Pink & Powerful Valentine Desserts

v day dessertThis recipe is full of antioxidants, circulation-boosting compounds and fibre, not to mention plenty of nitric oxide (google the benefits of it and you’ll find out just why this particular element might be a go-to on valentines day….) Simple to make and super healthy, you could really make it any day of the year to show yourself some love.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large beetroot chopped into small pieces or 2 tbsp beetroot powder
  • 1 large banana (if you’re not a banana fan, use an avocado instead)
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 1 handful frozen berries
  • almond or coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp cocoa or cacao powder
  • Crushed nuts or leftover biscuits you may have made from these recipes: (walnut & ginger biscuits, low carb cookies, rose-tinted biscuits)
  • optional: 2 tsp honey, 2 dates or stevia to sweeten
  • a few squares of extra dark chocolate (or make your own raw chocolate with this recipe!)
  • optional: edible dried rose petals to decorate

METHOD

  1. Open the cardamom pods and grind the seeds into powder
  2. Add to a blender: the cardamom, banana, beetroot or beetroot powder, cocoa powder, frozen berries, sweetener, and pour in a splash of milk
  3. Blend it all and add a little milk at a time until it reaches a thick mousse-like consistency
  4. Find two of your fanciest glasses and place the crushed nuts or biscuits at the bottom
  5. Fill the rest of the glasses with the mousse mixture, and place in the fridge for at least half an hour to set
  6. Just before serving, sprinkle over beetroot powder if you have it, grate the dark chocolate over the top, and sprinkle over the rose petals if you’re using them

Enjoy!

 

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