The Heart Chakra
People say rose quartz stone activates the heart chakra. For me, activating this chakra also involves meditation, connecting with others, or beholding beauty. This Rose Quartz Latte is truly a thing of beauty. An incredibly healing beverage, it also contains a secret superfood ingredient.
Beets on the Keto Diet?
If you’re on a Keto Diet you’ll be using up some of your carbs with this Rose Quartz Latte. A serving has around 3g of carbs. Most people on this diet are allowed 20-25g of carbs per day. When I workout, my carb intake goes up and I add in this healing drink. But it’s not just about brilliant aesthetics when it comes to beet powder. It’s about superfood nutrition!
Are Beets a Superfood?
Beets are a superfood, and so is beet powder. That’s because beets contain nitrates which benefit a number of body systems including:
- vascular health and blood vessel elasticity
- lower blood pressure
- prevent hyperactive blood clotting
- immune function
Are Nitrates Bad for Me?
I remember back in 2013 when my colleague Dr. Robert Rountree, author of the fabulous, Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child told me about nitrates, the secret ingredient in beets. I was confused at first. But he explained that nitrates work synergistically with the antioxidants in vegetables to do all kinds of amazing things for your body (see above). It’s the nitrates in meat that we need to beware of, as it is thought they are carcinogenic. Essentially, the nitrates in meat turn into a different metabolite than the nitrates in vegetables.
Rose Quartz Latte
- ½ cup full fat coconut milk
- ½ cup water
- 1½ teaspoons beet powder
- 1 tablespoon cacao butter
- ¼ teaspoon rose water
- 6 drops vanilla stevia
- ⅛ teaspoon vanilla powder
Rose Quartz Latte Recipe
My Rose Quartz Latte recipe is based on one by Mafalda Pinto Leite, author of Radiant: The Cookbook. I owe credit as well to my dear friend, Karin Lazarus, Founder and CEO of Sweet Mary Jane. Karin turned me on to this healthy hip beverage. This Rose Quartz Latte is basically a supercharged pink hot chocolate!
Healthy Beet Recipes
Here are some of my other healthy beet recipes for you!
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- How to Roast Beets
- Paleo Beet Hummus
- Balsamic Rosemary Beets (Paleo Cooking pg. 53)
Deborah Avery says
This is so delicious. I made it with homemade chocolates for Valentine’s Day and have been enjoying it every few days since then. It’s like love in a mug. Tastes like white hot chocolate.
Deborah, thanks for your awesome comment! It is like love in a mug :-)
Hi, I ordered the Teddie Rose Water on Feb. 27 using the link and the bottle as well as the item description still say “for external use only.” Is there another brand you use for internal use? I drank it anyway, and it is delicious!
Lori, we’re using the Teddie brand, but have switched the link to another one since you left this comment. Thanks so much!
I just made this. Holy cow, it’s amazing – just as comforting as hot chocolate and beautiful too!
Karen, thanks for letting me know this is amazing!
Bea Fontan says
Se ve riquísimo. Dispongo de todos los ingredientes, probaremos seguro.
Bea, thanks so much! I hope you’ll let me know how it turns out when you make it :-)
sarah adlerstein says
this is a cool looking one. will be giving it a try soon. thanks as always.
Sarah, you’re very welcome!
Aztechan Pettus says
Today I added a few dried rose petals on top of the latte and also placed a pretty rose quartz crystal on the plate, next to the Rose Quartz Latte. So beautiful to taste and to look at and to share!
Thank you so very much Elena!
Aztechan, I’m so happy to hear you are enjoying the Rose Quartz Latte!
Elana, I find this post very interesting. I am so glad to see that beet powder is so readily available. The body will direct oxygen to areas that need oxygen when you drink fresh beet juice. This is truly amazing. I assume the same happens when one drinks this also. Thank you so much.
Laura, yes! Beet powder is fantastic for this too :-)
this looks so good. i have everything except the rose water, so i clicked the link in the recipe. the back of the bottle says ‘not for internal use’. is the link correct?
Jackie, thanks for your comment! We’ve updated that link to go to a rose water that is ok for internal consumption :-)
I can’t have chocolate, so thank you for the recipe.
Cheryl, you’re so welcome!
Is it from the can or the cartons in the refrigerator area?
Lauren, thanks for your comment! If you click the highlighted text in the ingredients portion of the recipe that says “coconut milk” you will be taken to the product I use :-)