Good Morning!

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Anyways, So you probably know that I have an obsession with carrot cake by now!  It is my all time favorite dessert.  When I was growing up cheesecake was my favorite, and although I still do love that, carrot cake takes the number 1 spot!

On Saturday my friend and I went biking at the Loveland Bike Trail.  I can’t believe this was the first time I got my bike out all summer!  We stopped in the little cute town of “downtown” Loveland about 8 miles in where there were shops and restaurants and of course there was a cupcake shop!!  I wanted to just skip lunch and head straight there (but I didn’t).

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cupcake shop

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Of course I got the carrot cake 🙂  #treatyoself

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Ever since then I have been craving carrot cake, but I know I can’t eat one of these every single day so I decided I would try to make some healthy carrot cake protein balls in hopes to satisfy this craving!!

Carrot Cake Protein Balls

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 6 oz. shredded carrots
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2- 3 stevia packets
  • 1/2 cup applesauce (no sugar added)
  • 2 tbsp coconut almond butter (if you don’t have this you could use regular almond butter, peanut butter, or coconut butter)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F.  Mix everything together in a bowl.  Roll into balls and bake for 15 minutes.

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I rolled some in unsweetened coconut and they were fabulous.  I figured you could also flatten these and make them into cookies.  I decided I would do this to a few and then I drizzled them with coconut butter icing!  #YUM

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For the Icing:

Mix until desired consistency and drizzle over cookie.  Enjoy!

Just because they are healthy doesn’t mean you have to eat 5 Sara!! GEE.

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Have a good day!

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