Far too often we’re used to seeing beetroot pickling in jars at the back of our fridges so I thought it was time to go back to basics and cook this vegetable into a healthy treat. A treat in the form of beetroot brownies.
I’ve never tried any type of beetroot cake for that matter and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious these brownies are. We love carrot cake so why not beetroot?
Using raw cacao (raw chocolate) in the recipe is so much better for you than regular cocoa powder and can help decrease the “bad” cholesterol in your body.
The recipe this week was based on the Beetroot Brownies recipe in The Detox Kitchen Bible which suggests using gluten free flour; I didn’t have in my kitchen cupboard so I just used plain flour and they were still delicious!.
I also added a dollop of my home made mango and chili honey salsa to accompany the brownies and give them a little kick on the side and it was amazing!
If you don’t like beetroot I hope that you’ll still be tempted by the idea of a brownie and give these a try. They really are delicious and hit the spot with a good cup of brew.
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I am a HUGE fab of beetroot and love it all ways. When I was wee my grandad used to pull it up out of the garden and boil huge pots of it at a time. I've always preferred it cooked plain and still warm especially sliced think into cheese pieces.
That said, mixed into a cake with chocolate and served with spicy salsa sounds like a very close second to me and I am definitly trying these out. My sister is coeliac and I'm always looking for new treats for her and this sounds like a perfect mix of childhood memories and a food for our healthy-living forties!
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