These delicious balls are a great snack, lunchbox treat or to ward off that sweet craving after dinner. They freeze really well too, so pop them in some ziplock bags and pull them out when you need them. Full of goodness, low or no sugar options and so yummy that no-one will suspect how good for you they are!
300g carrots (about 4)
About 350g sweet potato
Cinnamon 1 heaped tsp
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 cm piece fresh grated ginger (you can use 1 tsp ground if you like)
1/4 cup sunflower seeds – I toasted mine but raw is fine
2 tbsp chia seeds
1tsp roasted dandelion root “coffee”- OPTIONAL
1 tbs coconut oil
1/2 cup honey or 8 fresh dates (leave this out if you want to go sugar-free)
1 heaped tbs nut butter- I used ABC (if you need to go nut-free just use an extra tbs coconut oil)
1 extra heaped tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla powder or beans from a vanilla pod- OPTIONAL
1/4 cup LSA, almond meal or flavorless unsweetened protein powder
Juice 1 lime
Coconut for rolling (try to get one that is preservative free)
Wash sweet potato and carrots well and chop into same size chunks. You can peel them if you like but there is so much goodness in the skin, I leave them on. On a baking tray on baking paper put sweet potato and carrot and sprinkle the 1st tsp cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg on top and roast on about 180 C until cooked. (You can make this quicker by steaming these and then adding the spices once they are cooked if you don’t have the time to roast them). Once cooked, remove from oven and put aside to cool.
In a mixing bowl add all other ingredients, except coconut oil and nut butter and the coconut for rolling, and mix to combine. Place the carrot, sweet potato coconut oil and nut butter in the food processor and whizz until smooth (you can just mash it all together if you prefer). Add these ingredients to the rest in the bowl and mix to combine completely. If it is too wet add more LSA or protein powder. If your mixture is too warm still, place it aside for half an hour to color pop in the fridge for a bit. Roll the mix into balls and roll them in coconut. Store in the fridge or freezer.