Recipe: Paleo Carrot Cake Protein Bites

Pre + Post Workout Recipes, Snack and Appetizer Recipes

By: Chris Freytag, CPT

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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 Bites that we could enjoy 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 from Vital Proteins, 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.

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Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 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


  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)

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