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Published on September 13, 2020

Healthy Living Recipe - Energy Bursts

Healthy Living Recipe - Energy Bursts

Perfect for an on-the-go treat with a cup of green tea, these energy bursts are a power snack containing protein and fiber to balance energy levels and hunger. They have been a popular healthy snack at several Wellness Trails events. Recipes courtesy of Nicole Cormier, RD, LDN of Delicious Living Nutrition.

Variation #1: Carrot Cake Energy Bursts

These carry a hint of pumpkin pie spice, just in time for the flavors of fall. Coconut contains healthy fats and fiber with less sugar.

Ingredients:

  • 2 carrots
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 6 dates
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut for rolling

Variation #2: Cacao Energy Bursts

Add a chocolate twist! Cacao is an excellent source of antioxidants (especially those called “flavonoids”), giving a great nutritional boost to these yummy date balls.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cacao chips/nibs
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 6 dates
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut for rolling

Method:

Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender or food processor. Blend until you see all ingredients are a large crumb size. Form the mixture into two tablespoon-sized balls and roll in coconut. Makes 16 servings of two energy bursts. These can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator and also freeze well.

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