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Red Velvet Cake Smoothie



Red Velvet Cake Smoothie Incredibly rich, creamy smoothie infused with the flavors of red velvet cake. Bananas, beets, and cacao powder combine to create this secretly wholesome yet indulgent treat. Just 6 simple ingredients required. PREP TIME5 minutes TOTAL TIME5 minutes Servings 2 (Smoothies) CuisineGluten-Free, Vegan Freezer Friendly 2 Weeks Ingredients SMOOTHIE

2 ripe, frozen (peeled) bananas (~2 heaping cups as recipe is written)

1/3 cup cubed beet (raw OR roasted/steamed until tender, then frozen*)

2 Tbsp cocoa powder (or cacao powder)

2 pitted dates

3/4 cup dairy free milk , plus more as needed (we like coconut or almond)

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

FOR TOPPING optional


Cacao powder or beetroot powder

Instructions

If using raw beets, chop, measure out, and set aside. If cooking, see notes. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until creamy and smooth, adding more dairy-free milk as needed to help blend.

Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more dates for sweetness, beets for earthier flavor / more intense magenta color, or cocoa / cacao powder for richer chocolate flavor.

Best when fresh. Will keep in the freezer up to 2 weeks (thaw before enjoying).

Notes *To cook beets: Cube first then steam in a steamer basket, covered, until tender (about 10-15 minutes). Or toss in a little oil and roast on a baking sheet at 375 degrees F for about 20 minutes or until tender. Then freeze before using in smoothie for best texture / results.


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