Healthy Red Velvet Smoothie

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!

1 serving

Healthy Red Velvet Smoothie



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!


**I used a vanilla almond yogurt sweetened with fruit juice only, not sugar. However, this yogurt company went under and is no longer in production :( ... you can use whatever yogurt you like -- coconut, soy, dairy, etc., just make sure it doesn't have any sugar added!

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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

11 comments on “Healthy Red Velvet Smoothie

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

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

    • Janie-
      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 :)

  4. How can it be called sugar free when the nutrition facts shows 14 grams of sugar?

  5. Can I use whey protein powder? If so what should I add to make it thicker/

    • Whey protein powder will work just fine! Since it won’t thicken as much as the rice protein, I would recommend simply reducing the amount of milk you use by a few tablespoons 😀

      • I used 1/2 cup of milk. And used two scoops of whey plus a heaping tbs of cocoa powder. I added some vanilla and stevia extract. It was pretty good but it did have a slight beety taste. I pureed my beets then froze them about a week ago and defrosted them overnight so I’m wondering if that had anything to do with the beety taste. Thanks for telling me about the whey protein.

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