These prebiotic carrot cake energy bites are the perfect, delicious, gut nourishing treat for your tastebuds and your microbiome. If you weren’t aware, prebiotics help nourish the probiotics living in your gut. So let’s talk about making these delicious snacks!
Prebiotics are the found in food that nourishes the probiotics (good bacteria) in your gut. Think of probiotics, the good bacteria, as the superheroes at the forefront of your bodies immune defense and prebiotics kind of as their sidekicks.
Without prebiotics, your probiotics have nothing to eat and won’t be able to do their job. They’ll go from helpful citizens to either dead or deadly villains real quick. Either way, if your microbiome (of which your probiotics play a role in) goes out of balance, you’ll be uncomfortable, to say the least.
For more on probiotics and microbiome health, check out this complete guide.
First, this prebiotic Carrot Cake Energy Bite recipe tastes incredible. I can’t explain to you have excited I was to have embodied carrot cake in a nourishing small adorable energy bite.
Not only that, but it’s quick and easy to make and lasts up to a week in the fridge. All features that make these Prebiotic Carrot Cake Energy Bites perfect for meal-prep!
And if that weren’t benefit enough, this recipe features prebiotics, the nutrients that help nourish the good bacteria in our gut. So it’s an all-around win-win recipe!
Prebiotic education out of the way, let’s talk about the ingredients in these carrot cake energy bites. There’s quite a bit to make note of that make these bites delicious and nourishing snacks:
You might be tempted to skip soaking the dates but I encourage you to let them soak for the full 10-minutes. Letting the dates are a crucial part to making sure that the ingredients stick together and can be rolled into bites!
If you find that you’re struggling with rolling the dough into energy bites try adding in more coconut/walnuts to the mixture. I also recommend letting the dough chill in the fridge for a bit to firm up too.