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Beetroot Boost Bars

Beetroot Boost Bars

Vicky Coates

Packed with Beetroot, Berries, Nuts, Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds, one bar will give you a full on Omega, Iron and Vitamin C blast to power you through the day!

I spent last Saturday in Newcastle for the day brunching and shopping. While shopping I went through the local market. So many fresh fruits and vegetables that I couldn’t resist buying! There is definitely something more satisfying about buying your fruit and veg from a local market. I ended up getting a load of beetroot and when I got back I was trying to think up a recipe I could use them in. I love beetroot in brownies (Protein Beetroot Brownies) but decided to try something different which is where these bars come in.

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In the recipe i use a mixture of nuts and seeds which you can chop and change for whatever you have in your cupboard. I used an Omega mix for the topping which is a mixture of 5 seeds with a rich, nutty flavour packed with vitamins and minerals. You can however simply make your own mix.

Each slice is only 115 calories and contains 6g Protein, making a perfect healthy energy boosting snack!

Beetroot Boost Bars
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Serves: 8
  • 1 large beetroot, cooked and peeled (around 110g cooked)
  • 2 bananas
  • 75 g oats
  • 3 tbsp low calorie fruit syrup
  • 25g Walnuts (could use any other nuts)
  • 75 g berries (fresh or frozen)
  • 40 g oats
  • 25g Omega mix (mix of seeds and nuts- you could make your own blend e.g. sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and crushed almonds)
  • 1 tbsp low calorie fruit syrup or maple syrup
  • 70 ml nut milk (I used almond)
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas Mark 4.
  2. Prepare the bottom layer - in a blender or food processor, blitz the beetroot and bananas to a purée then add the oats, syrup and nuts and pulse a few times until finely chopped (but not a completely smooth paste).
  3. Line a 20cm x 20cm baking tin with greaseproof paper or baking parchment, and spread the mixture evenly over the bottom of the tin.
  4. Bake for 8 minutes, then remove from the oven and set aside.
  5. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the top layer, then spread them evenly over the bottom layer.
  6. Return them to the oven for a further 12-15 minutes until starting to turn golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and leave in the tin to cool.
  8. Then slice into individual bites or bars and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 115 Fat: 4g Carbohydrates: 13g Protein: 6g
Enjoy xx

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