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Lindsay is a creative with a passion for a mindful and purposeful life.  Her photography is inspired by nature and color.  She shares her thoughts, passions, and interests on her blog, From Summer Breeze Lane.

Pink Love Chip Smoothie

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To love others your must love yourself first!

I made this delicious smoothie on Valentine's Day.  It was a huge hit at my house.  While I was creating it in my kitchen, I thought about how you must love yourself in order to love others.  Taking care of your body, and nourishing your body with healthy food is one way to show yourself some love.  Providing those you love most with health and nutrition is also a wonderful way to spread the love on Valentine's Day.  

Recipe as follows:

Roughly 2 cups of fresh almond milk

Frozen strawberries

Frozen raspberries

About 2 tbsp raw cacao powder

1 heaping tbsp maca powder

1 heaping tbsp acai powder

Spoonful of coconut oil

One vanilla bean (whole)

Splash vanilla extract

Splash maple syrup

Pinch of salt

Cacao nibs (as much as you'd like!)

 

The recipe is more like a guideline rather than exact measurements.  Add more or less fruit depending on how thick you'd like it. The same goes for cacao. Do you like things chocolately? Add extra cacao powder. Don't have maca or acai?  No big deal.  It will still be great.  Blend everything together. At the end, add cacao nibs, but turn the blender off quickly to keep them in chip form. Poor into a fancy glass and enjoy!!

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