Sweet Cravings – Carrot Cake Bliss Balls

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This is a really great recipe for those wishing to kick a sugar habit. Refined Sugar free and one of nature’s greatest treats, dates provide that sticky caramel flavour, as well as carrots for that extra sweetness. The interesting thing is, by incorporating sweet vegetables into your diet, such as carrots, you can reduce your sweet cravings. Nature’s got it all worked out. And sometimes, just sometimes, for us chocolate lovers, playing around with different flavours can be just as effective for satisfying sweet cravings. I’ve tweaked the original recipe, reducing the quantities of nuts and adding in some shredded coconut. Just remember, even the healthiest treats should be eaten in moderation. Other than that, enjoy these wholeheartedly xx

Carrot Cake Bliss Balls
Adapted from Donna Hay

Ingredients

1.5 cups pecans
1 cup pitted Medjool Dates
1.5 carrots, finely grated
½ cup desiccated coconut
½ cup LSA
1tsp cinnamon
pinch of ginger
pinch of nutmeg
Extra coconut for rolling

Directions

1. Place ½ cup pecans in a food processor and blitz for 30 seconds. Remove and place on a plate for rolling.
2. Place remaining ingredients in the food processor and process for 1-2 minutes until a dough like mixture forms.
3. Roll the mixture into small balls, then roll in either the crushed pecans or coconut. Should make at least 20 balls. Place in airtight container, store in fridge for 1-2 weeks.