Hey there Kali-O’s fans! Love is in the air as Valentine's Day is less than a week away!
We love keeping things around here festive and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Seeing so many red, white, and pink recipes is making us feel lovey-dovey. One thing we don’t love though, is the artificial coloring that is all too common in today’s foods. In an attempt to be festive yet healthy here’s some ideas to keep the holiday theme without the gross chemicals.
Obviously red velvet cake is a popular dessert for Valentine’s Day- umm chocolate cake with sweet, decadent cream cheese icing SIGN ME UP! But what we don’t love is what passes as red velvet in today’s standards. Highly processed flours, tons of sugar, red dye, and sweetened forms of chocolate - mmm doesn’t that sound appetizing? Yeah, we don’t think so either. But what if we told you there was a better way that:
- doesn't include putting chemicals into your food
- adds nutritional benefits to your dessert
- tastes way better because of using real ingredients
Interested? Try this recipe that uses natural, wholesome ingredients!
When did it become ok to add chemicals to our food?! More importantly, why did it become acceptable when there are PLENTY of natural alternatives? Using naturally red foods is a great way to add some color to your diet. Some ideas for adding festive colors for Valentine's Day include:
-PITAYA (our personal favorite!)
Now you can use these foods in a number of different ways. Beets can be intimidating as they tend to stain, but they are a great way to add color AND nutrients. You can simply boil sliced up beets to create a food coloring to add to any recipe, add the actual beets to any recipe or use beet powder. You can do the same with raspberries, cranberries, and pomegranates, and each will give its own unique color and flavor. Just experiment and see what works! Pityaya of course is the PERFECT Valentine’s color and full of all kinds of health benefits. Mix up a bowl or smoothie for your sweetie and watch them swoon ;)
Fresh. Healthy. Delicious.
What's your favorite red fruit or vegetable? Pitaya, cherries, and raspberries!
Favorite kind of chocolate? Dark? Milk? White? For us it's dark!