Red Velvet Cake Smoothie Bowl

by Christin Gillespie

This incredibly rich & creamy Red Velvet Cake Smoothie Bowl is the ultimate dessert in a bowl. It’s packed with fruit and vegetables, but tastes like decadent dessert. All it takes is a few ingredients to make this secretly wholesome yet indulgent treat!

A white bowl filled with a deep red smoothie, topping with whip cream and a drizzle of dark chocolate, sitting on a white marble counter, with a spoon in it.

If you like red velvet cake, you will LOVE this Red Velvet Cake Smoothie Bowl recipe! Bananas, raspberries, beets, and cacao powder combine to create this secretly wholesome yet indulgent treat. All it takes is 5 minutes to achieve a tasty breakfast that includes all the flavors of your favorite cake!

Why you’ll love this smoothie bowl recipe

  • It only takes 5 minutes to make this smoothie bowl.
  • Packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
  • Perfect breakfast or snack that is sweet, energizing, and healthy. 
  • Tastes like red velvet cake, but in a smoothie bowl form.
  • A vegan and gluten-free smoothie bowl recipe.
  • Plus, you can customize this smoothie bowl recipe, by adding your favorite toppings.

Key Ingredients

This red velvet cake smoothie is creamy and perfectly sweet, so it actually tastes like you’re indulging into a bowl of red velvet cake. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • Frozen Banana: A frozen banana adds more sweetness and creaminess to this smoothie bowl!
  • Beet: The star of this smoothie is beet. It provides a vibrant, red color and subtle, earthy flavor. Plus, beets are also loaded with antioxidants. Can’t beet that! I used precooked beets that I bought at Whole Foods. You can cook your own beets or even used raw beets. If using raw, you’ll want to peel it first and then cut it into smaller pieces, so that it’s easier to blend.
  • Raspberries: Raspberries compliment this smoothie bowl perfectly. Also, they’re rich in antioxidants and they’re an excellent source of fiber.
  • Cacao Powder: To make the red velvet smoothie bowl chocolatey! If you don’t have cacao powder, you can use cocoa powder or even vegan chocolate protein powder.
  • Almond Butter: Almond butter, made with 1 ingredient, almonds. If you don’t have almond butter, you can use any nut butter that you enjoy.
  • Non-dairy Milk: You only need a little liquid to blend, since it’s a smoothie bowl. I used unsweetened almond milk, but you can use any non-dairy milk that you enjoy.
  • Flaxseeds: Flaxseeds are loaded with nutrients, high in omega-3 fats, rich in dietary fiber, and you can’t even taste them. They are completely optional, so no problem if you don’t have them…yet!

How to make this Red Velvet Cake Smoothie Bowl

All it takes is 3 simple steps to achieve your red velvet cake smoothie!

  1. To begin, add the non-dairy milk, flaxseedscacao powder, almond butter, frozen banana, frozen raspberries, and beets, in a high-speed blender.
  2. Next, blend the ingredients until smooth, thick, and creamy.
  3. Then, transfer your creamy smoothie to a chilled bowl. Garnish with cocowhip, cacao nibs, a drizzle of melted dark chocolate, and a sprinkle of cacao powder, if desired.
A blender filled with a frozen banana, cacao powder, frozen beets, and frozen raspberries, sitting on a white marble counter.

Smoothie Bowl Toppings

There are numerous options when it comes to toppings for smoothie bowls. For this specific recipe, you can keep it simple, go all out with a dessert-style bowl, or choose a combination of both. I elected to go all out for my dessert smoothie bowl. Thus, I garnished mine with cocowhip, cacao nibs, a drizzle of melted dark chocolate, and a sprinkle of cacao powder. However, if you want to go with a healthier topping route, so I will provide you with some healthy smoothie bowl topping suggestions.

Healthy smoothie bowl toppings

Dessert style smoothie bowl toppings

A white bowl filled with a deep red smoothie, topping with whip cream and a drizzle of dark chocolate, sitting on a white marble counter.

Tips for Making the Perfect Smoothie Bowl

To make the perfect smoothie bowl, make sure to follow these recommendations!

  • Be sure to use frozen raspberries and a frozen banana, to achieve a thick consistency.
  • Start off by only adding 1/4 cup of non-dairy milk and only add more if needed.
  • Use a high-speed blender, with a tamper, to ensure that your smoothie bowl achieves a thick and creamy texture.
  • Place your serving bowl in the freezer before you begin preparing this recipe and remove it when smoothie is ready. This will ensure that your smoothie bowl stays cold as you enjoy it.

Fresh versus Frozen Fruit

The key to making smoothie bowls extra creamy is adding frozen fruit. Through adding in frozen fruits to your smoothies, you will achieve a thicker result, so that you can add toppings, without them sinking. Also, don’t add too much liquid, because it is a smoothie bowl after all. I usually start with a little non-dairy milk and add more, if needed, until I reach the desired thickness. 

Smoothie Bowl FAQs

Can I make this smoothie bowl a smoothie?

Most definitely! This smoothie bowl can be as thick or thin as you desire. Add extra non-dairy milk, about a cup, to make this smoothie bowl a smoothie. Or in this case, a red velvet cake milkshake!

Can I add protein powder?

Yes! To increase the protein content of this smoothie bowl, add a scoop of your favorite protein powder. I recommend using a chocolate flavor for this smoothie bowl recipe.

Can I make this smoothie bowl banana free?

Certainly! Replace the frozen banana with a 1/2 cup of frozen cauliflower.

Can I make this smoothie bowl in advance?

I do not suggest making this Red Velvet Cake Smoothie Bowl in advance. Nonetheless, you can certainly prep all the ingredients, the night before, by adding them to a zip lock bag. Thus, in the morning, all you need to do is add the ingredients, along with non-dairy milk, to your blender.

A white bowl filled with a deep red smoothie, topping with whip cream and a drizzle of dark chocolate, sitting on a white marble counter, with a spoon in it.

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A white bowl filled with a deep red smoothie, topping with whip cream and a drizzle of dark chocolate, sitting on a white marble counter, with a spoon in it.

Red Velvet Cake Smoothie Bowl

  • Author: Christin Gillespie
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1 Bowl 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This incredibly rich & creamy Red Velvet Cake Smoothie Bowl is the ultimate dessert in a bowl. It’s packed with fruit and vegetables, but tastes like decadent dessert. All it takes is a few ingredients to make this secretly wholesome yet indulgent treat!


Ingredients

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Optional Toppings


Instructions



Notes

  • Be sure to use frozen raspberries and a frozen banana, to achieve a thick consistency.
  • Start off by only adding 1/4 cup of non-dairy milk and only add more if needed.
  • Use a high-speed blender, with a tamper, to ensure that your smoothie bowl achieves a thick and creamy texture.
  • Place your serving bowl in the freezer before you begin preparing this recipe and remove it when smoothie is ready. This will ensure that your smoothie bowl stays cold as you enjoy it.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Bowl
  • Calories: 370kcal
  • Sugar: 13g
  • Sodium: 67mg
  • Fat: 13g
  • Carbohydrates: 56g
  • Protein: 11g

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