Beetroots are a fantastic source of vitamins and minerals containing potassium, magnesium, iron, vitamins A, B6 and C, folic acid, protein, antioxidants and soluble fibre. Here is one simple (and delicious!) way to sneak it into your diet.

INGREDIENTS

300g cooked beetroot, peeled and pureed

4 eggs

4 tablespoons of honey

1 teaspoon of vanilla

1 tablespoon of cacao powder

1 teaspoon of baking powder

Pinch of salt

125g ground almonds

125g dark chocolate (70%-85% cocoa)

4 tablespoons of olive oil

METHOD
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C
  • Line a 22cm cake tin
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the beetroot, eggs, honey, vanilla, cacao, baking powder and salt with an electric hand mixer
  • When combined, fold in the almonds
  • Melt the chocolate in a bain-marie and then stir in the olive oil
  • Gently stir in the chocolate into the beetroot mixture until combined
  • Scrap mixture into the tin and bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean
  • Let cool on a wire rack
  • Dust with cacao and serve with crème frais