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Valentine's Day Treats: Heart-Healthy Chocolate Covered Strawberries!

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Ingredients
  Strawberries 1 Pound
  Dark chocolate 100 Gram
  Agave nectar 8 Tablespoon
  Almond milk 2 Tablespoon
Directions

MAKING
1. In a bowl add in the dark chocolate, agave nectar and almond milk. Place the bowl over the double boiler and melt, stirring in between.
2. Take out the bowl and dip the strawberries into the chocolate. Place in a tray and let it cool.

SERVING
3. Serve Chocolate Strawberries with whipped cream.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Sweet
Dish: 
Coating
Occasion: 
Valentines Day
Restriction: 
Vegetarian, Low Cholesterol
Ingredient: 
Strawberry
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
5 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes
Servings: 
8
Story
It's nearly Valentine's Day and I have a special Motivational Monday for you to help you celebrate the day sweetly and healthfully! If you watched last week's video, then you saw me make guilt-free dark chocolate, a recipe shared with me by a friend, Catherine Boyer. In today's video I am going to show you how to turn that chocolate into a creamy delicious sauce that you can dip strawberries into to make a healthy, guilt-free Valentine's Day gift for your lover. Chocolate has the potential to be very high in antioxidants, which have been shown to protect against heart disease. Unfortunately though, through the manufacturing process, a lot of those antioxidants are processed out in order to make the end result more palatable. The version I shared with you last week, serves up a sweet, antioxidant-rich dark chocolate that tastes great and is good for you. Today we are upping the ante by using strawberries, which are also a good source of antioxidants, turning this treat into a powerful heart healthy food. Rather than spending a lot of money on processed chocolate that will only leave you feeling logy and guilty in the end, try this version and show your honey that you love them and their heart! And if you are spending Valentine's Day alone this year, make this treat for yourself! What better way to show yourself you care than by taking the time and effort to make yourself a healthy and yummy treat?! Have a wonderful Valentine's Day! And a happy Monday! xo B

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