Red Velvet Smoothie with Cashew Cream "Filling" -

Red Velvet Smoothie with Cashew Cream "Filling" -

My body craves sweet things sometimes.  It just does.  I refuse to deny it sweet things when that’s what it wants because the craving will build and build until I end up completely over-doing it.  Chris and I try to prevent this from happening by having a small dessert after dinner each night (most recently, limiting ourselves to only one of these each night).  We’re just being proactive.

Sometimes this small dessert just won’t cut it, and I crave something sweet during the day and waiting until dessert is not going to suffice.  This one particular day, absolutely nothing would do except for red velvet cake.   This posed a small problem because 1.  I didn’t have any red velvet cake on hand (thank goodness!), and 2.  I am trying to prepare my body for it’s first trip to Maui, and devouring a red velvet cake would not have proved very useful in this task.  Because I did not want to deny myself, I racked my brain until I came up with a way to enjoy the taste of red velvet cake and nourish my body at the same time.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup grated or chopped red beets
  • 4-6 strawberries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 dried dates
  • 2-3 T cocoa powder (depending on your tastes)
  • 1 T flax meal
  • 1 T agave syrup
Read the whole recipe on Keepin' It Kind