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Two Delicious (and Healthy!) Valentine’s Day Treats to Make Now

By February 13, 2017 No Comments

Flywheel Philadelphia Instructor and blogger behind the health blog, The Shift Wellness, AMANDAH POVILITUS shares her delicious and healthy recipes for Valentine’s Day.

RED VELVET VALENTINE’S DAY ENERGY BARS

Makes: 9 Bars

INGREDIENTS:

1 Cup Oats

1/2 Cup Organic Coconut

1/2 Cup (a little more than one scoop) Chocolate Protein Powder (I used Vega One)

1/2 Cup Favorite Nut Milk (I used Almond)

1/4 Cup Coconut Oil

1/4 Cup Cacao Nibs or Dark Chocolate

5-10 Dates, soaked (I used 8)

3 Tablespoons Beetroot Powder (natural food coloring!)

Splash Vanilla (about 1/2 teaspoon)

Pinch Sea Salt

Step 1

Add oats and coconut to food processor and process into small pieces, until flour-like.

Step 2

Add protein powder, nut milk, coconut oil, dates, beetroot powder, vanilla, and sea salt and process until sticky and crumbly.

Step 3

Transfer mixture to a large bowl and fold in cacao nibs or dark chocolate.

Step 4

Line a 9×9 baking pan with parchment paper and press mixture into pan. 

Step 5

Place in freezer to set for 10+ minutes.

Step 6

Remove from freezer, cut into 9 squares, and enjoy!

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PINK OMBRE CHIA PUDDING

Yields: 2 Cups Pudding

*To create that cute strawberry-on-glass look, simply slice a strawberry super thin and stick to the inside of a dry mason jar before carefully adding pudding at an angle.

INGREDIENTS:

1 Can Full-Fat Organic Coconut Milk

1 Banana

4 Tablespoons Chia Seeds

10 Strawberries

Splash Vanilla (about 1/2 teaspoon)

Optional Sweetener: 4 Dates or 1-2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup

Optional Topping: Small handful Cacao Nibs or Dark Chocolate

Step 1

Blend coconut milk, banana, and vanilla in a blender until smooth. If desired, add optional sweetener.

Step 2

Separate pudding into equal parts in four small bowls (about 1/2 cup each):

– For the white layer, leave pudding as-is and add 1 Tablespoon chia seeds, mix, and place in refrigerator to set.

– For the baby pink layer, add pudding and one strawberry to blender and blend. Return to bowl, add 1 Tablespoon chia seeds, mix, and place in refrigerator to set.

– For the light pink layer, add pudding and 2-3 strawberries to blender and blend. Return to bowl, add 1 Tablespoon chia seeds, mix, and place in refrigerator to set.

– For the pink later, add pudding and 4-6 strawberries to blender and blend. Return to bowl, add 1 Tablespoon chia seeds, mix, and place in refrigerator to set.

Step 3

Let pudding set in refrigerator for 1+ hour.

Step 4

Chop remaining strawberries for your garnish and darkest top layer.

Step 5

To assemble, layer each color into mason jar and top with chopped strawberries and optional cacao nibs. 

Enjoy and Happy Valentine’s Day!