February…what a delicious month.
Candied hearts, strawberries dipped in chocolate, red roses…
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I couldn’t resist writing a post about love and connecting it to food.
I made this silky chocolate treat, and let me tell you, it gets your juices flowing. It’s indulgent and very fun to share.
The Sexy Smoothie for Two has a lot of sexiness to it.
Take a look at some of the aphrodisiac ingredients:
Bananas are loaded with tons of B vitamins and potassium which increase the production of sex hormones.
I did a little Google search on this one and found out that the word “avocado” translates to “testicle” back in the Aztec times. So this might call for the aphrodisiac title.
Also, avocados are great bases for smoothies and are full of good fats and potassium (again, great for sexiness).
Cacao is said to contain serotonin and phenylethylamine; chemicals that are naturally found in the brain that induce the “feel good mood.
Cardamom is definitely the sexiest spice on Earth. Even the smell alone is very seductive.
The sweet smell of vanilla is known to soothe emotional tension and to increase energy levels, improve circulation, as well as produce a euphoric effect on your brain.
Ready to make this delightful drink for you and your loved one?
Sexy Smoothie for Two
1-2 large ripe bananas ( you can use frozen if you like)
1 ripe avocado, pitted
1/2 cup cacao powder
1/2 tsp. chili powder (for a nice little kick)
1 tsp. cardamom
2 cups coconut milk ( I like them super thick, so I used milk but you can substitute with 2 cups coconut water)
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
Blend all ingredients together in blender until very smooth. Toast your loved one and drink up.
Makes two 16 oz. glasses.
Note: Kevin thought the smoothie was too think for his liking, so we tweaked with the coconut water. I ended up using a spoon for mine; very pudding like. Kate (my 9 year old) joined me but doesn’t like the word sexy (it embarrasses her) so we named it Silky Smoothie. Thought you might like this little back story.:)
Do you have a favorite Valentine treat? What is it?
Enjoy your smoothie and have a Happy Valentine’s Day!