I eat oatmeal (or ‘porridge’ as I say in the UK) at least 4 or 5 times a week and have been posting recipes on instagram regularly. But it’s been a while since I shared one of the blog. This bowl full of vanilla and beetroot oatmeal looked so pretty and pink that I decided it was the perfect one to share – especially since it is coming up to Valentine’s day
What makes this pink oatmeal pink?
The pink colour comes from beetroot powder. I used a tub from Nutristrength that I was given to create this recipe, but I have tried other brands before and they are quite similar. I like beetroot powder because it has a strong colour, sweet taste and doesn’t have as much of an earthy taste as real beetroot. Also, you can also use it to make a beetroot latte!
I took a look through my instagram feed and have shared some different variations of pink oatmeal recipes at the bottom of this posts for beetroot lovers, haters and anyone who just doesn’t want to buy beetroot powder!
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 cup unsweetened rice milk (or other plant-based milk e.g. almond)
- 1/2 tsp beetroot powder
- 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (approx. 15g)
Add the oats and rice milk to a pan. Cook on medium until the texture is slightly runnier than you usually like your oats. This is usually about 3-4 minutes for me. (You can also cook them in the microwave according to the instructions on the packet, but be careful to watch them so that they don't boil over)
Stir in the beetroot powder and protein powder. Continue to cook until it reaches your desired texture - usually about 1 minute for me.
Pour the oats into a bowl and add your favourite toppings. I have used banana, berries and qnola puffs.
More Pretty Pink Porridge Recipes
This recipe is pretty similar, but uses a bit more beetroot powder and less milk, so the colour is stronger. Try this recipe if you love beetroot.
You can add extra sweetener, such as half an apple (grated). Plus, coconut works really well with beetroot, so I’d definitely recommend it as a topping.
You could use real beetroot for added flavour and a brilliant bright pink colour to your oatmeal.
NO BEETROOT POWDER RECIPES
If you’re not a fan of beetroot then you could use mashed raspberries instead to make pink porridge.
Hope you enjoyed this post.
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