Need a healthy treat for Valentine’s Day? These almond beet coconut energy balls are seriously so delicious, perfectly sweet, nutty, and beautiful! Not only are these super healthy, they are the prettiest too! Beets are high in vitamin C, fiber, manganese, folate, potassium, and lots more. These almond beet coconut energy balls are vegan, gluten free, and paleo. They are the perfect pre or post workout snack, can make for a tasty dessert, and are filled with the good for you fats. There is no added sugars because it’s naturally sweetened by dates and beets! #winning Now make these for your loved ones this Valentine’s Day! Almond Beet Coconut Energy Balls
Makes 12-14 energy balls
9 medjool dates, pitted and soaked to soften
1 large cooked beet, chopped (I steamed mine)
1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp almond flour
1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (plus more for rolling)
1/4 heaping cup raw almonds
1 Tbsp natural almond butter
1 Tbsp finely ground flaxseed (plus more for rolling)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Add all ingredients to a food processor. Process until a smooth paste forms (you may need to stop and scrape the sides with a rubber spatula).
Put the mixture into a container, cover, and put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill and set.
Take mixture out and roll into 12-14 balls. I used a 1 1/2 Tbsp cookie scoop. Roll in shredded coconut or ground flaxseed.
Store energy balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or wrap each ball and freeze.
(Recipe adapted from Love Beets)