Beet of my Heart Smoothie
Roses are red, violets are blue, Valentine's Day is just a week away...whatever will you do?!
Be the cleverest valentine and make this love potion, of course!
Bursting with boron, beets help to keep the the body's sex hormones at healthy levels and are a natural aphrodisiac.
The ancient Romans knew it, and drank beet juice on the regular.
Beets are also full iron and potassium, which are essential for a healthy reproductive system. Adding coconut milk to the smoothie works to improve circulation and blood flow, giving you a natural pink glow all day long!
And what's sweeter than getting breakfast in bed?
Combine these little rubies with tangy frozen raspberries and a hint of natural sweetness and you have a love concoction that'll keep you and your Valentine smilin' all day long.
A note on the flax seed oil: it is totally optional, but flax seed oil is fantastic for your health. Specifically, it is rich in fatty acids, called EFAs, and is used to help prevent and treat heart disease and to aid in fertility.
(Which is what that whole Cupid thing's really about, anyway.)
1 medium-large beet
1 1/2 cups coconut milk
1 1/2 cups frozen raspberries
6 pitted dates
1 cup ice
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
1 tablespoon flax seed oil (optional)
After peeling the beets and pitting the dates, blend all the ingredients up in a high speed or at least hard workin' blender until they're smooth, creamy, and a beautiful bright pink. You may want to cut the beet into several smaller pieces so they blend more easily.
Again, the vanilla and flax oil are optional- but its better with them.
Grab two glasses, fill 'em up, and and head right back to bed.