Red Velvet Energy Bites
Try these healthy Red Velvet Energy Bites to delight your taste buds while giving you lots of energy and bonus points in the healthy living playbook!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
- 1 small beet
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 4-6 tablespoons water
- 1½ cups oatmeal
- ¼ cup hemp seeds
- ½ cup ground flax seeds
- ½ cup coconut flakes
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1½ cup mini chocolate chips
Peel the beet and then chop it into small cubes. Place these in a microwave-safe glass dish and add around 1-2 teaspoons of water. Microwave for about 20 seconds. Stir the beets, and then microwave for another 20 seconds. Repeat until the beets become slightly tender (insert a fork into a few of the cubes to test). Place a plate on top of the container to allow the beets to continue cooking. Note: Beets pack some massive staining power! You may want to wear gloves and use an old chopping board!
When the beets are ready, add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. If the oil is still kind of firm, the heat from the beets should melt it. Allow it to sit in the warm container a minute or so until it melts.
Add the beet/coconut mixture to a food processor and pulse for a few seconds. Use a spatula to push the ingredients down and pulse again. Next add a tablespoon of water and pulse again. Continue adding 1 tablespoon of water at a time until you get a nice pureed consistency. I used a total of 5 tablespoons of water for a relatively small beet.
Next add the oatmeal, hemp seeds, ground flax, coconut flakes, and cocoa powder. Pulse for several seconds until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Store in a sealed container in the fridge.
Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 0.9mg