Gluten-free, dairy-free and positively delicious, these brownies set a new benchmark in healthy hedonism. Perfectly crisp on top with a fiercely chocolate flavour and super fudgy centre. You would never know you’re eating a popular root vegetable.
Prep: 45 mins | Cook: 25-30 mins | Serves: 12
Guaranteed to satisfy the most intense chocolate cravings, you’ll be pleased to know these chocolate and beetroot brownies have about half the calories of regular brownies. And with wholesome, feel-good ingredients, there’s no need to feel guilty packing them in the kid’s lunchboxes or indulging yourself.
The beetroot imparts an earthy sweetness while also boasting an impressive nutritional profile. Not only are these root vegetables low in calories, but they’re also loaded with valuable vitamins and minerals, especially manganese. Manganese is important for preserving bone mineral density and preventing osteoporosis in women.
Native to Morocco, Medjool dates add natural sweetness and enrich these brownies with fibre for healthy digestion. What’s more, cacao is naturally rich in tryptophan, a precursor to our body’s natural happiness-inducing chemicals serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin. So next time you’re feeling “beet” make a batch of these blissful brownies to boost your mood!
Tip: Unless you want to stain your hands purple, put on a pair of biodegradable gloves.