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what do you do with 7lbs of beets?

28 Jul

what happens when you go to the grocery store and organic beets are on sale? if you are me, you buy some of course. i got about 7lbs for two dollars the other day. they are the proclaimed favorite vegetable of my six year old so……..i brought them home and roasted half of them. with those i made brownies, muffins and a delicious smoothie. the kids loved that smoothie.

really loved that smoothie!

did i mention the kids loved the smoothie?

with the last of them i made a batch of beet chips and i still have two left to roast, which i will probably add to hummus or make another smoothie, and that’s what you do with 7lbs of beets.

beet brownies

1 square unsweetened chocolate (1 oz), melted
1 cup beet puree
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/4 cup tapioca starch
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup brown sugar (i did not pack it)
2 tbs coconut oil
1 tbs vanilla
1 egg
walnuts, opt

melt chocolate in double boiler (i use a pan with a metal bowl on top). whisk the dry ingredients and set aside. in another bowl blend brown sugar and egg. add oil, beets, melted chocolate and vanilla. add the dry ingredients to the wet and gently mix. add walnuts.
bake 20-30 mins (check at 20)