Recipe: Paleo Carrot Cake Protein Balls

recipe: Snacks and Appetizers

Craving carrot cake? Try our new paleo Carrot Cake Protein Balls recipe for a deliciously healthy boost of energy!

This recipe is great if you need a filling snack or a satisfying post-workout protein boost. We love the spices in carrot cake—no matter what the season—which is what inspired us to create Carrot Cake Protein Balls that we could enjoy (practically) guilt-free. This recipe uses raw carrots, raisins, walnuts and dates to pack a powerful and sweet nutritional punch. For protein, we used grass-fed collagen, which is great for your hair, skin, nails and joints. If you’re vegan, just swap this out for your favorite plant-based protein powder. The best part? This recipe only cost me ten dollars because I already owned the spices and the protein!

Craving carrot cake? Try our new paleo Carrot Cake Protein Balls recipe for a deliciously healthy boost of energy!

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Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded carrot
  • 12 medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons ginger root, peeled and minced
  • 8 tablespoons (8 servings) collagen powder*
  • 1 heaping tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Shredded coconut for rolling
  • Optional: dark chocolate chips, melted, for drizzling

Directions

  1. Blend all of the ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Chill batter-like consistency in the freezer for 30 minutes, or until stiff enough to form into balls.
  3. Form into 16 even-sized balls.
  4. Rolls balls in a shallow bowl of coconut shavings.
  5. Drizzle with melted dark chocolate (optional).
  6. Store in an airtight container in the freezer.
  7. Enjoy 2 at a time.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving Size: 2 protein balls

Calories: 250

Protein: 9 gram(s)

Fat: 7 gram(s)

Carbohydrates: 41 gram(s)

Fiber: 5 gram(s)

Sugar: 30 gram(s)

*We love the Great Lakes Grass-Fed Collagen Protein in the green tub, which is the cold water soluble version. You can find this on Amazon and various health food online shops.

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Printed from GetHealthyU.com

5 Comments


Ellen on November 2, 2016 at 2:31 PMReply

OOPS! Just saw your collagen suggestion from Amazon...sorry to have bothered you :)


    Chris Freytag on November 3, 2016 at 8:37 AMReply

    You're not a bother! Glad you found it :)


Ellen on November 2, 2016 at 2:30 PMReply

I'm having trouble finding organic collagen powder, my searches keep bringing up 'whey protein' products. Any suggestions? Thanks for your time. :)


Karen on October 23, 2016 at 9:14 PMReply

So nothing is cooked here? On Dr. Mercola's site the recipe mentions cooking. And, are they supposed to be eaten frozen, or can be thawed and still stick together? Frozen things do not agree with my teeth, or tummy! thanks!


    Chris Freytag on October 24, 2016 at 9:37 AMReply

    Hi Karen - No they aren't cooked, there was a typo on Dr. Mercola's site saying they should be cooked and add parsley... You can thaw them if you don't want to eat them out of the freezer. They should hold together just fine!



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