Pink Beetroot Latte? I know what you’re thinking. What kinda hipster mojo drink is this? It sure does look pretty, I guess it is kinda hipster, but its health benefits far outweigh that of your average latte and its taste is that mind blowing that it will have you guzzling for more! And no, don’t worry it doesn’t taste much like beetroot either. To me it tastes like if… say… candy floss married hot milk. It’s sweet and velvety smooth, and it is basically my go-to comfort drink now.
If candy floss married hot milk this Pink Beetroot Latte would totally be their amazing love child. If you’re trying to give up caffeine then this is definitely the drink for you.
Beetroots are naturally anti-inflammatory, rich in antioxidants, and a crystalline compound known as betaine. Betaine helps to protect the cells within your body from stress and promotes healthy inflammation levels. It also aids joint and liver health too. But if like me you’re a little bit of an amateur (or not so amateur) athlete you’ll be happy to know that betaine also promotes the synthesis of creatine – you know that stuff body builders love to demolish – which helps to improve your muscle strength, growth, and power. It also lowers lactate within your muscles, delaying the onset of muscle fatigue, and allowing you to go harder, faster, and for longer – yippee! If you’re not an athlete you’re still going to reap the benefits of an all natural energy boost without that caffeine crash.
To gain optimum athletic benefits from the high levels of betaine in this drink it’s important to consume it both before your workout and preferably after too. If you don’t believe me then just check out Motion Nutrition’s Organic Pre-Workout Energiser which contains organic beetroot juice powder.
I was recently sent out the Froothie Optimum 700 Advanced Cold Press Juicer for review so I couldn’t think of a better way to christen it than squeezing the living daylights outta my stash of beets. I was impressed at how it just swallowed a whole beet and churned out some gorgeous burgundy looking juice. I love beet juice – I use it as food colouring, it’s great with ginger juice, I just can’t help but go a little beet crazy. I’m sorry, but it’s true.
If you’re wondering what that little magazine is peeking through in my shots it’s the July/August issue of Free-From Heaven where you’ll find my feature article ‘10 Summer Foods You Should Be Eating Now’. (Shameless plug I know – sorry!)
If (like me) you’re a bit of a beet freak then check out my Beetroot Pie with Vanilla Creme – it is TO DIE FOR!
- 2 tbsp/30ml fresh beet juice or 1 tsp beetroot powder
- 2 tbsp/30ml boiled water
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- 5 drops alcohol free stevia or ½ tsp xylitol, raw honey, or maple syrup (optional)
- 150ml almond milk (or any other milk)
- Start by juicing ½ a beet in your juicer - or juice more it's up to you! Next using a small whisk, whisk together your 2 tbsp of beet juice with 2 tbsp of freshly boiled water, vanilla extract, and sweetener of your choice. If using beetroot powder be sure to add a little water at a time, forming a smooth paste.
- Next froth your almond milk in a milk frother or heat in a pan on a low heat, frothing with an Aerolatte style whisk.
- Pour your milk over your prepared beetroot juice base and enjoy!
Disclaimer: Please note that this is NOT a sponsored post. I am a Froothie Ambassador and was sent a Froothie Optimum 700 Advanced Cold Press Juicer for review – all opinions are my own and 100% honest. The links provided to the juicer are affiliate which means if you buy an Optimum 700 using this link, it won’t cost you any extra, but I will get a small commission to help keep my blog up and running. If you’d like to know more, feel free to contact me.