Updated: Jul 26, 2021
Are you always trying to sneak in some vegetables into your loved ones diet? Be it fussy children or a husband? Well, this might come as a shock BUT say hello to your new beetrootlicious vegetable based brownies!
Beets are an amazing source of iron and folate (naturally occurring folic acid). It also contains nitrates, betaine, magnesium and other antioxidants. YAY!
Makes 12 slices
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Baking time: 3o minutes
TOTAL = 1h 30min
3 raw beetroots
15 dates, pitted
3/4 cup buckwheat flour
3/4 cup ground almonds
4 tbsp maple syrup or date syrup
5 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp coconut sugar
100g dark chocolate (75% and more!)
2-4 tbsp dairy free milk alternative
+ Cinnamon & Nutmeg to taste
LET's DO THIS:
Peel the raw beetroots and top and tail them, cut into chunks and place into boiling
water to cook until you can easily cut them with a knife (around 30 - 45 minutes). Preheat your oven to 180c.
Once cooked, cool the beets down then peel the skin off and grate the beets.
Mix the ground almonds, buckwheat flour cocoa powder and sugar together in a large bowl. In a blender mix together the maple syrup, dates and the beetroots.
Combine together the beetroot mixture and to the dry mixture and work it into a dough using a spatula until the dough resembles a not-appetising-purple-looking mush of an apple sauce like consistency.
Cut the dark chocolate into small chunks and then add to the beetroot dough. Pour the ready to go mixture into a baking dish lined with greaseproof paper (shiny side
up) or a silicone baking mould.
Bake for 30 minutes (check after 25 minutes) and leave to cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing. It goes nice with soy whipped cream & strawberries!
Is probably the most awesome full of antioxidants vegetable offered to us by mother nature. Not only beets can improve your energy and stamina, they provide plenty of Vitamin C, keep your blood pressure and sugar levels under control, help you digest and detoxify the body.
Are a great source of energy and probably the best source of natural sugar. They contain iron, fibre, vitamin A, potassium, B-vitamins, tannins - and many more. Dates can be considered one of the healthiest foods in the world.
Are the good substances that can help us disarm free radicals. They are very good for your heart health and may also help to lower your risk of infections and some forms of cancer.
Our bodies keep constantly producing some free radicals though breathing, exercising and digesting this causes natural ageing. However when we eat fried foods, drink alcohol, smoke tobacco, consume pesticides, breathe air pollutants, and so on free radicals can get out of hand.
Free radicals are unstable molecules with unpaired electrons where the name 'free' comes from. In order to pair up they find another electron and rob it of its electron creating a chain reaction. In the search for a new electrone the free radicals kill or hurt healthy cells which leads to DNA damage and eventually to health problems and body imbalances.
- Element - earth + water
- Energy - cold + moist
✓ pacifies Pitta and Vata dosha types
✗ aggravates Kapha dosha types
DISCOVER YOUR DOSHA
We are each a mix & a mach of unique energies, called Doshas according to Ayurveda.
In this quiz, Veronika breaks down the percentage of each Dosha within you, to give you a deeper understanding of your true nature and showing you how to take the best care of yourself to achieve overall wellbeing and contentment.
CHAKRA HEALING FOOD:
• Muladhara | Root Chakra
Foods: Root vegetables (Beets, rutabagas, garlic, ginger, turnips, potatoes, and parsnips), chickpeas and red fruits.
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