Carrot Cake Protein Bliss Balls – Thermomix & Food Processor Method

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Carrot Cake Protein Bliss Balls are the healthier alternative to a traditional carrot cake. They have all the flavour of your favourite carrot can and a prepared in a fraction of the time.

Overhead landscape image Carrot Cake Protein balls on blue plate

I’ve been experimenting quite a lot with bliss balls recently because they’re such an easy snack to make. I have two children still living at home so making quick healthy snacks is important. Previously I have shared a recipe for Salted Pecan Pie Bliss Balls.

Overhead Salted Pecan Pie Bliss Balls with vanilla bean and pecan nuts on a white background

Lachlan is nearly 13 years old and is very sporty! He is also lean and very apathetic towards food. He likes most foods, he just forgets to eat with all the sports.

To make matters worse he has discovered “girls” recently, so now he also likes to do push ups and sit ups in his spare time. In an attempt to help him get the “big guns” he’s after I’ve been making protein packed bliss balls.

This flavour was inspired by the recently released Thermomix Cookbook “Eat Well”. Although I have changed the recipe quite significantly to boost vitamins, minerals and protein.

If you don’t have a Thermomix you can make the recipe in any food processor.

Carrot Cake Protein Balls – Food Processor Method

  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor
  2. Blitz on high until a dough consistency starts to form.
  3. Scrape down the side of the bowl and process until the desired level of chunky and smooth has been achieved.
  4. Form small balls in your hand.
  5. Roll each protein ball one at a time in the coconut.
  6. place on a plate and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes prior to serving.

IsoWhey Protein Powder

I chose to use Isowhey Madagascan Vanilla Grass Fed Whey Protein powder in this recipe. In addition to having 15gm of protein easy to digest protein per 35gm serve it also has;

  • Great taste & mouthfeel
  • No artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners
  • Prebiotic and probiotic
  • Vitamin & Mineral enhanced

Can you substitute protein powders?

Yes, you can! The Isowhey is merely a suggestion. If you want to use a protein powder you already have at home the recipe will still work. Please ensure that the replacement protein powder is vanilla and palatable in its dry form.

Can you omit the protein powder?

If you would like to omit the protein powder simply add 50gm rolled oats to the recipe. This will change the nutritional profile of the balls. You will find the Carrot Cake Bliss balls will be a little less vanilla, but they will still be delicious.

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Overhead shot Carrot Bliss Balls
Carrot Cake Protein Bliss Balls
Prep Time
2 mins
Rolling
10 mins
Total Time
2 mins
 

Carrot Cake Protein Bliss Balls, the healthier alternative to a traditional carrot cake.  A delicious way to snack & fuel your body.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American, Australian
Servings: 16 balls
Calories: 161 kcal
Author: Julie Carlyle
Ingredients
  • 180 g pecan nuts
  • 125 g carrot unpeeled and cut into 4-5 pieces
  • 115 g Medjool dates pits removed
  • 50 g Iso Whey Madagascan Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 50 g shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 32 sultanas optional
Bliss Ball Coating
  • 60 g desiccated coconut *reserve for coating - see note
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in the TM bowl except sultanas. Blitz 10 sec/Speed 7.

  2. Scape down the bowl. Repeat 5 sec/Speed 7.

  3. Form the mixture into 16 balls, adding 2 sultana's to each ball if desired.

  4. Roll the protein balls in the reserved coconut.

  5. Place the carrot cake protein balls in the fridge for at least 30 minutes prior to serving.

Recipe Notes

If you only have shredded coconut you can make your own desiccated coconut in the Thermomix. 

Add the coconut to TM bowl. Blitz 6 sec/Speed 8.

Nutrition Facts
Carrot Cake Protein Bliss Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 25mg 1%
Potassium 202mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 8g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 28%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 3.4%
Iron 4.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Overhead shot Carrot Bliss Balls

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to let me know what you think of the recipe in the comments below. Your thoughts make my day 🙂

Happy Cooking

j

Carrot Cake Protein Bliss Balls are the healthier alternative to a traditional carrot cake. They have all the flavour of your favourite carrot cake but prepared in a fraction of the time. A delicious way to snack & fuel your body. #ProteinBalls #BlissBalls #CarrotCake #Thermomix #FoodProcessor

2 thoughts on “Carrot Cake Protein Bliss Balls – Thermomix & Food Processor Method”

  1. Mel says:

    Julie these were really easy to make and lovely to eat! I just used a protein powder (vanilla) I already had in the pantry.

    1. Mel, I’m so pleased you liked them. I love it when I already have ingredients in the cupboard for recipes, saves so much time!! Thanks for leaving a comment 🙂

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