It is almost Valentine’s Day and I just HAVE to make something red or pink in the kitchen! It turned out to be these Chocolate covered pink coconut hearts, delicious, raw, gluten- and refined sugar free. My strawberry hearts above are made of leftover strawberry and banana sorbet with added raspberries and goji berries. Good for the heart!
These pretty hearts above are nice little snack but can also be added on top of a smoothie. This can sometimes be just that little something you need to keep one on the right track. That’s the beauty of this lifestyle, you can enjoy these treats for breakfast or as an snack and in the meantime you are nourishing your body with great vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. Guilt free and great to be shared, especially on Valentine’s Day! And now for the sorbet ….
Pink Strawberry Sorbet or frozen Hearts / pp. 182cal. / 2 portions
These recipes are delicious, quick and good.
Ingredients for two sorbets or for
- 2 cups frozen strawberries, organic is best
- 2 bananas, frozen
- if you have a sweet tooth you can add a sweetener of choice like a date
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla powder
- tiny pinch of sea salt
Now for the pink cookies colored with beet juice! If you use just enough to give it the desired color you will not taste the beets, trust me! I have tried it with goji berries but the color just wasn’t right. It was orange and not bright looking..
Red beet juice is a wonderful natural coloring. Besides that, beet juice is a great addition to your daily diet. Red beets are available whole year through and they are not expensive. Beet greens, in spring and summer, are lovely to juice or in a salad. Beets are loaded with nutrients and have a very positive effect on high blood pressure.
Beets improve blood flow and also the amount of oxygen and nutrients transported via blood to our brains, great for energy and stamina. Rich in iron beets are very beneficial against anemia and help detoxify the body. Besides coloring these cookies beets are surely worth to add to your daily diet!
Pink Coconut Hearts / 266cal.pp. / 6 portions
For my pink harts, you can use any shape you like, you will be needing the following ingredients;
- 1/2 cup grated dried coconut
- 1 cup almond flour
- 4 Tbsp. brown rice syrup ( sticky ) or other liquid sweetener of choice
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla powder
- little pinch of see salt
- 1 Tbsp. beet juice or 1 tsp. dragon fruit / pitaya powder which has an intense pink color
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
To decorate I used melted raw chocolate, coconut and chocolate cream. Rawtella like but with cashews this time to make it creamier.
Both turned out great, nice with a cup of fresh foamy almond milk or a cup of herbal tea. The ones dipped in melted chocolate are softer, very nice!
I hope you will give these chocolate covered pink coconut hearts a try and will share them with loved ones! That’s what it is all about 😉
Have a great day,