Red Velvet Bliss Balls

Red Velvet Bliss Balls

These vibrant bliss balls are deliciously chocolatey, but also have all the benefits of the beetroot. Beetroots are a rich source of many vital nutrients, such as vitamin C, folate, calcium and iron. Their rich colour comes from pigments called anthocyanins which are potent antioxidants in the body. This recipe contains only coconut as the base, which means that some people who are sensitive to tree nuts may still be able to enjoy these as coconut is botanically a fruit!

Ingredients, makes 20 balls
250g raw, peeled beetroot, roughly chopped
100g pitted Medjool dates
150g desiccated coconut
150g ground almonds
15g raw cacao powder
30g cacao nibs
Dash of vanilla extract
30g extra desiccated coconut for coating


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and blitz or pulse for around 7-10 seconds at high speed until well combined. Blitz for another 10 seconds if necessary.
  2. Roll into around 20 balls and roll in the extra desiccated coconut to stop them sticking together.




Dominique Ludwig

Other recipes you might enjoy

Call to action

Red Lentil Rolls

This recipe is different. Who would have thought that red lentils could be turned into a light and springy bread that doesn't fall apart (unlike most gluten-free breads) and what’s more, they are actually good for you too! Because red…...

Dominique Ludwig

Berry Chia Spiced Smoothie

I really like breakfast smoothies. This one is full of low glycaemic berries, seeds and even anti-inflammatory turmeric for good measure.  It is thickened with chia and flax seeds, rather than banana, to keep the sugar level down and is…...

Dominique Ludwig
Berry Chia Spiced Smoothie - Dominique Ludwig

Flaxseed Rolls

Nutritionist Dominique Ludwig shares her completely gluten-free, flaxseed roll recipe....

Dominique Ludwig
Flax Seed Rolls - Dominique Ludwig

Join the newsletter

You will receive regular factsheets, recipes and notices of special offers.