Chocolate and beetroot energy balls

These energy balls by Olivia Cooney for Love Beetroot are perfect for a pick me up during the day or even a post-gym snack.

These chocolate and beetroot energy balls are perfect for when you need a little pick me up during the day.

These energy balls by Olivia Cooney for Love Beetroot are perfect for a pick me up or a post-gym snack.

Chocolate and beetroot energy balls

Makes 25 

Ingredients:

  • 75g (2¾oz) cooked beetroot
  • 75g (2¾oz) rolled oats
  • 100g (3½oz) pitted dates
  • 2 tbsp nut butter
  • 3 tbsp cocoa or protein powder
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • a pinch of salt
  • Coating options
  • mixed seeds, desiccated coconut and cocoa powder

Method:

  1. Grate the beetroot into a sieve over the sink and leave for a few minutes to drain any excess liquid.
  2. Using a food processor, whizz the dates, nut butter and honey or syrup into a smooth paste.
  3. Then add the oats, cocoa or protein powder, essence and salt and blend until smooth and thick. With damp hands, shape into teaspoon-sized balls and roll in your desired coating.
  4. Place in fridge for 10-15 mins to firm up.

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