Sweet Valentine’s Smoothie

Valentine’s Day isn’t exactly our most beloved holiday as a society. But no matter what your relationship status is today, you can always show yourself a little self-love. Curl up with your favorite book or movie. Treat yourself to a home cooked meal or your favorite take out. Dabble in a face mask or take some time to foam roll. And definitely try out this sweet smoothie recipe!

Sweet Valentine’s Smoothie

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Serves: 2 2-cup glasses

Ingredients

  • BOTTOM LAYER:
  • 1 cup (100 grams) frozen fruit mix (mine contained red currants, black currants, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries)
  • 1 ripe banana, sliced
  • ½ cup (120 ml) plain white yogurt
  • 3 tbsp raw rolled oats (optional; if used, let them soak in ½ cup plain white yogurt mentioned above for at least 3 hours)
  • 4 dates (or other sweetener)
  • ⅓ cup (80 ml) milk
  • TOP LAYER:
  • 1 cup (100 grams) frozen strawberries
  • 1 ripe banana, sliced
  • ½ cup (120 ml) plain white yogurt
  • 2 tsp chia seeds (optional; if used, let them soak in ½ cup plain white yogurt mentioned above for at least 3 hours)
  • 4 dates (or other sweetener)
  • ⅓ cup (80 ml) milk
  • 4 fresh strawberries and more fruit and candy for garnish

Instructions

  1. Amounts of ingredients described above will fill 2 2-cup (500 ml) glasses/jars. First slice about 4 strawberries thinly, dry slices with paper towel and place them along the inside wall of glasses, pressing them against the glass to adhere.
  2. To make the bottom smoothie layer, place all ingredients in you blender and blend for about 1 minute.
  3. Pour mixture in prepared glasses, filling each glass halfway.
  4. To make top smoothie layer, place all ingredients in you blender and blend for about 1 minute.
  5. Pour mixture in prepared glasses, filling each glass to the top.
  6. Garnish with more fruit

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