Vegan Red Velvet Smoothie
This Vegan Red Velvet Smoothie is pure magic.
Sweet cherries, succulent strawberries and cocoa powder are blended up into a nutrient dense smoothie that will sure to be on breakfast repeat in your home all year long! Give this red velvet smoothie a go and let me know what you think.
If you’re looking to try something new this Valentine’s Day, you need to whip together this smoothie recipe. This smoothie is chocolatey, smooth, decadent and delicious.
- Whole-Foods, Plant-Based compliant
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Refined Sugar Free
We packed this Vegan Red Velvet Smoothie with all good things. That means not only is it delicious, you can feel good about eating it too!
Here are the amazing whole-foods, plant-based ingredients:
- Frozen Cherries
- Frozen Strawberries
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Vanilla Extract
- Oat Milk
- Optional Beetroot Powder
That’s it! As you can see, this quick and easy vegan smoothie uses only the simplest ingredients so you can whip it up in less than five minutes.
What is Red Velvet Smoothie Flavor
When I went to create this recipe, I had to ask myself, “What actually gives “Red Velvet” it’s flavor? Of course when we think of red velvet, we automatically think of Red Velvet Cake (mmm).
Red Velvet Cake is a traditional red, or reddish-brown chocolate layered cake with cream cheese icing in between. The token Red Velvet Cake look is achieved by adding cocoa to the cake batter. Sometimes the color is intensified in the cake by adding Beetroot powder (like in today’s Red Velvet Smoothie)!
Valentine’s Day Menu
If you’re searching for some other vegan ideas for your Valentine’s Day menu this year, look no further than our healthful plant-based recipes.
Here are a few ideas for you:
- Our easy vegan banana waffles
- Snickers breakfast cookies
- Vegan mushroom wellington
- Vegan Black Bean Peanut Butter Brownies
I love to indulge on all the sweet things on Valentine’s Day. The best part about living a whole-foods, plant-based lifestyle is recreating some of your old favorite tasty treats into healthified ones, much like this nutrient rich Red Velvet Smoothie!
Should You Add Beetroot Powder To Your Red Velvet Smoothie?
Beetroot powder is one of those new superfoods on the market. It’s touted to help lower your blood pressure, give you a natural boost of energy, and provide a whole myriad or nutrients when added to foods like gravies, smoothies and even cake batter.
I’ve seen a lot of plant-based articles where bodybuilders cite beetroot powder as an awesome natural pre-workout! I haven’t had a chance to try it before a workout yet, but it sounds like the perfect healthy alternative.
But be forewarned, beet powder has a pretty strong earthy taste to it. I tested it in this smoothie and without and it definitely altered the flavor. For me, this is an instance where the tradeoff in flavor might be worth it because of the amazing health benefits of beetroot powder. I’d suggest maybe trying it without first then adding a little bit at a time to see if you like it!
If you don’t have any beetroot powder, you can purchase it on Amazon here (this is an affiliate link): Organic Beetroot Powder
I made this vegan Red Velvet Smoothie using my Vitamix, but you could use any standard blender like a Ninja or Magic Bullet.
You can find Vitamix’s on Amazon. Here’s an affiliate link if you’re interested (this is the exact model I own): Vitamix Explorian Model.
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More Whole-Foods, Plant-Based Recipes
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The Red Velvet Smoothie Recipe
Note: Remember to try this recipe without the beetroot powder first, as it can be super overpowering! To make this recipe even more decadent, try adding some dark chocolate chips or grated dark chocolate over top. Let me know what you think of this recipe in the comments below.
The Recipe: Vegan Red Velvet Smoothie
- 1 Cup Frozen Cherries
- 1 Cup Frozen Strawberries
- 1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
- ½ Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1.5 Cup Oat Milk
- 1 Tsp Beetroot Powder, Optional
- Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth.