Latest Food Trend: Colorful Superfood Lattes
Yes, they are taking over Instagram and Pinterest. We are talking about the pink latte trend (we like to call them candyfloss lattes). Of course, you have a rainbow to choose from because you have black latte, matcha latte, lavender latte and a Smurf blue latte!
Pink Latte Health Benefits
Multicolored lattes are healthy foods that can have a range of health benefits. For example, a pink latte is basically a superfood latte with several superstars to its name, the primary one being beets. This means there are multiple benefits to drinking this magical elixir every morning.
Beetroot latte benefits include:
- High amounts of dietary fiber
- Lowers your blood pressure
- Source of natural energy and stamina
- Fights inflammation
- Detoxification support
- High in healthy fats (omega 3 fatty acids)
- Nutrients like Vitamin E, calcium, B vitamins, iron, etc.
- No lactose (dairy-free)
- Improves brain function
Pink Latte Recipe
If you’re wondering how to make a beetroot latte, you’ll be surprised that it’s quite easy to make and it’s really simile to turn it into one of the healthiest and yummiest vegan recipes for brekkie ever.
- 300-400ml unsweetened almond milk (or any other dairy-free milk of your choice)
- 2 teaspoons honey or coconut sugar (vegan option)
- 1 medium beet, peeled or 1 tsp beetroot powder
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon milled chia tsp seeds (optional, for a creamier drink + omega 3’s)
- Preheat the oven to 200 __C, peel the root and wrap in foil.
- Roast for about half an hour or until they pass the fork test.
- Add all of the other ingredients (except the sweetener) and blend till you get the right consistency.
- Pour mixture into a saucepan and heat at a low temperature. Do not bring to the boil, this will destroy some of the nutrients and may burn the milk.
- Now, add the sweetener and stir till dissolved.
- You may even choose to prettify your latte with dusting powders like turmeric, matcha powder and cocoa powder.
We've seen versions with other 'pink' fruits like berries, dragonfruit and pomegranates.