Carrot Cake Protein Balls
Have your cake, and get some protein too! These carrot cake protein balls are a great option for a pre or post workout snack.
Need to change up your protein ball game? I love this carrot cake protein ball recipe because you get a fruit, veggie, whole grains, healthy fats and protein! It’s quick, simple recipe and packed with nutrients. Most ingredients you probably have on hand!
These nutty, delicious no bakes are great snack options and can be a mini dessert option! There are so many times I have gotten home from work and having these stashed in the freezer has been a life saver snack 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.
All you need is a high powered blender or food processor!
How to Freeze Protein Balls:
Pro Tip: Save some of these to freeze. Freeze no bake protein balls on a cookie sheet for an hour before transferring them to ziplock freezer bags.
Carrot Cake Protein Balls Nutrition Info:
Carrots: are a good source of several vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin A, biotin, vitamin K , potassium and vitamin B6. If you have leftover carrots from meals this week, this is a fun way to use them up!
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. The oats in this recipe help create a great consistency for the protein bites.
Dates: contain several vitamins and minerals, in addition to fiber and antioxidants. Dates are a delicious way to sweeten up a recipe.
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. If you are looking for an allergen friendly protein option I’d suggest trying collagen or a plant based protein powder.