I love Valentine's Day. Now, it is not because I have some romantic notion of what Valentine's Day means, and I was never one of those girls that had a boyfriend on Valentine's Day who always knew just what to do, got me a sweet gift, lit some candles, made me dinner or any of that. I am pretty sure I have been single for 28 of the 29 Valentine's Days that I have been alive.
That one special February 14th where I did receive chocolates, I didn't have just one boyfriend. I had two. Jordan and Brett. Jordan and Brett were best friends, in the same class at a different school from me. They were competing for my love and I let them. I received massive boxes of chocolates, stuffed animals and a trip to see the move The Wizard, (they each took me on different nights) where I felt very lucky that my date(s) was/were even cuter than Fred Savage. Oh the memories... Oh the Nintendo PowerGlove.
It was a fine February 14th back in 1989, when I was nine years old. Since then, the gifts have come from my mom and the sweet evenings out tend to involve a group of 'why-are-we-all-single' awesome women. The best!
Why do I love a holiday that is about buying stuff and feeling pressured to make it perfect and enforcing love? Because sometimes we just get too busy and need a little love forced upon us. I am all for that. I love a holiday that is all about wearing pink, loving love and making love in the form of sweet treats in the kitchen- it is really like every other day in Meghan's world.
Though Michael Pollan has the Food Rule to "Treat treats like treats", he doesn't stipulate what you do if that treat is so lovingly jam packed with super foods that it falls into the category of being a sweet treat and super fuel. A rare and special match made in heaven. Oh super love, sweet super love.
If you have any trouble finding superfoods in your local health food store, might I recommend ordering them direct from the suppliers? I am a massive fan of Navitas Naturals and they have the full line of products. As well, you know I have a wee crush on The Wolfenator and David Wolfe has his own line of products. Upaya is also a great source for mail order raw super foods along with many other awesome kitchen products.
There is really no better gift to show how much you love someone, than to gift them a little helping of super powered health- and chocolate is included in that! Chocolate is to 9-year old girls love what raw chocolate is to grown up love? To real unconditional love? To super love!
Here's to super love for super lovers!
Super Love Treats
1 cup flaxseeds, ground
1/3 cup sesame seeds, ground
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, chopped
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/3 cup cacao nibs
1/2 cup coconut, shredded
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup raw cacao powder
cinnamon to taste
1/2 cup gogi berries, ground (optional)
- Mix seeds, raw cacao powder, cacao nibs, coconut and cinnamon together
- Stir in honey until thoroughly mixed
- Roll mixture into 3 or 4 little logs, about 2 inches in diameter
- Roll/sprinkle these rods of love in the ground gogi to give them a little pink outfit
- Refrigerate for an hour, or until solid (this depends on how hard your honey when when you started
- Using a sharp knife, slice into 1/2 inch slices.
- Store in the fridge of freezer
Note- Just because these are so love-like, doesn't mean you can't love yourself too. A lot. Make these as a great midday snack, protein booster and energy indulger. They are healthy!