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Almond carrot bites

These almond carrot bites are inspired by the bodyrock power balls.
Almond carrot bodyrock balls

So what started out as intrigue last week has now turned into a full blown obsession. I’ve done bodyrock workouts for 7 out of the last 9 days and absolutely love them.

My body has never been as sore as it was this past week and yet for some reason that excites me. I feel like I’m working muscles that I didn’t even know existed and challenging my body as a whole instead of just targeted muscles if that makes any sense. I think I’ve done more pushups this past week than in my entire life. And I won’t lie, watching the instructional videos and having to look at either Zuzana, Lisa Marie or Sean for 10 minutes before working out is pretty motivating.

In case you’re interested these are the workouts I’ve done. I’m not necessarily doing the newest ones they release and have instead been digging through some of the older ones to find something that 1. I understand 2. doesn’t have too many modifications since I don’t have any of their equipment and 3. is a good balance of upper and lower body.

Booty Meets Abs Workout

Bikini Body & Beach Ready

Make Me Proud

Turn Me On

Show It Off

Rockstar Booty Workout

I Won’t Give Up

The names are ridiculous and I hate how disorganized their website is in searching for workouts but it’s free so I can’t really complain too much. I’ve also added on some extra things like a 7 minute pushup burpee challenge (otherwise known as hell on earth) and extra ab work to some of these workouts along with warm up and cool downs which are usually a mile jog on the treadmill. Some days I’ve done some HIIT runs on the treadmill in addition to the bodyrock workout, other days the workout (even if it’s only 12 minutes) is plenty by itself.

So what does this have to do with almond carrot balls?

Well there’s a recipe on their homepage for these “power balls” that looked decent except that it basically takes raw dough ball type ingredients, adds baking powder and therefore bakes them for 30 minutes. I thought the whole baking part seemed pointless so I decided to nix the baking powder, make a few tweaks and try them out for myself since we all know I love a good ball recipe.

Almond carrot balls

The dough came together perfectly in the food processor and I ended up with 10 balls that taste like a slightly healthier, raw version of these.

Almond carrot bites

My version on the left, theirs on the right.

nutritional infobr balls

Pretty darn close and about 1/4 of the time.

I may look nothing like Lisa Marie (yet!), but at least I can make a decent ball.

Almond Carrot Bites

Almond Carrot Bites

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

These almond carrot bites are inspired by the bodyrock power balls.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup baby carrots
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon raisins, chopped

Instructions

  1. Combine almonds & oats in a food processor and pulse until almost flour consistency
  2. Add carrots and process until finely chopped and incorporated.
  3. Add remaining ingredients except raisins and process until dough comes together and almost forms a ball in the food processor.
  4. Transfer mixture to a small bowl and fold in chopped raisins.
  5. Roll into balls.
  6. Keep refrigerated.

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Kim

Saturday 3rd of March 2012

I've followed bodyrock for 2 years and wanted to let you all know-Zuzanna is still "bodyrocking" on her own youtube channel now. Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/user/ZuzkaLight She is currently posting one workout a week-a ZWOW (Zuzanna's workout of the week). I am following both and LOVE their workouts.

Gina

Saturday 3rd of March 2012

Thanks Kim! Funny enough, in today's post I actually linked to one of Zuzana's workouts of the week (just discovered them this past week). Glad to have her videos as an option now too :)

Bri @ BreezyByHand

Monday 27th of February 2012

Hey all! Check out this link to help sort through all of the BodyRock workouts: http://litealloy.com/workouts/tags Its really helpful to be able to search when today's workout just isn't appealing or you don't have the equipment!

Crystal

Wednesday 22nd of February 2012

I just made something similar to this yesterday, but with honey because that's what I had on hand. They were so yummy! Love adding carrots :)

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