Valentine’s Day is less than a week away. You know what that means? Candy conversation hearts, boxes of chocolate, and all things sweet and sappy are flying off store shelves like crazy. I love celebrating love, but I prefer to celebrate with much more healthy, nourishing treats than the processed junk in stores. That’s why I’ve created this healthified guide to Valentine’s Day.
First things first…Breakfast!
Start your day off healthy and happy with this yummy pink smoothie! This one contains 1 and 1/4 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup frozen organic strawberries, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, and 1 tablespoon peanut butter. Add cacao, cinnamon, or maca powder for an extra flavor and health boost! Just blend these ingredients, pour into a mason jar with a cute straw, and enjoy!
Craving something more hearty than a smoothie? Try this delicious overnight oatmeal!
I made a small strawberry smoothie with 1/2 cup almond milk (or any milk you like), 1 teaspoon chia seeds, a sprinkle of cacao powder, and a handful of strawberries. Once I blended this altogether, I poured the smoothie over 1/2 cup of gluten-free oats in a mason jar. Place the mason jar in the fridge overnight, and when you wake up the next morning, BAM! There’s your delicious breakfast ready to go!
Top your overnight oats with fresh, organic strawberries if you like.
These pink and purple smoothie bowls are another fun way to start the special day! Plus you get to decorate and top each bowl to your own liking. It’s like a mini masterpiece!
To make a smoothie bowl, I whip up a smoothie that has a larger ratio of frozen fruit than almond milk, which is typically 1 cup fruit for every 1/4-1/3 cup almond milk. Make sure to toss in a scoop of protein powder or tablespoon of nut butter, so your smoothie is thick enough.
I topped these with berries, pomegranate seeds, hemp seeds, and toasted coconut flakes!
No breakfast is complete without coffee. For Valentine’s Day, why not make your daily java in this “LOVE” mug?
I “LOVE” my morning coffee with almond milk and stevia!
And for lunch…Sport these heart-shaped sunnies while enjoying veggies and fresh watermelon juice! A splendid lunch at an even more splendid location–Malibu Farm, one of my favorites! 🙂
Craving a sweet treat for dessert?
Indulge a little with this perfectly pink Laduree macaron–Strawberry Guimauve (marshmallow) flavored! No words can truly describe its exquisitely unique taste that has me wishing I could eat one every day. Too bad the store is in NYC, and I’m in LA…Or maybe that’s a good thing 😉
Of course we cannot forget about flowers, one of the best parts of Valentine’s Day! I love this incredible array from the Whole Foods in New York City. Bring some home for the perfect centerpiece!
Or bring that centerpiece to your local park and have a “pretty in pink” picnic!
And for a snack?
These beautiful berries will hit your snacking spot, especially in a cute pink bowl!
Or top fresh berries with a dollop of coconut whipped cream and a sprig of mint.
And there you have it…Your guide to a healthy(er) Valentine’s Day! ❤