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 carrot cake cookies.

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.

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Almond Carrot Bites

Servings: 10 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
These almond carrot bites are inspired by the bodyrock power balls.


  • 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


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


Serving: 1SERVINGCalories: 129kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.002gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 151mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 441IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Snacks
Cuisine: American
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  1. 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:
    She is currently posting one workout a week-a ZWOW (Zuzanna’s workout of the week).
    I am following both and LOVE their workouts.

    1. 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 :)

  2. 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 :)

  3. These look amazing. I am so obsessed with cookie/snack balls. I love the addition of carrot in these, never thought of that. Thanks so much for sharing, I cannot wait to make these.

  4. Ahhh, I love Bodyrock. I seriously cannot wait to get back to those style of workouts, everything is pretty low intensity for me right now and it’s lame :( I know what you mean about their site though, I think I need to spend some time and organize a bunch of workouts for myself so I have them when I want them, otherwise it takes me forever to find what I want when I want to workout. Love the carrots in these, I totally need to try that for my kids :D

  5. Anything carrot cake-inspired grabs my attention, and these balls look like a fantastic healthy snack!

  6. Mhmm, these look super delicious! I’ve only tried one Bodyrock workout.. they are intense! I’m hoping to do more in the future. :)

  7. I love raw dough balls! I haven’t made too many adaptations, but this one is definitely inspirational :)

  8. Thank you for the links to the workout videos. It’s always a treat to have easy access to good workout videos without spending hours trying to figure out which ones are best.