Carrot Cake Energy Balls

Posted: January 19, 2017 in Recipes
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These carrot cake balls help to increase energy levels for optimal mental and physical performance.

Makes 12 balls

Ingredients (Energy Balls)

  • ¾ cup almond meal or ground almonds
  • ½ cup pitted dates
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup dried pineapple
  • ¼ cup walnut halves
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 1 heaping teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamon

Ingredients (Icing)

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • ⅓ teaspoon melted coconut oil
  • 1 drop pure vanilla extract

Preparation

  1. In a food processor, combine the almond meal, dates, raisins, dried pineapple, walnuts, and 1 tablespoon water and process for 1 minute until everything is incorporated. Add the carrots, shredded coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom, and process for 1 to 2 minutes until a sticky mass forms.
  2. Using a tablespoon, scoop the mixture and, with clean slightly wet hands, shape the mixture into a ball between your palms, and set on a plate. Repeat with the remaining mixture until you have 12 balls, each just smaller than a golf ball. Place the balls in the freezer.
  3. Meanwhile, place the protein powder in a small bowl and pour in the almond milk, coconut oil, and vanilla extract, stirring continuously until the icing is the consistency of heavy cream.
  4. Remove the balls from the freezer and spoon icing onto the top of each one; it will run slightly but should not run off the balls. Sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon on the top of each ball and return to the freezer for 1 hour to set. Store in the freezer until required (the icing will become soft if stored in the refrigerator or at room temperature).
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