Beetroot superfood truffles

It’s hard to believe these truffles contain no refined sugar or dairy just looking at them, but they are packed with goodness and practically two of your five a day thanks to the beetroot and avocado included in the recipe.

Prep 15 minutes plus 1hr chilling

Makes 12

Ingredients

1 large ready cooked beetroot
1 large ripe avocado, peeled
¼ tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp pure maple syrup
100g unsweetened cacao powder plus extra for dusting
Desiccated coconut for dusting

What to do:

  1. Put the beetroot, avocado, vanilla extract, maple syrup and half of the cacao powder into a blender or food processor. Process until well combined.
  2. Add the remaining cacao powder to the blender and again process until well combined. Transfer the chocolate mixture to a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  3. Once chilled, scoop tablespoon-sized portions of the mixture. Roll in your palms to form balls – the mixture will be slightly sticky but should form balls easily.
  4. Put some extra cacao powder and desiccated coconut in a plate and roll the chocolate truffles around in one or the other to coat.