'Orange' you glad we have a mouth-watering orange recipe, today? Puns aside, the following recipe is packed with beta-carotene, a potent plant pigment our bodies are able to turn into vitamin A. These Carrot Cake Balls are not only nutritious, they also take amazing — like they're from a gourmet bakery!
Carrot Cake Balls
12 Medjool dates
1 cup rolled oats
½ cup walnuts
½ cup carrots, grated
1 tbsp orange zest
½ orange, juiced
1 scoop VegeGreens, Pineapple Coconut
¼ tsp ground ginger
1 tsp vanilla extract
Shredded coconut, optional
- Remove the pits from the dates. Soak them in orange juice for several minutes. Once softened, place in food processor.
- Add remaining ingredients (except shredded coconut) to the food processor and blend until a dough-like consistency forms.
- With a small spoon, scoop out the mixture and roll into small balls. Optional: Roll each ball in shredded coconut to create a pretty white coating.
These little guys are packed with a wide spectrum of plant-based nutrition and a burst of pineapple coconut flavour - a savoured experience in every bite. Perfect for all ages, this snack can easily become a new family favourite.
If you don't get why it says "6 more weeks of rainbow fun" below, it's because this is a post associated with the 8-Week VegeGreens Challenge -- check it out!