Air Fryer Beet Falafel
Updated: Mar 6, 2021
Raise your hand if you’re tired of eating meat. Or how about if you’re tired of eating the same old boring thing every single day? I sure am! I haven’t been in much of a meat mood lately and have been eating much more plant-based. Since I’m not moving as much as I was right now, I’m not expending as much energy and don’t need as much protein which is why this works for me currently. Being more plant-based has also given my stomach some rest as it doesn’t have to work so hard to digest meat (which is the hardest food to digest). Benefits are: feelin’ slimmer, better digestion, less bloated, more clear-headed, and less brain fog!
This beet falafel is simple to make and pairs well with virtually anything! Lately, I’ve been all about grain bowls because they’re easy to throw together with really any vegetables you have in your fridge. You could even throw these into a wrap or on some pita for a tasty meal. I made my bowl with brown rice, red bell pepper, cucumber, onion, avocado, sesame seeds, and vegan avocado ranch dressing. So delicious!
Air Fryer Beet Falafel
prep time: 10 minutes
cook time: 10 minutes
total time: 20 minutes
Ingredients: • 1- 15oz can of garbanzo beans, drained & rinsed • 1 medium-large beet or 3 small beets, peeled & diced • 1 garlic clove, diced • 1 tbsp nut butter (I used cashew; can sub tahini • 1 tsp cumin • 1 tsp cardamom (can sub dried or fresh parsley) • 1/4 tsp dried oregano • 1/4 cup gluten-free flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 baking flour; can sub regular flour) • salt & pepper with your heart
Instructions: 1. Add all ingredients to a food processor. Blend for about 1 minute, turn off then scrape the sides. Blend for another :30s then pulse until combined (doesn’t have to be completely blended as long as there are no large chunks of anything).
2. Lightly grease the bottom of your air fryer with oil. Roll mixture into about 1″ balls and add to air fryer in one single layer. Air fry at 390F for 10 minutes, or until lightly browned, shaking the air fryer halfway through.
3. Serve immediately over grains, greens, or in a wrap. Refrigerate leftovers for up to 4 days.
Jenn Horowitz, FNTP, CPT is a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Certified Personal Trainer who works to address the root cause of illness. Jenn is the founder of JTH Wellness, a holistic health nutrition counseling practice specialized in helping people with stomach problems take control of their health through nutrition and lifestyle changes. Jenn works to support and educate others so that they can enjoy life again, pain and worry free. Learn more about Jenn’s nutrition counseling services and schedule a free 15-minute discovery session by visiting her website, http://www.JTHwellness.com.