Have your cake, and get some protein too!

Need to change up your protein ball game? I love this recipe because you get a fruit, veggie, whole grains, healthy fats and protein! It’s quick, simple recipe and packed with nutrients.

These nutty, delicious no bakes are great snack options and can be a mini dessert option! Or if you’re a person who isn’t getting enough veggies, it’s a great way to sneak in a carrot or two.

Nutrition Info:

Carrots: are a good source of several vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin A, biotin, vitamin K , potassium and vitamin B6.

Oats: are a good source of a unique type of fiber called beta-glucan, which is associated with a range of health benefits. They also contain protein.

Dates: contain several vitamins and minerals, in addition to fiber and antioxidants.

Almonds: are high in healthy monounsaturated fats, fiber, protein and various important nutrients including vitamin E.

Collagen: your body needs high-quality protein that contains the amino acids needed to make new proteins. Collagen is a great source of those amino acids.

Carrot Cake Protein Balls

Cuisine

American

Prep Time

10 mins

Cool Time

 30 mins

Servings

12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups oats
  • 2 finely shredded carrots
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup pureed dates (without seed)
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped almonds
  • 1/3 cup coconut flakes
  • 2 Scoop Collagen or 1 Scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder
  • Water

Instructions

  1. Puree dates and shredded carrots (I used our Vitamix); stir together mixture with oats, coconut and almonds.
  2. Add water, one tablespoon at a time, as needed for consistency.
  3. Form the mixture into balls. Roll lightly in coconut flakes in additional coconut as desired.
  4. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before eating. Store leftovers in refrigerator, covered.

Things You Might Need

Grater

Food Processor or Vitamix

Collagen or Vanilla Protein 

Pitted Dates

Almonds

Cinnamon

Oats

The Final Product