Homemade Beetroot Latte (Vegan & Caffeine Free)

After having a delicious and pretty pink beetroot latte from Slaaw Food I knew I had to make my own version.

pink beetroot latte recipe

 

How do you turn beetroot into a latte?

Use beetroot powder!

Beetroot powder is brilliant for it’s colour alone. But it also tastes amazing – even if you’re not a beetroot lover you should try beetroot powder because it is fruitier and less earthy tasting than the real thing. Plus, beetroot is good for fighting inflammation, lowering blood pressure and increasing performance during exercise.

How does a beetroot latte taste?

You probably want to know what it tastes like before you go to the effort and expense of buying beetroot powder and making the latte.

Once I had one that literally tasted like marshmallows. I was in heaven and I felt like I embodied the heart eyes emoji for a good 10 minutes. It was the best thing ever!!

Beetroot lattes are sweet and kind of fruity. But I think the taste changes slightly depending on which type of plant-based milk you choose. I have made beetroot lattes with almond milk, cashew milk, rice milk and soya milk- they were all nice. I’ve never used coconut milk but that would probably be yummy as well. Have an experiment and see which one you like best.

How do you make it foamy?

I use a handheld foamer (shown in the photo below).

how to make a beetroot latte - milk foamer

 

You can also buy special foamable/professional soya milk and oat milk. I have tried both and they foam up like crazy, but they do contain extra sweeteners and ingredients, so I don’t buy them that often. I prefer to stick to the more natural plantbased milk brands that contain only the nuts/oats/rice and water.

Homemade Beetroot Latte- vegan, paleo, gluten free options

HOMADE MADE BEETROOT LATTE RECIPE

Serves 1
0 of your 5-a-day

Ingredients

  • ½- 1 tbsp beetroot powder
  • 1 tsp date syrup
  • ¼ cup boiling water
  • 1 cup plant-based milk (choose according to your dietary requirements e.g. almond milk for gluten-free or paleo).
  • optional: 1 tsp maca powder

Method

  1. Mix together the beetroot powder, date syrup and water in the mug you want to drink from. Make sure there are no lumps left.
  2. Pour the milk into a large mug and heat in the microwave for 1 minute. Next use a handheld milk foamer to create the bubbles. I hold it just beneath the surface and slowly move it up the mug as the level of the foam rises.
  3. Once your milk has foamed up pour it into your other mug with the beetroot and voila a beetroot latte! !

I don’t have the skills to make a pretty design on the top, but if you do go for it be sure to tag me in your creation so I can marvel at it

Did you know.

According to Bioglan 10g of their beetroot powder is the same as 2.5 medium beetroots!!

 

I hope you enjoyed this post.

Do you like beetroot and do you feel brave enough to try a beetroot latte?

 

 

 

31 Comments

  1. January 26, 2017 / 7:37 am

    This looks great Rachel, I have wondered how these are made. I had beetroot powder a while back, and mostly used it in energy balls and in curry. Must seek out some more and have a go with this!

    • Heathy & Psyched
      January 26, 2017 / 10:14 am

      I’m so glad you like the recipe. I’ve been making them loads recently so thought I would share it. You might be better at making it look pretty than I am- the hand foamer thing works quite well (depending on the brand of milk) but one of those little machines would be better I think.
      Also I haven’t thought to use beetroot powder in curry- is there a recipe on your blog?

  2. January 26, 2017 / 9:29 am

    I’m not the biggest fan of beetroot but I’d love to try this! x

    • Heathy & Psyched
      January 26, 2017 / 10:15 am

      hehehe I think it’s worth trying if only for the colour. Maybe keep your eye out for beetroot powder on sale so at least if you don’t like it you haven’t spent that much money on it.

  3. January 26, 2017 / 10:30 am

    This looks interesting. Not sure i would have it as i don’t like beetroot x

  4. January 26, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    This is so pretty, but I must admit the thought of beetroot is a bit intimidating. However, what you describe sounds so lovely that I would be willing to give it a try x

  5. January 26, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    What a lovely colour – bit unsure about beetroot flavour though! Something very different at least…

  6. January 26, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    Would you say it tastes strongly of beetroot? I would be tempted to try it but I am not keen on Beetroot. I do however love latte and as I can’t have caffeine that is a bonus x

    • Heathy & Psyched
      January 27, 2017 / 10:47 am

      I just love the colour as well 🙂 It makes me so happy!

  7. January 27, 2017 / 9:24 am

    I would never have thought to use beetroot powder but I’d worry about the taste as I’m really not a beetroot fan x

    • Heathy & Psyched
      January 27, 2017 / 10:47 am

      Fair enough. I think it tastes quite fruity rather than overpoweringly of beetroot.

  8. January 27, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    The colour of this is amazing and I love beetroot but i’ve never though of it as a drink before x

    • Heathy & Psyched
      January 27, 2017 / 10:22 pm

      You would love this drink then. I think it’s quite different to even beetroot juice though – much fruitier.

  9. January 27, 2017 / 11:09 pm

    This looks amazing- something I’d love to try! In fact I may start hunting out beetroot powder now.

    • Heathy & Psyched
      January 28, 2017 / 10:50 am

      Hope you like it if you try. I got my beetroot powder from Holland and Barrett when it was on sale. I’m sure you could find it in planet organic or wholefoods as well.

  10. Angela Milnes
    January 28, 2017 / 10:46 am

    I’ve never heard of drinking beetroot before but I think this is really clever idea. I can see the many health benefits.

    • Heathy & Psyched
      January 28, 2017 / 10:48 am

      Thanks Angela. I wonder who came up with the idea- I just knew about it from instagram and my friend’s cafe!! But I thought people might not know how to do it so I would share a recipe.

    • Heathy & Psyched
      January 28, 2017 / 8:27 pm

      Thanks 🙂 It’s so easy to make!

  11. January 28, 2017 / 3:33 pm

    Woah this looks to great! I have never used beetroot powder, but this latte looks and seems amazing. I’d lie to try it. 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

    • Heathy & Psyched
      January 28, 2017 / 8:28 pm

      Thanks 🙂 It’s my new favourite drink!! Beetroot powder isn’t too expensive if you can get it on offer so it’s worth a try 🙂

  12. January 28, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    This looks great! I have never tried a beetroot latte before. I love the color x

    • Heathy & Psyched
      January 28, 2017 / 8:29 pm

      Thanks! I haven’t seen them in many cafes but it was the colour that made me want to try it in the first place 🙂

  13. January 28, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    I never thought about making latte with beetroot, looks interesting!

    • Heathy & Psyched
      January 29, 2017 / 5:09 pm

      It’s really nice to have in the evening if you want to avoid caffeine.

    • Heathy & Psyched
      January 29, 2017 / 5:07 pm

      Hehe me too – or cappuccino, I just love eating the foam so much!

  14. January 31, 2017 / 12:56 am

    I’m not a massive fan of beetroot but this looks great and maybe worth a try! xo

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