Clare Kelly

Beetroot – but not as you know it!

Clare Kelly

If you’re looking for some quick and simple ways to eat with the beet, try this delicious recipe from fitness trainer Olivia Cooney...

CHOCOLATE BEETROOT ENERGY BALLS

Makes 25 servings

75g cooked beetroot
75g rolled oats
100g pitted dates,
2 tbs nut butter

3 tbs cocoa or protein powder 1 tbs honey or maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla essence
Pinch of salt

Coating options -
Mixed seeds, Desiccated coconut & cocoa powder

1. Grate the beetroot into a sieve over your sink and leave a few minutes to drain any excess liquid.

2. Using a food processor, whizz the dates, nut butter and honey or syrup into a smooth paste.

3. Then add the oats, cocoa or protein powder, essence
and salt and blend until smooth and thick. With damp hands, shape into teaspoon-sized balls and roll in to your desired coating.

4. Place in fridge for 10-15 mins to firm up and enjoy!

To find out more exciting ways to use beetroot, visit: http://www.lovebeetroot.co.uk/