I don’t know about you, but I am getting a little sick of THIS …

But because it’s all things LOVE this week, I’m practicing my love … love with Red Velvet that is.

I love protein shakes with chocolate or vanilla protein powder. They’re seriously my daily/nightly treat. Whether simply mixed with almond milk or blended with peanut butter, they definitely help curb my sweet tooth.

But I’m feeling especially sweet this week, so I made a Red Velvet protein shake and it was phenom.

I had a box of Red Velvet cake mix on hand so I used that for the recipe. Thanks, Betty Duncan Hines.


-5 ice cubes
-3/4 scoop chocolate protein powder
-2 tbsp. cottage cheese (I used 4% milk fat but you can use what you like)
-1 tbsp. Red Velvet cake mix



You can definitely make your own Red Velvet mix with ingredients like cocoa powder, butter extract and vanilla extract. Red Velvet is a mysterious flavor that’s not quite chocolate and not quite vanilla. Traditionally it’s the mixture of buttermilk and cocoa flavors.

Here are some recipes with DIY Red Velvet mixes:
-Dashing Dishes’ Red Velvet Cheesecake Protein Shake
-Accidental Fitness Quest’s Red Velvet Protein Shake

Pre-shake, I ate normal food.


Butternut squash black bean enchiladas, tuna and avocado, olives with garlic stuffing, baby carrots and cottage cheese with a tablespoon of raspberry jam.

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11 Thoughts on “red velvet protein shake

  1. I love the idea of addin in some cake mix to a smoothie. I don’t have red velvet but I do have some german chocolate. I bet that’d make for one chocolately smoothie w/ chocolate protein powder. :)
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  2. That is genius! Now I have a huge craving for red velvet cake. bah!
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  3. I never thought to add cake mix to smoothie—love that. Thanks for the inspiration! Is red velvet protein powder a thing yet? I would be all over that.
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  4. The protein shake looks delicious as well as the Butternut squash black bean enchiladas! I will have to try both.
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  5. Aghhhhhhh I LOOOOVE red velvet, and not just for Vday :) This looks fantastic!
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  6. When I read the name ‘red velvet’, I kind of suspected that it will be a complicated recipe but this is a cakewalk (see what I did there!). The idea of adding red velvet cake mix is absolutely brilliant and will taste great too I’m sure.

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