I had a post planned for you today, but then I fell asleep for about 4 hours when I got home from work. Oops. Since there is a holiday coming up this weekend that some of you may actually celebrate, I figured I would dig through the archives and give you some tasty inspiration. So basically I am trying to make up for my lack of posting by distracting you with other food. Sound good? Good.
Here's some sweet inspiration for your Val Day, or for your regular ole weekend or any other day without hearts, cutesy cards, and an insane amount of pink things (click photos for the recipe link):
So it's currently 70 degrees and sunny out. In the middle of January. I guess I need to get used to this wonky Houston weather again. Since it's been much warmer the last couple of days, my body has been craving smoothies again. Even though I love smoothies, I have a hard time enjoying them in the dead of winter. Perhaps it's instinctual. My body senses cold weather and immediately craves warm, comforting foods. And the second it warms up, I want smoothies and fresh, raw foods.
Since it has become my latest favorite, I thought I would share this super simple smoothie with you. I actually borrowed the idea from a smoothie I frequently order when I'm at Whole Foods. I've tweaked it a bit to my liking, adding some hemp hearts for a dose of protein a medjool date instead of agave for a touch of sweetness. The flavor is sort of like a chocolate covered strawberry and it has a super creamy consistency thanks to the avocado.