When carrot cake and healthy bites collide. These raw carrot cake bliss balls are good for… everything in life.
Desserting, snacking, tea timing, adventuring, lunching, or breakfasting.
They really could be your 24 carrot gold ticket for any of these life happenings.
They’re vegan, and easily made gluten-free, with zero refined sugar.
If you run into me in the mountains on a ski tour, bike adventure, hiking mission, or paddle board camping trip, and raid my backpack, you will find some kind of balls in there like these ones, or these coconut hemp ones, or these nut-free maca ones…
They’re the perfect on the go snack, and are ridiculously easy to make.
You could keep it simple and leave the bliss balls naked without the cashew frosting (which would take the cashew soaking time out of the equation), but…
If you want to take it to the next level… MAKE THE CASHEW CREAM CHEEZE.
The taste is on par with your fave carrot cake, but the health factor is untouchable.
So, if you’re into carrot cake, you’re going to dig these balls (it’s official, I’ve said ‘balls’ too much).
- Carrots. Need I say more? Carrots are a super food. They’re packed with Vitmain A in the form of beta-carotene to make your eyes into warriors. They’ll boost your immunity too because of the antiseptic and antibacterial abilities they have, along with the Vitamin C they’re packing. Of course, they’re high in fibre, yet low in calories which will help reduce cholesterol, heart disease, and aid in your digestion.
- Dates are nature’s candy! They’re packed with vitamins, minerals, fibre and if you get the juiciest ones you can find, they’re the tastiest things you’ll ever eat. The minerals like selenium, manganese, copper, and magnesium all help prevent osteoporosis. They’re high in iron to prevent anemia, and they’re packed with fibre to help with constipation. Yes.
- Oats are high in fibre, minerals, and vitamins, too! See a theme here? Whole foods are where it’s at. Oats also have 2 antioxidants that are almost solely found in oats (avenanthramides and ferulic acid), which both help reduce blood pressure by increasing the production of nitric oxide levels to help dilate blood vessels.
- 3 carrots (about 6 inches long)
- 9-10 large medjool dates
- 2 cups oats (gluten-free if needed)
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp nutmeg
- ⅛ tsp ginger
- ¼ cup walnuts
- ⅛ tsp salt
Cashew Cream Cheeze Frosting (optional but SO GOOD):
- 1 cup cashews, soaked at least 2 hours (the longer the creamier)
- ½ cup plant-based milk (I used this hemp milk recipe)
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- Blend carrots in your food processor until a fine meal forms.
- Set the carrot aside into a bowl.
- Add the rest of the ingredients to the food processor and blend until evenly blended together, then add the carrots back in, and blend until a sticky ball forms (or close to it).
- Roll into 1 inch balls with slightly wet hands.
- Place in the freezer for 20 minutes.
- You can be done! Or.... keep going to make a frosting covered bite, mmmm!
- Make the frosting! Blend all frosting ingredients together in a blender until smooth and creamy.
- Dip your bliss balls in the frosting, and place back in the freezer for storage.
- These keep well in the freezer, and travel nicely in a to-go bag!
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