20 Pink Recipes to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

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While Valentine’s Day is definitely a celebration of love, it’s also a great excuse to get decked out in pink-and-red everything! If you want to fill your plate with food just as festive as your outfit, decorations and gifts, check out this list of pink foods (and drinks) that will perfectly complement your Valentine’s Day garb. Get festive!

Pomegranate-Banana Protein Smoothie in Mason Jar Garnished with Pomegranate Seeds | Vitacost.com/Blog


Whether you’re looking to start your day with a healthy, pink-themed smoothie or you want to have mocktails (or the real thing) with your significant other or galentines, pink drink options are plentiful. Take your pick!

High-Protein Pomegranate-Banana Smoothie
Rhubarb-Strawberry Pie Smoothie

Cooling Watermelon Mint Smoothie
Lime & Pomegranate Margarita with Coconut Sugar
Minty Chia Pomegranate Mocktail

Pink Heart-Shaped Vegetable Sushi Roll

Main Dishes

Pink isn’t just for sweet treats. It’s easy to think of savory red foods — anything with tomatoes or red peppers — but pink can be a little trickier to come up with. Think salmon, beets and spices such as cayenne and paprika, which can tint light-colored foods and sauces.

Pink Heart-Shaped Sushi with Spicy Vegan Mayo
Chickpea, Lentil & Beet Salad with Beet Vinaigrette

Paleo Salmon Buddha Bowl with Veggies
Meatless Chickpea-Beet Burgers

Homemade Vegan No-Bake Dragon Fruit Cheesecake Bars | Vitacost.com/Blog


Besides love, sugar is the main attraction on Valentine’s Day, so definitely don’t skimp on the pink when it comes to dessert. From truffles to cheesecake to cookies to cupcakes, pretty much any dessert can be made deliciously and decadently pink.

Vegan Dragon Fruit Cheezecake Bars
Strawberry Cake Protein Truffles
Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Squares
Vegan Strawberry Lemonade Gummy Bear Snacks
Raspberry-Frosted Double Chocolate Cupcakes
Raspberry Thumbprint Protein Cookies with Dark Chocolate Drizzle
Raw Vegan Strawberry-Banana Cream Pie

4 White Ramekins Overflowing with Raspberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream | Vitacost.com/blog

Cold Treats

If baked goods aren’t really your thing (is that even possible?), perhaps you’d enjoy a frozen sweet treat instead? Options range from a wholesome smoothie bowl to a downright-sinful strawberry cheesecake milkshake. Either way, you’ll get another dose of the rosy hue for the day.

Homemade Raspberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Pretty in Pitaya Smoothie Bowl
Strawberry-Lemonade & Cardamom Frozen Yogurt Pops
Gluten-Free Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake