i just had to try this immune-boosting pink latte i heard about on TV. it’s all the rage in larger cities (than mine) and i hope it’s coming to KC soon. well, i guess, technically, it did! it came to pixy’s kitchen anyway.
it is absolutely DELICIOUS, y’all.
wait till you hear what’s in this latte.
i don’t even want to tell you. i’m afraid you’ll scrunch up your nose and think it’s gross.
but just look at it!
alright, alright, you’re probably thinking pepto-bismal. it’s so warm, nutty, and sweet, you have to trust me!
or make one yourself!
here’s what you need…
- one roasted beet
- 1 cup almond milk
- squirt of honey
- dash of cinnamon
- dash of ginger
i forgot to add the honey my first batch and it still was divine. add the honey and you’ll be dancing around your kitchen.
i recommend you roast some beets and just keep them in the fridge ~ that way you can pull one beet out and easily make yourself one here and there.
just look at this gorgeous color!
apparently this drink is immune-boosting?
honestly, i tried it because i was curious, and also, because i need another drink than coffee, tea, and water. that’s all i can really drink at this point. and it’s all decaf for that matter. i needed some variety.
(i also discovered a great mock margarita! sparkling water, a splash of margarita mix, and lots of lime. delightful!)
back to the pepto…ahem…i mean, pink latte.
here’s how to do it!
- in a blender, add 3/4 cup almond milk (unsweetened, unflavored), and one beet, peeled and chopped. blend until smooth and pour into a small sauce pan. heat to boiling and pass through a fine sieve lined with a paper towel or a coffee filter. you might have to push the liquid through with a spoon or muddler.
- add to a coffee mug and heat the remaining 1/4 cup almond milk in that same sauce pan. add a dash of cinnamon and ginger, and whisk until frothy. pour on top of the pink drink and enjoy!!!
the bad part about this morning treat: you’ve just dirtied up a blender, a sauce pan, a whisk, a coffee mug, etc…
but it’s so worth it when it’s chilly and rainy outside and you just need something comforting to cheer your morning up.
like this morning in KC!
i actually do feel very energetic and bright after sipping this drink! hope you try it too!
UPDATE: i am sad to report that these pink lattes aren’t half as good with store-bought almond milk. the good news is ~ almond milk is so easy to make! soak almonds in water for at least an hour, blend, then pour into a kitchen towel and squeeze the milk into a bowl. it’s divine.