When we partnered with nutritionist and food as medicine queen Georgia Barnes as Endeavour’s latest ambassador, one of the highlights was getting an exclusive peek behind the scenes into Georgia’s kitchen where she shared with us some of her all-time favourite dishes.
Turn carrot cake into a nutritious and delicious snack with this amazing goodie ball recipe by Georgia Barnes. Packed with all the flavours you love in a carrot cake, these healthy treats are grain free, dairy free and gluten free. (Makes 12)
Carrot Cake Goodie Balls
1 carrot, grated
½ cup organic sultanas
1/3 cup coconut oil
½ cup preservative free shredded coconut
1 ½ cups organic walnuts, chopped
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbs maple syrup
1 tsp organic vanilla essence
Pinch of salt
Additional shredded coconut for rolling
Marigold flowers to garnish
Place all ingredients into a food processor. Pulse until ingredients come together.
Roll mixture into balls.
Coat evenly with additional coconut. Arrange on plate and top with marigold petals.
Serve and enjoy!
About Georgia Barnes
Nutritionist, TV personality, cook and Masterchef 2015 grand finalist - for Georgia Barnes food has always been an integral part of her life. Her food philosophy is pretty simple - choose quality produce, be intuitive and add a lot of love, and your food will always be delicious. Georgia studied her Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition at Endeavour College of Natural Health.
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