You often see beautiful beets pop up in healthy alternative Red Velvet Cake recipes mostly because their naturally sweet and earthy taste is made to be paired with chocolate. It is a combination that just works. Team these two delicious flavours with a creamy bowl of piping hot coconut oats and you have (in my opinion) a marriage made in heaven. Not only does this taste like a bowl of dessert but it provides you with lots of energy and goodness to start your day too!
Happytummyfact – Beets are high in potassium, magnesium, fiber, phosphorus, iron, vitamin A B & C, beta-carotene, betacyanin and folic acid. And if that wasn’t enough they also help your liver to cleanse your body.
50g rolled oats
1 small cooked beetroot
0.5 tbsp raw cacao
3-4 tbsp coconut milk
1 tsp cacao nibs (optional)
1tbsp coconut yogurt (optional)
- Place the oats in bowl with just enough water to cover and soak overnight.
- In the morning place your cooked beetroot, cacao, 1/2 banana, water and coconut milk into a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Place your soaked oats and beetroot mix in to a saucepan and gently heat. It should take about 5-6 minutes for your oats to cook through and thicken.
- I like to serve mine with some coconut yogurt, banana and cacao nibs. But this also tastes delicious served on its own.