Like many women I know, I have been trying hard to get my sweetie to increase his intake
of fruits and vegetables for years.
I will be the first to admit that it has been an uphill battle.
However, one trick that works is making delicious (yet healthy) smoothies that hide the
taste of veggies behind a tasty blend of nutrient-rich ingredients.
This rich, creamy and delectable recipe is great way to show your sweetie some love by
taking good care of him.
Using almond milk and almond butter adds an extra boost and creaminess to the already
protein-rich leafy greens.
Almond butter has more iron, vitamin E, and calcium than peanut butter plus it is rich
in monounsaturated fat and has less saturated fat than peanut butter.
Almond butter also helps keep your hunger pangs at bay due to its high protein and
Banana adds extra sweetness and creaminess while providing potassium which help
his muscles to function well and his blood-pressure to stay regulated.
Also rich in fiber and vitamin B6, bananas provide support for his heart and good carbs
to keep him full and energized.
Now that’s a great way to his heart!
Frozen mangoes add vitamins A and C and a healthy dose of beta-carotene, which helps
prevent cancer and promotes healthy skin.
The wealth of antioxidants, such as anthocyanins, in blueberries have been shown to slow
brain decline and reverse memory loss.
Chia seeds pack a major nutritional punch since they are a great source of heart-healthy
omega-3s and also pack 10g of fiber per 2 tablespoon serving.
Chia seeds may help lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
Cinnamon adds a warm, sweet flavor in your smoothie without adding sugar.
This healthy spice helps regulates blood sugar and also reduces LDL cholesterol.
Dates are loaded with fiber, antioxidants and potassium plus they add extra sweetness.
Blend these super nutritious foods for a power boost that will give your sweetie the fuel
he needs to build strong muscles, burn fat, and boost energy.
Hopefully, he’ll thank you for the love!
Show Some Love: Sweet and Healthy Green Smoothie
2 cups almond milk
3 tablespoons raw organic almond butter
1 cup frozen organic blueberries
1 cup frozen mango
2 frozen organic bananas
1 cup organic kale
1 cup spinach
3-4 organic dates
1 teaspoon organic cinnamon
1-2 tablespoons organic chia seeds
2 scoops organic vegan protein powder of choice (optional)
A few ice cubes (optional)
Add all of the ingredients to a high speed blender. (I use a Vitamix)
Blend until all ingredients have been pulverized and the liquid is smooth.
Taste the smoothie and adjust as needed.
Add a few ice cubes and blend on high, if you want the smoothie to be colder.
Feel free to add a couple of scoops of your favorite protein powder for extra protein.
Pour the smoothie into a manly beer mug or his favorite mason jar.
Hand it to him with a smile!
Drink to your honey’s health!
Do you make smoothies for your loved one?
What are your favorite ingredients to add?
Share your thoughts and comments with us.