One of the most important things I’ve ever learned about building a successful relationship is that if I want my husband to feel loved and appreciated, I have to speak his language – not mine.
It’s natural for me to express my love with words, because that’s what makes me feel good.
But if I really want to show my hubby, Adam, how much I love him, I’ll do something like turn on his bedside lamp and turn down the corner of the bedsheet for him before he gets into bed.
A very small gesture, but it makes him feel valued, loved, and appreciated. Just like a few kind words from him can put a smile on my face for the rest of the day.
This morning, wanting to do something extra special for Adam, I surprised him with this romantic (and healthy!) smoothie recipe I made up (we drink a healthy smoothie before and after our morning workout).
Romantic Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie
- Chocolate Endless Energy Protein Shake Powder* – 1 or 2 scoops, as directed on label
- 8 oz coconut milk
- 5 washed and cored ripe strawberries
- 1 tsp 100% cocoa powder
- Ice, for texture
- Cocoa nibs, for garnish
Directions: Place all ingredients except one strawberry and nibs in high speed blender and mix well on a high setting. Pour smoothie into your prettiest glasses, garnishing with remaining strawberry and cocoa nibs. Cheers!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
*(You can find the chocolate protein shake powder on my new and improved webstore at jenlandamd.com/webstore).