Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to focus on self love. Self nourishment and self love help pave the pathway to attract more love and abundance in all areas of life! It’s absolutely true. And what’s so great about it is that WE are in control of it! With a little effort and attention to it, I think you’ll really start to notice the difference as far as what I am talking about.
So here’s a great- and delicious!- tool for loving yourself, my Pitaya Sweetheart Smoothie Recipe! Color is a powerful way to nourish your senses and the brilliant magenta color of the pitaya does just that, and clues us in on the incredible antioxidant power it contains. The cacao helps boost you feeling great as well. And you know what? You deserve to feel great!!!
Power Fruit: Pitaya (aka Dragon Fruit)
In the past you may have heard me share my thoughts on what the term “super food” mean to me. To recap, such foods do not have to be expensive or rare or difficult to find, but rather, in my definition, are in abundance all around the planet. They are foods that have powerful and truly nourishing qualities for our health, energy and beauty in numerous ways. And so in that way you can see that lemons, broccoli and kale are super foods in my book.
Pitaya, which is also called Dragon Fruit, is definitely a super food. It is high in magnesium, iron, antioxidants and fiber (you know what a big fan of proper cleansing I am!), and is naturally low in sugar. Magnesium is important for our energy and helps with beauty sleep, which helps with regeneration of our cells and organs, including helping to build beautiful skin. Iron helps oxygenate our entire systems. You can learn more about the pitaya fruit here.
And the crunchy little seeds within the pitaya are said to help promote better, more efficient digestion.
This Valentine’s Day, be sure to try this smoothie and nourish your entire body and being. You are already pure love, and it’s time to spend a little time really honoring that within yourself.
Let’s get prepping….
- 1 pack of frozen pitaya smoothie packet (see note)
- ½ cup frozen raspberries
- ½ cup frozen strawberries
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tablespoon coconut nectar or 2 dates
- 2 tablespoons shaved good-quality dark chocolate to top off
- Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until well combined and creamy.
Note: While this recipe calls for frozen, feel free to use fresh if you can ever find it…some markets and Asian markets definitely do carry Dragon Fruit. This goes for all of the fruits in this recipe. Just remember, the texture will be different depending on what you choose to use.
Sending you all my love for this Valentine’s Day!!!