Happy Friday, my little beans!
As you are reading this, I am either STILL running around
like a chicken with my head cut off …ohhh, too graphic for today’s post… how about like a crazy woman? Yeah, that’s better! 😉 OR I’ve finally managed to cram everything into the MAMMOTH of a suitcase the man-friend let me borrow and am on my way to Blender and better things!
Park City, Utah, here I come!! 😀
BUT!! Before I go, I just HAVE to share the recipe I whipped up while scurrying to empty out the fridge before my trip! I have to tell you guys, it was SO hard not to spill the beans (teehee!) on Wednesday, but this recipe was TOO #strangebutgood not save for Friday!
After mixing up my newest yogurt combo, I couldn’t help but start daydreaming of other ways to have my “cake”
and eat it too.
And then it HIT me…
I mean really, it practically BEET me up!
Oh yeah, this recipe takes the CAKE on #strangebutgood!
Ahhh, I’m just so frickin’ punny! 😉
Red Velvet Cake Hummus
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1-2 hour chill time
Keywords: food processor appetizer snack high fiber no sugar added vegetarian vegan beets beans #strangebutgood
Ingredients (Serves 4)
- 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed well and drained
- 1 medium beet, peeled, roasted, and chopped (about 1/2 cup)
- 1 Tablespoon almond butter
- 2-3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 5-7 drops liquid stevia (or other preferred sweetener)
- 2 Tablespoons water to thin
- Cacao nibs or chocolate chips for garnish
1. Combine all ingredients (except nibs/chips) in a food processor and process until smooth and creamy.
2. Garnish with nibs/chips and serve with graham crackers, apples, or a spoon!
I’ll admit, you can still taste a bit of the earthiness at first, but after a couple of hours in the fridge, the chocolate takes over and you’ve got yourself a winner!
With a capital B!
Binner?…Beeter?…Beaner? <- oops? 😉
Screw it, you’ve got DESSERT!
And for the record, I polished off this entire batch in one DAY!
Alternative post title: How to turn your pee pink for a day! 😉
Now head on over to Sprint to the Table and check out all the other STRANGE concoctions my fellow weird foodies are noshing on this week! I’m going to be seeing a LOT of them this weekend!
But I’ll see YOU guys Monday! 😀
In the meantime, go make this
Or these pancakes…Or this parfait…OR this smoothie!
Hey, what can I say?
I’m weird This veggie can’t be BEET! 😉
Whoooooa, that is definitely unique. I’m not sure about it, but I would definitely try this. I can’t even imagine what that would taste like.
It’s a little earthy, but sweet in the undertones, but the main flavor is the cocoa…rich dark chocolate! 😀
Dessert!! I am all about desserts – no matter how strange!! 🙂
And if it is even healthy AND pretty – can’t go wrong!! Now I only need these pretty letter-crackers, totally love them!
Hmmm, do I sense another mail swap in our future?!? 😉
We should definitely consider that!! The ovomaltine crunch in the supermarket is literally talking to me – it wants to get to you asap! 🙂
Haha! Well, it must know that I’m down to my last couple of spoonfuls then! 😉 We’ll have to coordinate something soon…maybe after you get back from your trip to the states?
YESS!! I am in!! Let’s get in touch after my return!
You definitely win points for uniqueness with this one! I can’t even remember the last time I bought beets…this is one recipe to tempt me into buying them!
Haha you are so crazy, and I love it! I don’t know if I’d like this (I tried beet brownies once and didn’t like them at all!) but this is TOTALLY clever!
Well, I will say that the beet flavor isn’t fully masked in this, so it may not be for you…BUT you could always leave them out and make CHOCOLATE HUMMUS! 😀
Now all it needs is some cream cheese icing! haha
Haha! Dude! Now you’re talking!
I fear I would polish it off in one day as well, Heather! This sounds so good. Black beans and beets…two of my faves although I have never officially bought a beet (Except in cans) This sounds so delicious and it would be Very WW friendly for me. I’m excited! Can’t wait to hear all of the fun that you and Laura will be having in SLC. I’m jealous and wish I could be there. Maybe when I grow up I’ll be allowed to go to Blend, too. 😉 Travel safe!
Awww! Well, I guess you should start working on your good behavior now then, huh? I hear the best way to start with that is to go the store (or your farmers market) and pick up a handful of beets! 😉
whoa – looks yummy!! we love beets mixed with chocolate
Hm I’m not a fan of beets so I’m not sure how I would feel about this. It is very creative though!
this is very creative and for a hummus lover, this would be wrong not to try! Have fun in Utah
Haha – when I saw you do that greek yogurt beet bowl on IG I kind of sensed this was coming. I still loved your red velvet smoothie, too! You brought me some of this to Blend, right? 🙂
This is interesting! It sounds really good, I love chocolate and beets!
You have the wildest creations….and I want to try them all!!!! Have a fantastic time Heather, can’t wait for the recaps and photos!
BAH!! You are amazing. This recipe is amazing. Although honestly I will probably never make it because I am terrified of beets. Do they make pre-shredded and ready to go beets yet? They should get on that.
Have a great time love! You deserve it!
Actually, Trader Joe’s sells them pre-roasted! You can find them in the pre-made salad/sandwich section! 😀
How do you think up these crazy concoctions?! Seriously. I want to live in your brain for a day to see how it works. This looks a.ma.zing. Have you ever tried the Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Schoolbook Cookies? I’m sure this would be delicious with them!
Haha, sometimes I amaze myself…I swear this one came to me in my sleep! I woke up one morning and was like, “must.make.beet.hummus!” Lol Never tried those cookies before. I’ll have to check them out…I mean, cinnamon? You don’t exactly have to twist my arm for that one! 😉
Definitely seems in the strange but good category. I really hate beetroot though otherwise I might be willing to give it a go.
Enjoy your trip 🙂
I’ve actually made chocolate hummus with chickpeas before, so I totally believe you when you say this was delicious!
Hope you’re having an amazing time at Blend – wish I was there!!
Right up my alley–I love the beet and chocolate combination.
Have fun at Blend!
How to turn your pee pink for a day!?! LOL!! 🙂
I like the alternate post title, and I hope (already know) you had a great time at Blend.
YUM! I have made a beet hummus before, but it definitely wasn’t sweet. To be honest, when I’ve tried to make sweet hummus I haven’t been too impressed with the results. Maybe I just need to stick to nut butter. Beet butter? Hmm….. 😉
[P.S. SO fabulous seeing you/sharing a bed with you this weekend! LOVE LOVE LOVE]
Ohhh, beet butter! I like the sound of THAT!! And right back atcha babe! Just wish we had had more time to talk…darn sleep…such an inconvenience! Lol
Confession (ready for this??) I have never ever purchased, used, or eaten a beet! What?? And yes, I need to and I need to make this!
What the WHAT?!? You are a disgrace to all healthy living bloggers out there! You need to get on this…STAT! Or at least roast one and plop a little goat cheese on top! Mmmm!
LOL. Now that is a strange combination of foods. I need to pull up some fo the beets from the garden and try this out. thanks for the laugh and inspiration. 🙂
This is perfection! Definitely need to make this one! It’s beautiful and I bet absolutely delicious!
your puns are cute 🙂 i’m going to have to try this out, it looks delicious!!
What a crazy cool idea! I would have an awesome time making my friends guess the secret ingredients in this dip.
Haha! Yeah, I’m all about hiding veggies in treats and then lurking around the corner rubbing my palms together and laughing evilly…um, I mean… 😉