Paleo Red Velvet Smoothie Recipe
If you’re anything like me, when you’re trying to get out the door in the morning and you don’t feel like messing around with the stove, you reach for a smoothie. If you’re looking for a little something to spice up your smoothie routine, why not try this Paleo red velvet smoothie. This is not your grandma’s red velvet and you won’t find any refined sugars, artificial colors, or dairy in this smoothie. Instead, the red color comes from a natural source, raspberries. To add creaminess to this smoothie without any milk or cream, we’ve used coconut milk. Make sure you use full fat coconut milk to give the smoothie a rich taste and creamy texture. If you’re feeling indulgent, top it all off with a drizzle of coconut cream. Breakfast for two in ten minutes. Bon Appetit!
Three Nutrients in Raspberries and Why They Are Good for You
Raspberries are pack with nutrients . Check out just a few of the below and find out what they are good for too!
- Vitamin C – One serving of raspberries provides a little over half of the daily recommended serving of vitamin C, a nutrient which is essential for your immune system .
- Manganese – Raspberries are also rich in manganese, which is an essential nutrient linked to bone health and reduced inflammation .
- Quercetin – Quercetin is a flavonoid, which is a particular type of pigment that gives plants a red or orange color. Quercetin has been linked to a number of health benefits from reduced inflammation to lowering the risk of some cancers [4,5].
No Blender? Here’s How You Can Still Enjoy a Smoothie
Maybe you’re living a tiny apartment or maybe you just don’t need a blender. If for whatever reason you don’t have a blender in your kitchen, you can still make a smoothie with your food processor. A food processor can’t crush ice like a blender, but it can puree frozen fruit. Skip the ice and use frozen raspberries to ensure a smooth and creamy final product.
More Paleo Smoothies to Make Any Day of the Week
I love smoothies because they are a blank canvas, and anyone can make them. No matter how comfortable you are in the kitchen or what your like to eat, there is a smoothie recipe out there that’s perfect for you!
Read on for a selection of our favorite Paleo-friendly smoothie recipes. Plus, unless otherwise marked, they are all dairy-free!
Naturally sweet, wholesome, and creamy – a delicious way to start the day.
- 7oz raspberries (200g)
- 3/4 cup (180 ml) of full-fat coconut milk
- 1/2 cup of ice
- 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) of coconut cream, to drizzle (optional)
- Place the raspberries, coconut milk, and crushed ice into a blender and blitz until fairly smooth. Pour into a glass and drizzle over a little whisked coconut cream before enjoying!
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
- Calories: 508
- Sugar: 27 g
- Fat: 18 g
- Carbohydrates: 81 g
- Fiber: 42 g
- Protein: 1 g