Not feeling very festive at 8 months pregnant and not being married to Mr. Romance, I thought I'd celebrate with a simple Valentines day treat for myself.
It seems V-day is all about the chocolate covered strawberries anymore. They were sold out of them at the grocery store and my local candy spot has been taking ordered for weeks! I thought, why not put the flavors of dark chocolate dipped strawberries into a simple smoothie?
The result was a a yummy combo of strawberry milk with flecks of dark chocolate. Not too sweet but oh so satisfying! I loved the texture. It was a fun twist for me to celebrate the holiday.
Here's what I did..
- 20g of your favorite dark chocolate
- 140g of frozen strawberries (about 1 cup)
- About 1 cup Almond Milk (I used unsweetened but vanilla would be awesome!)
- Extra sweetener of your choice to taste (optional)
As I said on my Weight Loss Blog this is my newest obsession...
SO decadent and fruity and amazing! A "serving" is listed as 40g. I chose to use half for this idea which is about what I eat in a sitting as well. It's really the perfect amount with this type of dark chocolate.
Put the chocolate and strawberries in the blender.
Add the milk.
Blend until smooth.
As you can see the chocolate never really gets incorporated which is what I thought would happen.
I'm not sure others will but I love those tiny bits of chocolate!
As I said, my version is not overly sweet so you may want to add some sweetener. I enjoyed it with the simple sweetness from the strawberries and the bitterness of the chocolate.
This isn't something I'd make every day but I loved the variation on this laid back Valentines day. 🙂
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|290||11g||6g||old: 6||new: 8|