22 Sep Berry & Beet Overnight Oats (gluten-free, keto, & vegan options)
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.