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Red Velvet Smoothie

This Red Velvet Smoothie is luxuriously thick and creamy with a deep, rich flavor and the perfect amount of sweetness! We combine dark sweet cherries with cocoa powder to get the classic red color with a hint of chocolate flavor. This smoothie is dairy free and naturally vegetarian.
Course beverage, Breakfast
Cuisine American, Healthy, Vegetarian
Keyword red velvet cake smoothie recipe, red velvet smoothie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 smoothies
Calories 304kcal
Author Chelsea Lords
Cost $3.51

Equipment

  • High powered blender (Blendtec or Vitamix -- Note 1)

Ingredients

Instructions

  • PREP: Cut a ripe banana into coins, place in a zipper-top bag, and freeze the night before making this smoothie. OR purchase already frozen bananas. The key to a super-thick and creamy smoothie is a frozen banana!
  • FIRST BLEND: Combine cashews and milk in a high-powered blender. Blend until completely smooth, about 60-90 seconds.
  • SECOND BLEND: Add remaining ingredients and blend again until smooth, about 60 seconds. If needed, stop the blender and stir around with a spoon and begin blending again OR add a touch more milk (sometimes it need another 1/4 cup or so!). Taste and add additional honey if desired. Enjoy immediately; this smoothie doesn't sit/store well.

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Notes

Note 1: Blender: You'll need a good, powerful blender (like Blendtec or Vitamix) to break down the cashews. If you don't have a high-powered blender, I recommend soaking the cashews first (check out this Cashew Ice Cream recipe for 3 ways to soak cashews).
Note 2: Cashews: We like to use dry-roasted and lightly salted cashews (way more flavor with no extra effort on your end!).
Note 3: Honey: The honey pulls everything together and perfectly sweetens the smoothie. The smoothie is definitely lacking and is bitter without it! Also depending on how ripe/sweet the fruit is you may want a touch more honey-- up to an additional tablespoon.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 53.3g | Protein: 6.4g | Fat: 10g | Sodium: 97.4mg | Fiber: 5.8g | Sugar: 32.6g