These Raw Carrot Cake Bliss Balls Make The Best On-The-Go Snack

They're FODMAP-friendly and contain no dried fruit!

carrot cake bliss balls
Image: JSHealth

If you’re stuck for a delicious and nutritious snack to prep as part as your weekly meal plan, look no further than these raw carrot cake bliss balls! This low sugar recipe by nutritionist, Jessica Sepel of JSHealth takes the classic flavours of carrot cake and re-creates it with a healthy twist.
They’re packed full of fibre and rich in antioxidants thanks to the rolled oats, chia seeds and nuts. Better yet, they’re free from dried fruit and are entirely FODMAP-friendly. Keep scrolling for the recipe and full list of nutrition and health benefits!

CARROT CAKE BLISS BALLS

carrot cake bliss balls
Image: JSHealth

Makes: 12

Ingredients

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup pecans
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ cup desiccated coconut, for rolling

Method

1. Place all of the ingredients except the coconut into a food processor and blitz until
the mixture comes together.
2. Roll mixture into balls of your desired size and then roll in the desiccated coconut to
coat.
Notes: Store in the fridge for 3-4 days or freezer for up to a fortnight.

Key nutritional benefits:

Rolled oats:

Great source of fibre, helps lower cholesterol, aids in weight management.

Pecans and walnuts:

Anti-inflammatory, good quality fats, improves digestion, great for heart health.

Chia seeds:

High in Omega-3 fatty acids, loaded with antioxidants, great source of fibre.

Carrot:

Carrots are a particularly good source of beta-carotene, fiber, vitamin K, potassium and antioxidants. Also known to improve eye health.

Cinnamon:

Lowers blood sugar levels, powerful antioxidant, contains anti-inflammatory properties.

If you love this recipe, be sure to check out more nutritious, healthy recipes that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth by nutritionist, Jessica Sepel. A few of our favorites include these 5 healthy chocolate dessert ideas, 15-minute choc chips cookies for your afternoon pick-me-up, and these warm chai-spiced banana muffins.

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