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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, or through the links in the recipe below.
Medjool dates are a great whole-food sweetener. They’ll blend up easily in a high-speed blender; in a regular blender, give them a chop first.
Purple superfoods smoothie
Ahem. It’s probably best that I not say too much about this smoothie recipe, and that you just go ahead and purchase the ingredients, blend it up, and get on with things. If you catch my drift.
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 in the morning, let your mind wander during the afternoon, and then go forth and enjoy your evening. You can thank me tomorrow.
- Combine all ingredients in a high-speed or regular blender and blend until completely smooth.
- Divide between two glasses and serve immediately.
Medjool dates are a great whole-food sweetener. They'll blend up easily in a high-speed blender; in a regular blender, give them a chop first.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 355Total Fat: 13.7gCarbohydrates: 58.9gFiber: 8.3gProtein: 6.9g