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Vibrant Valentine

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!

More:

positive self-talk

self-care

self-confidence


Less:

self-criticism

self-doubt

comparison to others


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.


How-to:


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


Keep following along on IG @aspoonfulofscience for more recipes, lifestyle, and well-being tips.



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