No-bake Carrot Cake Protein Balls

Serves 4

10 Minute Prep Time

By Samantha Shorkey on January 20, 2015 , categorized in Snacks, Workout Fuel

carrot cake protein balls

Mmmmm carrot cake protein balls. These are a great little dessert, without added sugar or salt—just fresh, whole, plant-based ingredients and the perfect amount of sweetness.


  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 10 medjool dates
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger (finely minced)
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 serving Vanilla Vega Sport® Performance Protein
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Extra water as needed
  • Coconut for rolling


  1. Mix all ingredients in food processor making sure that dates and walnuts are chopped up well.  If mixture is too dry, keep adding one tablespoon of water until mixture is uniform and slightly sticky.  If mixture gets too wet, add more cinnamon and coconut.

  2. Form into balls.

  3. Roll each ball in coconut to evenly coat.

  4. Arrange balls on plate and sprinkle with cinnamon.

  5. Store in freezer.

Samantha Shorkey

Samantha Shorkey is a vegan bikini/fitness competitor (read her story), Director of Marketing forThe Vegan Project and author of “Jacked on the Beanstalk: Plant-Based Fuel for Vegan Athletes.” Growing up in a small hunting village just outside of Ottawa, Ontario (Canada) she became vegetarian at the tender age of eight and went vegan in 2011. When she isn’t winning fitness competitions, she can be found nuzzling kittens’ noses, thrashing to death metal, wasting time online or watching the original Star Wars trilogy.