Beautiful pink from the red beets
Beetroot in your oatmeal … yikes? No worries: it is super tasty and makes your oatmeal nice and sweet! Immediately make a double portion so you will be ready faster tomorrow morning. Secretly it is even better the next day because the flavors can get into the oats.
Instead of water, you can also make oatmeal with plant-based milk, such as (rice-) coconut milk or oat milk. You can finish the oatmeal with fresh fruit. Think of blackberries, fresh figs, mandarin, berries and coconut flakes.
This recipe is from the Your 50 Days of Green Happiness winter book. We have made this book to give you a handbook and useful tools to get you off to a healthy start with a plant-based lifestyle. All recipes are carefully composed to provide your body with the most nutrients. We explain which vitamins you should pay attention to, how you calculate your personal energy needs and adjust recipes accordingly. And we have 50 complete daily menus for you including shopping lists!
- 100 g oatmeal
- 500 ml of water
- 1 beetroot, raw (85 g)
- 80 g of fresh dates, seeded
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 150 g blackberries (frozen) or other fruit
- Possibly extra coconut sugar
1. Put the oatmeal with the water in a pan and bring to the boil. Let it simmer gently with the lid on it. In the meantime, peel and grate the beetroot.
2. Add beetroot grater to the oatmeal and let it cook. Cut the dates into small pieces and stir this together with the cinnamon into the oatmeal.
3. Let the porridge cook for a total of 10 minutes. Stir regularly and keep the lid on the pan in between. Add the blackberries or other fresh fruit that you like for the last 3 minutes.
4. Divide the oatmeal into two portions. If you are a real sweet tooth, you can sprinkle some extra coconut blossom sugar over the oatmeal.