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Michelle Ralph-Larose

Michelle Ralph-Larose

Michelle is the Gold Medal Finalist of Muscle Insider‘s Best Protein Chef 2020. Michelle is a passionate protein baker/chef that is dedicated to creating recipes to help others achieve their personal goals while maintaining a positive relationship with food. She believes food plays many different roles in our lives; nourishment for growth and healing, fuel for energy. She believes celebrations and traditions are all part of an experience that do not need to be restricted but replaced with ideal, quality ingredients without sacrificing taste or texture. Michelle is eager to share her delicious recipes and creative tips to help you succeed in reaching your personal goals while enjoying your food. For more of Michelle, she can be found on Instagram @michelleralphlarose_ and for more tasty examples of her treats @cleaneats.treats

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Carrot Cake Protein Bites

These are a delicious quick bite either on the go when you need an energy boost, simply that something to tie you over from getting hangry or just a little something that feels like an indulgence. 


  • I cup shredded carrot
  • 1 cup of oats 
  • 12 pitted dates (soak in a cup of hot water or chai tea to soften)
  • 1/2 a cup of walnuts 
  • 1 tsp nutmeg 
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • 3 tablespoons hemp hearts
  • 1/4 cup cashew butter
  • 1/4 cup vitafiber syrup ( or maple syrup) 
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin purée 
  • 3 scoops of your favourite whey protein (I use @dymatize ISO100 whey isolate)

Flavour suggestions: try Vanilla or Cinnamon bun. 

OPTIONAL: a tiny Pinch of Himalayan or sea salt.


  • Place all ingredients into a food processor or blender until well combined into a paste.
  • Chill for at least 1/2 hr before rolling into approximately 20 balls . 
  • Place on parchment paper 
  • Tip wet your hands to prevent sticking 
  • Roll on your favourite topping if you choose. Try unsweetened coconut, cinnamon or crushed walnuts
  • Chill again. 
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 5 days or keep frozen until you want to grab them to go.
  • Makes approximately 18-20

Nutritional Info (Per Bite):

  • Calories 112
  • Protein 6.4g
  • Carbs 9.4g (Net 7.9g)
  • Fiber 2.9g 
  • Fats 5.9g (saturated 0.8)
  • Sugar 3.4 g


For more mouth watering and healthy recipes, Michelle can be found on Instagram @michelleralphlarose_  and @cleaneats.treats or right here in her column at Muscle Insider

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