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Red Velvet Smoothie Bowl

Treat yourself to a red velvet smoothie bowl and start your day off right. Naturally dyed and naturally nutritious thanks to the addition of beets, this breakfast is perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day you want show yourself a little extra love.Treat yourself to a red velvet smoothie bowl and start your day off right. Naturally dyed and naturally nutritious thanks to the addition of beets, this breakfast is perfect for Valentine's Day or any day you want show yourself a little extra love.Alright, I guess this year’s theme for Valentine’s Day is red velvet. First, the red velvet beet cupcakes. But that only covers dessert. I wanted to make a Valentine’s Day breakfast to start your day off on a red, festive note. And because we all deserve a little love in the morning to treat ourselves to a delicious, nutrient-packed breakfast. Plus, red velvet in the morning just sounded like the best idea ever. And if we’re being real, I had some leftover beets from the cupcakes that I needed to use up! If you’re making my cupcakes and you wind up with extra beets, you know what to do.

Not to be all sappy but this Valentine’s Day is a little more meaningful to me because it’s my first V-Day as an old married lady. I’m not going to lie I got a little excited going to buy a card for Steve this year because it meant I could buy one that said HUSBAND on it (it’s the little things in life, ya know?). Red Velvet Beet Smoothie BowlThis smoothie bowl is super easy to whip up – all you need are a few ingredients – bananas, beets, cacao powder, yogurt and coconut milk. BOOM. And then of course, all the red fruits, coconut whipped cream and cacao nibs if you want to make this an extra special breakfast (and you do). Beets are the perfect natural food dye. If you want to make anything turn red (pancakes, waffles, cookies, etc.), just add some beet puree! And watch your clothing while you’re at it. Better yet, wear an apron!Red Velvet Smoothie BowlPlus, beets are packed with nutrition – they’re an excellent source of folate as well as a good source of fiber and potassium. But beets have most recently been in the nutrition spotlight because of their nitrate content. Studies show that the nitrates present in fruits and vegetables like beets may be partially responsible for heart health benefits such as lowering blood pressure. And athletes are taking notice of the high nitrates in beets because it may help improve athletic performance, decreasing the amount of oxygen needed for exercise, increasing blood flow to muscles and increasing the duration of exercise before reaching exhaustion. This is why you may have seen beet juice being marketed to athletes.

Get your beet on and try this red velvet smoothie bowl for breakfast. The cacao powder and vanilla flavors will mask the earthy beet flavor and that coconut whipped cream transforms this breakfast to a delicious #treatyoself Valentine’s Day meal. Red Velvet Smoothie Bowl for Valentine's Day

Red Velvet Smoothie Bowl

Yield: Serves one

Red Velvet Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1 small beet, chopped, frozen (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup vanilla Greek or Icelandic yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder or chocolate protein powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk beverage (or more depending on desired consistency)
  • Optional toppings: strawberries, raspberries, coconut whipped cream, cacao nibs

Instructions

  1. In a high speed blender, blend banana, beet, yogurt, cacao powder and coconut milk until smooth. Add more coconut milk as needed.
  2. Optional: Top with strawberries, raspberries, coconut whipped cream and/or cacao nibs.
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Treat yourself to a red velvet smoothie bowl and start your day off right. Naturally dyed and naturally nutritious thanks to the addition of beets, this breakfast is perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day you want show yourself a little extra love.This is going to be my one and only recipe post for the week. I had to change around the posting schedule a little bit because I’m traveling home to Buffalo for my Dad’s surgery this week. He was diagnosed with cancer just after Thanksgiving last year. I would really appreciate any prayers, positive vibes or thoughts that you can throw our way this week. Thank you. xoxo.

I'm a nutrition coach and yoga teacher helping people to learn to love food again. I love cooking, taking pictures of my food and traveling around the world. Follow my blog for delicious, seasonal vegetarian recipes and simple strategies to bring more yoga and mindfulness into your life. And check out my e-book to learn how to improve your health through nutrition and yoga. Show me what deliciousness you make! Tag me @karalydonRD on Instagram.

Comments

  1. Pingback: 36 Beautiful Smoothie Bowl Recipes To Nourish Your Mornings – The Slug

  2. This is *almost* too pretty to eat Kara! Can’t wait to make this 🙂 Sending prayers and good vibes to your dad and your family! xoxo

  3. So pretty! I just bought beets yesterday, so this is on my to-do list!

  4. Just gorgeous Kara! Can’t wait to try it!

  5. This is so pretty! Smoothies and juices are about the only way I can tolerate beets 🙂 Sending lots of love & prayers to you and your family.

  6. Yum! Such a perfect valentine breakfast treat!

  7. I’ve yet to try Icelandic yogurt, but I love plain greek yogurt. What’s your take on it? (P.S. LOVE red velvet)

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