Some of us are morning people that jump out of bed and are ready to take on whatever the day has in store for us, while others, maybe need a little more motivation to get out of bed. Whichever type of morning person you are a beautiful breakfast can fuel you and also mentally get you ready to take on the day. Beets are not often classified as a superfood but they absolutely should be. Their gorgeous red-violet pigment comes from phytonutrients known as Betacyanins. Betalains are known to have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory molecules. Beets are also heart-healthy thanks to being rich in folate and vitamin B’s, which also support cellular metabolism. Beets are a good source of fiber and 1 cup of cooked beets has only 75 calories.
Whole beets can be used to make this pudding in a cost-effective way for the week ahead. However, for my friends that want to spend less time in the kitchen a meal-prep hack for this pretty pink breakfast bowl is to use Beetroot powder. Thinly sliced beets are dried in a dehydrator and ground into a powder for a convenient way of incorporating the benefits of beets into sauces, smoothies, or sweet treats. The great news is beet powder also can be bought at your local health food store. In selecting my powder, I ensure it is organic and nothing else is added so that it’s simply 100% dehydrated beets. This method as you can see is super quick and easy nutrient-dense breakfast.
Give this beauty a try and let me know how you like it in the comments below.
Berry & Beet Overnight Oats (gluten-free, keto, & vegan options)
Beet & Berry Oats
- 1 cup frozen blackberries
- 1 tbsp beet root powder you can use 1/4 cup cooked & peeled beets too!
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt use coconut for a vegan version
- 1.5 cups rolled oats use gluten-free oats or hemp seeds for keto as needed
- 1 tbsp sweetener of choice stevia, honey, maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 tbsp white chia seeds
Optional Toppings to garnish
- 1 tbsp coconut flakes, unsweetened
- 1 oz 70% dark chocolate use Lilly's or Krisda brands for a sugar-free chocolate
- 1/2 small banana, sliced
- 4-5 additional berries for garnish
- 1 tsp chia seeds, garnish
- Place blackberries, beets or beet powder, milk, yogurt, and vanilla in a blender and process until smooth.
- Place oats and chia seeds in a medium mixing bowl. Add the blender smoothie to the oats and mix well.
- Pour the prepared oat mixture into 4 jars with sealed lids. Top with any optional toppings you like or leave it plain. Pop the overnight in the refrigerator.