Energy Bursts

en·er·gy the strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity. These are power snacks that contain {Protein} + {Fiber} to balance energy levels + hunger. They are also fabulous to serve for parties that may remind your guests of cute little donut holes.  Simple Ingredients:  1 c Hazelnuts or your preferred nut 1 c pepitas 1 c goji berries 1 c chia seeds 1 c coconut (shredded) 1 c maple syrup 6 medjool dates 4 c {Juice Pulp OR grated} – carrot, lemon, ginger & turmeric   In a food processor outfitted with an “S” blade, or a heavy duty blender, process hazelnuts + pepitas until coarsely ground. Add the dates and goji berries, then process until mixture sticks together. Place into a large mixing bowl, add juice pulp, maple syrup + chia seeds. Form the mixture into two tablespoon size balls and roll in coconut. Makes 16 servings.  Nurturing Portion = two Meals-to-go You can easily throw two energy bursts onto a salad for a quick lunch. Another delicious idea is to add curry to your energy bursts for a spicy change up. We love using these creative nuggets at The Local Juice Bar + Pantry.