This Skinny Red Velvet Shake is the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day or whenever you need a little something special. Topped with a decadent cream cheese whipped cream, this skinny shake is hard to resist! Great for breakfast or dessert!
I can’t believe that January is almost over. I mean, really, where has the month gone? My boys are already picking out their Valentines for school friends and I’m thinking, wait, what? Valentine’s Day? Already?
As fast as January has gone by, it’s been a month of taking time for myself and I’ve been LOVING it. I made a whole bunch of New Year’s Resolutions this year and while I haven’t stuck to all of them, I’m doing good. Really good!
Now you all know I have a sweet tooth that never quits. I am always looking for ways to skinny up recipes that I love. The other night we all went out to dinner at Chicago Fire Pizza and then walked across the street to Rick’s Dessert Diner. Yeah. That was one of those days that I didn’t do so well lol!
Bryce picked out a 6-layer Red Velvet Cake for his dessert and after taking just one bite, I was pretty sure I had died and gone to heaven. Intense. Amazing. And I wanted it again for breakfast. So, instead of eating cake for breakfast, I made this Skinny Red Velvet Shake. It was awesome!
I started with Greek frozen yogurt (vanilla or chocolate will do) and added some red velvet cake mix, a scoop of protein powder (chocolate for me!), and Blue Diamond Almondmilk Cashewmilk blend for seriously amazing flavor. Honestly you guys, if you haven’t had a chance to try this milk yet – now is the time. It is absolutely delicious and comes in regular, vanilla, and unsweetened varieties. I used the regular but the unsweetened or vanilla would be terrific too!
Now the thing that is so special about red velvet cake is the cream cheese frosting – it’s the perfect complement! I had to incorporate it somehow and came up with this cream cheese whipped cream that is guaranteed to knock your socks off! I’m going to be putting this stuff on everything.
So if you’re one of those people that are sticking to your New Year’s Resolutions like glue – good for you! Keep up the good work and when you’re thinking of walking on the wild side – give this shake a try! It would make a really delicious and lighter alternative for Valentine’s Day as well!
Skinny Red Velvet Shake
- 1 cup frozen yogurt I used Greek
- 3/4 cup Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk Cashewmilk blend
- 1/4 cup Red Velvet cake mix
- 1 scoop of protein powder optional, use chocolate or vanilla
Cream Cheese Whipped Cream
- 2 oz light cream cheese softened
- 1/2 heavy whipping cream
- 2 tbsp powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Blend frozen yogurt, almondmilk, cake mix and protein powder together until smooth.
- Whip cream cheese, and heavy whipping cream together until stiff peaks form.
- Beat in powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
- Pour shake into two glasses and top with whipped cream.
- Serve with sprinkles!
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Justine | Cooking and Beer says
This is beautiful! Love that it’s red velvet. Perfect for Valentine’s Day!
Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says
What a gorgeous shake! And I love that is better for you with the yogurt and milk!
Megan Keno says
Yum! This is so cute and perfect for Valentine’s Day!
Heather | Heather Likes Food says
Looks too tasty!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
I have yet to do everything I wanted in January, how is it Feb next week??!!! This shake will get me in the mood, that’s for sure!
Des @ Life's Ambrosia says
What a perfect little Valentines treat! It sure did get here fast, I couldn’t believe when I was at Target the week following Christmas and saw Valentines day stuff. I’m guessing in the next 2 weeks we’ll start seeing Easter baskets!
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says
Yes! Love this! As soon as I discovered cream cheese whipped cream, I never looked back!
Erin @ Texanerin Baking says
Good for you for taking time off for yourself! And this must be so delicious with the cashew milk. Nice and creamy. 🙂
Gerry @ Foodness Gracious says
This could make me major brownie points on V-day 🙂
That cake sounds really good. I mean, this smoothie looks amazing, and I’m sure it helped with that craving and then some. But a 6-layer cake…yeah, I want that too! 🙂
Blair @ The Seasoned Mom says
I want this for breakfast!!! And Bryce is a smart man to place that order! His cake sounds incredible. 🙂