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Frozen Red Velvet Dessert

30 Jul

Red Velvet. Something everyone seems to absolutely adore.

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Yet did you know, that it is simply just chocolate cake with red food coloring? I think it is actually the cream cheese icing that tends to go on top of the cake that everyone actually loves.

But I love chocolate. All kinds. So naturally, I also love red velvet cake. Of course, I love making smoothies and shakes for a night time treat, and this time, red velvet was the choice of focus. I’ve posted a red velvet shake before on here, but this one is a little bit different, and certainly served differently!

Yes the ingredients are a bit different too, but instead of enjoying my shake as normal, I decided to have patience for once, and plan ahead. I made this during the day time, and then put it in the freezer for about an hour. The result was amazing. It was like icecream in a cup. Let it sit out for just a few minutes to dethaw a little, and then begin to break it up with your spoon. Not to mention the topping of a sweet cream that tasted similar to the frosting we all love.

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It tasted sinful. But it was oh so nutritious. Do you like chocolate? Come over to the red side. Add a little color in your typical chocolate shake.

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Frozen Red Velvet Dessert
-1 cup unsweetened almond milk
-1 frozen banana, very ripe
-1 scoop natural chocolate protein powder (can omit or use vanilla)
-1.5T unsweetened cocoa powder
-1/4 cup low fat cottage cheese (or 2T cream cheese)
-2T rolled oats
-1/2 tsp butter extract (can sub in vanilla)
-Sweetener to taste (I used 1 packet stevia)
-Optional: red food coloring (for color), 1/2 tsp xanthan gum (for extra thickness)

For Cream Topping:
-2T low fat cottage cheese
-2T Greek yogurt
-1T honey
-1/4 tsp butter extract (or vanilla)

Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Taste to gauge the amount of sweetener you prefer. Pour into cup and place in freezer, covered, for about one hour. Use blender to “cream” together 2T Greek yogurt, 2T cottage cheese, 1/4 tsp butter extract, 1T honey (or stevia). Set aside in fridge until desiring the shake. When ready to eat, take your cup out of the freezer and allow to sit for about 5 minutes (or simply nuke in microwave for just about 20 seconds). Top with “cream” and cacao nibs (or chocolate chips) if desired.

Cocoa Benefits
1)Decreases blood pressure
2)Improves cholesterol levels
3)Prevents heart disease
4)Rich in flavonoids, an antioxidant

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10 Responses to “Frozen Red Velvet Dessert”

  1. Jason @ Cook Train Eat Race July 31, 2013 at 8:54 am #

    Dairy free please?

    As a matter of fact just make a second each time and make them dairy free just for me ok? Good!

    Sounds awesome!

    • freshfitnhealthy July 31, 2013 at 9:04 am #

      haha :) I’m sorry! I forget that a lot of people need that (I’m even thinking I don’t do well with it but am not ready to give it up haha). I will make a dairy free form, promise!

  2. tiffanyharper July 31, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

    So making this!

  3. thekatiepotatie July 31, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

    The texture just looks so perfectly thick and creamy! YUM.

  4. eatsofagirldiscovering August 1, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

    Girl I love red velvet anything! Thanks for the recipe!

  5. erika August 2, 2013 at 10:54 am #

    Hey Girl, How about beet juice for coloring? This will bause brain tumors and other cancers. Nature’s gifts are scrumpdidiliumptious! I had to learn the same thing, everything can be made without the preservatives. Buy pure (no boxes, bags, jars) and create it ourselves. I love what you do Sarah, go all out today. You’re an a*s kickin’ WOMAN WARRIOR! GRRRRR!

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/02/24/are-you-or-your-family-eating-toxic-food-dyes.aspx

    • freshfitnhealthy August 2, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

      Thanks girly for the information! I definitely shouldn’t be using the stuff. I know I try not to for the most part, but thanks for bringing it up to me!

      xoxo, Sarah Grace

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