Valentine's Pink Smoothie

Friday, February 12, 2016

Love is in the air and in this scrumptious smoothie! The cashews make it so smooth and the dates add a wonderful sweetness. It is packed full of vitamins, minerals and electrolytes. A powerhouse breakfast smoothie that comes in around 450 calories (if your counting).

With superfood ingredients, this smoothie is a must try for you.

  • Potassium, magnesium, fiber, phosphorus, iron; vitamins A, B & C; beta-carotene, beta-cyanine; folic acid
  • Cleanse the body - works as a purifier for the blood
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Help your mental health - contain betaine, the same substance that is used in certain treatments of depression. It also contains trytophan, which relaxes the mind and creates a sense of well-being
  • Great mineral source, cashews contain 31% of the daily recommended value for copper, 23% for manganese, 20% for magnesium and 17% for phosphorus, and 12% of the daily recommended value for vitamin K 
  • Rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins and dietary fiber
  • Source of carotenes and vitamin-A
  • Minerals like copper, calcium, potassium, manganese and phosphorus
  • Help burn stored fat - the red coloring contains anthocyanins, which stimulate the burning of stored fat
  • Low in Calories – High in fiber
  • Ease inflammation
  • Lower cardiovascular disease
  • Flavonoids — which are responsible for the color and flavor of strawberries — lower the risk for heart disease
  • Contain potassium, vitamin K and magnesium which are important for bone health
Coconut Water
  • Source of B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pyridoxine, and folates
  • Studies suggest that cytokinins in coconut water were found to have significant anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-thrombotic 
  • Very good amount of electrolyte potassium
  • Minerals like calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, and zinc 
put all ingredients into high speed blender

that's a lot of pink going on in there!

Pink Smoothie

1 1/2 cup coconut water
2 medium carrots
1/4 raw beet (I quarter and freeze mine)
1/4 cup raw cashews (soaked)
1/4 cup dates - about 4 medjool dates (pitted)
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup frozen strawberries

Put all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for about 1 1/2 minutes.

Dash of Wisdom: Surprise your Valentine with this luscious smoothie for breakfast!

One of the first known uses of beets was by the ancient Romans, who used them medicinally as an aphrodisiac. And that’s the honest truth – science backs it up. Beets contain high amounts of boron, which is directly related to the production of human sex hormones. Who'd have thought?

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