A romantic breakfast in bed for two might not be a reality with Valentine’s Day falling on a Wednesday (though it does give new meaning to “hump day,” doesn’t it?) this year. Instead, try a grab-and-go breakfast that’ll get you ready for a day full of energy and an evening full of love.
My go-to breakfast on most days is a protein, fat and fiber-based Superfood Smoothie, To celebrate the day of love, I’ve tweaked my recipe a little into a delicious vanilla and strawberry combo featuring ingredients that are hormone-balancing, vibrancy-raising and libido-boosting.
Libido-Boosting Valentine’s Day Superfood Smoothie
Collagen Peptides: Supplementing with collagen can heal, tighten and firm the cellular matrix throughout the body, including the vaginal wall, resulting in a more pleasurable sexual experience.
Rose Beauty Water: Used for centuries in beauty rituals, rose water is anti-inflammatory and calming to the central nervous system, and can give skin a beautiful glow, inside and out.
Maca Powder: The adaptogen maca has been used for centuries to boost energy and libido due to its high iodine and zinc levels. This wonder root has even been clinically proven to improve women’s sexual experience and satisfaction.
Ashwagandha Powder: Cited in the Kama Sutra as a “potent igniter of passion and desire,” ashwagandha is a mineral-rich adaptogen that has anecdotal evidence of increasing blood flow to the sexual organs for both men and women.
Brazil Nut Butter: Brazil nuts are a great source of fatty acids, which are essential for healthy skin, hair and nails. They are also one of the best sources of selenium, a mineral that aids in thyroid and sex hormone balance.
Organic Strawberries: A Valentine’s Day staple, strawberries are rich in vitamin C, which is essential for healthy circulation and has been reported to boost female libido.
Hemp Milk: Rich in the essential minerals magnesium and zinc, and high in fatty acids, the nutritional profile of hemp seeds is thought to improve sex hormone balance in both women and men.
- 2 scoops Vital Proteins Vanilla Collagen Peptides
- 1 teaspoon Sakara Life Rose Beauty Water
- 1/2 teaspoon New Chapter Fermented Maca Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Sun Potion Ashwagandha Powder
- 1 tablespoon Destiny Raw Brazil nut butter
- 1/2 cup organic strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- 5 cups hemp seed milk
- Optional toppings: rose petals, cacao nibs or coconut flakes
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Top with coconut flakes, cacao nibs and rose petals!
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