Carrot cake bliss balls are a healthier version of your favourite cake. These little bites include wholesome ingredients which pack a decent nutritional punch. They don’t include any refined sugars or overly processed ingredients.
Do you have to contend with cravings for sweet foods when you are trying to lose weight? Have you tried having a healthy, sweet treat on hand? Prepare these carrot cake bliss balls and you can be ready when a sweet craving hits, or when you need a little more energy.
If you’re trying to build a little bit of extra muscle mass you should also consider these little bites. Do you have the same protein shake each day after your workout? Let’s shake things up a little! These carrot cake bliss balls can morph into protein balls with a simple modification. They make a very portable post-workout protein boost.
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Bliss Balls for Weightloss
These bliss balls are sweet enough to satisfy a sweet tooth without causing an insulin spike. Dates have the sugar locked into the fruit. In order for the body to access the sugar it must first break down the dates to release the glucose. This process causes the glucose to be released more slowly. During the same time, the protein and fats are also being digested, further buffering the glucose.
By reducing the rate the sugar enters the bloodstream we keep our blood sugar levels steady and prevent blood sugar spikes. If there were a sudden rise in blood sugar levels it would cause insulin to be released. Insulin then facilitates the storing of glycogen in the liver, muscles, and fat cells.
The carrot cake bliss balls are a snack, so the serving size is 2-3 balls. If you are still hungry try having a drink of water or a cup of tea without sugar.
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Post Training Bliss Balls
Bliss balls are the perfect vehicle for some protein powder making them into a tasty protein ball. These balls are portable and also include healthy fats and some much-needed energy. Protein is essential in muscle building and repair, by incorporating these in your post-workout regime you can maximise the benefits of your workout.
There are many types of protein powder on the market. It is important that you choose the correct protein powder based on your goals. Did you know that some amino acids are broken down by the skeletal muscle as opposed to the liver? Selecting this type of protein powder gives your muscles the best opportunity to utilise the amino acids ingested.
By adding 2 scoops of the recommended Vanilla Ice Cream protein to these bliss balls I have changed the protein profile. As a post-workout snack, I would suggest 3-4 bliss balls. 4 carrot cake bliss balls would yield 20 grams of protein and 332 calories.
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Carrot Cake Bliss Ball FAQ
Store the carrot cake bliss balls in the fridge in an airtight container.
These healthy bites will keep for a week in the fridge.
You can use any high-powered food processor to make this recipe. You may find you need to process the ingredients for a lot longer if you are not using a Thermomix.
Feel free to substitute a mix of pecans, walnuts, or cashews. The consistency may be a little different but they will still work.
Yes, you can use your protein powder however the bliss balls will have a different taste and nutrition profile.
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Carrot Cake Bliss Balls
- 130 g almonds
- 50 g desicated coconut
- 75 g pitted dates
- 80 g carrot cut into pieces
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp orange zest
- Place all ingredients in the TM Bowl. Blend 30 sec/speed 7.130 g almonds, 50 g desicated coconut, 75 g pitted dates, 80 g carrot, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground ginger, 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg, 1 tsp orange zest
- Check that the mixture has come together.
- Roll into 18 balls.
- Place into the fridge for 1 hour before eating.
- Calories 352
- Protein 20 grams
- Fat 20 grams
- Calcium 96 mg
- Sugar 16 grams
- Carbs 24 grams
- Fibre 8 grams
- Potassium 496 grams
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