I love the combination of beetroot and chocolate: the basis of one of my favourite cakes, by Amber Rose.
Here, I cook the beetroot to make it easier to digest (and to help make the smoothie a bit creamier), but feel free to go raw if that’s your thing (and only in the warmer months).
Beetroot is also great for menstruating individuals during that time of the month. It’s also a time we often turn to chocolate for comfort (and magnesium), so a dose of raw cacao can satisfy the craving without the processed sugar.
Feel like a smoothie bowl instead? Use coconut cream or a full cup of coconut yoghurt without thinning it with water, then top with your favourite goodies: cacao nibs (unsuitable for the hypoallergenic diet), coconut, puffed quinoa, buckwheat flakes, pomegranate seeds, toasted and chopped almonds . . .