For those of you who are already hardcore juicers, you are likely already familiar with the amazing taste of beet juice. For those who aren’t, you may be kind of unsure but trust me, it’s amazing! Just the right amount of dirty sweetness and packed with performance boosting nutrients. So why not heat it up?
I recently had a conversation with a friend in Australia who was talking about this new rage beverage- the beetroot latte. Since I love beetroot so much in the summer I decided I needed to know more…and of course duplicate it. The health properties alone are way above the average corner coffee house latte and the colour, wow. It’s pink and as a girlie girl I love everything pink.
But it’s not all about the pretty factor, let’s look at the nutrition:
Rich in antioxidants, including betaine which helps protect our cells from stress. Since stress is something none of us can escape I would say this is a powerhouse of a latte. It also promotes the synthesis of creatine (body builders listen up!) which helps improve your muscle strength, growth and power. It also lowers the lactate within your muscles which helps to delay muscle fatigue so you get a performance boost.
So it’s great for athletes, but what about non-athletes? Well it will give you a huge energy surge without the caffeine all the while helping your joints and liver health too.
Ok so beet juice rocks now how about a recipe? Check out my soon to be famous beetroot latte
Tip: Looking to boost your matcha latte? Add a little beetroot juice to your matcha latte.