Blueberry Chocolate Chip Muffin Energy Balls

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It’s been a short few days in Boise, Idaho and I’m about to head back home this evening. But before I go, I’ll be trying out two more restaurants, stopping in at a local gym, biking around town and snacking on some chocolate. Not a bad Tuesday, if I do say so myself. But honestly, I’m excited to get back home. Whenever I travel, I’m always pumped for my own home cooked meals and my normal workouts. I don’t feel quite the same until I get back home and in a little routine. Along with being around my pup. That dog gives me life!!!!

So a couple weeks ago, I sent out a newsletter asking people to write me back with requests about what they would like to see on the blog! I received all sorts of answers including some snacks, such as energy balls. And it pretty much just gave me an excuse to make more energy balls. And made my husband extra happy. He’s into balls, I guess. These are perfect for keeping in the fridge at home or packing with you to work. And they are darn tootin’ tasty!

I hate myself for saying darn tootin’.

So get this. My husband is officially into golfing. He’s a golfer. And I support it because it keeps his stress levels down and gets him excited about something. Plus it keeps him busy whenever I’m on the road traveling. But the thing about golf is, well it’s the only sport that you have to really pay to practice. And that’s dumb. I’m still supportive but why can’t he get into running. Running is free! It’s boring AF but it’s free! My friend told me that I should try to get into golf with him and that I could just take lessons to get really good then drink while I played with him. The thing is, I don’t like playing golf or drinking. So that’s just not gonna work.

Speaking of not drinking, I went to a baby shower for one of my close girlfriends this past weekend and MAN…yet another day in the books to get more freaked out by having a baby. They all talked about potty training and their child handing them their poop. I was in the grocery store last week and this 10 year old girl was carrying around a chihuahua. Before I knew it, she was holding the dog out and running through the store. And I quickly almost stepped in dog poop, which was scattered throughout the store and stepped in a couple times. That’s what I imagine potty training to be like.

Just a little imagery for you before you make energy balls. You’re welcome.

PaleOMG Blueberry Chocolate Chip Muffin Energy Balls

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Blueberry Chocolate Chip Muffin Energy Balls


  • Author: juli
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: Inactive Time:
  • Total Time: 4 minute
  • Yield: 15 energy balls 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw cashew butter (8 ounces)
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 8 pitted dates
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • 2 tablespoons ground chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 cup dried blueberries

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor (except for the chocolate chips) and pulse until completely combine.
  2. Then fold in chocolate chips and dried blueberries until combine. Place in fridge to firm up for about 30 minutes.
  3. Use a cookie scoop to scoop mixture then press mixture firmly in the cookie scoop. Remove then form ball with hands. Repeat until all mixture is gone, about 14-15 energy balls.
  4. Store in fridge until serving.

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.

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15 thoughts on “Blueberry Chocolate Chip Muffin Energy Balls”

  1. Balls Everywhere!

    Reading your blog in the mornings puts me in a good mood for the day, so thank you for being your usual funny while at the same time informative self!!

    So, energy balls…. I see them everywhere but I’m clueless on how to incorporate them into my day. Do I treat them as a snack? Do I use them for pre or post workout? Would they work best for a heavy lifting carb day like leg day or do they fall into the lower carb heavier fat day? So confused. I know I’m overthinking it yet I can’t help myself! Any advice from you or your awesome blog readers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  2. I would totally eat one of these for dessert!!! My hubby likes golf too but he only plays when it’s 120 out because that’s when it’s the cheapest (in the middle of the Arizona summer.) They also drink while they play which I find hysterical because it’s pretty much the only time my husband ever drinks. So that says to me that it can’t be that much fun right?

  3. Golf is boring! My husband is WAY into it and so are all of his buddies. They talked me into doing a women’s league with one of their wives. And it’s still boring. Golf is a great way to hate your life. I like the social interaction, but not the golf and drinking…because I’m not very good at either of those things. And I hate golf tournament days because my husband and his buddies play golf and drink in the hot sun, then don’t want to do anything fun later on…augh…

  4. We are about to start potty training our little guy so thanks for the visual. He normally does a big poo poo in his diaper while we are eating dinner so I’m not looking forward to having dinner interrupted each night by potty training.

  5. My husband is into golf, too. I tried REALLY hard to like it, but no dice. On the plus side, it gets him out of the house and doing something that involves exercise instead of just drinking with no exercise. On the minus side, he’s totally worthless after being out in the sun drinking all day–he just comes home and falls asleep. It’s still less annoying than football, though.

  6. I looooovie that you used chia and flax in these. Way to get some healthy fiber with a delicious snack. You recipes are the BEST, Juli!!! P.S. No babies for me either, I changed enough poopy diapers when I used to baby-sit. 🙂

  7. I just made these balls, so good! It was my breakfast ???? I use almond butter, cause that’s what I had, I put the balls on parchment paper and put them in the freezer then I’ll bag them and put them in the fridge or back in freezer and pull a few out as I need.
    Thank you for all your great blogs and yummy recipes, I’ve been following you since the beginning

  8. The thing with me and running is that I jog more than I actually push myself! Doing something like HIIT or lifting really prompts me to give it my all, plus both are easier on my leg joints!
    Anyways, these energy balls full of fruit, chocolate chips, healthy fats, and protein look absolutely incredible. I think all of these combinations are amazing!

  9. Loved these! Love it too that someone used almond butter… I tried them that way and they were wonderful…
    Thanks!

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