eliminating wastefulness

I waste a lot of food, and I feel like shit about it.

After purchasing a juicer and throwing out the pulp a few times, I thought, “….what in the actual fuck am I doing? I could use this.” So I saved some carrot pulp for a few days, but then I’d look into my fridge and see it staring back at me as if it were exclaiming, “hey dummy, use me UP.”

I looked through countless recipes for raw carrot crackers, raw carrot cake, energy balls, face peels. Nothing called out to me. It was then that I realized I had a bunch of other cool shit  and I’ve been needing to use them up for a long time.

Luckily for me, the most healthy things are the things that are left stranded in the cupboard. Unfortunately for me, I’m too much of a stubborn lady to realize they are the best things to consume.

In the end, I made my own carrot cake balls.

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Raw Carrot Cake Balls

Yields about 24

1/2 cup of raw carrot pulp, or grated carrots 

1/4 cup of flaxmeal

1/3 cup of almond meal

1/4 cup of goji berries (soaked for an hour)

4 pitted dates (soaked for an hour)

1/2 cup of raw cashews (soaked for an hour) 

1/4 cup of raw hemp seeds

1/3 cup of liquid coconut oil

2 tablespoons of vanilla extract

1 tablespoon of cinnamon

3 teaspoons of ginger

sweeten with your choice of non-refined sugar to taste (you may not need to sweeten them at all)

After you throw all this in the food processor (or hand stirred like I did because mine broke…), form them into small balls and roll them into a mixture of 1 cup of almond meal with a little cinnamon and nutmeg. 

Freeze for a few hours.

Now you have a delicious antioxidant dense, life-giving, skin clearing, heart healthy, protein monster ball snack/breakfast/dessert/potluck offering. You can thank me later.

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