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Pumpkin Pistachio Energy Balls

These no-bake Pumpkin Pistachio Energy Balls literally taste like little bites of pumpkin pie. Made with cashews, pistachios, dates, pumpkin and spices.

Pumpkin Pistachio Energy Balls

You can whip these up in less than 15 minutes. They’re perfect for a morning or afternoon snack, or for an after-dinner dessert. I store my energy balls in the freezer (I like them super cold), but you can also keep them in the fridge. And for a healthy chocolate dessert version, these Chocolate Fudge Snow Balls are delish and great for the holidays.

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What is an energy ball?

Energy balls are packed with nutrient-rich and immune-boosting foods! Pumpkin is full of beta carotene, as well as fiber and minerals. Pistachios and cashews are full of good fats, and cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants. And for sweetness, I used Medjool dates in place of sugar.

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Don’t you just love pumpkin season? These no-bake Pumpkin Pistachio Energy Balls literally taste like little bites of pumpkin pie. One of my dietitian friends recently made these for me, and they’re super moist with just the right amount of pumpkin and spice.

Remember, your body is an amazing, self-healing machine! Every minute of every day it’s working to keep you healthy and alive, and one of the best ways to support your body and boost your immunity is to fuel it with nutrient-rich foods, like these seriously delicious energy balls.

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Pumpkin Pistachio Energy Balls

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 0 mins

Total Time: 15 mins

These no-bake Pumpkin Pistachio Energy Balls literally taste like little bites of pumpkin pie.

½ cup raw pistachios¼ cup raw cashews10 pitted Medjool dates¼ cup canned or homemade pumpkin puréePinch sea salt½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice½ teaspoon cinnamon½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Place ¼ cup pistachios in a food processor fitted with a metal blade.

Process until nuts resemble coarse sand. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.

Add cashews and remaining ¼ cup pistachios to the food processor and process until finely ground.

Add the dates, pumpkin purée, spices and vanilla extract and continue to process until ingredients are combined and smooth. At this point, you may adjust spices, if desired.

Using a spoon (or your hands), scoop and roll mixture into 9 equal (golf-ball-size) balls.

Roll each ball in the reserved pistachios and serve immediately or store in the freezer or the fridge.

Serving: 1ball, Calories: 138kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Sodium: 37mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 19g

Blue Smart Points: 6

Green Smart Points: 6

Purple Smart Points: 6

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posted November 2, 2020 by Gina

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