If you now are thinking something similar to „what?? Beetroot latte?“, I know how you are feeling. I felt the same before I tried it for the first time. And really, it surprised me positively. If you like beetroot, and warm, comforting drinks, this is something for you!
What is special about this drink?
I think this entire drink is really special. To be honest, I am not a huge anything latte fan. When I drink my coffee, I like it short and without anything. Still, once in a while, I really like this drink. I feel like it gives me a lot of energy plus its super tasty!
So what is special? We have beetroot + coffee. If you never have had beetroot in a sweet dish, you have been missing out… Instead of just coffee and milk, we have beetroot, spices, coffee and milk. A fancy, fancy, healthy latte.
Is this drink healthy?
it definitely is! Since beetroot has a naturally, slightly sweet flavour to it, there is no need to add much sweetener. Plus, beets are an extremely healthy. In my September Top 5 I have shared lots of information about them, so you can go check that out if you are interested.
To just quickly summarise, they are really high in fibre, vitamin B6, C, manganese and potassium. It also has been shown that they are beneficial for overall health such as reducing blood sugar levels, cell function and the immune system. If you are a beetroot fan and want more beet recipes you can check out my beetroot pasta bake with goats cheese or the better than store-bought beetroot hummus!
Besides the star of the show we also have coffee in here, which has been shown to have several health benefits (as it may lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, cancer and boost longevity), when consumed in moderation. Then we also have cinnamon, which comes along a bunch of other health benefits and plant based milk.
How to make this drink?
This is so so easy. You need to start by heating up the milk with the cinnamon and cardamon. Then you blend about half of the milk with the beets, and foam the other half. To serve you pour both, the beet milk and the foamed milk into a cup and add a shot of espresso. That already is it! Really really simple!
When and how to best have it?
As this recipe already says, it works great with coffee, as a fancy drink! If you have some leftover milk, you can also add it to porridge’s, overnight oats, chia pudding, cereal or anything else you would add regular (plant based) milk to!
The Easiest 5 Minute Beetroot Latte (vegan)
Definitely not your regular latte but incredibly delicious, easy and healthy! A must make for everyone who likes to try out something new!
What you will need
- 1 small beet (precooked)
- 500 ml milk
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp cardamon
- 2 shots espresso
Add the milk, cinnamon and cardamon to a pot and bring to a boil. Pour half of it into a food processor along with the beetroot and blend. Foam the other half, either in a foamer or in a pot.
Into a mug pour the beetroot milk, the foamed milk and then the shot of espresso.