Red Velvet Smoothie

Red Velvet Smoothie

It’s hard to avoid the sudden profusion of red velvet cakes, red velvet cupcakes, red velvet sponge cakes… red velvet desserts are everywhere. They are prominently displayed in pretty glass cases at just about every coffee shop. I even saw a red velvet donut the other day (gasp!). Even though “red velvet” is just chocolate cake with an abundance of red food coloring, it somehow seems more delicious, and is more irresistible. Maybe it’s the cream cheese frosting.

But resist we will! Rather than abandon our healthy diet for a few sugary bites of cake, we are whipping up this gorgeous Red Velvet Smoothie instead. This healthy version of that ubiquitous crimson cake features some of the very same ingredients originally used to make this yummy treat so delicious. And they might surprise you! This Chocolate Shakeology smoothie recipe gets its gorgeous hue from a cooked beet (we promise you won’t taste it), and a dollop of mascarpone cheese gives it a hint of that cream cheese frosting flavor. You could swap in part-skim ricotta or reduced fat (2%) Greek yogurt if you prefer.

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This decadent Red Velvet Smoothie features creamy Chocolate Shakeology, tangy balsamic vinegar, and fresh beet juice for that classic crimson hue.

This decadent Red Velvet Smoothie features creamy Chocolate Shakeology, tangy balsamic vinegar, and fresh beet juice for that classic crimson hue.
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Red Velvet Smoothie

This decadent Red Velvet Smoothie featuring creamy Chocolate Shakeology gets its classic crimson hue from a surprising ingredient.

Course Shakeology
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 1 smoothie
Calories 287 kcal
Author Beachbody

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1 medium cooked beet peeled, cooled, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. mascarpone cheese
  • ½ tsp. balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. Place almond milk, ice, Shakeology, beet, cheese, and vinegar in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Red Velvet Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (1 smoothie)
Calories 287 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 383mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 11g
Protein 20g 40%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This decadent Red Velvet Smoothie features creamy Chocolate Shakeology, tangy balsamic vinegar, and fresh beet juice for that classic crimson hue.

P90X/P90X2 Portions
1½ Protein
½ Vegetable
1 Single Serving Snack

P90X3 Portions
1½ Carb
1½ Protein

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1 Red
½ Orange
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Red Velvet Smoothie made with Chocolate Shakeology