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Vegan Pink Power Latte {No Coffee, Made with Beets}

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Ready for a delicious variation to your hot beverage routine? Then try my vegan pink power latte made with beet powder, your choice of milk, and a touch of sweetener. Prepare to be surprised and delighted!

vegan pink power latte in a glass cup with a napkin and spoon in the background

A No-Coffee Latte, Made with Beets!

I love coffee, I love tea, and now… I love lattes made with beets.

I had never heard of a beet latte until I spotting a pink powder-dusted version, procured from Bluestone Lane Coffee in Brooklyn, on Instagram last month.

Beet latte?!! What followed were several minutes of searching for specifics, and (fingers crossed) a recipe. I love hot drinks, and beets, hence I needed specifics to make the pretty-in-pink latte for myself: Were whole beets involved? Beet juice? Cooked beets? Raw beets? It had to be a labor-intensive process, because average NYC coffee shop prices popped up, all in the ballpark of $5 to $7 per (small) cup. Oy vey.

Lucky for me (and soon, for you, too!) recipe guidelines were soon found and a pink latte was soon made. The results? Almost too marvelous for words!
close-up of a vegan pink power latte in a glass cup

Vegan Pink Power Latte Benefits

It gets even better. This lovely latte is also:

  • Easy to make (so very easy!)
  • Fast (ready to drink in 2 to 5 minutes)
  • Fuss-Free
  • Inexpensive (read on for the key ingredient)
  • Paleo-friendly
  • Vegan-friendly
  • Caffeine-free

Pink Latte made with Beet Powder

The key ingredient? Beet powder. Even if you rarely or never buy powders, stay with me! Beet powder is inexpensive and versatile, too (although the pink latte will clinch your affection).

beet powder in a wooden spoon atop a wooden surface

Before saying anything more, allow me to note that I do not work for Big Beet (although it sounds appealing…if only it existed), and I bought this beet powder with my own $. I am simply bubbling with excitement over this new find and I want to share with all of you.

What is Beet Powder?

Here’s the deal: Beet powder is nothing more than beets, dehydated and pulverized into a powder. Multiple brands are readily available from online purveyors (e.g., amazon, vitacost , & bulksupplements.com) for excellent prices (as little as $10/pound). Just be sure you are not buying beetroot powder that is intended for food coloring, as the beets may be of lower quality, and/or cooked before drying and pulverizing.

Beet powder made from dehydrated raw beets retains almost all of the powerful nutrients of fresh  beets, including

  • potassium
  • phosphorus
  • iron
  • magnesium
  • calcium
  • Vitamins A, B and C 

It also contains betalains, which are the phytonutrients that  give beets their dark red color. Beet powder is a convenient, cost effective and frugal way to add more beets to your life (it dissolves easily in liquids), in smoothies, soups, and, of course, pink lattes.

Let’s get back to the specifics of pink lattes, since they are so heavenly.

3 ingredient beet latte in a glass cup

How to Make a Beet Powder (Pink) Latte

For the most basic option, simply heat some nondairy milk (stovetop, microwave, whichever method you prefer). Next, whisk a small amount of beet powder. The beets have plenty of sweetness, so take a sip and decide whether you want to add a touch of maple syrup, or any other sweetener. Done and delicious!

If you want traditional latte foam (yes, please), heat the milk as directed above. You can froth the milk with a milk frother (like this $6 version; these are worth every penny), with a traditional stick blender, in a high speed blender, or with a regular whisk and some forearm power. Pour the non-frothy milk into a cup with the beet powder, whisk to blend & add any sweetener you like, and then top with foam.

I am crazy about the flavor of this latte–the beet flavor is mellow, sweet and delicious. Even my beet-loathing husband gave it a try and said he liked it (I nearly fainted). If you like, consider adding a drop of vanilla extract, or a tiny pinch of cardamom.

Prepare to fall in love. Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

More Beet Love:

  1. 4-Ingredient Beet Hummus {Vegan, Oil-Free, No Beans}
  2. Beet & Toasted Pepita Dip {vegan, oil-free, nut-free}
  3. Beet Salad with Lemon & Mint {5 ingredients, vegan}
  4. Vegan Grain-Free Beet Burgers (oil-free)
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vegan pink power latte in a glass cup

Vegan Pink Power Latte {No Coffee}


  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 latte 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

A gloriously pink, super-easy, superfood latte made with beet powder, your choice of milk, and a touch of sweetener.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 8 ounces nondairy milk (I used almond milk for the calculations)
  • 1 teaspoon beet powder
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup (or more, as desired)

Instructions

  1. Place the beet powder in a 12 ounce mug or cup.
  2. Heat the milk in the microwave or small, stovetop saucepan (over medium heat) for 1 to 2 minutes until hot but not scalding.
  3. Froth the milk (e.g., small stick milk frother, stick blender, hand whisk, high speed blender). Holding back the frothy portion, pour the milk into the mug. Whisk until blended and add maple syrup to taste
  4. Spoon frothy milk on top and serve.

Notes

Sweetener Options: Feel free to use any sweetener you like in place of the maple syrup, including no-sugar options such stevia or monkfruit. Add a little and taste before topping with foam; the beet powder is naturally sweet, you may not want much (or any) added sweetener.

Flavor Options: For a variation, consider adding a drop of vanilla extract and/or a tiny pinch of cardamom along with the beet powder.

  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 latte
  • Calories: 47
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 170 mg
  • Fat: 2.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.4 g
  • Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: beet powder, beetroot powder, beet powder latte, pink latte, vegan latte, no coffee latte, beetroot latte, dairy-free, no caffeine

 

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Jack

Monday 11th of May 2020

Tried it, using coconut milk and stevia...and loved it!

Camilla

Friday 10th of July 2020

Excellent, Jack, thanks!

Viv h.

Monday 12th of February 2018

Looks great, will try this. Easy & sounds rather tasty. You have some amazing recipes on here. I'll be off to by chick pea flour too.

Camilla

Tuesday 13th of February 2018

Thanks so much, Viv!

kaci cheeseman

Tuesday 6th of February 2018

This is so beautiful! I love that it is so easy to make for how impressive it looks! :)

Camilla

Tuesday 6th of February 2018

Thanks, Kaci! It really is pretty (and so tasty!) with the most minimal effort (I love minimal effort when I need a hot drink :) Hope you try it!

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