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Healthy and Delicious Valentine’s Day Smoothie
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Healthy and Delicious Valentine’s Day Smoothie

Ah, Valentine’s Day. It’s the holiday many people love to hate or is it hate to love… hmmm…

Here’s the good news: no matter what you have going on in your romantic life this holiday-  this is a smoothie you’re bound to love.

Inspired by the Rosie’s Romance super-food smoothie from NYC’s The Juice Press, this is a delicious blend with a pretty, valentine’s appropriate hue.

Ingredients (serves 2, but can easily half recipe)

  •  2 bananas
  • 1 1/4 cup organic frozen strawberries
  • 1 1/4 cup  organic frozen raspberries (optional)
  • 1-2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup  unsweetened almond or soy milk
  • 1 -2 tbsp or scoop protein powder (optional – I often go without)
  •  Few handfuls of ice
  • Make it sweeter: add 1 tsp agave
  • Fancy it up: garnish with strawberry or fresh mint sprig

Blend ingredients in a blender, food processor or vita-mix, and serve immediately or save half in the fridge. Serve with a straw or two. Enjoy!

This tastes so decadent you’ll forget it’s reasonably healthy.  (I may even get away with serving it to my husband as Valentine’s dessert. )

And, if you use vegan protien powder then it’s certifiably vegan and animal-product free.

Need some  more ideas on how to green your Valentine’s Day? Read this.

Happy Valentine’s all!

Posted by Beth

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Beth is a Health and Wellness expert who believes sustainability goes hand-in-hand with self care. She’s the girl whipping up kombucha cocktails at parties, and extolling the benefits of canning vegetables to anyone who will listen. View all posts by Beth Funari

3 thoughts on “Healthy and Delicious Valentine’s Day Smoothie

  1. This looks tasty. Could you leave out the banana if you’re not a fan? Would the consistency be OK? Thanks

  2. Hi Jacylyn, Yep, I think the smoothie will still be great without banana! I’d just be sure to use enough almond butter (2-2.5 hefty tbsps) to thicken it up. And, I’d load up on the strawberries.

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