Carrot Cake Protein Bites

Carrot Cake Protein Bites

13 ingredients · 20 minutes · 12 servings


  • 2 Carrot (medium, shredded)
  • 3/4 cup Walnuts
  • 3/4 cup Pecans
  • 3/4 cup Pitted Dates
  • 1/4 cup Raisins
  • 1/4 cup Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsps Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg (ground)
  • 2 tbsps Maple Syrup (optional)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/8 tsp Sea Salt
  • up Unsweetened
  • Shredded Coconut


  1.  In a food processor, combine walnuts, pecans and spices, pulse into a course meal.


  2. Once nuts have been ground, add dried dates, apricots, vanilla extract, maple syrup, shredded carrots and sea salt. Blend in food processor to combine until a thick paste is formed.


  3. After the batter is formed, roll into golf ball size balls and set aside.


  4. Add shredded coconut to a small bowl and add rolled balls to the shredded coconut one at a time and toss to coat. Enjoy

Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. The bites will keep in the fridge for a week or in the freezer for a few months.

A Bariatric Tip:
For additional protein, have a few turkey or chicken slices, or a hard boiled egg on the side. Keeping snacks under 200 calories is ideal. These bites are 178 calories but extremely nutrient dense.

Calories 173, Cholesterol 0mg, Fat 12g, Sodium 38mg, Carbs 16g, Vitamin A 1704IU, Fiber 3g, Vitamin C 1mg, Sugar 11g, Calcium 37mg, Protein 4g, Iron 1mg

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Damian Bramer Nutritionist

Damian Bramer, Nutritionist

Damian earned her bachelor’s in nutrition science from UC Davis, California and is a certified nutrition consultant. She provides nutrition guidance and education for people who suffer from a wide array of conditions such as autoimmune disease, degenerative diseases, mental illnesses, diabetes, cancer and most recently obesity. She has also provided support for specialty groups such as athletes, adolescents, and the elderly.

She believes the best way to maintain good health is to adopt eating and lifestyle habits that are sustainable for the long term. These habits should not only be manageable but enjoyable to you as well. They should support your individual energy requirement, optimize your digestive health, lower inflammation, and keep your blood sugar balanced.

Strengthening the body’s systems and improving the quality of life with whole foods nutrition is the common goal for all her patients.