Beetroot Chocolate Protein Balls

Beetroot Chocolate Protein Balls

I’ll admit it: I’ve hit the chocolate pretty hard this Christmas. And my mum’s brandy-soaked Christmas cake kept me evenly hammered over the Yuletide season. But I can’t just pass up the remnants of the Quality Street tin cold turkey (boom boom), so I’ll need a small healthy hit of chocolate every day to get back to my usual relatively good diet. Exit the toffee pennies, enter the protein ball.

My little ones need a bit of a detox as well. I need to put an end to the wild-eyed pleading for another chocolate penny as they rabidly run about, high on sugar, paper-tearing euphoria and the off-gassing of new toys and leftover sprouts.

These easy-to-make, easy-to-eat protein balls are filled with goodness courtesy of oats and protein-rich peanut butter and for the vegetable in this recipe I’ve added beets – always a delicious bedfellow for chocolate. I prefer mine rolled in milled linseeds for a bit of extra goodness, but also try cocoa powder, coconut or chopped nuts. Store them in the fridge or freezer for a quick treat for both adults and kids.

Happy New Year x

Beetroot Chocolate Protein Balls
 
Ingredients
  • 75g (2/3 cup) rolled oats
  • 1 cooked, cooled beetroot (about 75g)
  • 125g (1/2 cup) peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar or honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon skimmed milk powder or protein powder
  • Coconut, cocoa powder, milled linseeds etc… for rolling
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, whiz the oats until they are fine. Add all other ingredients and combine. Roll into teaspoon-sized balls, roll in coconut, cocoa etc… and store in the refrigerator or freezer.
Notes
Ideas for rolling:
Milled linseeds
Cocoa Powder
Coconut
Chopped nuts

Beetroot Chocolate Protein Balls

Beetroot Chocolate Protein Balls

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Comments

  1. says

    Beautiful!! I need these for my healthy start. Will grab the ingredients :) Thanks very much for joining in with #recipeoftheweek. I’ve Pinned and tweeted this post and there’s a fresh linky live now. Please do join in! πŸ˜€

  2. Cecilia says

    Wow from Boulder, Colorado! I just discovered your site through Taste Spotting, I love making these, but never considered using beets! Beautiful photography!

  3. says

    Love the addition of beetroot into these. They sound really good and look pretty too with the different coatings. Thanks for entering them into We Should Cocoa.

  4. Emily Flynn says

    Hi there,

    I am having some trouble getting them into balls as they are really sticky. What should I do?

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