Even if you belong to the "Valentine's Day is a silly holiday invented by the card companies" camp, there is never a wrong time to spoil the ones you love or yourself with a little chocolatey goodness.
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie
- 1 1/2 Cup Almond Milk or Coconut Milk (unsweetened)
- 1 1/2 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder
- 1 Cup Frozen Strawberries
- 1 Banana, Frozen
- 1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla
- Garnish With Fresh Strawberries and Cacao Nibs
Why I love this: Cocoa and strawberries are both antioxidant powerhouses. Not only are strawberries rich in the potent antioxidant vitamin C — just five large berries provide almost 59 milligrams of vitamin C, or 98% of the recommended daily value — but they’re also low in sugar. This means that they won’t cause the inflammatory spike in blood sugar that sweeter fruits can.