Beetroot bliss balls with chocolate

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Beetroot bliss balls - make these no bake beetroot and chocolate energy bites as a healthy snack for kids and adults balls - enjoy these healthy energy bites

These beetroot bliss balls have officially converted us to the growing energy bite craze!
 
5 minutes to whizz together, they taste amazing with a coffee (preferably a warm one!). They also make a tasty and healthier after school snack for kids.

Red beets are rich in healthy vitamins and minerals. They have so many antioxidants that they have been ranked amongst the top 12 antioxidant foods! 

Along with beetroot we’ve added in pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate and almond butter together with a sprinkle of  shredded coconut to make these beetroot bliss balls completely irresistible.

Summary

Prep: 10 mins
Cooking: None
Ages: Toddlers to Teens
Difficulty: Easy peasy
Makes: 18 bliss balls

Beetroot bliss balls - make these no bake beetroot and chocolate energy bites as a healthy snack for kids and adults balls - enjoy these healthy energy bites

Why are beetroot bliss balls healthy?

These energy bites are free from white, refined sugars and instead are sweetened more naturally with healthy dates and maple syrup. So enjoy them guilt free and without the nasty sugar highs (and lows).

They also contain beetroot which is very high in antioxidants. They are a good natural source of fiber, potassium, iron and folate.

In addition they contain a substance called ‘betalains’ which is a group of antioxidants which may help suppress inflammation.

Dark chocolate also contains more antioxidants per 100 grams than even raspberries and blueberries. It’s now well known that it has been linked to some impressive health benefits such as reduced risk of heart disease and lowering inflammation. And of course it’s great tasting too so win win!

Are beetroot bliss balls gluten free?

As we have used gluten free oats for this recipe our beetroot bliss balls are in fact gluten free.

Oats themselves are naturally gluten free but if you are pursuing a strictly gluten free diet for health reasons it’s always good to buy the kind that state ‘gluten free’ on the packaging.

This is because some oats are prepared in factories where other grains are processed that do contain gluten and contamination can occur.

How to make beetroot bliss balls?

These bliss balls couldn’t be easier to make.

Pop the ingredients into a blender, give it a buzz and your bliss ball ‘dough’ is ready.

You can then get the kids to help you roll the ‘dough’ into balls and press into the shredded coconut.

Done in under 10 minutes they can then be kept in the fridge for up to a week, ready for your next afternoon snack or mid morning coffee.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten free oats (180 grams)
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 75 grams of cooked beetroot, chopped
  • 3 medjool dates (about 50 grams)
  • ½ cup of maple syrup
  • ¼ cup of almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder, dark
  • ½ cup of dark chocolate chips
  • 100 grams shredded coconut for garnishing

Method

  1. We’ve used cooked beetroot in this recipe which we rinse and chop. If you’re starting with raw beetroot then peel and boil the beetroot first for 20 minutes and then chop and add to a food processor
  2. Add the oats and pumpkin seeds. Pulse for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the maple syrup and chopped dates and continue blending.
  4. Scrape down the sides of your food processor and add the almond butter, cocoa powder and chocolate chips. Pulse until everything is well combined.
  5. Scoop the raw dough out into a bowl using a spoon and roll it into balls slightly smaller than the size of a golf ball.
  6. Roll each ball into dried coconut shavings (optional).
  7. Enjoy these delicious beetroot bliss balls!

 

Bliss balls – our step by step guide:

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Beetroot bliss balls - make these no bake beetroot and chocolate energy bites as a healthy snack for kids and adults balls - enjoy these healthy energy bites
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Blend the ingredients

  1. Cook (or use cooked) beetroot, chop and add to a food processor.
  2. Add the oats and pumpkin seeds. Pulse for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the maple syrup and chopped dates and continue blending.
  4. Scrape down the sides of your food processor and add the almond butter, cocoa powder and chocolate chips. Pulse until everything is well combined.

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Beetroot bliss balls - make these no bake beetroot and chocolate energy bites as a healthy snack for kids and adults balls - enjoy these healthy energy bites
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Form the energy bites

Scoop the raw dough out into a bowl using a spoon and roll into balls slightly smaller than a golf ball.

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Beetroot bliss balls - make these no bake beetroot and chocolate energy bites as a healthy snack for kids and adults balls - enjoy these healthy energy bites
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Garnish with coconut shavings

Roll the balls around in the coconut shavings until coated (optional).

 

Enjoy these delicious chocolate beetroot bliss balls!

 

Beetroot bliss balls - make these no bake beetroot and chocolate energy bites as a healthy snack for kids and adults balls - enjoy these healthy energy bites

 

Keep in the fridge for a grab and go delicious snack!

 

Beetroot bliss balls - make these no bake beetroot and chocolate energy bites as a healthy snack for kids and adults balls - enjoy these healthy energy bites

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Beetroot bliss balls with chocolate

These beetroot bliss balls have officially converted us to the growing energy bite craze. 5 minutes to whizz together, they taste absolutely amazing with a coffee (preferably a warm one!). They also make a great and healthier after school snack for kids.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword beetroot bliss balls, energy bites, healthy snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 18 bliss balls
Author Mas & Pas

Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten free oats (180 grams)
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 75 grams cooked beetroot chopped
  • 3 large dates (about 50 grams)
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup almond butter
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder dark
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 100 grams shredded coconut (optional)

Instructions

  • We’ve used cooked beetroot in this recipe which we rinse and chop. If you’re starting with raw beetroot then peel and boil the beetroot first for 20 minutes and then chop and add to a food processor
  • Add the oats and pumpkin seeds. Pulse for about 30 seconds.
  • Add the maple syrup and chopped dates and continue blending.
  • Scrape down the sides of your food processor and add the almond butter, cocoa powder and chocolate chips. Pulse until everything is well combined.
  • Scoop the raw dough out into a bowl using a spoon and roll it into balls slightly smaller than the size of a golf ball.
  • Roll each ball into dried coconut shavings (optional). Enjoy!
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