Valentine’s Day was never something I use to bother with but last year I got truly pampered by my boyfriend and decided that actually, Valentine’s is pretty awesome when a spa and fancy restaurant is involved.
It also means that spring is on its way which means one step closer to summer!
Another reason I love Valentine’s? Chocolate. My favourite thing. Now that I’m all healthy and what not I thought I’d try my best to make healthy versions of some Valentine’s treats you might like to share with your loved one. Some of them are kinda healthy but I’d still recommend eating them only in moderation.
Obviously these recipes were sooo dull to create and I definitely didn’t lick the bowl at all. Not once. Girl guides honour. Ahem. Anyhoo lets get to it!
I love these ones- so easy to make but don’t they look totes posh and fancy?
Use dark chocolate to make it healthier and vegan friendly and don’t use white choc if you wanna keep it dairy free.
40-50g of dark chocolate
30g white chocolate or vegan white chocolate
Line a plate with cling film (must do this or choc will stick to plate)
Melt white and dark choc separately in ban marie’s.
Dip the strawberries into the dark chocolate almost covering the whole strawb.
Place on the plate and refrigerate for 15 mins or until choc has hardened. Remove strawberries from fridge and, using a spoon, drizzle the White chocolate over strawberries in a fancy fashion.
Place back in the fridge and leave until hard.
White Chocolate Cherries
30g of white chocolate or vegan chocolate
Line a plate with clingfilm (important or the chocolate will stick to the plate)
Melt the chocolate in a ban marie.
Chose cherries that still have the stem and simply dip into the white chocolate. Transfer to the plate and leave in the fridge until hard.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Hearts
You will need a heart shaped silicone mould for this one.
60g of dark chocolate
2-3tbsp of peanut butter
Melt the dark chocolate in a ban marie.
Spoon some of the chocolate into the bottom of the mould. Spoon more into the mould and cover all the sides.
Refrigerate until hard (I froze mine and it took about 10 mins)
Melt the peanut butter in the microwave for about 1.5 mins.
Spoon into the moulds but leave some space at the top to cover wth more chocolate later.
Refrigerate until hard ( again, I froze mine and it took about 10 mins)
Spoon in the rest of the dark chocolate until all the peanut butter is covered.
Refrigerate until hard (I froze mine and it took about 10 mins).
Push the hearts out of their mould and…devour!
Peanut butter is pretty good for you (good source of fat and high in protein) but again, eat in moderation.
Vegan Raspberry and Coconut Icecream
This really was so delish and creamy and uh mazing.
3/4 of a cup of frozen raspberries
1 banana (sliced and frozen)
2-3tbsp of coconut milk
1/2 tbsp of maple syrup
Dash of desiccated coconut
Put all ingredients except desiccated coconut in a blender and whizz up until smooth and creamy.
Sprinkle with desiccated coconut, serve immediately and…devour!
Raw, Vegan Love Heart Cheesecake
This recipe was from divinehealthyfood.com
Honestly, I wasn’t such a fan of this one but Mummy Hem loved it. I decided to share it with you because we all have different tastes but I couldn’t share without saying I wasn’t really a fan. P.s. this one is also vegan YAY!
My tip would be to take it out of the freezer when ready but let it defrost first. It was too cold and hard initially.
A few more pics…