Carrot Cake Protein Balls

Some days teach us a very important lesson about positivity. Have you ever put yourself in a situation where you knew it probably wasn’t the best place to be, but you stick it out? That was me. Then this morning I had a moment where things became very clear. In one moment, I realised I was surrounding myself with an environment that would never make me happy. Call me a “woo-woo”, but when people in life project such great negativity, it becomes so hard NOT to absorb that energy. So rather than continuing to fight it, I just decided to let it go. And just like that, a weight was lifted.

Why don’t we listen to our intuition? It’s so easy to get lost in things like expectation or ego, when really all we need to do is stop and ask ourselves if we are living by our truths and values. Then things become clear.

Yes I know this is all a bit cryptic but the point is, the relationships we choose are important because they are just that… a choice. You won’t be everyones’ cup of tea and they won’t be yours either so sometimes you need to walk away.

Today went from less than average to a day surging with energy and when I made a choice for positivity. It feels good when we listen. Hong Kong is full of noise but the noise that should play the loudest is the one from inside your own head. Listen to it, sometimes it has a great deal to say.

For me, creativity comes when I’m in a good place and so today this lovely little recipe came out of my kitchen in the form of Protein Carrot Cake balls. Oh my goodness are they delicious! So simple and no baking required. Made with love.

Time to prepare: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein (I love Nuzest- vegan pea protein!)

  • 1/4 cup ABC spread (you can substitute almond or cashew butter for a sweeter flavour

  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 1 cup GF oats (blended)
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut for topping

Instructions:

  • Soak dates in 1 cup boiled water for 5 minutes. This softens them really well for the date paste
  • Blend dates in food processor with 3 tbs warm water. Add in nut butter and blend well into smooth paste and set aside

  • Blend carrots and oats in food processor until mixed well. Add to large mixing bowl

  • In Mixing bowl, combine carrot and oat mixture, protein powder and raisins. Stir together.
  • Add in nut and date paste. Knead mixture together until combined. If the texture is very sticky, refrigerate for 10 minutes
  • Remove from refrigerator and form small balls. Roll balls through shredded coconut until covered.
  • Refrigerate Protein balls in airtight container. You can also freeze for added shelf life.

Happy week ahead with good vibes and good clean treats.

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