Coffee Spiked Beet Brownies

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Preparation Time 5 minutes Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 9 Cost Per Serving $0.29
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1/2 cupCocoa Powder
1/2 cupDates, pitted and chopped
2 tbspHoney
1/2 cupStrong Brewed Coffee or Espresso, hot
2 tbspGrapeseed Oil
1 cupBeet, grated
1/4 tspSea Salt
1/2 cup (90g)Dark Chocolate Pieces or Chipss (at least 70%)


  1. ​Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the hot coffee/espresso in a blender with your dates and let them soak for about 5 minutes while you gather the rest of your ingredients together.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into a non-stick or greased pan (use 1 tsp butter or grape seed oil) about 1 ½ inches high.
  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Set aside to cool.


  • A recent study found that men who drink 4 cups of coffee a day had a 59% lower risk of prostate cancer coming back or getting worse compared to the men who had 1 cup of coffee or less each week.  This may be due to the antioxidants in coffee that have been shown to prevent cancer cells from growing in cell studies.
  • Worried that your love of chocolate will sabotage your weight loss goals? Research suggests that men and women who eat chocolate more often have a lower body mass index (BMI) than people who eat it less often.  Enjoy in moderation: 2 squares of 70% dark chocolate 5 days a week. More than that may add up to extra calories that could make weight loss more difficult.
  • Hormone therapy, a treatment for prostate cancer, can sometimes cause type 2 diabetes. In this recipe, we use dates and fresh beets to sweeten rather than sugar. The fibre in the dates and beets helps to slow down the release of sugar into your blood, which can help you control your blood sugars if you have diabetes.
  • Choosing fibre-rich foods and avoiding added sugars can help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight, which lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and may lower the risk of prostate cancer coming back.