This Healthy Red Velvet Cheesecake Dip is rich, decadent, sweet, creamy, flavorful, satisfying and completely addicting!!  One bite and you’ll be hooked.  Oh, but don’t you worry, it’s guilt-free  ;)

Healthy Red Velvet Cheesecake Dip - Healthy Dessert Recipe Blog

Healthy Red Velvet Cheesecake Dip - Healthy Dessert Recipe Blog

Healthy Red Velvet Cheesecake Dip - Healthy Dessert Recipe Blog

Grab some spoons (or some chocolate bars) and get DIPPIN!

Healthy Red Velvet Cheesecake Dip

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 3+3/4 cups

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Calories per serving: 80

Fat per serving: 0g

Healthy Red Velvet Cheesecake Dip

Ingredients

  • 16oz Fat-Free Cottage Cheese (low-fat works too)
  • 120g (1/2 cup) Roasted Beet Puree (see this post for instructions)
  • 1 tbs Vanilla Paste (I used homemade!)
  • 1 tbs Butter Extract
  • 1/2 tbs Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 30g (6 tbs) Regular Cocoa Powder (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Soy Milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1+1/4 cups Stevia in the Raw (other sweeteners may work here too)

Instructions

  1. In a blender or food processor, add the cottage cheese, beet puree, vanilla paste, butter extract and vinegar. Puree until smooth.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder and soy milk. Pour into the blender/food processor and puree again.
  3. Add the stevia in the raw to the blender/food processor and puree one more time. Give it a taste and add more sweetener or cocoa to taste. Make sure it is super smooth and creamy!**
  4. Pour into serving bowls and serve with fruit (strawberries, sliced bananas, sliced apples), crackers (animal crackers, graham crackers), dark chocolate or spoons!

Notes

**Make sure you blend the mixture well. You don't lose anything by overblending but you will definitely lose something by underblending (unless you like chunks of beets in your dessert... yuck). If you have a Vitamix or Blendtec or other high power blender or food processor, use it. No shortcuts with this dip ;)

This recipe is: eggless, sugar free, fat free, gluten free, low carb and high protein!

http://dessertswithbenefits.com/healthy-red-velvet-cheesecake-dip/

Surprised at the secret ingredient?  Don’t worry, you can’t taste it at all.  I HATE the flavor of beets so I masked the flavor with homemade vanilla paste, butter extract and stevia.  At first I started with one teaspoon of each.  I gave the mixture a taste and almost spit it out because I could detect the beets.  I added an extra two teaspoons of the flavorings and the dip quickly turned into absolute perfection.

Healthy Red Velvet Cheesecake Dip - Healthy Dessert Recipe Blog

This cheesecake dip is sooo delicious it’s hard to believe it’s actually good for you.  I wanted to see what the nutrition label for this recipe would look like so I made one.  I was totally shocked at how amazing it was…  I’m still shocked.  I needed to compare my nutrition label to the label of a typical, unhealthy dip recipe.  There is no shortage of unhealthy dip recipes floating around the internet…  it’s time to change that, yes?

So, without further ado…

The unhealthy recipe’s nutrition label is on the left, the Desserts with Benefits label is on the right:

Unhealthy Red Velvet Cheesecake Dip nutrition label - Healthy Dessert Recipe Blog  Healthy Red Velvet Cheesecake Dip nutrition label - Healthy Dessert Recipe Blog

I think my eyes just popped out of my skull.  For the same amount of dip my recipe has nearly 1/7th the calories.  You will save 450 calories by choosing by dip over the unhealthy version.  In all seriousness, WHO in the world only eats a half cup of this deliciousness?  Who can resist?!  If you have two servings — or one cup — you save yourself 900 calories.  That’s crazy.  My jaw just dropped to the floor.

My recipe also contains no refined sugar, no bleached flour and no deadly trans fats.  Awesome, right?  Plus, my recipe has fiber and protein.  OH, and it has a vegetable.  Yeah, so you can eat this healthy dip with happy thoughts  :)

Healthy Red Velvet Cheesecake Dip - Healthy Dessert Recipe Blog Healthy Red Velvet Cheesecake Dip - Healthy Dessert Recipe Blog

Now isn’t this the perfect dip for Valentine’s Day?  The color just puts me in the loving mood…

The loving mood for some more (healthy) Red Velvet Cheesecake Dip  ;)

Labels: Beets, Chocolate, Cottage-Cheese, Eggless, Fat-Free, Gluten-Free, High-Protein, Icings-Frostings-and-Spreads, Low-Carb, Low-Fat, No-Bake, Nutrition-Label, Pies-Mousses-Tarts-and-Cheesecakes, Sugar-Free

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Comments (5)

  1. Lisa @ Je suis alimentageuse: February 14, 2014

    Cheese and chocolate? Unconventional but intruiiiiiiging! Love the use of beets =) So festive ^___^

  2. dessertswithbenefits: February 14, 2014

    Lisa-
    I know! Cottage cheese and dessert? Sounds weird but it totally works :)

  3. Marie: February 26, 2014

    I made this using silk tofu and it turned out delicious! The vinegar neutralizes the tofu taste. Then again, I love tofu so I may not be reliable :)
    I can’t wait for other variations!

  4. dessertswithbenefits: February 26, 2014

    Marie-
    WOW I’m so glad the silken tofu worked out!! I’m not really a fan of the taste of tofu, but I do find the silken variety less “harsh” compared to the firm stuff. I’ll definitely give that a try next time, thanks! :)
    -Jess

  5. Saniel a: March 12, 2014

    Was wondering how make this vegan? Silken tofu. Now to make it soy free- soaked cashews, macadamian nuts, sunflower seeds I wonder. I have to experiment. Thanks

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