I will say this: if you are at all on the fence about the powers and pleasures of a healthy diet, this smoothie will put you over the edge. I will also say, as they do here in England, that this smoothie is “good fun” for any day, and it’s especially apropos on Valentine’s Day. And I will say that this smoothie is delicious, but that the taste is almost beside the point. Am I making myself clear? Are you making yourself a shopping list?
Okay, no more beating around the bush. (Yeah, I went there.) Share this smoothie with your Valentine on Tuesday morning, let your mind wander during the afternoon, and then go forth and enjoy your evening. You can thank me on Wednesday.
Recipe: Liquid Love
This mood- and energy-boosting superfoods smoothie is ideal for Valentine’s Day or any day. Don’t be intimidated by the inclusion of raw cacao powder and maca powder. Cacao is just chocolate, which is all Valentinesy; and maca is a Peruvian root used for thousands of years to promote stamina and virility. You can find them both at Whole Foods and most health food stores.
- 2 cups frozen blueberries
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 2 Medjool dates, pitted
- 2 Tablespoons raw cacao powder
- 2 teaspoons maca powder
- 1 1/2 cups water, or more to reach desired consistency
- Combine all ingredients in a high-speed or regular blender and blend until completely smooth. Serve immediately.
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 2