Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie

Happy Valentine’s Day!


I had originally planned to leave work early today so that Isaac and I could go on a guided tour of a wedding venue this afternoon, but my boss is amazing and convinced me just to take the whole day off. She definitely didn’t have to twist my arm on this one. And I’m glad I did because the day is already off to a great start.

Nothing is better than waking up to birthday flowers.


I love the arrangement that Isaac got me this year. So colorful and pretty. <– wedding bouquet inspiration. πŸ™‚

Isaac got ready early and took me to Lamplighter to grab coffee before he headed to work. Lightlighter has unsweetened almond milk and I’m in love with their almond milk lattes. So good!

After coffee I came home, put in a load of laundry, swiffered the hardwood floors (even under our bed) and then made myself a strawberry banana protein pancake for breakfast. The cleaning part isn’t very birthdayish but I like to clean for things to be clean so it works for me.

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The pancake had:

  • 1/3 cup egg whites
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use brown rice protein powder)
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 1/2 banana, mashed
  • strawberry, chopped

A little later this morning I’m going to get my nails done with Isaac’s mom, stopping by Isaac’s school to deliver some Valentine’s Day cards, working out, going on the venue tour and then coming home to make dinner with Isaac. Definitely a busy, but lovely day.

chocolate covered strawberry smoothie

Since nothing says Valentine’s Day better than strawberries and chocolate I have a tasty smoothie recipe to to share with you all today. Whip out your blender and make one for yourself (or for your Valentine) and fall in love…

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie


A vegan smoothie with two of my favorite things — strawberries and chocolate. It’s the perfect way to indulge in a chocolate treat this Valentine’s Day.



  • 1 cup fresh organic strawberries
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 Tablespoon protein powder (I used Sunwarrior Natural)
  • 1 Tablespoon raw cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 45 cubes of ice
  • 2 drops of stevia to sweeten (optional)


  1. Place strawberries, banana, protein powder, cacao powder, almond milk, dates, vanilla and stevia in blender and blend until fruit is pureed and ingredients are well mixed.
  2. Add ice and blend until smooth.

As you can tell, I love Valentine’s Day!

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  1. WOW!!! After just completing a 30 day green smoothie fast that consisted of some not so easy ingredients to consume, this was a most pleasant treat! Today is my birthday so I treated myself to this smoothie minus any green leafy vegetables!! It is totally AWESOME!!! Thank you.

  2. I just tried your smoothie for the first time and I must say it is my new favourite smoothie! So delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  3. That smoothie looks BOMB! I’m so glad I”m not the only one that puts dates in their smoothies! Sometimes I feel like a little kid, just throwing random foods in my Magic Bullet hoping it tastes good! I’ve tried figs, too. YUM!!

    Hope you had a wonderful <3 Day!!

  4. Happy Birthday, Brittany!
    I am a HUGE fan of your protein pancakes, and will have to try this strawberry twist on a favorite πŸ™‚ Have fun touring venues

  5. Happy Birthday! Brittany…you are just too cute! Iit was a great day to begin my marathon training πŸ˜€ hopefully I’ll get to see you if I pass through Richmond when I head to C ville for marathon in April! πŸ˜€

  6. Your day is off to a FABULOUS start. I’ve never had an almond milk latte. Every time I try almond milk in plain coffee it doesn’t go well, but perhaps if it was steamed it would be incredible. I’m on a mission to find a shop that offers one!

    That smoothie and those flowers are both beautiful. Glad you’re taking the whole day off. Enjoy – and happy birthday, Britt!

      • Hi Brittany! I just tried an almond milk latte at Whole Foods and it was AMAZING! I haven’t been drinking/eating dairy for a few weeks and have seen huge improvements in my skin and sleeping habit – so I think I’ll stick with it! I had missed my morning lattes and the almond milk coffees I was making at home just weren’t decadent enough to fulfill my cravings. I can’t wait to try Lamplighter next!

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