Red Velvet Oatmeal

This has no oats in it, maybe I should have called it Noatmeal…. You can probably use oats if you want. I don’t, I want vegetables for breakfast. Moving on. So, how do you get the red velvet color without nasty food coloring? Beetroot of course! What else!? This tastes like chocolate pudding, it’s amazing.

Few hot tips for new players…
1. Beetroot stains like a ba$tard so do NOT wear white whilst preparing this.
2. No matter how you try, it will end up all over every surface in your kitchen & look like a massacre has occurred.
3. Your hands probably won’t be normal-colored for days after so just factor that in if you have a hand-modeling job coming up or some such occasion. Obviously, not my problem- I have massive man-sized hands that no one should want to photograph.

Cauliflower is from the same family as broccoli and cabbage, it contains many essential B-complex vitamins and loads of vitamin C. Cauliflower contains several anti cancer phyto-chemicals which have proven benefits against prostate, breast, cervical, colon, ovarian cancers. Beetroot contains loads of folic acid which is essential for normal tissue growth, it contains mineral silica which helps the body absorb calcium & decrease the risk of osteoporosis. It is also a great source of antioxidants & provides potassium, magnesium and iron as well as vitamins A, B6 and C.

1/2 cup grated beetroot
1 cup ‘riced’ cauliflower (chop raw cauliflower into chunks, pop it in the food processor and pulse a few times until it has the consistency of rice)
1 cup coconut milk (or milk of your choice)
1 tbs ground flaxseeds
1 heaped tbs raw cacao
OPTIONAL 1 heaped tbs protein powder (flavorless, vanilla or chocolate)
Stevia, maple syrup or coconut nectar to taste

In a small saucepan add beetroot, cauliflower & milk & bring to the boil, reduce heat & simmer for a few minutes. Add all remaining ingredients & stir well to thicken. Spoon into a bowl, top with berries, cacao nibs or a drizzle of coconut cream & dig in.

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13 thoughts on “Red Velvet Oatmeal

  1. Maja says:

    This sounds yummy! Must try.

  2. Maja it was delicious!!

  3. Caitlin says:

    I am so trying this! Looks delish. Great breakfast idea.

  4. Thanks Caitlin! It’s really good!

  5. Eenteresting. Bookmarked for experimentation!

  6. it says – what do i think? i think you are fabulous….bright red breakfast food! rocks….i think you need to invent something purple! xxx

  7. Oooh thank you Shakti xx Something purple you say…. Hhhmmmm ok.

  8. Karen says:

    Your a genius! I am with you it’s veggies for breaky all the way and this is a good sweet version. Love it.

  9. Thank you Karen! I seriously love sneaking veggies into anything I can!

  10. Teah says:

    Looks great! Does this make the two serves shown, or just one? Thanks πŸ™‚

  11. Hi Teah it makes about 2 medium sized serves as shown or one very hungry person serve πŸ˜‰

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