Red Velvet Smoothie Bowl
Chocolate for breakfast! Justified because there's a veggie in here too!
Guess what? Beets can help keep blood pressure in check and are a great source of folate, a B-vitamin that plays a key role in maintaining a healthy heart. February is Heart Health awareness month in Canada, so make this for your Valentine…cause it's delish AND good for them 🙂
- 1 cup plain Kefir or Greek yogurt (Note: for a very thick smoothie bowl, reduce to 1/2 cup)
- 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
- Pinch sea salt
- 3-4 pitted dates chopped, or 1-2 Tbsp raw honey
- 1 small ripe banana sliced and frozen
- 3/4 cup cooked beets chopped (canned or frozen and thawed)
- 1 cup frozen dark cherries or mixed berries
- Toppings Options: Crunchy high-fibre cereal, chopped toasted walnuts, dried coconut, cocoa nibs, fresh berries, sliced kiwi or mango, sliced banana, hemp hearts, pumpkin seeds, or any other topping you love!
Place Kefir or yogurt with cocoa, salt and dates into jug of high-powered blender. Blend until smooth. Add frozen banana, beets and frozen cherries; blend until smooth and thickened. The mixture should be thick enough to eat with a spoon.
Divide and pour into two bowls. Garnish with choice of toppings. Serve immediately.
See below for using leftovers to make Overnight Oats!
Additional Protein Option: add 1 scoop vanilla or chocolate protein powder after adding kefir to blender
Red Velvet Smoothie: Add 1 cup any milk (or more kefir, if using) to create a drinkable smoothie. Omit toppings.
Variation: Red Velvet Overnight Oats
1 cup Red Velvet Smoothie Bowl recipe, approx.
1/4 cup rolled oats
2 tsp chia seeds or ground flax seed
Stir together smoothie with oats and seeds. Place in bowl or jar, cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Top with fresh fruit and/or any additional toppings (see above recipe) before serving.
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