Super Red Velvet Smoothie with Raspberry and Cacao

January 16, 2017

Super Red Velvet Smoothie | A delicious goji berry, raspberry and cacao smoothie with creamy almond and cacao butters. Full of antioxidants! Dairy free, gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan.
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

Super Red Velvet Smoothie | A delicious goji berry, raspberry and cacao smoothie with creamy almond and cacao butters. Full of antioxidants! Dairy free, gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan.

Super Red Velvet Smoothie | A delicious goji berry, raspberry and cacao smoothie with creamy almond and cacao butters. Full of antioxidants! Dairy free, gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan.

Super Red Velvet Smoothie

  • Servings: 1-2
  • Time: 5 min
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Use the cacao butter if you have it available, it adds a delicious (proper) chocolate creaminess to this smoothie.

Serves 1 generously, or 2 small portions

Prep time: 5 min

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Super Red Velvet Smoothie

170g | 1.5 cup frozen raspberries
1 tbls dried goji berries, soaked in water for 30 min then drained
80g | 1/2 a large banana
125ml | 1/2 cup coconut water, + more if needed
3 tsp raw cacao powder
1 tbls natural almond butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbls cacao butter, gently melted at low heat (optional)
1 tsp maple syrup (or sweetener of choice, optional)
Coconut cream, to serve (optional)

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Blend all the ingredients in a high speed blender till smooth, 30 sec – 1 min, adding a little more coconut water if needed. Taste and add maple syrup, if desired.

Serve as is, or with a dollop of coconut cream, raspberries and sprinkle of cacao powder.

Will keep for at least 2-3 days covered in the fridge, but best enjoyed immediately.

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