Do you struggle with afternoon sugar cravings? These raw carrot cakes bites make a perfect afternoon snack that will keep your blood sugar levels stable but still satisfy those cravings. Serve them up with a Golden Milk Latte and you have a perfect healthy and hormone balancing upgrade to coffee and cookies.
Here’s why this treat is so good for balancing your hormones:
Raw Carrots have been shown in research to help remove excess estrogen from the body. This may help reduce menopause symptoms, PMS, and heavy periods. The fat source contained in walnuts is in the form of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid .
Walnuts provide your body with nourishment for your brain and contains healthy fats that support optimal hormone balance in the body. The fat source contained in walnuts is in the form of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid .
Make a big batch on a Sunday and store them in the fridge or freezer to snack on during the week.
Raw Carrot Cake Protein Bites
Makes 12 2” bites
2 medium carrots, shredded
1 cup of dried unsweetened coconut
1 cup of raw walnuts
2 Tbs. of collagen peptide protein powder
½ cup of dried dates, pits removed and chopped
½ cup of raisins
1 tsp. of cinnamon
½ tsp. of dried ginger
½ tsp. of cloves
¼ tsp. of allspice
Pinch of nutmeg
½ tsp. of sea salt
4 Tbs. of coconut oil, melted
Optional: ½ cup of additional dried unsweetened coconut to roll carrot cake protein bites in.
Add all ingredients to a food processor and pulse until all is well combined and a batter has formed.
Using your hands, form 12 2” balls and roll in additional dried unsweetened coconut.
Arrange on a plate to serve, or store in a glass container for about a week.
Photos by Sarah Steffens of Savor & Fancy
Sarah Steffens is a Personal Chef based in Los Angeles. She specializes in Paleo, Autoimmune, and Whole30 cooking and believes food is the starting ground for practicing kindness to one’s body, mind and spirit. In addition to cooking for private clients, she also creates recipes and photography for Whole30. She shares recipes and kitchen tips at Savor & Fancy.