Thursday, 3 September 2015

"Carrot cake" protein balls - raw, vegan and 100% natural

For those of you that follow me on instagram, you might have seen me post a few pictures of my favourite protein ball recipes. This one tastes like carrot cake and is one of my favourites so far!

my new favourite protein balls 

They require no baking and is a simple "bung in a food processor and mix together" recipes so score a "0" on the fuss scale. A tasty blend of protein, nuts, spices and of course, carrots, these protein balls are delicious, moist and fruity. 

naked, before they've been rolled in the coconut 

All you need is:

12 - 15 dates

1/2 pistachios (with the shells off obvs)
1/2 cup almonds
3 grated carrots
1 tsp ground cinnamon 
1/2 tsp mixed ground spice 
dash of nutmeg
2 scoops of vanilla protein 
desiccated coconut for the outside 

Place all the ingredients (except the coconut) into a food processor and blitz well until all the nuts are chopped. It is up to you how finely you want the nuts to be chopped - I went for a slightly chunky texture)

On a flat plate, make sure you have a bit of desiccated coconut laid out 

Scoop out a small handful of the mixture and roll in the palm of your hands into a ball. Warning - this is bloody messy 

Once you have your ball shape, roll the mixture on some of the coconut to form an even coating 

Pop then in the freezer to harden up for about ten minutes and enjoy! 

shredded coconut 

simple ingredients, so tasty together 

Keep them in an air tight container in the fridge, and they'll happily last a week (that's if you can resist eating them). You can also keep them in the freezer for a freshness that lasts even longer. 

tasty on the go snack 

They make a perfect on-the-go snack and provide you with a boost of protein and energy that won't spike your blood sugar levels like cake! 

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