Not only do these brownies taste delicious, they also contain cacao, walnuts and beetroot making them a superfood treat to assist with healthy brain function, heart health, stress relief and a healthy, functioning nervous system.
Beetroots contain an impressive list of health benefits and they have been proven to treat a variety of health conditions when eaten on a regular basis, including dementia, heart health, high blood pressure, digestion and inflammatory conditions.
With spring and summer being beetroot season you can easily purchase these wonderful vegetables at your local farmers market or supermarket. For those of you that are way too relaxed to peel and cook your own beetroots for this recipe (I know you’re out there) you can buy precooked beetroots in the fresh vegetable section of your supermarket.
Fresh beetroots are my preferred option by far however prepacked beets are a good stand in for those of you that are time poor and way better than anything out of a can. I’m just trying to keep it real, peeps!
Sugar Free Chocolate & Walnut Brownies
4 small cooked beetroots, about 250g
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla powder or natural vanilla essence
Pinch sea salt flakes
¼ cup cacao or cocoa powder, plus extra for dusting
2 tablespoons stevia
1 cup almond meal
½ teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped roughly
Preheat oven to 180°C.
Place beetroots, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla, sea salt, cacao powder and stevia in a blender or food processor, and process until smooth. Mix in almond meal, baking powder and walnuts.
Line a shallow rectangular baking tin with baking paper. Transfer the mixture into the tin and smooth the top. Bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool before slicing and dusting with extra cacao powder.
Fiona Tuck is an accredited Nutritional Medicine Practitioner and a member of the Australian Society of Traditional Medicine. She is devoted to exposing food and diet misconceptions, working with individuals to determine their nutritional deficiencies.