Blueberry Quinoa Truffles

Sweet by nature, a little wholesome bite that’s high in fibre and plant protein from quinoa gives and anti-oxidant rich with freeze-dried blueberries makes for a truly delicious vibrant nutrient-dense treat.   


Using freeze-dried blueberries or blueberry powder is essential to making these sweet little treats stay together as fresh or frozen berries will add way too much moisture to this recipe ratio.

  • Prep 20mins using cooked quinoa
  • Cook Time 0
  • Difficulty Low
  • Servingmakes 16 bites
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  • 2 ½ cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened raw coconut flakes
  • 1 cup freeze dried blueberries**
  • 1 cup dried pitted dates, roughly chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon


  • Coat in finely chopped dried coconut, chia seeds, berry powder, sesame seeds, hemp seeds
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Blueberry Quinoa Date Bites


COOK QUINOA by following the packet instructions


IN A FOOD PROCESSOR add coconut flakes, blitz for 30 sec to 1min until finely chopped.  REMOVE ½ cup to a small bowl, ready to roll the finished bites


ADD freeze-dried blueberries with the remaining coconut flakes, blitz 1-2 mins until texture like dense breadcrumbs. **If using blueberry powder add it and pulse to combine for 20secs.


ADD cooked quinoa, chopped dates, lemon juice, process until the texture is like a smooth dough. 


TASTE and adjust sweetness; if you need more sweetness, add more dates to your taste.


ROLL into small bite-sized balls. COAT rolling balls in the fine coconut flakes you previously set aside. 


STORE in an airtight container in the fridge.

Tips + Suggestions

**USE BLUEBERRY POWDER 3-4tbsp in place of fried-dried blueberries or combination with the freeze-dried fruit.


SUBSTITUTE freeze-dried blueberries for banana, raspberries or strawberries but the dates may overwhelm the delicate strawberry flavour nuances.  


FREEZE-DRIED blueberries are essential in this recipe; otherwise, the recipe would have too much moisture content. Ground freeze-dried blueberries make beautiful blueberry “dust”.


SUBSTITUTE cooked quinoa for cooked millet


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