Prep time 25 minutes plus 30 minutes chill time
Cook time: NONE!
**I get up very early to workout every day and just like a little something to give me energy. I eat 2 of these and they are great! I don't get fatigued and I'm not having to eat a processed energy bar. I use a one inch ball scoop so that they are all the same size and it makes it easy! They store great in the refrigerator. I love to eat raw food whenever I can...they are the perfect healthy snack to give you energy! Enjoy!
2 medium carrots
12 dates (or 1/2 cup), pitted, chopped
1 cup pecans, toasted (I didn't toast mine due to time and they were fine)
1/4 cup macadamia nuts or walnuts
1 teaspoon real vanilla
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ginger, freshly grated
pinch sea salt
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
Blend the carrots and the dates together in a food processor for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until evenly combined.
Add the pecans and macadamia nuts and process for another 2 to 3 minutes or until a smooth texture forms. Scrape down the sides of the processor bowl, as needed.
Add the vanilla and all the spices and blend until combined.
Form the balls by rolling the carrot mixture into 18 balls, about 1-inch in diameter each.
Spread the coconut flakes on a plate, and roll the balls in the flakes to coat evenly.
Refrigerate for about 30 minutes before enjoying. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Nutritional analysis per serving (2 balls): calories 154, fat 12 g, saturated fat 2 g, cholesterol 0 mg, fiber 3 g, protein 2 g, carbohydrate 13 g, sodium 38 mg