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red velvet cottage cheese energy smoothie
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Red Velvet Cheesecake Energy Smoothie

Healthy and nutritious energy smoothie with beets, cottage cheese (or silken tofu), almond milk, cocoa powder, and naturally sweetened with dates. Nutritious and filling, high in protein without powder. For vegan option, use silken tofu in place of cottage cheese.
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword almond milk, beets, chocolate, dates, easy, gluten free, high protein, kid friendly, shake, smoothie, valentines
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 190kcal
Author Rach

Ingredients

  • 1 roasted beet
  • 1.5 cups almond milk
  • 5 pitted dates soaked if necessary
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese or ricotta cheese, or silken tofu for vegan
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 2 tbsp light cream cheese, or silken tofu for topping, if desired
  • 4 tbsp almond milk for topping, if desired
  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup or stevia drops, for topping, if desired
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs for topping, if desired

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Top with mixture of cream cheese (or tofu), almond milk, and sweetener, if desired.

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Notes

To roast beets, preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Prick beets and wrap in aluminum foil. Roast for 45 minutes. Let beets cool 20 minutes and peel.

Nutrition

Serving: 1glass | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.8g | Protein: 10.7g | Fat: 3.8g | Saturated Fat: 1.1g | Potassium: 462mg | Fiber: 4.4g | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg