Guest Post: Beetroot, Raspberry and Maca Waffles with Tropical Spirulina Yoghurt

Have you ever wanted to make the most delicious and fluffy waffles?

I have! I wanted to make some pretty pink vegan waffles to share with you for Valentine’s Day but they just kept going wrong!! The mixture tasted great but it kept sticking to my waffle maker, which was so infuriating! I spoke to my friend Charlotte (who has the most delicious looking instagram photos – see here) and she kindly agreed to make and photograph a recipe for beetroot and maca waffles for me to share on Healthy & Psyched!!

valentines day waffles

 “Hi! I’m Charlotte. I’m a runner, blogger and full-on granola addict and I can’t wait to share some of my breakfast creations with you! I’m so excited to be collaborating with Rachel to bring you guys this Valentine’s brunch to end all Valentine’s brunches – girlfriend points? I think so.


If you like this recipe, head over to my blog – Powered By Peanuts to find some more of my favourite healthy recipes as well as my passion for clean living and my love of all things nutty.

beetroot waffle recipe


Beetroot, Raspberry and Maca Waffles with Tropical Spirulina Yoghurt

Makes 4-6 Waffles

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp Maca powder
  • 1 cup beetroot puree (approx. 2 large beetroots cooked and pureed in a high speed blender)
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 handful frozen raspberries
  • ½ cup natural soya yoghut
  • ¼ tsp Bioglan tropical spirulina powder
  • 2 handfuls fresh fruit
  • ¼ cup coconut shreds


You’ll also need:

  • A waffle iron or waffle moulds
  • A hungry boyfriend/girlfriend/best friend to share with (or you could just eat them all to yourself, we’re not judging)



  1. Pre-heat your waffle iron and prepare per model instructions (i.e. grease with coconut oil if necessary)
  2.  In a large bowl combine flours, salt, sugar, flaxseed and maca powder and mix well
  3. Make a well in the middle of the bowl and add beetroot puree, oil, water and agave nectar and mix well
  4. Fold in the frozen raspberries and mix until well combined
  5. Add the mixture to your waffle iron and cook for 4-7 minutes
  6. Meanwhile, in a small bowl mix tropical spirulina powder into the yoghurt and prepare fresh fruit toppings
  7. Serve waffles with yoghurt, fruit and coconut shreds”


vegan waffle recipe


When Charlotte first sent me the recipe I will admit that I looked at the ingredients and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to publish the recipe on Healthy & Psyched. My aim is to share ‘healthy’ recipes, and all purpose flour doesn’t fit into my definition of healthy because it has been refined. In addition, the waffles contain oil and sugar. Usually when I make waffles I try to avoid adding these into the batter because I will coat my waffle maker in oil and I expect my toppings to be sugary! But to be honest, leaving these ingredients out of the batter is probably why I always fail to make waffles that have a nice texture and hold together. Plus, eating white flour every once in a while really isn’t going to be detrimental to our health, the problem comes if refined foods are eaten daily in large amounts.

Since this recipe is intended to be eaten as a treat rather than every day and it contains fruit and vegetables I wanted to share it with you. I hope you like it.

How are you going to be celebrating Valentine’s day?
Would you get up early to make waffles?




  1. February 13, 2017 / 9:10 am

    Oh yum! I’m vegan and these look so great- will have to try. Yummmmm

    • Heathy & Psyched
      February 13, 2017 / 9:12 am

      Thanks Naomi. I haven’t had chance to test the recipe myself because I am doing Sugar Free February but I trust that it’s really yummy.

    • Heathy & Psyched
      February 13, 2017 / 1:40 pm

      Thanks Hannah.

  2. February 13, 2017 / 12:02 pm

    I love the look of these, i’m seeing so many fabulous Vegan meals at the minute and have just purchased a Vegan Cook Book so its something i’m drawn to massively as the minute. I will most definitely be adding this to my meals to try, thank you x

  3. February 13, 2017 / 12:04 pm

    These look incredibly healthy – you must have enormous will power not to eat refined flour very often.

    • Heathy & Psyched
      February 13, 2017 / 1:40 pm

      Thanks Mellissa. Not really, I have a cupboard full of different kinds of flour (e.g. almond flour or buckwheat) and I think I haven’t eaten it for so long it just doesn’t really appeal to me anymore – I’d take a nice brown bread with seeds over white any day 🙂 Staying away form Sugar this month for Sugar Free Feb is a lot harder!!!

  4. February 13, 2017 / 1:28 pm

    They sound yummy I wouldn’t of thought to pair raspberry and beetroot together x

    • Heathy & Psyched
      February 13, 2017 / 1:38 pm

      Haha – They go together quite well 🙂 I often use beetroot in a smoothie with raspberries or in something sweet rather than on a salad.

  5. February 13, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    I love the look of these! While I won’t have time to make them on Valentine’s Day, I might try and make them at the weekend x

    • Heathy & Psyched
      February 13, 2017 / 2:35 pm

      Hi Stephanie, It’s a shame Valentine’s isn’t on the weekend- I agree you need time to make and enjoy eating these. You can always make the batter the night before and store it in the fridge as well.

  6. February 13, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    These look and sound amazing, I do love waffles x

    • Heathy & Psyched
      February 13, 2017 / 4:40 pm

      Me too, although I never make them that often! Valentine’s is a good excuse though!

  7. Dannii
    February 13, 2017 / 4:04 pm

    Now they look like my kind of waffles. I honestly don’t know how I went so long without a waffle maker.

    • Heathy & Psyched
      February 13, 2017 / 4:50 pm

      Haha – sounds like you put yours to good use. I am planning on getting a new waffle maker since mine always stick and it takes ages to clean 🙁

    • Heathy & Psyched
      February 13, 2017 / 7:09 pm

      Hope you enjoy it if you try 🙂 Maybe Pin it for later!!

  8. danasiafantastic
    February 13, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    Those waffles look incredible. I’ve been wanting to eat healthier, but never know what to eat for breakfast.

    • Heathy & Psyched
      February 13, 2017 / 7:04 pm

      Thanks. I probably wouldn’t eat waffles every day if you’re trying to eat healthier haha! I love avocado on toast or porridge 🙂

  9. countryheartdeb
    February 13, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    oh wow these look amazing!

    • Heathy & Psyched
      February 13, 2017 / 7:03 pm


  10. February 13, 2017 / 5:54 pm

    These beetroot waffles look and sound so very delicious. I think eating a small bit of refined all purpose flour on special occasions is okay, especially if you only use healthy flours at all other times.

    • Heathy & Psyched
      February 13, 2017 / 7:02 pm

      Hey Sarah, I agree 🙂 t would be a shame not to have published this really creative and beautiful recipe just because it has white flour.

  11. February 13, 2017 / 10:08 pm

    Wow what a creative way to re-invent waffles and anything tastes good with waffles mmm. Beautiful photography as well!

  12. February 14, 2017 / 2:43 am

    Looks yummy. I’m vegan too and will try these for sure.

  13. February 14, 2017 / 9:18 am

    Such a pretty colour, I’d never think to use beetroot to make it like this. I just had eggs this morning as I was in a rush before work x

  14. February 14, 2017 / 11:27 am

    Usually I am willing to give anything a try and I find vegan food full of inventive flavours that can appeal to a jaded palate but this recipe includes one of the very few vegetables I hate. I simply cannot bear the taste of beetroot. I will have to give this one a miss.

  15. February 14, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    Oh wow, I love the idea of this. Being able to eat something Involve but know it’s got ingredients that are better for me is literally the goal!

  16. February 14, 2017 / 6:50 pm

    These do look tasty and they are pretty healthy too. I used refined flour so must try these, yum!

  17. February 15, 2017 / 1:08 am

    Ohhh, what a nice idea, I never thought of any vegan waffle before. This is perfect especially for those who are in a diet.

  18. Angela Milnes
    February 15, 2017 / 10:53 am

    wow these look and sound so so tasty. I would like to try this one day.

  19. February 15, 2017 / 11:38 am

    These definitely sound healthy for me, compared to my usual waffle recipe! And they look fabulous!

  20. February 15, 2017 / 11:53 am

    What a lovely combination of flavours! Those waffles look delicious!

  21. February 15, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    We love making waffles and they are great breakfast. These waffles look delicious! I will have to try this recipe soon!

    • Heathy & Psyched
      February 15, 2017 / 1:43 pm

      Thanks Jessica. Waffles are such a yummy breakfast!

  22. February 15, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    I’m always looking for more breakfast ideas. These look so yummy!

  23. February 15, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    Have to say these do look absolutely delicious and healthy too. Oh to have a pink waffle sounds such a yummy thing to make

    • Heathy & Psyched
      February 16, 2017 / 10:45 am

      Thanks Melissa. Maybe add them to pinterest for later 😉

  24. February 16, 2017 / 11:51 pm

    They look delicious, love the idea of them containing raspberries.

  25. February 20, 2017 / 3:18 pm

    What a cool recipe. The waffles look so refreshing and yummy 🙂

    • Heathy & Psyched
      February 20, 2017 / 8:52 pm

      Thanks 🙂

  26. February 22, 2017 / 10:49 pm

    This sounds amazing! I am looking into foods now, and great ideas here espcially when it involves beetroots and waffles!

  27. February 19, 2018 / 9:25 pm

    I am trying to make more veggie based lunches and breakfasts at the moment. Will give this a go!

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