lovebeets Double Chocolate Coconut Muffins

💞February is National Heart❤️ Health Month! 💞 I’m celebrating with these heart healthy double chocolate coconut 🥥 muffins 🍫😋 made with…you got it…BEETS!! Packed with nitrates, beets can aid in lowering 📉blood pressure ➡️decreased risk of cardiovascular ❣️disease✔️ Inflammation can promote heart disease🙅🏻‍♀️ but Betalains (antioxidant in beets) decreases inflammation🙌🏽  For easy prep, check out @lovebeets pre-cooked, peeled and delicious beets 💯 #loveyourheartbeet

1 cup rolled oats
•1 cup buttermilk
•½ cup lovebeets
•1 egg
•1/4 cup vegetable oil
•1 teaspoon vanilla
•1/3 cup packed brown sugar
•2 Tablespoons cacao powder
•1 cup flour – I use cassava
•1 teaspoon baking powder
•1/2 teaspoon baking soda
•1/2 teaspoon salt
•1/4 cup dark chocolate morsels

In a large bowl, mix oats, buttermilk, and lovebeets. Set aside for an hour so that the beets dye the oats pink. Then pulse in a food processor until smooth consistency. Preheat oven to 375 F and line a 12 muffin pan with oil or cupcake papers. Next add egg, oil, vanilla and brown sugar to the your beet mixture. Mix thoroughly and add in all dry ingredients, fold in chocolate morsels. Scoop batter in muffin tin and bake 12-15 minutes.

Melissa Rifkin

Melissa is a registered dietitian living and working in NYC for over a decade. While she is a dietitian by profession, Melissa believes that being healthy does not just mean from a dietary perspective. To her, health encompasses eating nutritious foods, exercising, and balancing mental well-being.