This recipe is one we’ve been really excited to share with you. These carrot and coconut energy balls are honestly the best energy balls or bites I’ve tasted. I tend to keep some in my bag whenever I go out in case I need a boost, so I’ve tried a fair few – both making our own recipes, following others, and purchasing them pre-made.
Not only are they super delicious, but they are definitely packed with energy and give you that oomph to get going. They also last extremely well, as we found out by accident: we made a huge batch of them a short time before Christmas, and as we were both heading in different directions for the festivities, it took a while for them all to be finished up. In fact, they were good right into the New Year…
We kept them packaged in a sealed lunchbox and wrapped in greaseproof paper, which is likely a factor in them keeping so long – so we would definitely recommend this storage method.
That’s if they even last that long, since they’re so delicious you might find them disappearing pretty quickly! Here’s the video of how we made them, and you can scroll down to read the recipe yourself. Comment below if you try them out!
- 1 carrot
- 100 g almond flakes
- 150 g cashew nuts
- 150 g date block (or dates with stones removed)
- 50 g raisin mix
- 50 g desiccated coconut
Grate the carrot, set the finished grated carrot into a sieve, and press with the back of a spoon to drain out the water.
Put the carrot into a blender along with the almond flakes, cashews, dates, and raisin mix. Blend it all. This may take a lot of stopping, stirring with a spoon, and starting again as the mixture can be quite sticky!
When it is fully combined into a paste-like mixture, remove it from the blender and roll by hand into balls - a heaped tablespoon of mixture for each is about right.
Put the desiccated coconut into a bowl and roll each bowl into the coconut so that it sticks to the exterior.
Put the mixture into the fridge overnight to help it solidify a little, and to remove some of the stickiness.
Eat whenever you need an energy boost!