Red Velvet Green Smoothie

Don’t let the gorgeous color fool you – this Red Velvet Green Smoothie does indeed contain spinach too!

Red Velvet Green Smoothie | SimpleGreenSmoothies.com

Let’s give a round of applause for cacao—the superfood hero of this green (yes, we know it looks red) smoothie! Where does it get that lovely red color, you ask? Why a little bit of beet! (Don’t worry, you can’t even taste it.)

Make this to share with someone you love! Red Velvet Green Smoothie | SimpleGreenSmoothies.com

Cacao (unsweetened raw cocoa powder) is the perfect ingredient to add to green smoothies when chocolate-y cravings hit, but we love it for more than just its taste. Cacao is high in phenols, which means this smooth + rich superfood helps to prevent clogging of arteries in your body. Bottom line? Cacao keeps your heart beating strong for the long haul!

Read our list of the best heart-healthy foods out there that we love to add to our green smoothies.

We think you’ll fall in love with this gorgeous, healthy, Red Velvet Green Smoothie –  perfect for sharing with someone you love!

Red Velvet Green Smoothie

Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Give your heart a healthy boost with cacao (unsweetened cocoa) in this green smoothie recipe. Serve it in a fancy glass with two straws so you and your loved one can enjoy it together!
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 cups coconut milk unsweetened
  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 4 dates pitted
  • ¼ cup raw or cooked beets diced
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract optional
  • Coconut whipped cream on top optional

Instructions

  1. Blend spinach and coconut milk until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth. Top with a dollop of coconut whipped cream, if desired. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Use frozen fruit to make smoothie cold.

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89 Responses to “Red Velvet Green Smoothie”

  1. chad 3.24.2017 at 8:19 am #

    Looks delicious to me!

  2. Vicki Soto 3.21.2017 at 9:27 am #

    Spinach doesn’t like me… for some reason. I suspect it may be a thyroid issue. What green should I replace the spinach with?

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