Carrot and Ginger Delights

Isn’t it great that baking can incorporate vegetables and fruit?! I love how these Carrot and Ginger delights provide a decent dose of ginger and carrot. Not only is it a wonderful way to maintain a balanced diet or to use those carrots stored in your fridge, but it is a surreptitious means to integrate vegetables into baking. Especially for children or those who have an aversion for vegetables!

The carrots and or ginger are by no means overpowering in this recipe, yet you can alter to your preference.

Carrots are a fantastic source of the soluble fibre Pectin which can reduce blood sugar levels and can nourish the beneficial bacteria in the stomach, which is congruent with the health benefits of ginger. The humble carrot is host to a variety of minerals inclusive of Vitamin A for optimal vision, growth, development and immune support, Vitamin B (Biotin) for the metabolism of protein and fat, Vitamin K1 for the promotion of blood clotting and bone integrity, Potassium for controlling blood pressure and Vitamin B6 for the conversion of consumed food into energy.

In conjunction, ginger, also, has numerous health benefits which are powerful in promoting optimum well-being. Ginger is known to reduce the feelings of nausea, indigestion, menstrual pain for females and can fight infection in the body. Ginger is a terrific way of adding flavour to any recipe with the reassurance of these health benefits.

Make and eat these delicious delights next time you are feeling in need of an improvement in gut health. Your digestive tract will thank you kindly.

Next time you are baking, please do not be frightened to use vegetables as they add a new and exciting dimension to the recipe. Just think of the nutritious health benefits you will be receiving!

Love, thoughts and hugs always,
Maddie x

*Ingredients:

– 1 grated carrot
– 2 tablespoons grated ginger
– 1 cup of oats (Can use gluten free oats)
– ½ cup of desiccated coconut
– ¼ cup sunflower seeds
– 1-2 teaspoons of vanilla essence (paste or pod)
– 1 tablespoon organic cacao powder
– 6 dates

*Method:

1. Place the oats, vanilla, desiccated coconut, sunflower seeds, organic cacao powder and dates into a food processor.
2. Grate the carrot and ginger and add both to the food processor.
3. Pulse all ingredients until well combined. Add filtered water if the mixture is too dry or does not form.
4. Roll into desired ball size. Roll balls in coconut, cacao powder or leave them in their natural state.
5. Place balls in the refrigerator for two hours or overnight.
6. Store in airtight containers and leave in the fridge.

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