These No Bake Carrot Cake Energy Bites are a delicious and wholesome snack that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. They’re packed with good for you ingredients that will keep your energy levels up.
No Bake Carrot Cake Energy Bites
Now that it’s February, it seems that New Year’s health resolutions tend to dwindle. This is the perfect time, however, to re-commit to your goals.
If your resolution is to improve your health, there are things you can do to ensure that you stay on track. One of my favorites is to replace unhealthy snacks with healthier, yet delicious, options – like these No Bake Carrot Energy Bites.
This post is sponsored by MaraNatha and Six Star. All opinions are 100% my own.
Keeping on track with your New Year’s resolutions can be a challenge. Often times, we hit road blocks or we just give up on our goals. Here are some tips to help you maintain your resolution momentum and power through the hurdles.
- Make sure your resolutions are realistic. If you find that your goal is out of your reach, consider reevaluating it and setting a smaller, more attainable goal.
- Break it down. One of the best ways to visualize your goals is to break it down into smaller goals. These small victories can help you stay motivated.
- Tell a friend. Goals are easier to achieve when you share them with friends and loved ones. This support can help motivate you when you need it most.
- Keep trying. Don’t give up on yourself or your resolutions. If you find yourself falling behind (or even quitting), that’s OK. Pick yourself up and get back on that horse.
- Reward yourself. Don’t forget to reward yourself for making progress. Even little rewards can be just what you need to stay motivated.
One of my resolutions is to get on the treadmill for 30 minutes each day, followed by 15 minutes of resistance training.
To keep myself motivated, I came up with two simple, yet effective, rewards. First, there’s a show I’ve been dying to binge watch. Instead of camping out on the couch on a lazy weekend, I’ve decided to only watch the show while I’m on the tread mill.
Doing this encourages me to get on there and keep chugging away each day. As an added incentive, I’ve had myself staying on longer than the 30 minutes.
I also started doing some light resistance training with resistance bands and weighted balls. I found these at Walmart.
They have an entire selection of Gold’s Gym fitness equipment – everything from weight sets to accessories. The selection was fantastic!
As an incentive to keep up with my fitness goals, I allow myself a decadent snack after my workout. While every fiber of my being would kill for a slice of my Ultimate Carrot Cake, I created these No Bake Carrot Cake Energy Balls instead.
These Carrot Cake Energy Balls take only minutes to make. I love how they have the flavor of my favorite guilty pleasure without all of the fat and calories.
Plus, they are packed with good-for-you ingredients like Maranatha almond butter and Six Star protein.
Tips for Making No Bake Carrot Cake Energy Balls
- A food processor makes this recipe easy to make. I use it to grate the carrots and to break up the other ingredients.
- You can add or substitute flavors to suit your tastes.
- Allow the No Bake Carrot Cake Energy Bites to set up for at least one hour in the fridge before eating.
- I’ve found a small cookie scoop to be the perfect portion for these No Bake Carrot Cake Energy Balls.
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Items You Need to Make No Bake Carrot Cake Energy Bites
No Bake Carrot Cake Energy Bites
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon Six Star unflavored protein powder
- 5 pieces dried pineapple
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon ginger
- ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ cup grated carrot
- 2 tablespoons MaraNatha almond butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ½ cup shredded coconut
- In the bowl of a food processor, add coconut; pulse until finely chopped.
- Remove from bowl and set aside.
- Add oats, protein powder, pineapple, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg to the bowl of the food processor; pulse until oats are chopped up.
- Pour mixture into mixing bowl.
- Add carrot, almond butter, vanilla and chia seeds.
- Stir until combined.
- Use cookie scoop to divide batter into even portions; roll into balls.
- Roll balls into coconut and place on a baking sheet lined with silicone baking mat.
- Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.