Vegan Red Velvet Protein Bites

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Red Velvet Protein Bites (Makes 8-10). Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup protein powder (I use sun warrior, warrior blend)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons buckwheat flour*
  • 2 tablespoons raw cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup beet puree (I used this recipe)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut butter (or nut butter of choice)
  • about 2 tablespoons almond milk (if needed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon stevia

Directions:

  • Add all dry ingredients into a bowl until mixed together.
  • Combine the beet puree and (melted) coconut butter together and add that mixture into the dry ingredients.
  • If needed, add the necessary almond milk into the bowl until the mixture becomes a thick batter and is easily formed into balls.
  • Form the mixture into balls and store in the fridge or freezer to easily grab for a Snack.
  • * Note: You could probably use all coconut flour if you’d prefer – just don’t add as much almond milk.

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Instead of using the usual red food coloring to make a classic red velvet color, I opted for beet puree as a more natural and healthy alternative. Please don’t think I’m too crazy for doing this, I mean if you can add spinach to brownies…I’m pretty sure beets are a bit more normal compared to that.

So if you’re feeling ballsy, (get it?) try these out for your next Snack. It’s hard to believe these delicious bites are healthy, vegan, and gluten free, but I swear they also taste amazing too.

What are your favorite no bake recipes?

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  1. the only thing i do with beets is throw them in salads haha not very creative but i guess i’m too chicken to do anything else with them!

  2. I don’t think you’re crazy for using beet puree! That’s actually how they made the red velvet cupcakes at the bakery where I worked this summer, since they don’t use any artificial colours in their baked goods.

    I’ve never tried beets in my own baking, but I like to roast them and eat them in salads with goat cheese!

  3. Well, I hope you start feeling better soon! I think these protein balls sound amazing and I can’t wait to try them out!

  4. These sound awesome! I would never think to use beets either! So creative. Hope you feel better soon Lisa :)

  5. You poor thing. I’m so sorry you haven’t been feeling well. I’ll be praying for a speedy recovery. <3

  6. Aww, I hope you feel better soon love! I don’t think it’s crazy at all to use beet puree for colouring – I know a lot of companies who avoid artificial dyes tend to use it. I like beets, but I’ve never actually tried roasting them at home – I should try it out soon. And I like making homemade protein bars, but it’s been so long since I have!

  7. Sorry for feeling sick, I hope you feel better soon!
    I love these kind of snacks, and I am a fan of sneeking in veggies everywhere, so I don’t think using beets for a sweet snack is unusual!

  8. Red velvet cake balls in a healthy, protein-filled form? I’ll take it! I’m hoping you’re back up and running 100% in no time!

  9. Mm these look great! I love that you added beets to them, the nutritional boost is great and they look pretty too!

  10. Dohhhh sorry to hear you got a bit ill this past weekend! I’ve done that before, gone out even when feeling off and yep, got sicker :( I hope you get back to 100% asap of course
    Interesting recipe too! I don’t care for beats on their own (uhh at all lol) but in something like this? I’m intrigued!

    • Thanks Tessa! I do this EVERY time I get sick haha. I always think going out will be totally worth it, which it kind of was…but still.

  11. I’ve been all about the no-bake treats lately, which is kind of strange considering the weather is starting to cool down. But you can’t argue with convenience ;) I love making my own protein bars, though, and a lot of that has to do with the fact that I’m allergic to a lot of the storebought ones, so this is basically the only way I can eat them. And I recently just made some almond fudge bars that I’m basically smitten with.

    Hope you feel better soon, girlie!

    • Haha so true about the weather. I guess it is kind of weird, but I can’t help it because I for some reason find the chilled bars so much better than baked stuff. Odd.

  12. Yum….. I love incorporating beets into foods, mainly because they make everything so pretty! What’s this I hear about you not going to HLS?????? I’m bummed!! But I know you need to be home…. good luck on the new job prospect!

    • So true, the color always makes it more pretty!
      Ughh – so bummed about not being able to go to HLS! :( but at least there’s always next time!

  13. these look delicious! i cant say ive been that creative with beets in the kitchen. i just recently got into kale in smoothies, and im still trying to get on board with avocados in baked goods- i’ll get to beets, it just might take me a while :)

    • You know one thing I can’t get into is avocados heated up at all. For some reason when an avocado is heated or baked I can’t stand that taste anymore! So weird.

  14. I’m glad you popped in to say hello! I love roasted beets in fall, too, and prefer them this way! I don’t know how I didn’t like them as a kid, they’re so good! Have a great day!

  15. It’s been far too long since I baked…that needs to change STAT! These balls look awesome, love the addition of beets! It’s totally normal to add them into desserts, especially as they are so sweet. I’m pretty sure that red velvet cake actually calls for beet juice :)!

  16. Hope you feel better! This recipe looks fun! Love that it’s vegan :)

  17. I’m sorry to hear that you haven’t been feeling well. Hoping for a speedy recovery for you. :)

  18. I’m not feeling well either, maybe it’s the changing seasons? Either way, hope you feel better soon!

  19. will you come partner with me and healthy bites? YOu’re so genius! these look great! xxoo

  20. These look so yummy Lisa! I hope you are feeling all better too!

    Happy Wednesday love! <3

  21. Haha, I think I am feeling a little ballsy today! :)

    These sound delicious and I love that you used beets to make them red. So healthy and clever!

  22. Love making my own protein bars! My favourite no-bake recipe is definitely my blueberry muffin energy bites. They are so easy to make and taste incredible. I have a constant supply in my freezer. These look awesome Lisa!

  23. Hope you’re feeling better soon! No fun being sick! these look delicious though!

  24. those sounds perfect!! love the addition of beet puree :)
    HUGS

  25. I’m sorry to hear you’ve been feeling unwell. Get better soon! Fingers crossed it will be all gone until HLS – some of those nasty chills can be little buggers sticking around for way too long.

  26. interesting, I would never have thought beet puree, I was wondering where that color would come from

  27. I’ve been really into no bake recipes lately too, especially Amanda’s no bake almond fudge- its like crack! I haven’t had anything red velvet since the hysteria about it hit worldwide so it needs to be rectified! Hope your feeling better buddy!

  28. How many bites do you eat for a snack? Also can you find those types of flour at Whole Foods?

    • I usually eat 2 for a Snack! Although, you could eat more or less depending on hunger levels:)
      And I’m not totally sure if you can find the flours at Whole Foods, since I don’t live near one. I’m pretty sure you can though, from what I’ve heard!

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