Beeting Heart Smoothie Bowl {Dairy Free}

Do you ever have something end up not going the way you planned but it ends up being for the better? 

That’s exactly what happened to me with this recipe.  I thought I had this fabulous idea to make marshmallow-free rice krispies except they were colored bright red with beet powder and cut into heart shapes and were all sorts of cute and festive for Valentine’s Day. 

That clearly didn’t happen. 

And to be honest, I am not even a fan of Valentine’s Day.  Romance and hearts aren’t exactly my jam BUT I do like to make festive recipes.  SO when I got it in my head that I was going to make festive BEET RED rice krispie treats, that’s what I planned to do. 

I went to the store, got the goodies I needed including little heart shaped cookie cutters and proceeded to attempt the cutest, most-festive/healthiest rice krispie treats of all time.  

I bet you can guess what happened.  I was left with a bowl of crumbling krispies and a mess of a kitchen. 

Thankfully, I am accustomed to kitchen failures so I did what any foodie blogger would do…I improvised and made a smoothie instead. 
Beeting Heart Protein Smoothie Bowl {Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Beet and Berry Smoothie}

Lo and behold, this “Beeting Heart Smoothie Bowl”.  Seriously, I sat in my kitchen for a good 10 minutes and thought REAL hard how I could use beet powder in an entirely different recipe and still make it “festive”. 

I already recently shared a “Beet Yesterday Smoothie” and while I wasn’t going to go that route, the more I thought about it, the more I realized I could make one kick-butt smoothie bowl with ingredients I already had on hand. 

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SO I rummaged through my freezer to find frozen raspberries and strawberries, grabbed my tub of PlantFusion protein powder and decided to still put my heart shaped cookie cutters to good use. 

With a little bit of patience and all of my creative abilities (which are mostly lacking), I somehow pulled off this layered smoothie bowl. 

Beeting Heart Protein Smoothie Bowl {Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Beet and Berry Smoothie}

Beeting Heart Protein Smoothie Bowl {Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Beet and Berry Smoothie}

Beeting Heart Protein Smoothie Bowl {Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Beet and Berry Smoothie}

Isn’t it pretty?! <3 

Beeting Heart Protein Smoothie Bowl {Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Beet and Berry Smoothie}

Beeting Heart Smoothie Bowl {Dairy Free}



  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or non-dairy milk)
  • 1.5 cups mixed frozen raspberries and strawberries 
  • 1 scoop PlantFusion Vanilla Bean protein powder 
  • 3/4 cup So Delicious CocoWhip
  • 1 scoop beet powder, divided (I used Healthy Skoop)
  • *varying sizes of heart cookie cutters
  • Goji berries and shredded coconut for garnish


  1. Blend together milk, raspberries, strawberries and protein powder. 
  2. Pour into small-medium size bowl and place in the freezer.
  3. In a separate small bowl, whip together CocoWhip and 1/3 scoop of the beet powder creating a light pink color. Remove smoothie bowl from freezer and place large heart cookie cutter in the center and fill with whipped mixture then place back in freezer. 
  4. Add another 1/3 of beet powder to remaining CocoWhip and whisk together until darker pink color is created. Remove smoothie bowl from freezer and place next size down cookie cutter inside and fill with whipped mixture then place back in freezer. 
  5. Add he remaining powder to CocoWhip and whisk together until a very dark pink color is created.  Remove smoothie bowl from freezer and place next size down cookie cutter inside and fill with whipped mixture.  Place back in freezer to set for another 5 minutes. 
  6. Remove and top with with shredded coconut and strategically placed goji berries. 
  7. Serve and enjoy!
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Susie @ Suzlyfe
Reply February 10, 2017

How cute is this? I would totally mess this up, but it is the thought that counts, right?

Kimberly G
Reply February 10, 2017

I love how you were able to come up with another recipe rather quickly! I'm a huge fan of beets, and smoothies, so I feel like this is a recipe I will try even though I'm not a huge fan of Valentine's day either.

Reply February 10, 2017

Well, well, well . .. . I just happen to have some beet powder in the pantry! Going to have to make this pretty treat!
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Reply February 10, 2017

Oh, this is so pretty and festive! I love the colors. <3

Reply February 10, 2017

I love the story of how this smoothie came to be! I think you handled it with a lot more grace than I would have. Kitchen fails stress me out!

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply February 10, 2017

How adorable is this!!! You've totally out done yourself! LOVE it and thanks for hosting.

Reply February 10, 2017

This is beautiful! I'm not a super Valentine fan either, but that won't stop me from eating all the pretty food (or the chocolate)!
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Reply February 10, 2017

Wow, that creative thinking really came up with something BEAUTIFUL Ann Marie; all your food is always so bright and colorful and happy. Happy Valentine's Day! <3

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply February 10, 2017

This is so cute!! I feel more loved already!

Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner
Reply February 10, 2017

Wowza there is so much goodness in there I love it!
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Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home
Reply February 10, 2017

I'm impressed with your perseverance! I don't know that I wouldn't have even completed the recipe. It looks great--and who doesn't love a smoothie bowl?

dixya @food, pleasure, and health
Reply February 11, 2017

kitchen failures happen with me all the time too...esp when i intent do do something cute, it just doesnt work. this is a pretty sweet smoothie bowl you came up.

Reply February 11, 2017

Valentine's Day is overrated haha! Agree. But beets are not. Either are smoothie bowls! And glad you made this vs Rice Krispies anyway haha

Reply February 18, 2017

hahaha, romance and hearts aren't really my jam either, but I would be all over this recipe! It's so pretty + packed with delicious ingredients! :D

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