3 Smoothies That Would Fuel Cupid
Cupid is the god of attraction. He flies around shooting unsuspecting people with his bow and arrow, making them fall madly in love, and he's busiest around Valentine's Day.
While he may love his job of making people fall for one another, it can still be exhausting, flying all over and finding worthy targets. If Cupid, or you, need an energy boost this Valentine's Day, you'll want to reach for a specialty smoothie. Use your all-purpose blender to make one of these recipes that will give you and Cupid enough energy to pull off the perfect date.
1. Banana Blast
Bananas are loaded with energy and can help fuel you for a quick workout or give your that mid-day pick-me-up without any caffeine. While snacking on one or two of these delicious fruits can be a great option before a run or a workout, if you want a real energy kick, make these fruits the centerpiece of a smoothie. What you'll need:
- 2 bananas
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
- Chia seeds
Place your banana, almond milk, berries, ice and strawberries in your all purpose blender and blender on HIGH until the ingredients are mixed. Add chia seeds to preference and honey to taste, stir or blend again as desired. Pour and enjoy. This smoothie will give you immediate energy from the fruits and honey, as well as sustained power from the banana, almond milk and chia seeds.
2. Creamy Peanut Butter Smoothie
Whether you prefer creamy or crunchy peanut butter, you'll love this nutty recipe that gives you the protein you'll need for a jolt of energy at any time of the day. Your ingredients:
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup lowfat yogurt
- A dash of cocoa powder
- A dash of salt
- Flax seed
Mix all of your ingredients together with a hearty scoop of flax seed and blend of HIGH until you have a ready-to-drink smoothie that's ready to power you through the rest of the day. You can even make your own peanut butter with help from your Oster® Versa® Performance Blender.
3. Citrus Boost
When you're looking for a quick shot of pep during the day, skip the energy drinks and coffee and opt for a natural smoothie made with citrus fruits. Gather your ingredients:
- 1 peeled, seeded orange
- 1 peeled, seeded lemon
- 3 ounces lime juice
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- 1 cup coconut milk
Simply mix your ingredients into your blender jar and blend until smooth. You can add in ice for a little extra water and texture. Feel free to double the recipe to share with a friend.