Bliss Beet Bites
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 10 (1-ball) servings
Nutritional value per serving: 46 calories, 1 g protein, 1 g fiber, 2 g sugar
- ½ cup red beets, cooked and chopped or canned/jarred, drained well
- ½ cup dry oats (quick or rolled)
- ¼ cup wheat germ
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1–2 tablespoons grade A maple syrup, to taste
- ½ teaspoon organic orange zest
- ¼ cup chocolate chips made with at least 60% cacao
- 1 scoop protein powder
Add all ingredients to a food processor, and blend together until thoroughly mixed. Stir in optional ingredients, if desired. If using protein powder, add a little water. Transfer dough to a bowl and knead. Cover, and chill dough in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
Remove dough from the refrigerator, and roll into 1”-diameter balls. Serve or place in an airtight container, and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
Beets are one of the few vegetables that contain highly bioactive betalains, which have anti-inflammatory properties. Consumption of beets may color the urine and stool pink or red.
Wheat germ—the innermost portion of the wheat kernel—contains a healthy dose of protein and fiber, and is nutrient rich in vitamins and minerals. Do not consume wheat germ if you follow a gluten-free diet.