Healthy Red Velvet Muffins

Healthy Red Velvet Muffins

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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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Sponsored Content: This article is proudly sponsored by Love Beets. Why? Because I love Love Beets and only recommend companies/brands/products that I truly believe in and who share the same approach to health as I do. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.

8 Responses

  1. Hi what did you use for the icing?

    • The icing was a combination of coconut, stevia, vanilla, beetroot juice and a few other ingredients 🙂 Once I’ve perfected it, I’ll post the recipe too

  2. Hi what did you use for the icing?

  3. I forgot to ask – what kind of icing did you end up topping them with? Thank you again!

    • The icing was a combination of coconut, stevia, vanilla, beetroot juice and a few other ingredients 🙂 Once I’ve perfected it, I’ll post the recipe too

  4. Yep! I have those 3 things on hand always so very easy to just grind them myself. Thank you so much!

  5. This looks like a fab recipe! I’m not familiar with the LSA mix – is this purchased this way or do you make the mix?

    • Hi Laurel, thanks, I hope you love them as much as I do 🙂 LSA is a mixture of ground up linseeds (also known as flaxseed), sunflower seeds and almonds. You can purchase it from the supermarket as a premixed product or you can make it yourself by blending the above 3 ingredients into a power 🙂

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