Love Potion Smoothie

Valentine's Day Smoothie

Say “I Love You” with a Love Potion Smoothie

Want to say “I Love You” in a healthy way? Show your loved ones some extra TLC with a black forest smoothie. It not only combines the delicious flavors of chocolate and cherry, but it is also packed with nutrition!

Love Potion Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup – yogurt, plain

  • 1 tablespoon – cocoa powder, unsweetened

  • 3/4 cup – cherries, frozen

  • 1/4 medium – avocado

  • 2 tablespoon – maple syrup, pure

  • 1/4 teaspoon – sea salt

Directions

  1. Combine yogurt, cherries, cocoa, avocado, syrup and salt in a blender.

  2. Blend on high until pureed.

  3. Add chocolate chips, flax and/or chia if desired. Blend for a few seconds to break down but not thoroughly pureed.

  4. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. This makes one large serving.

  5. Optional items to add to smoothie:

  • 1 Tbsp. chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. grass-fed collagen (optional)
  • 2 tsp. flax seeds or chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 dose of powdered probiotics (optional)

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Meghan Ritchie

Meghan is a busy mom of two children, Holden 6 and Nora 4. She is the Program Coordinator, a Personal Trainer and Conditioning Coach at Starting Line Health and Fitness. Health and fitness has always been a very important part of her life, and, in the past, to a fault. After struggling with her own health and fitness goals she learned quickly that life is all about balance. Nothing more drove that point home more than her children. She soon learned that it was possible to take care of her growing family and herself. When she took care of herself, she found herself taking better care of her family. She wants to share her success of raising a family and staying in great shape with those around her. She strives to show families how important it is for parents to be interested in their own wellness. Because through their interest in health and fitness their children can see first hand the importance of fueling and using their bodies in the right way! Meghan wishes to teach, help and coach people to achieve their fitness goals and improve their lifestyle by finding balance.

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