Hey there, friends! February is here, bringing with it Valentine’s Day and the important reminder of Heart Health Month. It’s a time filled with love, but also a moment for me to share a personal story and a recipe that’s close to my heart.
Three months before my wedding, my world was rocked by the loss of my dad to a heart attack. This transformed my approach to life, love, and especially how we fuel our bodies and souls. It’s about crafting a life that’s rich in love and health, so we can be there for those we cherish, celebrating every moment to its fullest.
Today, I’m thrilled to share with you a delicious creation that symbolizes this philosophy: Protein Chocolate-Covered Strawberries. This isn’t just any treat; it’s a heart-healthy, joy-sparking, taste-bud-dancing delight that marries indulgence with well-being.
Why Opt for the Healthy and Yummy?
Heart health isn’t just a statistic; it’s a lifestyle choice that impacts every beat of our lives and the lives of those we love. While diet is a cornerstone of heart health, let’s get real: what’s life without a bit of sweetness? The key is finding that sweet spot - a harmony between nourishing our bodies and indulging our taste buds.
Try our Protein Chocolate-Covered Strawberries. This creation takes the classic love-struck treat and spins it into a heart-hugging, protein-packed treat. It’s about making smart swaps without skimping on the scrumptious.
- 1 lb fresh strawberries, washed and dried
- 1 cup Lily’s chocolate chips (or any stevia-sweetened chocolate)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 scoop of The Roasted Purpose Gourmet Protein Powder- Vanilla
🍓 Prepare the Strawberries: Ensure the strawberries are completely dry. Any moisture can cause the chocolate to seize up.
🍫 Melt the Chocolate: In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate is fully melted and smooth.
💪🏼 Add Protein: Stir in a scoop of The Roasted Purpose protein powder into the melted chocolate until well incorporated. If the mixture is too thick, add a little more coconut oil to thin it out.
🫕 Dip the Strawberries: Holding a strawberry by the stem, dip it into the chocolate mixture, ensuring it’s well-coated. Let the excess chocolate drip off.
❄️ Cool: Place the dipped strawberries on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat with the remaining strawberries. Refrigerate the strawberries for at least 30 minutes to set the chocolate.
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