Thanks so much to all of you who filled out my reader survey! Nearly 200 of you responded, and it was so fun to get to know you a little better, and help guide my ideas for new blog segments. Your feedback was invaluable and watered my heart. I thoroughly enjoyed reading through the words that come to mind when you think of Heartbeet Kitchen, and it confirmed that what I’m most passionate about – sharing wholesome, soulful, and approachable recipes, plus a little bit about life, resonates with you too.
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With that, I had intentions of starting the Five Ingredient Friday series yesterday, but am in the midst of a week long freelance photography and styling project for a client. It’s been amazing, expending more creative energy than I knew I had. Being on my feet cooking and shooting all day, I feel like I’m back in high school, doing 2-a-days for varsity volleyball. Hard work that is extremely satisfying, a little reminder of why I’m so glad I took the leap away from corporate life to do the things that fill me up.
It may be a day late, but this Sweet Beet Yogurt Bowl with Crunchy Granola and swirls of honey is right on time for simple spring/summer breakfasts – when you want something cool and quick, but not a smoothie bowl. It might also be one of the most surprising, but delicious ways I’ve discovered for eating beets , inspired by a carton of this grassfed beet yogurt.
By roasting a large batch of beets sometime during the week, you can make lots of different things with the leftovers, which is how this yogurt bowl came about. I went savory the first night and made this Stacked Beet Salad with Crispy Shallots, then the next morning I diced those I had left plain, and mixed them with a bit of honey and crushed cardamom.
Swirled throughout creamy greek yogurt, the magenta hues are one of the most gorgeous colors I’ve ever seen. Top your bowl with your favorite nutty granola, or maybe make this clumpy version that I think sounds amazing, and your spoon will be scraping the bottom. Smooth and crunchy, earthy and sweet – the yin and the yang. And don’t worry, the beets are already sweet from being roasted, which heightens their natural sugars so they act more like a fruit than a vegetable in this application.
Just 5 ingredients, but unique in its own right. And definitely a fun way to eat more plants. Have a great rest of the weekend, and if you’re on Snapchat, come say hi! I’m @HEARTBEETKITCHN (no e at the end).