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Energy Balls or Bars
34 votes


Dried fruit, nut & seed snack, sweet but not as sickly as some bought bars. Any combination of dried fruit, nuts & seeds could be used.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (5 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type AB (1 beneficials)
  • Type B (0 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type O (4 beneficials)
  • Dessert
  • 2 ounces dates
  • 2 ounces prunes
  • 1 ounce pumpkin seeds [or BTD compliant substitute]
  • 1 ounce walnuts
  • 1 ounce ground flaxseed or LSA [see note below]
  • 2 ounces sultanas or raisins
  • 2 ounces dried apricots
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 2 ounces sesame seeds


  • The 'LSA' included in the recipe comes from 'The Liver Cleansing Diet' by Dr Sandra Cabot and consists of 3 parts flaxseed, 2 parts sunflower seeds, 1 part almonds, all ground up together. Store in freezer.
How to make it:
  1. Put the dates, prunes, pumpkin seeds, walnuts & LSA/flaxseed into food processor.
  2. Process until fruit is mashed and nuts and seeds are roughly chopped (or until all pureed together).
  3. Add sultanas/raisins and apricots and process until combined.
  4. Add enough water to bind together.

    To make balls :

  5. Roll spoonfuls of the mixture in sesame seeds until well coated.
  6. Chill.
  7. Makes about 20 small balls

    To make bars:

  8. Stir the sesame seeds into the mixture and press into a tin that has been lined with baking paper or lightly greased.
  9. Chill.
  10. Can then be cut into whatever size you want.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Apricot/Apricot Juice1 ,2 ,3 B B N N N N N A
Raisin1 ,2 ,3 N N N N N N N N
Walnut (English)2 ,3 B B B B N B B B
Date (all)2 N N N N N N N A
Flax Seed (Linseed)3 B B N N N N B N
Prune/Prune Juice2 ,4 B B N A N N B B

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Sunflower Seed/ Sunflower Seed...1 ,2 N A A A A A A A
Sesame Seed1 ,2 N N A A A A N N
Almond/Almond Butter2 N N N N N N N N
Pumpkin Seed/Pumpkin Seed Butt...2 B B A A A N B B

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[4] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 12, 2007 at 12:41 AM By: Drea