Nutritious & Sweet: Red Velvet Protein Shake

5 February 17, 2015 - Archive

From boxed candy hearts to chocolate-covered strawberries, the month of February tends to be filled with sugary sweets and chocolate overindulgence. This year I have committed to showering my loved ones with delicious treats that benefit them, instead of inducing tummy aches. Now that the sugar rush from Valentine’s Day has passed, get yourself back on track with this delicious Red Velvet Protein Shake, featuring Young Living’s Pure Protein Complete and packed with enzymes, vitamins, and protein!




Directions: Combine the ingredients in a blender and process to a smooth consistency.


This tantalizing recipe is quick, easy, and the perfect way to show your love! Do you have any nutritious snack recipes that you’d like to share? Comment below and you could win a free Pure Protein Complete! I’ll choose a winner February 19, and then contact the winner by phone or email. Good luck!


—Blair Lloyd, Young Living International and Portfolio Brand Associate

  • Victoria Simpson

    Hi. I heard we have a Peppermint Brownie recipe made with black beans. If anyone has it, please email me at

    Also anyone have a good bath salts recipe?

    Thank you.

  • This is perfect information for body builders and for those guys whose want to build perfect body shape. These protein shakes will be helpful for all persons.

  • Nice information share to make protein shake healthy recipe that are helpful for improve muscle and health……… thanks….

  • Would like to get a copy of all the above recipes.

  • I wonder if coconut would be good in this shake. I’m going to try that along with the beets and other stuff.

  • Susan Z – beet juice is easy to make if you have a juicer. Just juice some beets. The juice is real strong. Can do some ahead of time. Never thought of adding the beet juice to my protein shake. Great idea

  • Susan Z

    So glad to see a Red Velvet recipe without the red food coloring! Can you recommend how to get the beet juice?

    • Hi Susan – glad we could help! Try draining a can of beets for the juice. Enjoy!

  • Donna P – Upnorth

    Mango Sensation

    1/2 Cup Mango Juice/puree
    1/2 to 1 cup Vanilla Kefir
    2 drops Cinnamon Bark essential Oils
    1 scoop Protein Powder
    A pinch of Chia Seeds
    1 cup crushed Ice

    Blend and enjoy!

  • I’ve been a member for almost a year now and would love to win this and try the protein powder!

  • I cannot wait to try this recipe, especially so close after Valentine’s Day. Next year, while everyone else enjoys red velvet cake, I will have a healthier red velvet shake.

  • Rebecca

    Been wanting to try this. It would be great added yo my shake

  • Love these recipes!
    I use coconut milk, raw cacao powder, stevia drops, berries & any of the Powder mixes from Young Living. I especially like Pure Protein.

  • Charissa Wall

    This looks amazing!

    Espresso protein shake

    1 scoop Protein powder
    1scoop Dynamic Greens espresso flavor
    1 frozen banana
    1 Tbls peanut butter
    3-4 ice cubes
    1 cup unsweetened Vanilla Almond milk

    Blend until smooth. Great for after a long workout.

  • Rebecca

    I use the balance complete with fruits and veggies. My favorite is pina colada style using pineapple, peaches, and shredded coconut.

  • marisa

    I’ve never tried this but would love to!

  • LeAnna Jackson

    Can’t wait to try this. My next order will HAVE to include pure protein complete now!

  • Seleste Keough

    3 main ingredient raw chocolate

    1 cup raw organic cocoa powder

    2-3 tablespoons raw honey

    1 cup melted coconut oil

    Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, spread on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper, refrigerate until hardened and break apart! Easy! done!

    *for a variation you can add nuts, white chocolate chips, peppermint oil, orange oil or lemon oil! possibilities are endless! use your imagination!


  • Danielle Hodges

    Homemade granola is a snack favorite here!

    • Kimberly Lee

      I have been looking for a healthy snack for my family. Would you mind sharing your “g bars ” with me…thank you so much

  • I love the Young Living protein powders. All three are great. Anxious to try this recipe for the red velvet shake. Will be a variation of what I do daily but this will be a great change up. Thank you for the recipe!

  • Marie Diodato

    Mostly I don’t measure! Into my Vita-Mix from soft to hard: Greens (Kale, Romaine, Bib Lettuce) 1 or more for variety, bout 2/3 full. 2 scoops Balance Complete. 1/8 cup of frozen fruit (Strawberries, Banana, Blueberries or Grapes). I soak Chia Seeds, Flax Seeds, Nuts(Cashews, Almonds Pecans) Wolfberries overnite in water or Coconut Water. Blend it all for 45 seconds. You can add a few ice cubes. Always changing out ingredients. Always good. Enjoy

  • Carol howell

    Would love to win this!!!

  • Melissa Smith

    I would love to try this protein powder out, especially this red velvet recipe! Looks tummy yummy!

  • Sounds yummy! I love protein shakes! Here is a recipe I love to have for breakfast.

    Snicker’s Shake

    (I adapted a recipe I found.)

    1/2 c cottage cheese
    1 scoop Pure Potein
    1 t Stevia
    10 ice-cubes
    1 cup of unsweet vanilla almond milk
    1 T cocoa powder
    2 T natural peanut butter
    1/2 tsp. caramel extract
    85% dark chocolate shaved on the top.
    Blend together well…so good!

    Another one I enjoy…Thin Mint Shake

    1/2 c. cottage cheese
    1 cup ice
    1 scoop of Pure Protein
    1 c unsweet almond milk
    2 T of organic cream
    1 1/2 t vanilla extract
    1 drop of YL peppermint oil
    1-2 T of Sweet Blend
    1/2 oz. 85% dark chocolate bar
    handful of organic spinach.

    Blend together well and enjoy!

  • Recipe, raw power bars
    gently melt ingredients: 3/4-1 cup raw organic coconut oil, 1/4 cup raw cacoa butter, then add stevia extract (I use 4 droppers), 2 tsp vanilla, 1/3 cup organic canned (no additives and bpa free) coconut milk.
    Dry ingredients mix together: 1/4 cup each sprouted brown rice flour and coconut flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 cup ground flax, 1/2 cup raw carob or cacoa powder, 1/4 cup hemp seeds. I just got the idea to add pure protien complete to this. Adjust the coconut oil to the quantity of dry ingredients, you want a wet mix, not too dry. You can add nuts or many other ingredients. The canned coconut milk is necessary, I forgot it once and it didn’t thicken up the same. Mix the wet and dry together and forms balls and put in the fridge. These are delicious!!!

    • Forgot in the recipe that I take 2 cups shredded coconut and whip it in the food processor until it is coconut butter and add that. Before I did this I just added 3/4 cup coconut, but the coconut butter is much better. Can you add that to the recipe please.

  • Jennifer

    1 scoop YL Vanilla Protein Powder, 1 Scoop strawberry banana Protein Powder, 1 oz Ningxia Red, 1 container of Nitro, 3 drops of orange oil, optional: 1 tbsp of olive oil (healthy fat to keep me full).

  • i made paleo lemon chia seed bread last night with YL lemon essential oil and it is amazing! Here is the recipe. Enjoy!

    Paleo Lemon Chia Seed Bread
    2/3 c. coconut flour
    1 tsp. baking soda
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1 Tbsp. chia seeds
    zest from 3 lemons
    juice from 3 lemons + 6 drops lemon essential oil (optional) + enough almond milk to equal one cup
    6 eggs
    1/4 c. coconut oil, melted
    1/3 c. raw honey

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, add flour, baking soda, salt, and chia seeds. Whisk to combine. In another bowl, mix eggs, lemon zest, coconut oil, honey, and lemon/milk mixture. Slowly pour wet ingredients in to dry, and mix until just combined. Pour into a heavily greased pan and bake for 35-40 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

  • Jessica Neufeld

    My fave healthy snack is a simple spinach salad with sliced fresh strawberries, slivered almonds and a splash of poppyseed dressing. Adding a drop of Young Living Tangerine adds a delicious finish. Yum!

  • Donna

    I have not tried this yet but would love to! I love to make smoothies with plain kefir, a banana, kale, carrots and frozen blueberries or blackberries and some turmeric and cinnamon.

  • Served this at a small yl business meeting it was a hit, the beet juice was from my beets I canned, but it worked, thank you very much

  • Julie R.

    My two year old is crazy about peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, but we recently had to stop eating all wheat, so I fake it with apple slices, natural peanut butter, and fruit juice only preserves (apricot is his favorite!).

  • Kim

    I love this idea! A healthy snack without giving up on yummy treats. Saving this recipe.

  • tammy Sousek

    Right now with the cool days I make a cherry, banana, mango juice, slique oil, cinnamon oil, coconut oil and ginger oil with two ice cubes. Cherry is good for arthritis and the ginger warms you up, bananas are good for your belly, cinnamon and coconut to speed up my metabolism up. I,m looking to try something different with spring coming closer. This may just be the ticket.

  • Lora

    Date Bars

    Process 1 1/2 cups almonds, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1 1/2 cups oats in food processor. Add in 10 pitted medjool dates and 1/4 cup melted coconut oil. Press 3/4 cup into 8×8 pan. Process 25 pitted medjool dates and 1/2 cup water until it forms a paste. spread over almond crust. Top with remaining almond topping.Refrigerate overnight. Cut and serve!

  • I love pure protein complete and power meal! I’ve. Made chocolate using power meal: use 1tbsp cocoa powder, 1/4 coconut oil (melted), 1 tsp-1tbsp honey or agave, 1 scoop pure protein complete optional: 1 tsp vanilla. Mix all together, pour into molds and put in freezer! Dark chocolate protein boost for the win!

  • Janet Klepacz

    My 15 month old grandson loves my smoothie… He’s getting protein, greens, NingXia Red with blueberries and coconut milk!

  • Deborah Harris


    6 quartered strawberries
    3/4 fat-free cottage cheese
    2 teaspoons beet juice
    2 teaspoons almond butter
    1 scoop Pure Protein Complete
    2 tablespoons cocoa powder
    2 Tablespoons Blue Agave Natural Sweetener
    1 and 1/4 cup crushed ice
    Directions: Combine the ingredients in a blender and process to a smooth consistency.

  • Corinne Maier

    I love my fruit and veggies blended in my vitamix for an amazing smoothie!

  • Robyn Geistman

    In search of healthy snack recipes!

  • Candi Gearman

    Pure protein + honey + banana + Greek yogurt = NUMMY!

  • Janet

    Green smoothies w/YL stevia, Swiss chard, frozen organic mango chunks, 3 T coconut oil, and 1 scoop protein complete blend in Vita Mix w/1 C ice.

  • I LOVE red velvet everything! I can’t wait to add this to my ER order and try it!

  • I like it already so must try this smoothie:)

  • Julie H

    I love cut up avocado mixed with salsa for a healthy and filling snack.

  • Amanda Boggs

    This sounds delicious! I’d love to try it!

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