Here is a homemade beetroot latte recipe that is healthy, gives you lots of energy and takes only 5 minutes to prepare. Enjoy!
Health benefits of the main ingredients
Claims that beetroot and beetroot juice can benefit the skin are likely attributed to its vitamin C content. Some of these proposed beneficial properties include:
- acne treatment
- skin brightening
If you’re trying to limit your sugar intake, unsweetened almond milk is a great choice. It’s naturally low in sugar, providing a total of 2 grams per cup (240 ml).
Almonds are also an excellent source of vitamin E, which is a fat-soluble vitamin important for protecting your cells from free radical damage.
Vitamin E promotes eye and skin health and may play a role in protecting against conditions like heart disease.
Cinnamon’s medicinal purposes date back to ancient times. In the past, it was used to help treat a number of medical conditions, including:
- respiratory illness
- gynecological issues
- digestive problems
For people looking for an alternative sweetener to sugar, coconut sugar may be a similar, more natural option.
It is important to note that it is not a nutritional superfood, but only a marginally more healthful version of sugar. Coconut sugar will still affect blood glucose levels and may have a negative impact on health, similarly to any other added sugar. It also has plenty of calories and carbohydrates.
While it may not be the guilt-free superfood many companies claim, coconut sugar could be suitable for those looking for more natural forms of sugar. As with all sugars, people should enjoy it in moderation.
250ml (1 cup) Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
30ml (2 Tbsp) maple syrup or coconut sugar or sweetener of choice
2,5ml (1/2 tsp) cinnamon
125ml (1/2 cup) Beetroot Juice
Simmer the Vanilla Almond Milk, maple syrup and cinnamon in a small saucepan. Do not boil.
Combine the warmed almond milk mixture with the beetroot juice and mix to combine.