Blueberry Coconut Bliss Bites

by | Jul 19, 2023 | Dessert, General, Gluten-free, Plant-based, Snacks, Vegan | 0 comments

What’s not to love about energy balls? 

Whether you need an afternoon snack, post-workout treat, scrumptious dessert, or just-a-lil-something-to-nibble-on; energy balls are a delicious way to nourish yourself and satisfy your sweet cravings.

Because they’re packed with satiating fats, protein and fiber; these balls support steady blood sugar, and load you up with brain-healthy nutrients. And because they’re bite-size, you can take them wherever you go!

They’re also super versatile, require minimal ingredients (and no cooking!) and come together quickly. So let’s make this happen.

This recipe is:

Simple: All you need is a food processor and a little patience.

Minimal: Just 5 ingredients!!

Versatile: Your pantry is your playground. Use whatever nuts/seeds you have; swap out the blueberries for dried cherries (a friend used the Trader Joe’s Powerberries which was GENIUS), cacao nibs, dried mango; add spices or lemon zest – you can’t go wrong.

DeliciousI won’t lie, I do love to brag about my own recipes. But when I shared these at a hike last year, the levels of enthusiasm and gushing I received from my fellow hikers was unexpected and frankly a little alarming.

So yes – these are worth making.

Try them, let me know if you love them, and share! xo

Blueberry Coconut Bliss Bites

These tasty morsels are a variation on the "Raw Brownie Bites" from my Reset Cookbook. They come together with minimal effort, are rich in satiating fats - almonds and coconut; stacked with fiber; and are tinged with the sweet tang of blueberries. They're also the perfect hiking companion!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: balanced snack, blood-sugar balanced, dairy-free, dessert, energy ball, energy bite, gluten-free, plant-based, snack, sweet treat, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 18 balls


  • Food processor (a hand-chopper might work too but will take longer)
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons


  • 1 cup freeze-dried blueberries see note
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup shredded coconut dried and unsweetened
  • 4 dates pitted
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt


  • Throw the freeze-dried blueberries, almonds, coconut, pitted dates and sea salt into a food processor.
  • Pulse until the ingredients crumble, then process until the mixture starts sticking together - for roughly 10 minutes. The mixture should stick when you press a little quantity between your fingers.
  • Once it's sticky enough, transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Using a tablespoon-size measuring spoon or a melon baller, scoop a small quantity of the mixture onto your hands, then roll into balls. This will make approximately 18 tablespoon-size balls.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge, and enjoy within 10 days.


NOTE: You can get freeze-dried blueberries online or from Trader Joe's/any health food store. Swap out with other dried/freeze-dried fruit like mango, strawberries or apple for a yummy variation.

Love this recipe? Find more nourishing recipes in my Reset Cookbook!