Yep, more red velvet.
Actually, this week is going to be full of red velvet recipes. All the red and sprinkles are totally necessary, you know, because Valentine’s Day is Saturday, and all 🙂
(But I promise you won’t see another red velvet recipe again until next year after Friday, haha!)
This red velvet recipe is sweet, but it’s also totally healthy AND completely vegan!
I decided to make things just a bit fruity by throwing in some raspberries. Raspberries go super well with both vanilla and chocolate, and since red velvet is a combination of the two, they’re kinda perfect. Plus, they’re red, so they match!
These vegan shakes get their creaminess from coconut milk yogurt and almond milk, and their chocolaty-ness from cocoa powder and vegan chocolate protein powder.
I used Sunwarrior’s Warrior Blend chocolate protein powder in these shakes. I love that it’s a raw vegan, gluten-free protein, and it actually tastes a lot better than many of the whey-based proteins I’ve tried (and it’s not chalky—yay!). You could also use a vanilla protein powder in this, and then just up the cocoa powder a little bit.
Can we talk about how cute these mason jars are for just a second?! Mikey and I got them from a restaurant in downtown Seattle. We were served out desserts in them, then we got to take them home! I’m kinda, sorta, extremely obsessed.
Oh, and you know I had to top these shakes with sprinkles. I mean, they’re adorable little hearts, and they look so pretty on top of these red shakes!
Yield: 2 servings
- ice (as much as you want)
- 6 oz. vanilla vegan yogurt (I like coconut milk yogurt)
- 1 packet (25g) Chocolate Sunwarrior protein powder (or other vegan chocolate protein powder*)
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup almond milk
- 20 raspberries (fresh or frozen), plus more to top
red food coloring, enough to turn the shake red (I like the gel varieties)
- sprinkles (optional)
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth.
- Pour into two glasses and garnish with more raspberries, and sprinkles, if desired.
*You can also use a vanilla protein powder, and add a bit more cocoa powder
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*Sunwarrior provided me with the protein powder and samples, but I was not compensated in any other way. As always, all views expressed are completely my own!