Well, my fitness regime has started again – and so my healthier recipes continue!
I started back at the gym this weekend. I haven’t been for a good few weeks. My calves were killing me when running, so I splurged on a new pair of trainers from a shop the other day, which analyses your running style. Apparently I run like a gazelle?!
To get the energy for my first run in a while I made another in my line of dessert flavoured smoothies, whipped up in my Optimum 9400 from Froothie.
After trying some beetroot in a drink recently, I realised that it’s earthy flavour would go well with a bit of cacao powder in a smoothie and voila a red velvet smoothie was born in my head!
I gave it a whirl and was impressed with the tasty result. Also tucked in there is an apple, a very ripe banana, vanilla extract and almond milk. Okay, it’s not identical to a red velvet cake, but with the subtle chocolaty flavour, the vanilla and almond, plus the fruity sweetness, it tasted good and did the job before my run!
Give it a try – have your cake and drink it too!
Yield: Just under a litre!
2 small beets, cooked – NOT PICKLED!
1 medium ripe banana
1 medium red apple, cored (keep the skin on)
1 tablespoon cacao powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
500 ml almond milk
Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blitz until completely smooth. The Optimum 9400 pulverises the apple skin, so no need to peel. Serve over ice if preferred.
Disclosure Statement: I was sent the Optimum 9400 free to review and have not been paid to promote it. Any opinions expressed are my own.