This year my son is in kindergarten. And this year he and I prepared Valentine cards for each of his 20 class mates. A long process from my point of view (as he is learning how to write), but he enjoyed every second of it. He wrote his name and each classmate’s name on each card. We also bought some “Happy Valentine’s Day” balloons that we are adding to each card.
And since we could not pass up the chance to create something delicious for Valentine’s day, my son and I decided to make a smoothie. A cherry strawberry smoothie since we had all the needed fruit in the freezer. The smoothie is easy to make, nutritious (plenty of healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber), and let’s not forget, delicious. And delicious it was indeed! The recipe makes 3 cups, but the kids gobbled them up quickly. No smoothie left for my husband and I.
Pair this cherry strawberry smoothie with scrambled or boiled eggs and you have a rounded and delicious breakfast.
The Cherry Strawberry Smoothie is rich in:
- Potassium, manganese, magnesium, vitamin C, and fiber from coconut water
- vitamin C, potassium, and fiber from cherries
- vitamin C, manganese, fiber, iodine, folate from strawberries
- Vitamin B6, vitamin C, manganese, potassium, and fiber from bananas
- Protein, iron, magnesium, healthy fats, and zinc from hemp seeds
- Healthy fats, fiber, protein, manganese, phosphorus, and calcium from chia seeds
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 cup cherries (frozen or fresh)
- ½ cup strawberries (frozen or fresh)
- 2 medium-sized bananas (fresh or frozen)
- 1 tablespoons hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 20 baby spinach leaves
- Blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth.
- Enjoy with your loved ones.