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Guest Post: Dark Chocolate Beetroot Brownies

Dark Chocolate Beetroot Brownies
My name is Kezia Hall and I happen to have a bit of a cake obsession.

Not what most people expect of a health coach, natural health blogger and all round health geek. But it stands to be true and this is why I started my healthy living blog supernaturallyhealthy.org.

You see if we time travel back 10 or more years I used to be pretty sick and fed up. Terrible tummy pains, skin, fatigue, depression and my bowel habits make me blush at the memory! Nice. I was also 2.5 stone overweight and knew that there must be a better way to getting healthy that did not involve drugs, counting and weighing everything I ate (as numbers has never been my strong point). So I decided to go against the grain, delve back into traditional and natural ways of eating and approach food not only as a joyous ritual but also as medicine. And that is how I have gotten to this point.

As part of my healing journey I have removed gluten and grains from my diet and focus lots on vegetables, fats, proteins and vegetable based carbohydrates as I have learned this is what works for me but I firmly believe that one size does not fit all so my clients adopt various approaches to eating in order to meet their unique bodies needs. My gut was in a bad way so I have had to learn to look after it but thankfully you can still have your cake and look after your body – thank goodness!

So today I want to share with you one of my new recipes that is set to become a favourite. These dark chocolate beetroot brownies are rich and have that dark bitter sweet gooey goodness. Plus they contain the natural goodness of beetroot so this means lots of potassium, iron, folic acid (and much more), along with the cocoa, these brownies are jam packed with antioxidants, magnesium and vitamins as well as lots of fats and proteins to keep you full for longer. image
I am a firm believer that getting slim and healthy is not about deprivation, guilt or punishment it is simply about creating healthier alternatives and healthier mindsets. Which is why people like myself and Charlie run blogs like this so everyone can know that being healthy can be fun and incredibly tasty.

You can follow Kezia on Facebook and on Pinterest

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Dark Chocolate Beetroot Brownies (Gluten Free)

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  • Yield: 10 - 14 Slices

These dark chocolate beetroot brownies are rich and have that dark bitter sweet gooey goodness.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200*C.
  2. In a food processor blend the beetroot, chopped dates and eggs for 1-2 minutes. Then add the other ingredients and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour the mixture into a greased tray so it's about an inch in thickness.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes for gooey brownies or 25 minutes for firmer ones.
  5. Allow to cool then cut into slices.
  6. Dust 1/4 tsp of sieved arrowroot powder for that icing sugar look minus the refined sugar!
  7. Store in fridge or freezer.

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    Tina Leahy
    22nd January 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Hello,
    I want to make these but have a question about the dates – does it matter what type/size the dates are? I have dried ones, should I soak them and/or use more if the recipe requires fresh?
    Thanks

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      The Kitchen Shed
      22nd January 2016 at 9:33 pm

      Hi Tina, I am pretty sure you just use regular dates for this recipe but if you want to double check, click the link above which will take you to Kezia’s website and she will be able to help since she created this recipe.

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        Tina
        24th January 2016 at 8:47 am

        Hi, thanks for replying. I had a look Kesia’s website before leaving my comment but couldn’t find the info I needed, thanks anyway though.

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    Sarah
    9th April 2016 at 9:24 pm

    I made these this afternoon – they’re lovely! They are chocolatey enough to satisfy a craving but you can still taste the beetroot coming through.Should keep me away from the biscuit tin during the week! Thank you 🙂

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      The Kitchen Shed
      12th April 2016 at 8:31 pm

      Haha! That is great news!

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    Karen
    27th April 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Hi there! Is there nutritional information available for this recipe?

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    Marilyn Knell
    1st May 2016 at 11:51 am

    Hi Karen….these chocolate beetroot brownies look super. I have just been put on a totally gluten free, dairy free and night shades free diet with so many food restrictions it’s scary….also a gut problem (diverticular). Now the problem I’m experiencing is finding gluten free prepared goodies that do not contain potato starch/flour (potato being a night shade veg)…..no tomatoes or peppers of any desciption allowed either. Do you perhaps have other recipes…tried and tested….which could be of use to me? Really appreciate it if you could assist. Thank you Marilyn

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    Marilyn Knell
    1st May 2016 at 11:53 am

    Apologies…..I think I should have addressed my comment to Charlie not Karen

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    Kim simpson
    18th January 2017 at 6:25 pm

    I accidently bought cooked beetroot and normal clear honey, can I use these for this recipe?

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    Carmela
    1st November 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Hi Karen,
    This recipie looks delicious. Could you tell me whether I need to drain the liquid from the beetroot prior to mixing/cooking?

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