Training Snax- Protein Carrot Cake Balls!
CATEGORIES
INGREDIENTS
  • Servings: 10
  • Cake
  • 1 cup soaked almonds (overnight is best)
  • 1 cup soaked pecans or walnuts (best overnight)
  • 2 cups soaked pitted dates (these only need 20min- 1 HOUR!!! )
  • 4 cups Shredded carrots
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 tsp cardamom
  • 1⁄8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 cup raisins (or 1⁄2 cup raisins + 1⁄2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut)
  • Icing
  • 1⁄2 cup orange juice
  • 1⁄2 cup soaked pitted dates
  • Dash cinnamon
  • 1 avocado
DIRECTIONS
  1. Drain and rinse soaked nuts, then process in a food processor.
  2. Set aside 2 tbsp processed nuts for decorating, put the rest in a large bowl.
  3. Drain the soaked dates.
  4. Process half of the dates and carrots in the food processor, then add to the nuts in the bowl.
  5. Process cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, ginger and the other half of the dates and carrots, then add to the bowl.
  6. Stir the raisins (and optional coconut) into the dough, combining well. Roll into small balls and place on a platter.
  7. For icing
  8. Soak dates in the orange juice for one hour or more.
  9. Process the dates/orange juice, nutmeg & cinnamon, then add avocado and process until smooth.
  10. Spread this icing on top of the balls. Refrigerate for an hour or more.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
I absolutely love these when I am out training. Pop one on your mouth and you are good to go for another few hours! I first tried them when I was at a yoga retreat, and honestly could not get enough of them. For training they have the perfect balance of carbs, protein and fat, plus, the great part is no tummy aches!! The ginger helps you digest them quickly, the all natural ingredients will leave you feeling perfectly satiated and energized.