Thursday, February 13, 2014

Healthy Valentine's Day Treats






Happy Valentine's Day Everyone! 




1. Superfood Love Smoothie



Ingredients:
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon raw maca powder
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
Directions:
  • Blend all ingredients in a vitamix or blender!



2.  Strawberry Roses



Ingredients:
  • Five strawberries (or however many roses you want)
  • Bamboo Skewers
Directions:
  • Wash strawberries.
  • Starting at the root, cut four slits around the strawberry with a sharp knife to resemble pedals. 
  • Make your next four slits higher up on the strawberry, making sure to make your cuts in between the already cut pedals. 
  • At the very tip of the strawberry, cut a slit and very gently pull it apart slightly. 
  • Gently pull the pedals away from the base of the strawberry to make them more distinct. 
  • Stab stem end of strawberries with the skewers then put in vase of your choice.



3. Berry Kabobs With Dark Chocolate Drizzle





Ingredients:
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Any other berry you want!
  • Bamboo skewers 
  • Dark Chocolate Chips (the higher percentage of cacao the better!)
Directions:
  • Wash all your berries.
  • Cut the stems of the strawberries, then cut them lengthwise. 
  • Slide berries onto kabobs
  • Put chocolate chips in a metal bowl and place on top of pot. Heat until chocolate chips melt (or use microwave with microwave safe bowl).
  • Using a spoon, scoop a little melted chocolate then drizzle over your kabobs. 

4. Watermelon Hearts and Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and Bananas




Ingredients:
  • One watermelon
  • One banana
  • About seven strawberries
  • Dark chocolate chips (the higher percentage of cacao the better!)
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter
Directions:

  • Cut watermelon into about 2" slices, then use cookie cutter to make heart-shaped pieces. 
  • Put chocolate chips in a metal bowl and place on top of pot. Heat until chocolate chips melt (or use microwave with microwave safe bowl).
  • Using a spoon, scoop a little melted chocolate then drizzle over your watermelon.
  • Slice bananas into thin slices; dip into melted chocolate about half way.
  • Keep strawberries whole. Hold strawberry leaves and dip strawberry into melted chocolate. 

Enjoy!






2 comments:

  1. The most beautiful valentine post ever! I think you must have a most grateful valentine! Clevefr, thoughtful and healthy.

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