Happy Valentine’s Day! Today is definitely a day for treats, isn’t it? Below I’ll link to some of my favorite Valentine’s Day desserts but before we get to those, let’s start the day with a dark chocolate berry smoothie that’s actually good for us!
Disclosure: I did receive this product from Vital Proteins, but all views are my own. I would never endorse a product that I wouldn’t use myself.
Dark Chocolate & Blackberry Collagen Peptides
For this dark chocolate berry smoothie, I used the Vital Proteins Dark Chocolate & Blackberry Collagen Peptides. I love this collagen protein powder. It has 20g of collagen per serving and 18g of protein. It’s not plant-based but it is dairy-free which is a win in my book.
If you don’t use the Vital Proteins collagen, you could sub in any chocolate-flavored protein powder of your choosing. But I really like the Vital Proteins because it has both the chocolate and the blackberry. It’s such a great combination.
Dark Chocolate Berry Smoothie
I whipped up this smoothie based on the Fab4 Formula so it doesn’t have much fruit but you’d never know! The Vital Proteins collagen is naturally sweet because of the cocoa and blackberry but it doesn’t have any added sugar and is Whole30-approved.
I used frozen greens, frozen cauliflower, flaxseed meal, almond butter, and blueberries to round it out. You could also use frozen blackberries or frozen strawberries, both would be lovely.
- 8 oz unsweetened almond milk
- 1-2 handfuls of frozen greens
- 2 scoops Vital Proteins Dark Chocolate & Blackberry Collagen Peptides
- 2 tbsp flaxseed meal
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 1/3 cup frozen cauliflower
- 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
- Add almond milk and greens to blender and blend until smooth.
- Add protein powder, flaxseed meal, and almond butter and blend until smooth.
- Add cauliflower and blueberries and blend until smooth.
- Add more frozen berries to taste.
My Favorite Valentine’s Day Treats
In case you want to have your smoothie AND a treat, here are a few of my favorite sweets.
Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie for Two — Paleo!
Almond Butter Cups — Just a few ingredients.
Triple Coconut Chocolate Donuts — These are paleo too!
Chocolate Coconut Butter Cups — Only 5 ingredients.
Vegan Easy Macaroons — Vegan and easy? I’m in.
Chocolate Quinoa Cake — Do not let the name fool you, this cake is amazing.
Chocolate Mousse — It’s dairy-free!!
Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!!