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Carrot Cake Bliss Balls

 

Here is an amazing and super easy recipe to replace carrot cake….

Instead of traditional carrot cake that might take hours to make and is loaded with calories, here is a great healthy alternative.

What’s better than fresh ingredients and less sugar..?

 

Ingredients

  • 70 g pecans
  • 60 g walnuts
  • 50 g desiccated coconut, plus extra for coating
  • 75 g pitted dates
  • 80 g carrot, cut into pieces
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger

 

Nutrition:

per 1 portion

  • Calories:624.8 kJ / 148.8 kcal
  • Protein:2.1 g
  • Carbohydrates:6.4 g
  • Fat:12.5 g
  • Saturated Fat:3.5 g
  • Fibre:2.8 g
  • Sodium:6.2 mg
  • Vitamins & Minerals including carotene

 

 

Preparation

 

  1. Place all ingredients into mixing bowl and blend 10-15 sec/speed 7, until mixture comes together.
  2. Place extra desiccated coconut onto a plate and set aside.
  3. Roll tablespoons of mixture into balls (makes approx. 10 balls in total). Roll balls in coconut to coat and place into refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes to set before serving.
  4. Enjoy!!!

 

Tips & Tricks

 

  • You can use soaked, then dehydrated nuts in this recipe.
  • You can replace nuts for different ones as you prefer.
  • You can store these balls in a sealable container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

 

Health Benefits of eating Carrots:

 

  • Rich in Nutrients: Carrots are an excellent source of essential nutrients, including vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. Vitamin A is particularly important for maintaining healthy vision, skin, and immune function.
  • Eye Health: Carrots are renowned for their high beta-carotene content, which the body converts into vitamin A. Vitamin A is crucial for maintaining good eyesight, especially in low-light conditions. Eating carrots regularly may help prevent conditions such as night blindness and age-related macular degeneration.
  • Antioxidant Properties: Carrots contain antioxidants like beta-carotene, which help protect the body from oxidative stress and free radical damage. Antioxidants play a role in reducing the risk of chronic diseases and supporting overall health.
  • Heart Health: The fiber, potassium, and antioxidants in carrots contribute to heart health. The fiber helps lower cholesterol levels, while potassium helps regulate blood pressure. The antioxidants may also help reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
  • Weight Management: Carrots are low in calories and high in fiber, making them a filling and satisfying snack. Including carrots in your diet can contribute to a feeling of fullness, potentially helping with weight management by reducing overall calorie intake.
  • Digestive Health: The fiber in carrots promotes healthy digestion by adding bulk to the stool and supporting regular bowel movements. This can help prevent constipation and promote a healthy gut.
  • Skin Health: The antioxidants and vitamins in carrots contribute to healthy skin. Vitamin A, in particular, is essential for maintaining skin integrity, and its deficiency can lead to various skin issues.
  • Blood Sugar Regulation: The fiber in carrots can help regulate blood sugar levels by slowing the absorption of sugar in the bloodstream. This can be beneficial for individuals with diabetes or those at risk of developing diabetes.
  • Immune System Support: The combination of vitamins and antioxidants in carrots supports a strong immune system, helping the body defend against infections and illnesses.
  • Cancer Prevention: Some studies suggest that the antioxidants in carrots may have protective effects against certain types of cancer. The compounds in carrots may help reduce the risk of lung, colorectal, and prostate cancers.

 

 

Photo Credit to Thermobliss…

 

Coconut and Beetroot Bliss Balls

 

Ingredients:

  • 210 g raw beetroots, peeled and cut into pieces (approx. 2 cm
  • 12 pitted Medjool dates
  • 130 g desiccated coconut, plus extra for coating
  • 80 g raw cashews (see Tips)
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • ½ tsp vanilla bean paste

 

Mix all ingredients and make little balls. Coat them with desiccated coconut. Enjoy !!

 

 

Photo Credit to Cookidoo…

Credit for this recipe belongs to Thermomix…