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 refined 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.
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 Shakeology and sweetened with dates. And the right balance of cinnamon, clove, and ginger make you feel like you’re enjoying a real bite of carrot cake.
I had to test several to get the flavor just right for these Carrot Cake Shakeology Energy Balls, so 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!*
*For our video, we rolled a few of the Carrot Cake Shakeology Energy Balls in unsweetened shredded coconut. This step is optional and changes the nutritional information.
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Carrot Cake Energy Balls
These devilishly-good Carrot Cake Energy Balls really taste like carrot cake, and they're only 90 calories each!
- 1½ scoops Vanilla Shakeology
- ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- ⅓ cup all-natural smooth almond butter
- 4 Medjool dates coarsely chopped
- ¼ cup raw walnut pieces
- ¾ cup shredded carrots
- ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. ground cloves
- ¼ tsp. ground ginger
Combine Shakeology, oats, almond butter, and dates in food processor; pulse until dates are incorporated.
Add walnuts, carrots, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger; pulse until just blended.
Roll into fifteen balls, about 1-inch in diameter each.
The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.
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