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Carrot Cake Protein Balls

carrot cake protein balls

CUISINE

American

PREP

15 minutes

COOK

30 minutes

SERVINGS

12 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup, shredded carrots
  • 1 cup dates (without seeds, about 8 dates)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or cashews
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup nut butter
  • 1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder or 1 scoop collagen
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp nut milk
  • 2 Tbsp honey or maple syrup (optional, can increase if desired)
  • 1 cup oats (may need more depending on consistency)
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes

Directions:

  1. Puree shredded carrots, dates, nuts, cream cheese, nut butter, protein powder, cinnamon, vanilla and nut milk in food processor or high powered blender.
  2. Pour mixture into a bowl and add oats until able to form mixture into small balls.
  3. Put coconut flakes in a bowl or on a plate. Roll balls lightly in coconut flakes.
  4. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before eating. Store leftovers in refrigerator, covered.

Tools:

The following items are items that I personally use and recommend to make this recipe.
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Carrot Cake Protein Balls

Have your cake, and get some protein too! These carrot cake protein balls are a great option for a pre or post workout snack.

Need to change up your protein ball game? I love this carrot cake protein ball recipe because you get a fruit, veggie, whole grains, healthy fats and protein! It’s quick, simple recipe and packed with nutrients. Most ingredients you probably have on hand!

These nutty, delicious no bakes are great snack options and can be a mini dessert option! There are so many times I have gotten home from work and having these stashed in the freezer has been a life saver snack option. Or if you’re a person who isn’t getting enough veggies, it’s a great way to sneak in a carrot or two.

All you need is a high powered blender or food processor!

How to Freeze Protein Balls:

Pro Tip: Save some of these to freeze. Freeze no bake protein balls on a cookie sheet for an hour before transferring them to ziplock freezer bags.

 

Carrot Cake Protein Balls Nutrition Info:

Carrots: are a good source of several vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin A, biotin, vitamin K , potassium and vitamin B6. If you have leftover carrots from meals this week, this is a fun way to use them up!

Oats: are a good source of a unique type of fiber called beta-glucan, which is associated with a range of health benefits. They also contain protein. The oats in this recipe help create a great consistency for the protein bites.

Dates: contain several vitamins and minerals, in addition to fiber and antioxidants. Dates are a delicious way to sweeten up a recipe.

Collagen: your body needs high-quality protein that contains the amino acids needed to make new proteins. Collagen is a great source of those amino acids. If you are looking for an allergen friendly protein option I’d suggest trying collagen or a plant based protein powder.

 

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Check out these protein ball recipes packed with flavor next! Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Coconut Balls and Espresso Protein Balls are amazing too!

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