Every month we celebrate a vegetable and a fruit. The carrot is the vegetable of the month for February! We have found a nice variation on the famous carrot cake: energy balls to be enjoyed without feeling guilty, because they are sugar-free, gluten-free and 100% vegan. Indeed, the ingredients are good for your health. Even children love them!

Ingredients (24 balls)

  • 12 dried Medjool dates
  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup fresh carrot finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup shredded coconut for dusting

Preparation (10 minutes)

  1. Remove the pits from dates and soak them in hot water for several minutes. When the dates are softened, drain them and place in food processor. Save the water.
  2. Add the other ingredients to a food processor and blend until mixture turns into a dough-like consistency. Add 1 tablespoon of water in which you have soaked the dates if the mixture is too dry.
  3. With the small spoon scoop the mixture and roll into balls. Roll the balls in shredded coconut and place on the baking sheet.
  4. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until serving.