heart shaped fruit

Eyes Love Fruit

With Valentine’s Day approaching this weekend, we thought this week we would share some inspiration for the day in our Nutrition Thursday post. There are so many healthy ways you can bring this love and romance theme to your food, especially with fruit. The favourite fruits to use at Valentine’s Day are your red and pink fruits. Strawberries, raspberries, and watermelon are popular, especially when you cut them into heart shapes. To get the heart shape use a metal cookie cutter you can buy from the supermarket. You can mix it up to give some colour with other fruit such as blueberries, blackberries and kiwi fruit.

love potion parfait for valentine's day

Love Potion Parfait

Aside from the heart shaped fruit to make on Valentine’s Day, we wanted to share with you this Love Potion Parfait we found over at With Raw Intentions. It looks delicious and has lots of fruit in there which is great for your eyes. Bananas, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and cherries. What a combination!

In this recipe you are going to receive lots of nutrients including bioflavins (flavonoids) and Vitamin C which may both protect against cataracts and macular degeneration. You’ll also get a good serve of Vitamin A which may protect against night blindness and dry eyes.

The recipe is easy, sweet and a great one for a treat for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 4 peeled bananas
  • 10 whole strawberries
  • 1.5 cups blackberries
  • 1.5 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • handful of raspberries (optional)

How to Make:

  1. Bottom Layer: Using a high-speed blender, blend 2 bananas, 1 cup blackberries, and blueberries until completely smooth. Pour into a large glass or jar.
  2. Middle Layer:  Pour 1/2 cup blackberries, 1/2 cup blueberries, and 2 sliced strawberries into the jar over the top of the first smoothie layer.
  3. Top Layer: Blend the remaining 8 whole strawberries, cherries, and other 2 bananas on high until smooth. Fill the remainder of the glass with this mixture. Sprinkle raspberries and some extra chopped banana on top to finish.

Original recipe from the With Raw Intentions website (here).

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