie
      January 11, 2015 AT 10:27 pm

      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?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 11, 2015 AT 11:02 pm

        Yeah, a little more almond butter, maple syrup or an extra date!

    15. Vera
      January 9, 2015 AT 12:49 pm

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

    16. roselyn page
      January 6, 2015 AT 3:30 pm

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

    17. Ashlee
      January 6, 2015 AT 6:10 am

      Energy balls look amazing 🙂

    18. thebellemelon
      January 5, 2015 AT 8:41 pm

      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.

    19. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
      January 5, 2015 AT 6:20 pm

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

    20. Cara
      January 5, 2015 AT 4:48 pm

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

    21. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West
      January 5, 2015 AT 1:28 pm

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

    22. Jenn
      January 5, 2015 AT 10:36 am

      These look so good!!

    23. Calliope
      January 5, 2015 AT 10:14 am

      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!

    24. Kelly @ Nosh and Nourish
      January 5, 2015 AT 9:55 am

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

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