It's the sweet simple things in life that make us happier. If you have a sweet tooth and sometimes just have to finish your meal with the dessert to satisfy your cravings without feeling guilty afterwards than these raw beetroot truffles are for you!
These mouthwatering raw truffles are fresh, vibrant, and jam-packed full of flavour. Plus, they are healthy too!
Naturally sweetened with dates and... juicy beetroot! Both are a very good source of dietary fibre. In addition, beetroot contains magnesium, potassium, folate, zinc and high amounts of natural antioxidants (polyphenols and betalains).
With this recipe, you can call yourself the Master of Camouflage because it's pretty hard to spot beetroot in these truffles. The beets add moisture to the truffles while the cocoa powder masks any possible earthy flavour of it. Win, win!
These yummy beetroot truffles will leave you coming back for more. As a parent, it's a great way to get your kids to eat their purples and contribute to their 5+ a day. And another bonus that your kids will crave these little purple beauties. You can easily call them chocolate candies and use as an alternative to the sugary commercial products from the supermarket.
The perfect treat for kids birthday parties or Christmas instead of traditional chocolate candies. You can even use them for bribery purposes!
2 cups dates, pitted
250g beetroot, boiled and peeled or 1 pack LeaderBrand Pure'n Ezy Baby Beets
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1 1/2 cup almond meal
1 cup ground L.S.A. mix
3/4 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1 tsp cinnamon, ground
1 tsp vanilla extract
Dusting: 1/2 cup desiccated coconut, 1/2 cup almond meal
Remember to remove the pit from the dates if you aren't using pitted ones.
Chop dates and beetroots into chunks. Put all ingredients into a food processor bowl.
Whiz until well combines. You might need to move the mixture around with a spatula a few times and pulse it depending on how strong is your food processor. Remember to turn off the food processor before doing it.
Once the mixture has even texture transfer the bowl it in the fridge for 30 minutes to set. It makes rolling easier.
Once the mixture is nice and cool scoop a small amount with the teaspoon and shape into balls with the wet hands. Then roll each ball into either desiccated coconut or almond meal.
Can be served straight away. These balls last for two weeks when stored into an airtight container in the fridge.
Tip: experiment with the dusting options, try cocoa powder, cinnamon, finely chopped nuts, LSA mix, roasted sesame, poppy or chia seeds.