You only need 8 ingredients and 10 minutes to whiz up these chocolate beetroot bliss balls. They're full of protein, tasty and so easy. Store in the fridge or freezer and grab a few for breakfast or a snack. Vegan.
Beetroot Bliss Balls
These chocolatey beetroot bliss balls are healthy, have veg in them and they're easy-to-make and easy-to-eat.
The beetroot protein balls are filled with goodness courtesy of oats and protein-rich peanut butter. You can also add a scoop of protein powder for extra protein too!
I've added pureed beets - always a delicious bedfellow for chocolate. Just whiz them in the blender or food processor, then roll them in coconut, cacao, linseeds, anything you have to hand. This recipe couldn't be easier!
I love keeping a stash of them in the freezer so I can grab a few for an easy vegan breakfast. They thaw out and are a fantastic, tasty way to start the day. Plus, I love how they keep me full for ages.
Originally posted Jan 1 2014. Updated 11 March 2019.
I'll admit it: I've hit the chocolate pretty hard this Christmas.
And my mum's brandy-soaked Christmas cake kept me evenly hammered over the Yuletide season.
But I can't just pass up the remnants of the Quality Street tin cold turkey (boom boom), so I'll need a small healthy hit of chocolate every day to get back to my usual relatively good diet. Exit the toffee pennies, enter the protein ball.
My little ones need a bit of a detox as well. I need to put an end to the wild-eyed pleading for another chocolate penny as they rabidly run about, high on sugar, paper-tearing euphoria and the off-gassing of new toys and leftover sprouts. So they'll be tucking into these tasty and easy beetroot bliss balls.
Beetroot Protein Balls
These easy-to-make, easy-to-eat protein balls are filled with goodness courtesy of oats and protein-rich peanut butter and for the vegetable in this recipe I've added beets - always a delicious bedfellow for chocolate. I prefer mine rolled in milled linseeds for a bit of extra goodness, but also try cocoa powder, coconut or chopped nuts. Store them in the fridge or freezer for a quick treat for both adults and kids.
Happy New Year x
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Beetroot Chocolate Protein Balls
- 75 g (2/3 cup) rolled oats
- 1 beetroot cooked and cooled or use vacuum sealed not in vinegar (about 75g)
- 125 g (1/2 cup) peanut butter or other nut butter
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder unsweetened
- 1 tablespoon agave or maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon vanilla protein powder (optional) look for vegan if required
For rolling (optional)
- 1 tbsp coconut, cocoa powder, milled linseeds etc...
- In a food processor, whiz the oats until they are fine. Add all other ingredients and whiz to combine into a thick paste.
- Roll into teaspoon-sized balls, roll in coconut, cocoa etc… and store the beetroot bliss balls in the refrigerator or freezer.
Chopped nuts The nutritional information provided is approximate and is created with online calculators. Info will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.