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Healthy Valentine’s Treats

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*Strawberry Shaped Hearts * Heart Shaped Apple Slices * Chocolate Filled Strawberries * Chocolate or Strawberry Greek Yogurt

For the Chocolate Dip: Mix together 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1 tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder, and 1/2 tsp. stevia.

For the Strawberry Dip: Puree 1 cup fresh strawberries and fold into 1 can of refrigerated plain coconut milk.

For the Chocolate Filled Strawberries: Scoop out the inside of a strawberries. Meanwhile over low heat melt together 1/2 tbs. coconut oil and 1/2 cup enjoy life semi sweet chocolate chips. Pour the chocolate mixture into the strawberries and freeze until set.

Strawberry Coconut Chocolate Chip Mousse (Paleo and Gluten Free)

Today I have one more Valentine’s Day recipe to share with you. The only reason I’m calling it a Valentine’s recipe is because it’s pink. That counts right?! This recipe is Paleo and gluten free and makes a great treat. It is also a good dairy free swap for things like frozen yogurt or plain yogurt.The coconut milk takes time to refrigerate so plan on starting this recipe a day before you eat it. You have to refrigerate the coconut milk the night before. Hope you enjoy it!

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Ingredients: 

  • 15 Strawberries
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 tbs. coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 tbs. enjoy life chocolate chips

Directions: 

  1. Refrigerate your coconut milk for at least 24 hours.
  2. In a food processor pulse your strawberries until pureed.
  3. Add in the coconut sugar and vanilla.
  4. Lastly add in the thick part of your coconut milk. Save the remaining coconut water in the can.
  5. Blend until combined.
  6. Mix in your coconut flakes and chocolate chips
  7. Refrigerate overnight and enjoy!

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What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day treat??? I’m a sucker for anything pink!

Love Your Body with Healthy Valentine’s Treats

I’m a bit early but Valentine’s day is coming up next week. I know we all associate Valentine’s day with boxes of chocolate and numerous kinds of heart shaped candy, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be a free for all day of sugar. I’m not saying you should restrict from all things sweet but here Here are some ideas for healthier Valentine’s Day treats that will make you feel great instead of overloaded on sugar. Some ideas are courtesy of Pinterest! Valentine’s day is after all a day all about love, so why not love your body a bit more with a healthy fix for your sweet tooth?!

strawberryhearts

These are simple. Cut a triangle out of the top of your strawberry and you have a heart! 

raspberrychocolatechips

Stuff a dark chocolate chip inside a raspberry. 

Insideoutchocolatedippedstrawberries

Cut the top off of your strawberries and core out the inside of the strawberry. Replace the inside with melted dark chocolate.

Pinkpaleocakes

Recipe can be found here

valentinesfruitdip

This recipe is super simple. To start make heart shaped strawberries and use a heart shaped cookie cutter to make fruit hearts (I used apple slices, but any kind of melon, or pineapple would work well too. 

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To make your dip use either light tru whip (gluten free) or canned coconut milk refrigerated for 24 hours (Paleo). Stir in cocoa powder to make chocolate dip or make strawberry dip by mixing in pureed fresh strawberries. Easy!  

Hope you enjoyed! What are you most looking forward to this Valentine’s Day?