I don’t know if I’m obsessed with beets so much as I bought a one pound bag of beet powder from Nuts.com and now I feel compelled to put it in everything. I’m sure that’s a big part of it, but I actually like the taste. Mmm, earthy-sweet beet flavor. I’m making it sound weird, but it’s really good. Not only that but it’s good for you. The ways? Let’s see…
With any kombucha, because of the probiotics, I immediately think of the benefits to the Solar Plexus chakra – the gut, your core. Digestive motility is a very important topic to me – which you’ll see as the blog goes on. With beets in the mix, it adds that extra “blood cleansing” property. That’s how I remember one of the benefits – they look bloody, they help with blood flow (great visual!).
The key to a good beet latte is the vanilla. Without vanilla, you’ve just made yourself a cup of creamy beet soup. Taste your milk before adding it to make sure it has a nice flavor. This latte has such a pretty pink color and and it’s healthy! Some essential minerals are added to this latte via beets – potassium and manganese. Potassium, for heart health and manganese, for bone health. Here is my recipe:
In the mug:
- 3/4 teaspoon Beet Powder
- 1 teaspoon Coconut Oil
- (A little less than) 1/4 teaspoon Cocoa Powder
- 1 Stevia Packet
On the stove:
- 1 mugful of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
- 2 Stevia Packets
- Bring milk, vanilla and stevia mixture to a near boil
- Pour 3/4 of the vanilla milk into the mug and 1/4 into your frothing cup.
Froth in mug!
Froth in frothing cup!
Try to do latte art!
Fail at latte art…
These chocolates are pretty much “Fat Bombs” – which are very important in a keto diet to help induce ketosis (burning of fat).
In a bowl:
- 3/4 Tablespoon Beet Powder
- 1 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder
- 3 Stevia Packets
- Whisk with a fork to smooth out the chunks (beet powder can be clumpy) and to combine the dry ingredients.
- Add about 3 tablespoons of melted Coconut Oil
- Whisk with a fork until smooth
- Pour in molds
- Let the coconut oil harden in freezer for 10 to 15 minutes
Of course they are heart shaped! These are the valentines you send to say “I care about your blood pressure, my love”. You can eat them as is, or, what I really like to do with these molded “fat bombs” is add them to a smoothie. Adds extra flavor and more supplements!
Beets are awesome! I can’t help but think of this song every time I cook with beets, even though it’s about a different type of beet…