Beet latte made with beetroot powder, maple syrup, cinnamon, and cardamom. Easily made vegan or vegetarian. Naturally gluten-free.

Beet Latte: Drink to the Beet of a Different Latte

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If you like beets, I bet you’ll like this delicious beet latte. Besides milk, the recipe uses maple syrup, cinnamon, cardamom and beetroot powder. It’s great hot or cold!

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Beet latte made with beetroot powder, maple syrup, cinnamon, and cardamom. Easily made vegan or vegetarian. Naturally gluten-free.

Beet latte

Unsurprisingly,  beetroot powder tastes like beets — earthy and a little bit sweet. It’s just finely ground, dehydrated beets.

I used store bought powder, but if you’re a keener you can find recipes to make your own.

Beets - courtesy of Foodism360, via Unsplash.com

Beets – courtesy of Foodism360, via Unsplash.com

Eating Together Made Easy

You can make this recipe with any kind of unsweetened plant milk, or use dairy if you are not vegan or plant-based. This recipe is a single-serving, but if you wanted to make multiple servings, with different types of milk for each serving, you could mix up the maple syrup, beetroot powder and spices and then divide that into smaller bowls before adding the different milks.

Tip: Use the Servings feature in the recipe below to adjust the ingredient amounts. Just click the up arrow until you reach your desired number.

This would be a good recipe to try if you are a reducetarian, which just means you are a person who aims to reduce his/her consumption of animal products -— whether that be meat or dairy, for any reason — health, ethics, or otherwise.

If you’re thinking about moving in that direction this would be a great drink to experiment with using plant-based milks. I say this because unless you’ve had a beet latte before, you won’t have any preconceived notions of what it should taste like. I made mine with almond milk, but I bet cashew milk would also be delicious.

Beet Latte
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
4 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

A delicious latte that you can serve hot or cold, featuring beetroot powder, maple syrup, cinnamon, and cardamom. 

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beet latte, beetroot latte, coffee alternative, warm drink
Diet: reducetarian, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 1
Calories: 310 kcal
Author: Sylvia Eastman
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened milk of choice
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup {or sub with any liquid sweetener of your choice}
  • 1 tablespoon beetroot powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine the maple syrup, beetroot powder, and spices.

  2. Add a little bit of the milk to the bowl and stir it until it becomes a paste.

    Mix of maple syrup, beetroot powder, spices and milk
  3. Add the paste to a small saucepan and then stir in the remaining milk. Heat over medium high for a few minutes. 

Recipe Notes
  • Beetroot powder tastes just like beets, earthy and a little bit sweet. It's just finely ground, dehydrated beets. I used store bought powder, but if you're a keener you can find recipes to make your own.
  • Make sure you get any lumps out of the beetroot powder before you blend it with the other spices. 
  • This is also delicious cold! 
  • If you can only find sweetened milk, I'd make the recipe first without the maple syrup and add before drinking if you think you need it.
Nutritional Information

Nutritional information is an estimate only and is based on using 2% milk (dairy). 

Nutrition Facts
Beet Latte
Amount Per Serving
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 168mg 7%
Potassium 495mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 26g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 7.2%
Calcium 46%
Iron 1.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Confessions of a Beet Latte Recipe Stealer

I have to admit that I stole this recipe idea from the food kiosk at my local Y.

I think the counter guy was a little disappointed that I didn’t buy one, after all my enthusiastic questions about what it contained!

(If you’re reading this, Y food kiosk dude — I will buy one, I promise.)

I just wanted to go home and make one of my own.

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Sylvia

PS – Check out Stars and Hearts Rhubarb Tarts for another use for that beetroot powder.

 

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