These vibrant bliss 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
- 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.
- Roll into around 20 balls and roll in the extra desiccated coconut to stop them sticking together.