Drum roll please! Today we are celebrating The Kid’s birthday! This is a big one as she is officially a teenager today. No more kid, no more tween. (Wish me luck!) The Kid’s favorite type of cake is red velvet. I’m not sure why but I just go with it. Cake is cake, right?
True red velvet cake is made with cocoa and buttermilk for a tangy, moist chocolate cake. It’s usually topped with a cream cheese buttercream frosting. The cake itself is a deep red color that makes it as pretty as it is good. In honor of red velvet cake, I made myself a red velvet protein shake.
I used unsweetened cocoa and cream cheese to give it a similar flavor to the real thing. I used fat free cream cheese since that’s what I had in the house, but feel free to use regular cream cheese too.
Next time I might add a touch more red food coloring since it didn’t turn out quite as red as red velvet cake. It didn’t alter the taste any and can be completely left out if you’d like.
Red Velvet Protein Shake
- 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
- 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
- 8 – 10 oz water
- 2 Tbsp fat free cream cheese
- A few drops of red food coloring (if you want the full experience)
- 4 – 6 ice cubes
Mix all ingredients with a Magic Bullet or blender and enjoy! Couldn’t be easier than that.
Tonight The Kid and I will be enjoying red velvet cupcakes to celebrate. As I was writing this, she was looking over my shoulder and answered the question as to why she loves red velvet cake the best. It tastes like a rainbow! I love that kind of thinking.