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Beet Latte Recipe

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Many coffee drinkers rely on the classic latte — made of one or two shots of espresso, steamed milk, and a layer of nice foam — to provide the boost of energy they need to get through the day. Others, however, like to dress the drink up with an add-in or two. 

What kinds of things have you poured into your latte? Chocolate syrup to make it a mocha? A splash of vanilla syrup? A pinch of cinnamon? What about a pinch of beetroot powder?

Nope, you didn’t misread; we did say beetroot powder. As it turns out, the beetroot powder latte (also called a beetroot latte, beet powder latte, pink beet latte, pink beetroot latte, or beet latte) is quite a treat. Keep reading our beet latte recipe to make your morning coffee drink healthy!

Beet Latte Recipe

You Can’t Stop the Beet

Before you dismiss beetroot lattes as the latest coffee industry fad that’ll probably disappear in a few months, read up on all the good beets (and beetroot powder, too, since it’s just made of highly concentrated beets) can do. 

The beet is pretty much a superfood, packed with an array of vitamins and nutrients:

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  • Protein
  • Fiber
  • Vitamins C and B6
  • Folate
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Manganese 
  • Iron

Besides providing the goodies listed above, the benefits of beetroot powder go on. Beets can correct high blood pressure issues thanks to their nitric acid-creating nitrates. These help dilate the body’s blood vessels, and, in turn, lower blood pressure. These nitrates also help stimulate the blood vessels in the brain, specifically the frontal lobe, and promote improved cognitive function and sharp decision-making.

The beet’s pink color makes the beetroot latte a beautiful treat, but that hue does more than make your drink aesthetically pleasing. Betalain, the pigment responsible for the root vegetable’s color, has anti-inflammatory functions. It also supports liver health by helping the organ detox itself. 

These aren’t the only things beets have to offer — the list of pros is pretty long — but we think they’re worth keeping in mind if you’re considering making beets a part of your diet. Speaking of adding beets to your diet…how do you do that? 

Good question. There are plenty of recipes for things like smoothies, yogurts, and soups that utilize beets. They may call for the vegetable in a different form (beetroot juice, beetroot paste, cooked beetroot, etc.), but beets tend to have similar benefits in almost any form. Since you’re a coffee connoisseur, however, we’re only going to focus on one beet recipe: the beet latte. Trust us; a mug of this stuff can take your typical morning coffee to the next level nutritionally. 

What Do Fresh Beets Taste Like?

The taste of beets varies depending on how they’re prepared, but generally, you can expect them to boast earthy flavors when consumed raw. When washed and prepared properly, however, a beet has a sweet taste with floral hints.

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Beet Latte Recipe

Beet Latte Recipe

Intrigued by the beet enough to ditch your usual coffee recipe and try this pink latte? Then follow the instructions below!

Note: though our recipe outlines the process for making a hot drink, feel free to try this combination of beet powder and coffee over ice. 

You’ll Need:

The Process:

STEP 1:

pouring a cup of frothy foam into a blender

First things first: pull out your steaming wand (or handheld milk frother, if your espresso machine doesn’t have one of these bad boys built-in) and use it to get your milk to fluffy, bubbly perfection. Use whatever kind you like — whole milk, unsweetened almond milk, oat milk — it all works.

STEP 2:

milk, beet mixture, and maple syrup getting a smooth in blender

 

Next, pour your cup of frothy foam into a blender along with beetroot powder, maple syrup (if this isn’t your sweetener of choice, try agave syrup or honey), cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Start the blending process out on a slow setting, then gradually speed things up (keep the blender running for about 30 to 45 seconds) until the spice, milk, and beet mixture gets a smooth and creamy texture.

STEP 3:

 pouring strong coffee into the fresh brewed joe

Then, pull out your espresso machine and your favorite batch of dark roast beans and pull yourself a shot of rich, strong coffee. 

STEP 4:

topping it off with the blended milk mixture

Pour the freshly brewed joe into your favorite mug and top it off with the blended milk mixture. 

STEP 5:

sprinkling a bit of cinnamon

Finally, sprinkle a bit of cinnamon or beetroot powder over your cup, and enjoy your pink latte!

Sip an Unconventional Yet Yummy Drink

No, this “pink drink” is nothing like the wildly popular drink of the same name at Starbucks — in fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find it in a coffee shop at all — but it’s still a delicious beverage that sports a beautiful color and some rather impressive health properties. We think it makes a delightful treat for any coffee drinker looking to add something new to their drink rotation. 

Beet Latte Recipe

Beet Latte Recipe

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

A beet latte is a great coffee drink with an uplifting pink color and a much brighter and healthier taste that can boost your energy for the whole day.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of beetroot powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 cup of milk
  • a shot of espresso 
  • blender
  • milk frother/steaming wand

Instructions

    1. Steam/froth the milk.
    2. Add beetroot powder, cinnamon, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and milk to a blender, then gradually speed things up until the beet mixture gets a smooth and creamy texture.
    3. Brew a shot of rich, strong espresso coffee. 
    4. Pour the freshly brewed joe into your favorite mug and top it off with the blended milk mixture.
    5. Sprinkle a bit of cinnamon or beetroot powder over your cup, and enjoy your pink latte!

Happy caffeinating!

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