This week I’m sharing the other delicious smoothie I’ve been making this summer – a Super Red Velvet Smoothie! Loaded with goji berries, raspberries and cacao, this drink is all about the antioxidants to help our bodies.
This smoothie was inspired by a naturally coloured red velvet cake that I had at my friend Jane’s wedding a few years ago. It was made by her mother and had fresh raspberries folded through the icing. It got me thinking (hoping?) that red velvet was actually a raspberry chocolate cake, but I realised later this was just Jane’s mother’s genius. Either way, raspberries and chocolate are a match made in heaven.
This smoothie is super creamy and luscious from the addition of almond butter and melted cacao butter, which gives a proper chocolate flavour to the smoothie, rather than just the cacao powder. If you’re unable to get cacao butter, don’t despair, it’ll still be delicious without.
Though I am only having a one day off this weekend due to taking my birthday off work later this week (!), I didn’t want to miss out on posting a recipe for you this week. It’s hard to manage blogging when your routine is out of wack, but this year is off to a good start so I wanted to make sure I got something out to you today.
Also, I’m so pleased with how much love my Lemon Meringue Pie Smoothie has received this last fortnight, you guys really love pie! Xx