What’s a Cake Pop?
A cake pop is a small ball of cake on a stick
What is Carrot Cake?
Carrot cake is the secret way to get kids to eat veggies.
My carrot cake pops are healthy!
- high in protein
- virtually sugar free
- low carb
- loaded with carrots
- big on taste
- low fat
- gluten free
- soy free
- easy to make!
Rejoice! These cake pops won’t ruin your abs!
Easy Cake Recipe:
*Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F
Combine the following ingredients into a bowl and mix by hand:
- 1/4 cup Almond Flour
- 1/4 cup Ground Flaxseed Meal
- 1 Scoop Gaspari Myofusion Probiotic Whey (Cinnamon Roll)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Egg
- 1/4 cup Egg Whites
- 1 jar (~1/3 cup) baby carrot food – I used Earth’s Best Organic strained carrots (this makes the cake moist… if you omit this, it will be DRY).
- 1/4 cup grated carrots
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp cloves
- 3 TBSP erythritol
- 3 TBSP Walden Farms Calorie Free/Sugar Free Pancake syrup
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (vanilla)
- add last:
Bake in the oven at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes (use a toothpick to verify the cake is cooked).
Cool completely before proceeding to the next step…
Easy Icing Recipe:
Add the following to a bowl and mix to create the icing:
- 1 TBSP Daiya Dairy Free Cream Cheese Style Spread
- 1/2 scoop Gaspari Myofusion Probiotic Whey (Cinnamon Roll)
- 1 TBSP erythritol
- 1 tsp water (if necessary)
Make into Cake Pops:
- After the cake has completely cooled, break it apart with your hands until the cake is just a large pile of crumbs.
- Take your cream cheese frosting and mix it in to the crumbs.
- Grab a chunk of the mixture and roll it into balls using your hands.
- Place on a plate (I used plastic wrap to line the plate – to make clean up easier) and poke them with a lollipop stick!
- Stick the cake balls in the fridge for an hour before serving.
This recipe yields 20 balls
One ball is:
- 38 calories, 1.7 g fat, 0.4g saturated fat, 13.5g cholesterol, 64.5mg sodium, 2.4g carbohydrates, 0.8g fiber, 1.6g NET CARBS, 0.4g sugars, 3.1g protein
- It’s a whey protein powder containing 24 g of protein and 150 calories per serving. It can be taken (ie. as a protein shake) between meals and pre/post workout. It also contains a probiotic to help support digestive health.
- Flavours: Banana Perfection, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Cinnamon Roll, Cookies & Cream, Delicious Vanilla, Milk Chocolate, Strawberries & Cream
- It’s a whey protein concentrate comprised of brown rice protein concentrate, whey protein isolate, casein milk protein isolate, and fast acting whey protein hydrolysate.
- It’s gluten-free
- It is sweetened with Splenda. It has 3 g of sugar, 8 g of net carbs and 220mg of sodium.
- I like that it contains probiotics. Probiotics are naturally occurring microorganisms (ie. bacteria or yeast) that can improve intestinal function (ie. prevent diarrhea) and assist in maintaining a strong immune system.
- Get my FREE Gaspari Protein Powder Recipes here!
- Calorie Free
- Sugar Free (sweetened with Splenda)
- Carbohydrate Free
- Cholesterol Free
- Fat Free
- Gluten Free
- Almond milk is free of saturated fat and cholesterol.
- Unlike cow’s milk, it is safe for those who are lactose intolerant or who have gluten or casein allergies.
- Almond flour/meal is ground from whole, blanched sweet almonds.
- Adding almond meal to your baking brings the health benefits of almonds to your diet
- It’s low carb
- It’s gluten free
- Store it in the fridge or freezer.
- Use it for baking (pie crusts, cakes, cookies, pancakes, quick breads) and for cooking (use it instead of bread crumbs).
- Most know for it’s omega-3 essential fatty acids (good fats), lignans (estrogen-like chemicals that act like antioxidants)and fiber
- It’s a “powerful natural cholesterol controller”
- Provides a nutty flavour to bread, pancakes, muffins, bars and cookies.
- You can use it as an egg replacer in recipes for muffins, cakes, cookies and pancakes. Replace one egg with 1 TBSP flaxseed meal and 3 TBSP water.
- You can reduce the flour in a recipe by 25% and replace it with ground flaxseed.
- Best stored in the fridge after opening.
- Cholesterol free
- High in Protein
- Low Calorie
- Did you know? Nutmeg is purported to:
- helps you sleep
- sooth your stomach: it can help regulate your GI tract
- helps relieve tooth pain (Nutmeg oil has eugenol, which brings relief from toothache)
- helps increase sexual desire
- Several studies suggest that cinnamon can lower “bad” LDL cholesterol and regulate blood sugar levels.
- Seasoning a high glycemic carboydrate food with cinnamon can lessen its impact on your blood sugar levels.
- Cinnamon also has one of the highest antioxidant levels of all the herbs and spices.
- Erythritol is a naturally-occurring sugar alcohol, but it is different from other sugar alcohols in that it does not upset stomachs!
- It’s derived from a corn source and is naturally found in trace amounts in various plants, fruits and mushrooms.
- It’s virtually calorie free (95% less calories than table sugar)
- It has a low glycemic impact
- It doesn’t contribute to tooth decay.
- It tastes just like sugar and is about 70% as sweet.
- Did you know ginger can help reduce flatulence and nausea?
- Did you know clove oil applied to a dental cavity can relieve toothache?
- Excellent source of vitamin A (just one carrot provides more than 200% of your daily requirement).
- Loaded with beta-carotene, a compound that is naturally converted to vitamin A when eaten.
- Although carrots rank high on the glycemic index, the amount of carbohydrates actually consumed in a normal serving of carrots is pretty low (they have a low glycemic load). The low-carb folks tell people to avoid carrots (and pumpkin), but unless you eat huge portions of them, carrots will not disturb your blood sugar very much, and they provide important phytonutrients.
Daiya Dairy Free Cream Cheese:
- Free of dairy (casein, whey & lactose), soy, gluten, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts
- Cholesterol free Trans fat free Vegan, Kosher
- No artificial ingredients, no preservatives, no hormones, no antibiotics