Banana, Beetroot & Cocoa Dessert

beetrootderrsertThis dessert is perfect for when your muscles have been working extra hard and require a nutrient boost. Full of magnesium, potassium, nitric oxide, protein and antioxidants, this little pud is a pot of genuine superfood goodness. As a bonus, there are also lots of mood and energy-enhancing ingredients here too to keep you going.  This recipe makes enough for 3, so whip up a few and enjoy them through the week!


  • 2 bananas
  • 2 tbsp beetroot powder or 1 beetroot
  • 2 tbsp cocoa or cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp honey or 1 tbsp stevia
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 small handful fresh or frozen cherries (in season right now!)
  • 3 tbsp hemp seeds
  • dark chocolate or cacao nibs
  • 1 cup milk of choice


  1. Add a tbsp each of hemp seeds to a glass or small bowl
  2. Add the banana, beetroot / powder, cacao or cocoa powder, stevia or honey, chia seeds and milk (I used cashew milk) to a blender and blend until everything reaches a smoothie-like consistency
  3. Add the cherries to the mixture and stir to distribute them
  4. Pop the mixture into 3 glasses or small bowls over the hemp seeds
  5. Sprinkle over the cacao nibs, or if you’re using dark chocolate, try grating it so you end up with fancy flakes of dark chocolate on top of the dessert.
  6. Place everything in the fridge to set for at least an hour or so to set, then serve




Published by emmanewlynyoga

Musician, music lover, yoga teacher, yoga student, massage therapist.

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