You’re not dreaming. You read the name of this recipe right: Healthy Red Velvet Cupcakes.
Healthy. Red Velvet. Cupcakes. We’ll give you a moment to let that sink in.
Let Beachbody Super Trainer and 21 Day Fix creator Autumn Calabrese and her brother chef Bobby Calabrese show you how to make perfectly decadent, 21 Day Fix-approved red velvet cupcakes on FIXATE, the exclusive Beachbody On Demand cooking show!
With only 180 calories per cupcake (including the frosting!), these have less than half the calories of typical red velvet cupcakes. They’re made with all-natural ingredients, and some clever substitutions that make them more nutritious than most desserts. Autumn and Bobby will show you how to quickly make the batter quickly in a blender or food processor, then pop it in the oven while you make frosting. And, for those watching their gluten intake, these treats are gluten-free! (They can also be made with standard all-purpose flour if you prefer.)
Most red velvet cupcakes get their scarlet hue from artificial food coloring, and lots of it—but not these. Autumn and Bobby’s cupcakes get their color—and plenty of moisture—from beets! As weird as that might sound, it’s actually pretty genius, and the flavor is undetectable.
Autumn and Bobby made these red velvet cupcakes even more enticing by topping them with a rich, chocolaty layer of frosting. How did they manage to do that and keep these babies healthy? The secret to the frosting is—wait for it—avocado! When whipped in a blender, the healthy fats in avocados take on the texture of a finger-licking-good frosting, while cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and just the right amount of coconut sugar completely mask the avocado flavor. What you’re left with is enticing chocolate frosting that is actually pretty good for you!
The Portion Fix containers for these healthy red velvet cupcakes are: 1 Yellow, ½ Blue, 1½ tsp. Find out how Portion Fix can make losing weight simple.
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Nutritional Information (per serving):
Total Fat: 10 g
Saturated Fat: 4 g
Cholesterol: 20 mg
Sodium: 176 mg
Carbohydrates: 21 g
Fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 10 g
Protein: 3 g