Carrot Cake Energy Balls

Carrot cake is healthy, right? Because carrots, right?

OK, so truth time: Carrot cake may contain traces of beta-carotene from carrots and omega-3s if it has walnuts, but it’s still cake.

Which means flour and plenty of oil and sugar. And let’s be real — it’s usually smothered in a thick layer of cream cheese frosting (in other words, cream cheese fluffed up with butter and sugar).

But it tastes.so.good.

 

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With these devilishly good Carrot Cake Shakeology Energy Balls, you can have your carrot cake and eat it, too.

These “bliss balls” are made with shredded carrots, oats, Vanilla Whey Shakeology and sweetened with dates. And the right balance of cinnamon, clove, and ginger makes you feel like you’re enjoying a real bite of carrot cake.

I tested several batches to get the flavour just right for these Carrot Cake Shakeology Energy Balls.

To save time, I bought a bag of pre-shredded carrots. Freshly grated carrots are wetter and could make the “dough” for the carrot cake balls a little sticky.

If you grate your own carrots for this recipe, use a paper towel to squeeze out the excess moisture before you add them to the food processor.

Watch the video below to see how to make them!*

*In this video, Beachbody rolled a few of the Carrot Cake Shakeology Energy Balls in unsweetened shredded coconut. This step is optional and changes the nutritional information.

Don’t have Shakeology yet? Find your favorite Shakeology flavor here!

Carrot Cake Energy Balls

These devilishly-good Carrot Cake Energy Balls really taste like carrot cake, and they’re only 90 calories each!

 Course Snack
 Prep Time 15 mins
 Cook Time 0 mins
 Total Time 15 mins
 Servings 15 servings, 1 ball each
 Calories 90 kcal

Ingredients

  •  scoops Vanilla Whey Shakeology
  • ½ cup dry rolled oats
  •  cup all-natural smooth almond butter
  • 4 Medjool dates, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup walnut pieces
  • ¾ cup shredded carrots
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger

Instructions

  1. Combine Shakeology, oats, almond butter, and dates in food processor; pulse until dates are incorporated.

  2. Add walnuts, carrots, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger; pulse until just blended.
  3. Roll into 15 balls, about 1-inch in diameter each.

  4. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Carrot Cake Energy Balls
Amount Per Serving (1 energy ball)
Calories 90Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 37mg 2%
Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Fiber 2g 8%
Sugar 6g 7%
Protein 4g 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Container Equivalents
½ Yellow
1 tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It!
Enjoy as an occasional treat. Be sure to track it.
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Source: BOD

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