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Carrot Cake Bites

With Easter around the corner, I wanted to share a healthier dessert recipe made with real whole foods, without sacrificing flavour!

You might find that you end up feeling sluggish, bloated and tired after eating traditional sweets and desserts... I definitely do! I love carrot cake, but the classic version is packed with heavy oils, cream cheese, refined sugar and white flour, which irritates my skin and digestive system. While it's fine to indulge in holiday desserts, I always love creating healthier versions of some of my favourites so I can still feel good and enjoy something delicious.

These carrot cake bites taste like the real thing. They're made with a base of dates and walnuts, and are packed with shredded carrot and orange zest and are rolled in shredded coconut. All of the flavour... while sticking to whole foods and unprocessed ingredients! I like to keep these in the freezer and eat them cold. They're a perfect Easter treat, but they're also delicious anytime. If you're trying to get healthier and feel more energetic, these are a great option to help you enjoy desserts while sticking to your health and fitness goals. Make a big batch and keep them in the freezer or fridge. You can eat these as a pre-workout snack, as a sweet treat, or as an energy ball anytime of day.

This makes about 10 balls.

You'll need:

1/2 cup Medjool dates

1/2 cup walnuts

1/2 cup shredded carrots

1/4 cup oats

1 tsp grated orange peel

1/4 cup almond flour

1 tbsp orange juice

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp ginger


1. Add in the dates to a food processor, and process until they form a ball. Remove them and set aside.

2. Add in 1/2 cup walnuts, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ginger, blend.

3. Add the dates back in and 1/2 cup shredded carrots, 1/4 cup oats, 1 tsp grated orange peel, 1/4 cup almond flour, 1 tbsp orange juice.

4. Once a dough takes shape, form tablespoons of the dough into balls with your hands. Roll in shredded coconut if you'd like, and store in a container in the fridge or freezer.

I hope you try these. Let me know what you think!

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