Valentine’s Day is a great reminder to celebrate all of the special people in your life. It’s also a great reminder to practice a little more self-love, every day!
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Take a moment this Valentine’s day to indulge in a little self-care with a vibrant beet latte and some rich chocolate truffles, or share with someone special! This latte is earthy, spicy and smooth, with a beautiful fuchsia hue. Beets are one of the most naturally vibrant foods, and they pack a nutritional punch: they’re full of antioxidants (betalains), vitamin C, magnesium and folate.These decadent truffles are made with simple, whole-food ingredients to avoid the sugar crash that comes from processed sweets.
BEET LATTE (serves 2)
1. Roast 1 large beet 400F for 1 hour
2. Let cool, chop and transfer (about 1 cup) to a blender with 2 cups plant-based milk, 2 inches ginger root. Blend and strain through a sieve.
3. Transfer liquid back into blender, and add 4 tsp maple syrup, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp vanilla extract, pinch of sea salt. Blend again.
4. Transfer liquid to a pot to heat through.
5. Pour into two glasses, and top with frothed milk if desired. Sprinkle a little cinnamon on top.
CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES (makes about 10)
In a bowl, mix:
1 cup almond flour
⅔ cup cocoa powder
1 tsp ground coffee
In a separate bowl, mix:
4 tbsp maple syrup
2 tsp melted coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
1 tbsp nut or seed butter ( I use almond)
1. Add in wet to dry, and mix until a dough is formed.
2. Take about 1 tbsp of dough and roll into a small ball.
3. Place each ball on a plate, and set aside.
4. To decorate, dip each ball in melted chocolate. You can sprinkle with chopped nuts or coconut flakes too if you’d like.
I like to store the truffles in the freezer. Take them out a couple minutes before eating- I prefer them cold!
Hope you have a Vibrant Valentine's Day <3
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