Beetroot Latte: make a perfect purple latte at home!
Make this creamy, crimson beetroot latte at home for your most stylish coffee drink!
Veggies-in-drinks. We all know it’s trendy (hey there, green smoothie).
But have you tried a beetroot latte? This proudly purple coffee drink is smooth, velvety and oh-so- nutritious. Just look at that colour – something THAT vibrant has got to be a good idea!
Follow our simple beetroot latte recipe and make this deliciously healthy latte at home.
What is a beetroot latte?
A beetroot latte is a refreshing latte drink made with milk, coffee, cooked beetroot and a sprinkle of spice.
Its creamy flavour sets our heart aflutter, while the show-stopping colour turns every head in the room. Guarantees a flurry of Insta likes, too.
Beetroot can be messy, but this simple recipe uses pre-cooked beets. Find them vacuum packed in the supermarket.
Make this beautiful latte today – there’s no stopping its photogenic capital!
Is beetroot latte good for you?
Your beetroot latte isn’t just a pretty face. It’s deliciously healthy, too! Low in fat and containing no added sugar, you can sip away guilt-free. This beetroot latte recipe uses plant-based milk, too, making it fabulously vegan friendly!
Beetroots belong to the same family as spinach, so you know they’re going to be good for you.
Their natural colour pigment (it’s called betacyanin) has anti-cancer properties, while their good nitrate levels help to reduce high blood pressure. Nitrate-containing foods boost the levels of nitric oxide in our body. This opens up the blood vessels, increases blood flow and helps to lower blood pressure.
Beetroot is also high in gut-lovin glutamine. This amino acid prevents infection and inflammation in the gut, and helps to keep the intestine lining nice and healthy.
There are plenty more beet benefits. Just take a look…
- Lowers blood pressure
- Helps fight some types of cancer
- Supports endurance and helps you exercise for longer
- Helps exercise recovery as nitrates bring more oxygen to the muscle cells
- Gut healthy
- High in fibre
- High in antioxidants
What does a beetroot latte taste like?
This beetroot latte takes us to seventh heaven with its light, velvety texture and refreshing flavour. There is some beetroot taste, but it’s not overwhelmingly vegetable, if you get what we mean? Just sweet and earthy and totally scrummy.
The maple syrup adds to the sweetness and brings a little honeyish warmth, while the addition of spices reminds us of cosy chai lattes.
Purple perfection, we say.
Iced beetroot latte
Say ‘hi’ to another beetroot latte benefit… you can turn it into an iced beetroot latte! Simply fill a glass with ice and add your hot espresso. Then, pour over the cooled beetroot milk and enjoy!
Can I make it caffeine free?
Yes, you can! Make this one-sip-and-you’re-sold latte sans caffeine by using speciality decaf coffee instead. You can even omit the coffee altogether, if you like, and just enjoy the warm beetroot milk.
How to make a beetroot latte at home
Now you know the deets (or beets), let’s jump to this awesome beetroot latte recipe!
- 240ml cashew or almond milk
- 60g cooked beetroot
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon cardamom
- ½ tsp vanilla essence
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- One shot espresso or 30ml strongly brewed coffee
Combine the milk, beetroot, cinnamon, vanilla and syrup in a blender until well blended and smooth.
Pour into a saucepan and place over a medium heat. Keep stirring and then remove from the heat just as it starts to boil.
Add the coffee to your mug, then pour over the lovely crimson milk. Top with a little decoration, if you like.
In need of another healthy coffee drink? Then try this Bananarama coffee smoothie!
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