You can indulge in dessert for breakfast with these overnight oats, which just happen to be vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, added sugar-free! The secret to that beautiful vibrant color is not food coloring, but rather a simple red beet. Red Velvet Overnight Oats are meant to be the easiest grab-an-go breakfast for busy people, but they could easily be enjoyed between 2 people at the end of a long day for dessert.
What (your ingredients):
1 medium beet, raw
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 heaping tablespoon cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
1 heaping tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
2 dates, pits removed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup oats
1 tablespoon chia seeds
How (your directions):
Wash and peel the raw beet, then roughly cut into cubes.
To a high-speed blender, add the beet, almond milk, cacao powder, coconut, dates, and vanilla.
Blend on high for 30-60 seconds until smooth.
In a glass container, combine oats and chia seeds. Pour the red velvet beet mixture over the oats and chia seeds and stir until well combined.
Refrigerate overnight, or for at least 4 hours to allow the oats to soften and the mixture to firm up into a pudding-like consistency.
Top with walnut pieces, more shredded coconut, or even cacao nibs for added crunch,
Enjoy your dessert for breakfast!
Why (the science): Beets are high in nitric oxide, which helps optimize performance for athletes! This recipe gets you one step closer to improving your exercise game with the assist from beets.