Healthy Red Velvet Smoothie
Healthy Red Velvet Smoothie?!? Oh yes, my loves. This thick and creamy, sweet and addictive, rich and chocolatey smoothie is… hiding a vegetable.
Don’t worry though, one sip and you’d never know it.
Rather, one sip and you’ll be addicted. It’s nice and chocolatey, not beet-y in the slightest. I’d know, because I absolutely despise the taste of beets. I use oven-roasted beets in very single Red Velvet recipe on this blog.
For a few scientific reasons, oven-roasted beets seem to be the best option in comparison to raw grated beets, canned beets, and those vacuum-sealed cooked beets. In my experience, oven-roasted beets provide the most vibrant red color and the least earthy/grassy beet flavor.
Since I make so many Red Velvet desserts in my kitchen (glorious healthy dessert factory?), and since roasting off beets takes a minimum of 1 hour, I like to make a GIANT batch of roasted beets, puree them, and freeze the puree in ice cube trays. The next day, I’ll portion all the frozen beet cubes into 130g servings (½ cup of beet puree when thawed) and place each portion in an individual sandwich baggie to store in the freezer. This way, whenever a Red Velvet craving strikes (which is at least, like, once a week), I’M PREPARED! 🤓
That’s basically where I found myself a few days ago. Craving Red Velvet and ANYTHING Red Velvet. And that, my friends, is how this Healthy Red Velvet Smoothie came to be! 🙌
But also because I got the chance to collaborate with Thermos® brand and try out their brand spankin’ new shaker bottle.
I’m kind of a huge pro at using (and collecting) shaker bottles. The bigger the better. I like big protein shakes and I cannot lie 😜
When it comes to shaker bottles, I have a checklist:
- Must hold at least 24oz
- Must be BPA-free
- Must be dishwasher-safe (because I’m lazy like that)
- Must be easily portable
- CANNOT LEAK
Thermos passed my little test with flying colors. I shook my shake like a wild animal and did any of this Red Velvet Smoothie magic seep out? Nuh-uh. And thank goodness, because that would be a huge pain in the arse to clean up. I was actually kinda surprised at how sturdy and of phenomenal quality the shaker bottle was. My favorite feature is the flip-up loop on the lid to make it easy to carry around.
No offense to my other shaker bottles with short lifespans, but I think I will stick with Thermos for the long haul 👌
This Healthy Red Velvet Smoothie doesn’t taste good for you AT. ALL. 😍
Healthy Red Velvet Smoothie
- Add all of the ingredients to the Thermos Shaker Bottle in the order the recipe is listed in. Attach the lid, then SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE!
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Here is the recipe’s nutrition label:
Yes. Red Velvet decadence for only 250 calories and 4.5g fat! Plus, 4g of fiber and a whopping 39g of KICKASS PROTEIN 💪
But really now, this smoothie is super filling because it’s packed with fiber, complete protein, and an oh-so sneaky vegetable.
This is the (just as delicious) vegan version of the recipe 👆
Enjoy the recipe y’all!