Carrot-Peanut Butter-Coconut Energy Balls
I’m currently on a protein balls/ bars and smoothie craze (healthy living and all that, plus I’m loving my new blender – a must-have in every mum’s kitchen – and following these simple rules to incorporate healthy foods into daily life).
I’m also (constantly) on the lookout for healthy and tasty snacks and treats for Little Man, because he comes home ravenous from pre-school and is almost always asking for treats these days!
So I combined both my current obsessions, did a little
soul recipe-searching on good ol’ Pinterest, threw in some of my own variations and came up with these divine and super-healthy Carrot-Peanut Butter-Coconut Protein Balls.
As is evident from the title, the three main ingredients are:
Carrots (grated into fine bits)
Peanut Butter (if allergic to peanuts, you could use any other nut butter of your choice)
Then you can add-on any or all of the following
Nutella (or a healthier chocolate paste)
Honey (if you want it sweeter, although the peanut butter and coconut gives these balls a sweet-enough flavour)
Flaxseeds (to up your seed intake, although add just a slight amount)
It couldn’t get any simpler than this. Just mix all the ingredients in a bowl and make into a fine smooth texture. Then make bite-sized balls out of it, roll them in the dessicated coconut and keep in the fridge for 30-60 minutes to harden. That’s it! Healthy goodness just like that…
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