Red Velvet Cupcakes
This is my healthy take on the traditional red velvet chocolate cake that’s perfect for any occasion. It’s one of my favourite recipes of all time and is featured in Purely Delicious, and as a celebration cake in Healthy Baking. I enjoy them topped with a spoonful of thick coconut yoghurt or whipped cream cheese frosting.
What’s great about them
Beetroots are packed with phytonutrients called betalains that provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory support to the body. Beetroot is also one of the richest dietary sources of naturally occurring nitrates. Nitrates are compounds which improve blood flow throughout the body – including the brain, heart, and muscles. These natural nitrates increase the molecules called nitric oxide, which helps to open up the blood vessels and allows more oxygen, better blood flow as well as lowers blood pressure.