Have yourself a red velvet valentine's day

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Calling all love birds!  What are you up to this Valentines Day?  Valentine's Day is actually the day my main squeeze was born, so we will be celebrating him.  He has commissioned me with making a chocolate cake... so... that should be interesting (panicking! I don't bake well!)  But I do blend well, so if you are looking for a treat that totally tastes like a treat, but is loaded with awesome nutrition, I've got you covered.  As for a chocolate cake... well... that remains to be seen.  Who needs a cake when you have chocolatey, creamy, decadent, red velvet smoothie?!  I might even eat this with a spoon next time, topped with coconut whip cream... oh my the possibilities are endless.

Happy love day! 
Tina

Red velvet smoothie 

Ingredients 

1 - beet
1/2 - 3/4 c. - frozen strawberries/raspberries
1/2 - banana 
1/2 - avocado 
1 1/2 t. - cacao
1 c. - coconut milk (full fat is the best)
1 t. - raw honey or maple syrup
1/2 t. - vanilla 

Method

  1. Wash and chop beet into small chunks. Keep skin on if organic. 
  2. Blend everything together, adding more milk if needed to achieve desired consistency. 
  3. Enjoy!