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Red Velvet Cake Smoothie Recipe

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by Lisa Gulak (subscribe)
Traveller, physical fitness enthusiast, and freelance writer living in the beautiful country of Canada.
Published April 22nd 2013
Good smoothie - no need to
Red velvet cake. That classic, stomach-ache inducing cake consisting of a rich, red coloured moist cake with cream cheese or butter cream icing and chocolate shavings. But, what if there was a way to make it healthier and in drinkable form? Here is my smoothie (and hopefully healthier) version of this classic cake.


1/2 cup oats or cooked quinoa
1 cup non-fat Greek yoghurt
1 cup beets
3/4 cup cherries
2 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 cups water

Splash honey or agave to taste based on sweetness preference.

Makes two servings.

red velvet cake, smoothie, beets, healthy
Photo credit: Lisa Gulak

Notes and tips:

The amount of beets could be reduced if one is not a fan, just increase the amount of cherries.

It makes a nice pinky/reddish colour.

The greek yoghurt provides a good source of protein. As a result, the added quinoa or oats isn't necessary, but helps to make it nice and thick.

Garnish with unsweetened cocoa nibs, or low fat/low sugar chocolate chips.
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Why? It tastes good and beets are good for you
Cost: Depends on what your grocery store charges
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