I love energy bites. They are jam packed with wholesome ingredients and give you a burst of energy just when you need it. These delicious Blueberry Energy Bites have a tasty icing drizzle for a bit of extra sweetness.
For this easy recipe, just mix up a bunch of your favorite ingredients in a big bowl and form them into balls. Once they have set, a quick drizzle of a yogurt sugar icing gets added and they are done!
I love the taste of blueberries. I use them often in baked goods and as a topping for cereal. Blueberries are low in calories and fat and a great source of vitamin C, fiber and manganese.
Normally, i use them fresh, but for today’s recipe, I’ll be folding in some dried blueberries – a new dried fruit that I just discovered.
Here’s how to make these Blueberry Energy Bites.
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The base of these energy bites is a combination of these hearty items:
- old fashioned rolled oats
- unsweetened coconut flakes
- chopped raw almonds
- chia seeds
- dried blueberries
To make everything stick together, I used reduced fat peanut butter, honey and some vanilla extract.
Mix the dry ingredients first in a bowl (leave the blueberries for later)
Something’s got to stick it all together, right? Heat the peanut butter and honey in the microwave and add it to the mixture. Then fold in the blueberries.
Time for sticky hands!
The mixture will be very sticky. Use a small cookie scoop to get about 2 tablespoons of the mixture and form it into balls. I got about 40 bites out of my recipe.
Making the icing is quick and easy. Just combine some of your favorite vanilla yogurt with confectioner’s sugar and vanilla extract. The mixture should be slightly thin.
Add it to an icing bag and drizzle lightly over the top of the energy bites. I ended up with 40 bite sized balls.
Allow the icing and balls to set until the icing is firm.
Let’s take a bite of these energy balls!
The Blueberry Energy Bites are chewy and wholesome with a sweet glaze that gives them a decadent taste. SO YUM!
The energy bites make the perfect after workout snack. Or put some in a zip lock bag and keep them in your office for a quick boost of energy in the afternoon.
Pin these blueberry energy bites for later
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Admin note: This post first appeared on the blog in March of 2017. I have updated the post to add new photos, a printable recipe card with nutritional information and a video for you to enjoy.
For the granola bars:
- 3½ cups rolled oats
- ¼ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- ⅓ cup whole raw almonds, roughly chopped
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ½ cup reduced fat peanut butter
- ½ cup honey
- 1½ tsp pure vanilla extract
- ¾ cup dried blueberries rounded
For the icing:
- 2 tbsp Vanilla Yogurt
- 1 tsp honey
- pinch of sea salt
- 3/4 cup confectioners sugar
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Serving Size:1 bite
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 81Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 39mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.
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