Valentine’s Smoothie Recipes

Posted on February 13th, 2017

We are feeling the love this week!
We think Valentine’s Day is less about long-stemmed roses and fancy dinner reservations (though those things certainly are nice!) and more about being in love with life. From eating healthy, to feeling confident, to doing a good deed. When you feel the love, it shows and inspires others!

Whether you’re single on Valentine’s Day or looking forward to a romantic date; February 14th belongs to everyone. It’s all in the way you look at it!

Love rules our blog this week, and it kicks off with the yummy, healthy Valentine’s smoothie recipes below.

Valentine’s Day Smoothie Recipes (Cupid-Approved!) 

The Chocolate Covered Strawberry
Skip the box of chocolates for this healthier V-Day treat, packed with superfood strawberries.
–1.5 cups frozen strawberries
–1/4 cup cacao nibs
–1 ripe, frozen banana
–1 cup vanilla soy/nut milk*
*Substitute vanilla frozen yogurt or vanilla soy ice cream for a dessert smoothie, topped with extra cacao nibs!

Raspberries & Cream
The pretty pink color is perfect for V-Day, and the Vitamin-C will provide a natural, lasting energy boost!
–1.5 cups frozen raspberries
–1/2 cup coconut milk
–1 ripe, frozen banana
–1 scoop coconut ice cream or vanilla fro-yo (both unsweetened)

Nuts for You
Like a PB&J minus the carbs, this smoothie is packed with protein and vitamins to keep you energized!
–1.5 cups frozen berries (your choice!)
–1 cup vanilla almond milk
–2 tbsp. nut butter (peanut butter or almond butter works best)
–Sprinkle with crushed nuts and top with drizzle of honey; enjoy with a spoon!

The Rebel (because V-Day just isn’t your thing.)
Antioxidants like whoa!!! Plus protein, potassium, and magical matcha. You’ll be ready to fight err—make friends with St. Valentine after this one.
–1 cup spinach
–1 scoop matcha green tea powder
–1 cup vanilla soy/nut milk
–1 frozen, ripe banana
–Top with a drizzle of honey

BONUS: The Zinger (too hot for ice!)
Invigorate your senses, brighten your complexion, AND clear your sinuses with this detoxifying wonder-brew!
–1 cup hot water
–1 sprinkle of cayenne (to taste)
–1 big squeeze of lemon
–1 pinch of ginger
–1 tsp. of honey

 

Sources
http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2011/02/vegan-valentines-day-smoothies.html
http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/1028179/pink-smoothie-recipes-for-valentines-day-breakfast
http://zoomyummy.com/2016/02/12/valentines-day-smoothie/
http://www.cookrepublic.com/the-valentine-smoothie-and-healthy-smoothie-101/