Healthy Red Velvet Smoothie

Red Velvet Smoothie?  Healthy?!?  Oh yes, my love.  This thick and creamy smoothie is sweet, rich and chocolatey…  without being too “beet-y.”  Oh yeah, did I mention this smoothie has beets in it?  I probably shouldn’t have told you that, because you never would have guessed!

Red Velvet Smoothie

Yield: one serving


  • 3/4 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1/2 cup Vanilla Amande Yogurt (other yogurts will work)
  • 1/4 cup Roasted Beet Puree (see this post for instructions)
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Brown Rice Protein Powder (I used SunWarrior -- other protein powders will work)
  • 1 tbs Dutch Process Cocoa Powder
  • 4 packets Truvia (or sweetener of choice)


  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth. Add a few ice cubes to chill the smoothie or refrigerate for 30+ minutes. ENJOY!


This recipe is: sugar free, high fiber, high protein, gluten free, vegan!

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This Red Velvet Smoothie doesn’t taste healthy at all, I love the Dutch cocoa powder in this instead of regular cocoa powder because it is far more rich and chocolatey.  This smoothie is super filling because it is packed with fiber, proteins and a sneaky vegetable  ;)

Healthy Red Velvet Smoothie

Labels: Beets, Brown-Rice-Protein, Chocolate, Drinks, Eggless, Gluten-Free, High-Fiber, High-Protein, Low-Fat, No-Bake, Nutrition-Label, Single-Serving, Sugar-Free, Vegan, Yogurt

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Comments (5)

  1. Dina: May 19, 2013

    you’re right, it’s healthy and doesn’t look it!

  2. Miche: May 19, 2013

    Looks delicious!

  3. This looks great!

  4. Janie Lapka: February 12, 2014

    couldn’t you replace coconut oil for the beet puree?

  5. dessertswithbenefits: February 12, 2014

    I wouldn’t recommend replacing the beet puree with coconut oil… you will lose the red color and it won’t be a “Red Velvet” smoothie anymore. The coconut oil would also clump up due to the cold temperature of the ingredients.
    If you don’t want to make the roasted beet puree you can always use canned beets, but canned beets are really strong in flavor so you might be able to taste them… which doesn’t sound very tasty in a dessert smoothie, haha ;)
    If you don’t want to use beets at all, you can use unsweetened applesauce (or any other fruit puree) or 100% carrot baby food. Sounds weird, but the flavor isn’t strong, is low carb and easy to use :)

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