Saturday 14 February 2015

Eros' Elixir - Valentine Smoothie Recipe

   Smoothies are great, aren't they? A better source of your five-a-day than fruit juice because all of the fruit is added, not just the juice, and they taste so good, too. Plus, unlike a half-eaten apple, if you leave a smoothie alone for five minutes, it won't go brown. Win.
   And I love inSpiral. They've got wonderful raw foods filled with health benefits, and fabulous powders to add to shakes, cooking and, you guessed it, smoothies. For Valentine's Day they released the Love Mix, a blend of organic, natural ingredients known to put a bit of zing below the belt, and includes sugavida, the only known plant-based source of vitamin B12, a key vitamin for maintaining brain and nervous-system function, as well as the formation of blood.

   So, I decided to make a really simple smoothie with added Love Mix for extra kapow without overdosing on goodness - there can be too much of a good thing, after all - which is perfect for Valentine's Day, from colour to effect!

2 cups of frozen raspberries
1 banana, cut into chunks
3 heaped teaspoons of inSpiral's Love Mix
350ml coconut milk

Pour the coconut milk into the blender, then add the banana, the Love Mix, then the frozen raspberries. The trick is to layer the ingredients in a blender, starting with water and then work your way up to the harder ingredients. This is both to protect the blades in the appliance, and to ensure a thorough mix.


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