blueberry sunflower energy bites

by Kristina Sloggett

in Dessert,Gluten Free,Meatless Monday,recipes,snacks,Vegan,wellness

blueberry sunflower energy bites

Well, hello!

It seems I inadvertently took a week off – the last time I was here was last Monday with my buffalo bella baked avocado. Life is a little Batsh*t Loonball right now, but I am already seeing the light at the other end of the tunnel.

blueberry sunflower energy bites

In addition to a crazy schedule, Rosemary has been waking up at 2:am for the last week – no way, little doggie. Ever been in a wrestling match with a tiny 10 pound wiener dog? At 2:am? It’s hilariously uncool, and I am hoping this is a very short lived phase.

I’m stumbling around like a zombie with a coffee mug.

and a baggie full of energy bites.

blueberry sunflower energy bites

Meatless Monday is on Week B – blueberry. I chose dried blueberries, because if there is anything I need a lot of right now, it’s portable snacks.

and energy.

These are sweet in that awesome natural way, with a bit of a crunch from the cashew. To me, the Medjools provide enough sweet, but add some maple syrup or agave if you prefer sweeter flavor. Being the third ingredient in the processor, the dried blueberries pretty much remained whole, adding prominent blueberry flavor and chew.

Double batch next time – these store well in the fridge or freezer.

blueberry sunflower energy bites

blueberry sunflower energy bites

dairy, soy, and gluten free, vegan

makes 13-14 pieces

1/4 cup raw cashews
6 Medjool dates, pitted
3/4 cup dried blueberries
1/3 cup sunflower seed butter
1/2 teaspoon spirulina powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch sea salt
sesame seeds, for coating

Place cashews in food processor, pulse to a small crumb. Add dates and blueberries, pulse to combine. Add sunflower butter, spirulina powder, cinnamon and salt, combine. Roll into 1 inch balls, coat in sesame seeds. 

blueberry sunflower energy bites

 

More blueberry recipes:

lemon cardamom cake stacks

 

blueberry lemon pancakes

 

blueberry protein shake

 

Any advice about my early-rising dog?

Visit Heather for even more blueberry goodness:

MMAZ

 

{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Abby April 15, 2013 at 4:25 am

Hang in there, and share that coffee with dad ;)

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2 Kristina Sloggett April 15, 2013 at 8:42 am

I plan to! :D XXO

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3 lindsay April 15, 2013 at 5:05 am

2am? what time zone is she on?! haha, coffee is a must.
p.s. I think your bites are way better than mine. You need a bite business!

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4 Kristina Sloggett April 15, 2013 at 8:42 am

already had two coffees today ;) I’ll leave the bites to you, my dear… I need to order some more soon too! XO

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5 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table April 15, 2013 at 5:46 am

I hope that batty loon crap moves out soon!!! You know I love balls. I can’t wait til I can eat them again!!! Sunbutter is where it’s at.

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6 Kristina Sloggett April 15, 2013 at 8:41 am

girl, so do I… I think the later part of the week should be less crazy. hopefully. sunbutter is SO GOOD.

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7 Lisa @ Greek Vegetarian April 15, 2013 at 6:21 am

I could do with some of those energy bites myself! Have just had a crazy, exhausting week of absolutely everything under the sun, minus the early-rising dog. (maybe Rosemary has been raiding your stash of blueberry energy bites!)

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8 Kristina Sloggett April 15, 2013 at 8:40 am

haa HAA, perhaps she has ;) she let me sleep in until 5 :am today – my normal time to get up.

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9 Laura @ Mommy Run Fast April 15, 2013 at 6:22 am

Those look fantastic! I love that you added spirulina for extra natural energy. Yum!

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10 Kristina Sloggett April 15, 2013 at 8:30 am

yep – just snuck it in there ;)

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11 Heather (Where's the Beach) April 15, 2013 at 6:57 am

Um, I need those. Yummy! Love blueberries. I have a friend who is a court reporter and needs something like this to keep with her.

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12 Kristina Sloggett April 15, 2013 at 8:30 am

these would be perfect! :)

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13 Alayna @ Thyme Bombe April 15, 2013 at 7:33 am

Yum! I have a ton of dried blueberries that could use some love too.

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14 Kristina Sloggett April 15, 2013 at 8:01 am

enjoy Alayna!

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15 Jess April 15, 2013 at 10:25 am

Crazy town up in your neck of the woods right now, huh friend? Sending you an extra batch of hugs as I type this, I hope you can feel them soon :)

And yum on these blueberry energy bites, they look DELISH!!!

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16 Kristina Sloggett April 18, 2013 at 1:14 pm

XXO thank you

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17 stephchows April 15, 2013 at 1:47 pm

LOL the visualization of you and your dog had me rolling! These energy bites looks so good! I love the sesame coating!!

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18 Kristina Sloggett April 18, 2013 at 1:13 pm

I know – she makes me laugh too. crazy girl, wants to play at 2: am!

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19 Heather @ Better With Veggies April 15, 2013 at 2:14 pm

I’m on the hunt for snacks like this right now – perfect timing! And I wondered where you went last week, missed seeing your beautiful posts. Hope all is okay and it’s just the pace of life that’s getting to you. And for that I hope you get a bit of a break. :)

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20 Kristina Sloggett April 18, 2013 at 1:12 pm

thanks, Heather – life is still crazy this week, but I’m hopeful it is almost ready to s l o w d o w n…

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21 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) April 15, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Rosemary is just trying to keep you on your toes! ;) Crazy pup!

I almost made something with dried blueberries. I love them and these sound amazing and perfect for my busy schedule too!

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22 Kristina Sloggett April 18, 2013 at 1:11 pm

yes, these would be great for you too! XO

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23 Lauren @ Sweat The Sweet Stuff April 15, 2013 at 8:42 pm

OMG you had me at cashews and sun butter! I just pinned it and will be making soon! Thank you for this amazingness! :)

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24 Kristina Sloggett April 18, 2013 at 1:11 pm

thank you for the pin, Lauren! enjoy! xo

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25 Maureen | Orgasmic Chef April 16, 2013 at 12:42 am

I’ve never met a blueberry I couldn’t make friends with. I love these little balls!

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26 Kristina Sloggett April 18, 2013 at 1:10 pm

right? me either – LOVE blueberries! (we had six bushes at our old house – I sure do miss those!)

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27 Kate | Food Babbles April 16, 2013 at 5:57 am

It sounds like you really needed these energy bites!! I can relate. Fortunately my dog has been sleeping through the night but my 1 year old has not so I think I could probably benefit for these little lovely bites of goodness. Yum!

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28 Kristina Sloggett April 18, 2013 at 1:07 pm

yep, sounds like you could use these too ;) I FEEL like I have a young baby sometimes… *sigh*

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29 jobo April 16, 2013 at 8:00 am

blueberries. dates. YUM. Make these for me? :)

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30 Kristina Sloggett April 18, 2013 at 1:06 pm

OKAY! xo

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31 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies April 16, 2013 at 3:26 pm

I made your hazelnut brownie bites today! And man are they good. I’ll have to give these a try next. I love blueberries!

One of our cats likes to wake us up at all hours of the night, so I feel your pain. I hope that phase ends soon!

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32 Kristina Sloggett April 18, 2013 at 1:02 pm

I love those things, I JUST finished my last one from a batch in the freezer – need to make more! I do have these in the freezer now, though, so I’m good :) so happy you like them!

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33 Ari @ Ari's Menu April 16, 2013 at 10:19 pm

I HAVE been in a wrestling match with a 10 (well, 11) lb wiener dog at 2am! We spoil our dogs and let them sleep in the bed, and sometimes Clementine likes to play Dora the Explorer in the middle of the night and jump all over my face. I feel the ridiculously cute pain. ;) Also, these look soooo yummy. I LOVE dried blueberries!!

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34 Kristina Sloggett April 18, 2013 at 12:56 pm

yep, Rosemary and Basil sleep with us too… thus the wrestling ;) Rosie totally jumps on my head, if she’s not standing right next to me barking her face off! ah, dachshunds…

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35 DessertForTwo April 17, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Wow! These sound great! And I have everything to make them–yay!

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36 Kristina Sloggett April 18, 2013 at 12:43 pm

yay – I hope you enjoy!

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37 Terra April 19, 2013 at 5:57 am

These energy bites would be fantastic for this traveling girl! Love that you rolled them in sesame seeds, what a fun crunch and nutty flavor to this treat! Hugs, Terra

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38 Ashley May 7, 2013 at 7:47 pm

These look great! I’ve been wanting to try out making energy bites for a while now. Yum!

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39 Kristina Sloggett May 8, 2013 at 11:00 am

thanks, Ashley – energy bites are so fun to make, so many possibilities!

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