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Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Recipes, Seasonal & Events | 3 comments

Pomegranate Berry Love

Valentine’s Day calls for a “Love Potion No. 9.” While I don’t have a biochemistry lab like Sandra Bullock and Tate Donovan did in the 1992 film, I do have power-packed fruits from nature’s garden that’ll spark the romance on this candy heart and roses filled day.

Through careful taste testing and experimentation, I concocted the perfect breakfast smoothie to kickstart the amore. In Valentine’s Day fashion, this red-pink smoothie is rich in antioxidants from the pomegranate seeds, strawberries and raspberries and has one libido-boosting ingredient: maca.

Maca is a supplement known to increase sexual function in both men and women. It’s grown in the mountains of Peru and is quickly becoming a popular supplement among vegans and health enthusiasts.

Pair this pomegranate berry love smoothie with breakfast in bed and you’ll be queen for a day. Enjoy and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Pomegranate Berry Smoothie

Yield: Makes 2 servings

Pomegranate Berry Smoothie

Ingredients:

    For the Smoothie:
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • For the Garnish:
  • 1 large strawberry (to be cut into heart shape)
  • 20-25 pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tsp shaved white chocolate

Instructions:

    Smoothie Instructions:
  1. Add strawberries, raspberries, pomegranate seeds, almond milk and maca powder into blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Place smoothie into glass, garnish with pomegranate seeds, white chocolate and place heart-shaped strawberry on rim of glass.
  4. Serve chilled.
  5. Garnish Instructions:
    How to Cut a Pomegranate
  6. Cut out the flower part of the pomegranate without penetrating the seed part of the fruit.
  7. Cut the stem end of the pomegranate.
  8. Notice on the flower end of the pomegranate there are natural ridges (similar to an orange). Cut along these ridges from flower end to stem.
  9. Separate the cut sections. The pomegranate should come apart easy, seeds intact.
  10. Pull seeds out carefully without breaking them open as they may stain. Discard the rest of the pomegranate.
  11. Strawberry Heart
  12. Find a medium to large size strawberry with a pointed tip.
  13. Remove stem and cut strawberry in half.
  14. Cut an upside down triangle at the center of the strawberry to create the heart shape. Shape sides as needed to mold into heart.
  15. Once your desired shape is achieved, slice a small slit on the bottom of the strawberry. This will allow you to place it at the rim of the glass.
  16. White Chocolate
  17. Take a white chocolate square of your choice and with a sharp knife slice fine pieces to create shaving.
  18. Take the shavings and fill in the pomegranate shaped heart.
  19. Pomegranate Seeds
  20. Take your pomegranate seeds and gently place them on the smoothie in the shape of a heart as shown in the photo.

Notes

I recommend using frozen berries since this drink tastes better cold. However, if you don’t have frozen berries or time to freeze your fruit, add ice to your mix and blend.

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3 Comments

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