I am in love with beetroot power! Aside from the fact it looks super cool with it's bright red colour, it imparts a sweetness to recipes and well as a nutritional boost. Beetroot juice is known to be great for our blood, athletes love it as a pre-work out.
In relation to other so called 'superfoods' beetroot power is actually pretty economically priced, another winner in my view. I mix it into smoothies and porridge but here I have used it as a coating for these chocolate berry balls (you could make other flavours such as choc orange).
I thought they were quite halloweeny or even Christmassy... even though I am trying to resist thinking about Christmas- I imagine they would look awesome in a bowl alongside some spiralling covered chocolate balls! ha ha
What are you plans for Halloween... will you be celebrating?
Recipe: Choc Berry Beet Balls
Makes approx 15 balls
- 1 cup packed dates
- ½ cup dried cranberries or cherries
- 1 cup cashews or almonds
- ¼ cup cocoa
- ¼ cup beet powder (plus extra to coat)
- ½ tsp cherry extract (or sub for orange extract is that’s more your thing)
Blend all ingredients together in food processor until you have a slightly sticky well blended mix.
Roll into walnut sized balls with your and dust in the beet powder. Allow to chill in the fridge to firm.