Healthy Red Velvet Muffins

I love the bright red-ish purple colour of beetroots! It comes from the anthocyanins in the beetroots. These are compounds that occur naturally in plant foods like beetroot as a protective mechanism against environmental stressors including UV light, cold temperatures & drought. The anthocyanins in beetroot have antioxidant capacities that can help reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline & cancer! They also help keep you looking youthful by keeping your skin & muscles healthy, can fight off some cancers & can even kill harmful bacterial in our bodies! So here is a delicious muffin recipe that you can enjoy and gain all the amazing health benefits of anthocyanins in beetroots. Plus it’s also a great option for kids who need to get an extra hit of veggies.

Ingredients:
  • 1x 250g pack of Love Beets cooked baby beetroots
  • 1 3/4 cups wholemeal flour (or other flour of choice e.g. oat flour, buckwheat flour etc)
  • 1/2 cup soy milk (or other milk of choice)
  • 1 cup raw, unsalted cashews
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbs LSA (linseed, sunflower, almond) mix
  • 3 tbs cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil (melted)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Juice of 1 lemon
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder & LSA. Set aside.
  3. Open pack of Love Beets cooked baby beetroots and place baby beets and beetroot juice into a high speed blender (I use a Vitamix). Add lemon juice, cashews, milk, maple syrup, cacao, coconut oil, cinnamon & vanilla. Blend until a smooth batter forms.
  4. Scoop beetroot batter out and add to dry ingredient bowl. Mix gently until completely combined.
  5. Spoon mixture into muffin molds.
  6. Bake 25 minutes or until cooked through.
  7. Remove from molds and allow to cool. Enjoy.

 

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  • Note – Love Beets beetroot is available at major and independent supermarkets and greengrocers nationally including
    • Aussie Farmers Direct
    • Coles
    • Costco
    • Farmer Jacks (WA)
    • Foodworks
    • Harris Farm Markets
    • IGA
    • Thomas Dux
    • Other local Green Grocers nationally

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