Red Velvet

Red Velvet // Clean up your diet with this excellent healthy and delicious smoothie. With just a touch of chocolate, this is the healthiest red velvet you'll eve devour! Enjoy this as a diet jumpstart, healthy snack, or holiday treat! | Tried and Tasty

Red Velvet // Clean up your diet with this excellent healthy and delicious smoothie. With just a touch of chocolate, this is the healthiest red velvet you'll ever devour! Enjoy this as a diet jumpstart, healthy snack, or holiday treat! | Tried and TastyHappy New Year! It’s officially the first day of the year. I took a bit more time off in December than I was initially planning on, so it’s been a minute since you’ve seen a great recipe around these parts. You know what though? That’s the beauty of being your own boss: you get to call the shots! I will say that while I was away I enjoyed one too many sweets and treats and now it’s time to detox. THANK YOU Simple Green Smoothies for helping me get my life back in order. This red velvet smoothie is on point. I’ve decided to jump onto the 30-Day Smoothie Challenge and I couldn’t be more excited.

I actually attempted this back in October but failed miserably. I have higher hopes this time around as I’ve got a plan in order. I really wanted to try the Beginners Luck for day one – but didn’t have mango, so I’ll save that one for another day. Instead I made this ultra delicious treat that both me and my husband enjoyed thoroughly. Have you gotten your hands on the new Simple Green Smoothies cookbook? Oh mercy, you must! You absolutely must if you haven’t. Not only are the photos top-notch gorgeous – but the recipe are even BETTER. Over 100 recipes fill the book to help you ‘lose weight, gain energy, and feel great in your body’. Yes please. Where do I sign?

Red Velvet // Clean up your diet with this excellent healthy and delicious smoothie. With just a touch of chocolate, this is the healthiest red velvet you'll ever devour! Enjoy this as a diet jumpstart, healthy snack, or holiday treat! | Tried and TastyThe Simple Green Smoothies cookbook not only gives you great smoothie recipes (duh!) but for the beginners it’s great. It walks you through the difference between juicing and blending, taking care of your blender, accessories you need, how to store your smoothies, the formula for making a green smoothie and so much more. So. Much. INFORMATION! It’s a smoothie lovers dream and helps you to realize that green smoothies aren’t as scary as you may think. I’m telling you – if you want help in reaching your health & nutrition goals. This IS the book for you! This Red Velvet? Amazing!!!

Red Velvet // Clean up your diet with this excellent healthy and delicious smoothie. With just a touch of chocolate, this is the healthiest red velvet you'll ever devour! Enjoy this as a diet jumpstart, healthy snack, or holiday treat! | Tried and Tasty

Red Velvet // Clean up your diet with this excellent healthy and delicious smoothie. With just a touch of chocolate, this is the healthiest red velvet you'll ever devour! Enjoy this as a diet jumpstart, healthy snack, or holiday treat! | Tried and TastyItems used in this post:

Red Velvet

Serves 4
Clean up your diet with this excellent healthy and delicious smoothie. With just a touch of chocolate, this is the healthiest red velvet you'll ever devour! Enjoy this as a diet jumpstart, healthy snack, or holiday treat!
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324 calories
29 g
0 g
24 g
4 g
21 g
244 g
34 g
21 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
244g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 324
Calories from Fat 205
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g
38%
Saturated Fat 21g
107%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 34mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 29g
10%
Dietary Fiber 4g
15%
Sugars 21g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
29%
Vitamin C
91%
Calcium
7%
Iron
26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 c. fresh spinach or super greens mix
  2. 2 c. coconut milk, unsweetened
  3. 2 c. strawberries
  4. 4 dates, pitted
  5. ¼ c. diced raw or cooked beets
  6. 1 tbsp. cacao powder
  7. ½ tsp. vanilla extract (optional)
Instructions
  1. Blend spinach and coconut milk until smooth. Add remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth.
Notes
  1. If you'd like, you can add coconut whipped cream on top. *Use frozen fruit to make smoothie cold.
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calories
324
fat
24g
protein
4g
carbs
29g
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Adapted from Simple Green Smoothies
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