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Carrot Cake Protein Balls

CUISINE

American

PREP

10 minutes

COOK

30 minutes

SERVINGS

12 Servings

Carrot Cake Protein Balls

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 cup, finely shredded carrots
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup dates (without seed)
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped almonds or cashews
  • 1/4 cream cheese
  • 2 Scoop Collagen or 1 Scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1/3 cup Water
  • 1/3 cup coconut flakes (optional)

Directions:

  1. Puree dates and shredded carrots (I used our Vitamix); stir together mixture with oats, coconut, nuts and water.
  2. Add water, one tablespoon at a time, as needed for consistency.
  3. Form the mixture into balls. Roll lightly in coconut flakes in additional coconut as desired.
  4. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before eating. Store leftovers in refrigerator, covered.

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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 balls recipe because you get a fruit, veggie, whole grains, healthy fats and protein! It’s quick, simple recipe and packed with nutrients.

These nutty, delicious no bakes are great snack options and can be a mini dessert 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.

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.

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.

Dates: contain several vitamins and minerals, in addition to fiber and antioxidants.

Almonds: are high in healthy monounsaturated fats, fiber, protein and various important nutrients including vitamin E.

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.

Want to try another flavor protein ball snack? Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Coconut Balls are amazing too!

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