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.
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.