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Hi. I'm Sara!

Welcome to Mercer + Green.
I am a born and bred New Yorker, mom of two little girls who loves
all things New York and is passionate about healthy living.

Red Velvet Pudding

Red Velvet Pudding

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  I have a bit of a sweet tooth. While I don’t eat sugary, buttery desserts I do need something sweet at the end of my night. My usual go to is a few yam cookies with raw honey and a couple of squares of dark chocolate. Nothing too crazy but it keeps me satisfied and happy.

Sometimes I do like to get a little more creative with my desserts. The other night I had roasted a bunch of beets to put on my new favorite dinner salad. I had some left over and decided to turn them into a chocolate beet pudding. Sounds crazy? Beets have always reminded me of dark chocolate, and their natural sweetness is perfect for a veggie based dessert!

After a few experiments I ended up with this pudding. The color reminds me of red velvet cake, and so does the taste. It’s chocolaty, earthy, and just sweet enough. Hey, if you can make a dessert out of vegetables why not? For a little extra fun you could serve this topped with cacao nibs, or small pieces of dark chocolate.

Just a note, if you are not a beet lover like me this pudding probably won’t convert you. However, if you love the AMAZINGNESS that is the beet I urge you to try this pudding. You will thank me later!

Red Velvet Pudding

  • 2 cups roasted beets (you can either roast your own or buy pre-cooked beet like Love Beets)
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp liquid stevia
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Wash beets thoroughly. Wrap each beet in tin foil and bake at 350 for one hour.
  3. When the beets are cool enough to handle, gently rub off the skin using a cloth.
  4. Chop beets into small pieces.
  5. Combine all ingredients in a Vitamix or high-speed blender.
  6. Adjust sweetness to taste
  7. Allow to chill in refrigerator for 10-15 minutes before eating
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