Here are the main ingredients and the health benefits these beet bliss balls offer:
Beets: Fiber, vitamin C, folate, phytonutrients that can help lower blood pressure. I use beets, raw or roasted, to add pink/red/purple colors to food as oppose to food coloring (that stuff is nasty). They’re low in calorie and cheap!
Walnuts: Omega-3 anti-inflammatory fats! A superfood nut. The fact that they look like little brains makes me smile!
Iron! Oats are an amazing source of iron, I have them daily. They also provide zinc, a mineral that can be a little more difficult to attain on a plant-based diet. My fav gluten-free brand is Bob’s Red Mill
Dates: Whole food sweetener offering vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants. Dates are a dried food so they’re still a source of sugar but it’s much much much better than more traditional sweeteners that are highly processed. Dates provide bulk and fiber to recipes and have a lower glycemic index. For this recipe you can use Medjool dates or Deglet Noor (which is what I used).
Rich in magnesium! I crave cocoa often and I flip back and forth between cacao and cocoa. Cocoa is more processed and has fewer health benefits but in low-moderate quantities, it’s a game-changing ingredient for desserts and sweets. Note to self, I say game-changing way to often. Oh on that note, everyone must watch Game Changers.