If you’re looking for a midday pick-me-up, these irresistible blueberry-lemon balls come together in minutes and make a perfect on-the-go snack. Walnuts add a boost of plant-based protein and help keep you energized, while a bit of maple syrup adds sweetness.
- ¾ cup walnuts
- ½ cup pitted dates
- ¼ cup dried blueberries
- ¾ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Add walnuts, dates and blueberries to a food processor; process until chopped and combined, 7 to 10 seconds. Add oats, maple syrup and lemon juice. Continue processing until a smooth, thick paste forms, 20 to 30 seconds. Transfer the paste to a small bowl; add lemon zest and mix to combine. With your hands, form and roll the mixture into 18 small balls.
Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
You can find more details for this recipe at eatingwell.com: Blueberry-Lemon Energy Balls