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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Love Beets. The opinions and text are all mine. The product mentioned in this post was sent to me as a gift from Love Beets to use in this recipe, thank you so much!
Just a typical day over here at Healthy Little Vittles… ok, not really. Although beets in macarons are something I never thought I’d experience, let alone make, these Beet and Blood Orange Macarons were love at first bite! In fact, these were my second batch this week, because boy are they unBEETably delicious! (Get ready for the beet puns y’all!).
Since jetting off to Italy or France likely isn’t in my near future, these gorgeous little gems will have to do, and I’m totally cool with it. I used beetroot powder in the macaron shells and then stuffed them with a blood orange “buttercream” frosting. Beets + orange married together in a precious little macaron decorated with unicorn colored sprinkles just might transport you to Europe, even if it’s just for a little bit.
While you can’t taste the beets, they offer such a lovely pink color and some pretty cool health benefits too! Macarons that are healthy AND pretty?! Count me in! Love Beets has quickly gained favoritism in my kitchen. I haven’t used their beet powder until this recipe, and since I opened the package I think I’ve used it in like five different recipes. I love the amazing nutritional value it adds to my dishes, and of course if you know me, I love me some pink colored yum yums!
Love Beets is defying all previous notions about beets with their upBEET, fun and nutritious products. Get an extra boost of nutrients in a pinch with their beet powder (literally, a pinch!). Some of these benefits include:
-Heart health and healthy blood pressure
-Healthy circulation of blood and oxygen in the body
-Stamina, endurance, and energy
As if this Beet + Blood Orange Macaron recipe could get any cooler, these macarons are vegan and gluten-free made with almond flour and aquafaba! Aqua..what?! If you haven’t heard of aquafaba before, let me proudly introduce you to perhaps one of the coolest culinary discoveries! It’s canned chickpea brine that whips up like egg whites! Like, whaaatt?! I’m still impressed every time I make it. You’ll never dump it down the sink again!
Enough convincing that these are pretty rad and that you should totally make them?! Ask no more…
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! Head on over to Love Beets to get your beet powder or find in a store near you! As always, I love to see your re-creations, be sure to tag me on Instagram or Facebook!
*Nutritional information provided by Love Beets
** Macaron shells adapted and inspired by Holly over at the Little Blog of Vegan