12 Jun, 2018

Carrot Cake Energy Bites

Categories: Recipes

A fabulous skin glowing treat. The addition of walnuts provide essential omega 3 fatty acids known to lower inflammation and nourish the skin. Using cranberries provides natural sweetness as well as skin protective antioxidants while carrots are rich in carotenoids known to help protect the skin from damage. Using fruits and carrots boosts your intake of vitamin C which is essential for collagen production giving your skin a natural glow.

Gluten free, Vegan

 Makes 20 balls

60g dried cranberries

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp maple syrup

3 tbsp apple puree

1 tablespoon softened coconut oil

60g desiccated coconut

30g walnuts finely chopped

2 tablespoons coconut flour

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 tsp ground cinnamon

30g puffed rice

75g carrot, finely grated

To roll: desiccated coconut, optional

  1. Place the cranberries, vanilla, maple syrup, apple puree and coconut oil in a food processor and blend until it forms a paste. Add the coconut, walnuts, coconut flour,  protein powder and cinnamon and process again briefly to break up the nuts. Add the puffed rice and carrots and pulse briefly until combined but keep some texture.
  2. Take walnut size pieces of the mixture and roll into balls. If wished roll them in the desiccated coconut to coat.
  3. Store in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

Nutritional Data

Per energy ball 66kcal, Fat 3.7g of which saturates 2.3g, Carbohydrates 5.3g of which sugars 3.2g, Fibre 1.5g, Protein 2.1g

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