I love playing with new ingredients and recently I was lucky enough to come across this incredible ingredient. The Lupin Co have got it all in one. These flakes are super high in protein, low in carbohydrates and rich in fibre. And better yet they are Australian grown. They are low Gi and gluten free also, and are rich in calcium, potassium, magnesium and iron. I love cacao - I use it in everything I can, it makes me happy and its so rich in tryptophan that its no wonder, as this is the precursor for happiness inducing chemicals - dopamine and serotonin. These brownies have a nice earthy flavour thanks to the beetroot. Beets are amazing for healing our guts thanks to the amino acid its abundant in - glutamine. Ingredients : 1 cup of The Lupin Co Flakes or you could use almond meal or something similar 200gms of Beetshandful of fresh mint leaves 1/2 cup of Cacao powder 1.5 tsp GF baking powder1/2 tsp bicarb soda1 tsp of vanilla essence pinch of pink rock salt2 organic free range eggs8 fresh dates 1/4 cup (melted) coconut oil1/4 cup rice malt syrup 1/4 cup of coconut milk (I used the one with turmeric for added health benefits) or can use any nut milk. How to:
Preheat oven - 180C and line a baking tray.
Cut beets and steam on stove - bring to boil and simmer until tender (Approx 20-25min)
Soak fresh dates In hot water to soften.
Beets and Dates into high speed blender - blend until smooth.
Add in cacao, coconut oil, eggs and rice malt syrup. Blend til combined.
Add in the Lupin co flakes, mint leaves, coconut milk or nut milk, baking powder, bicarb, vanilla and salt. Blend til combine.
Pour mixture into the lined baking tray.
Peel some fresh beets and put strips through the top, adding a few extra mint leaves also.
Bake for approx 25mins, until they are firm and cooked through, Use a skewer to check.
Set aside and allow to cool then cut into chunks.