Are you planning and plotting your Valentines day menus yet? Here’s a selection of some of our favourites including treats and healthy sweets.
Good For You Chocolate Coconut Macaroons
This is a brilliant recipe for children to get involved with, since it’s raw and doesn’t require any cooking. You need to melt the coconut oil, but you can do that at body temperature, so it’s yummy and fun and messy and makes for delicious gifts.
Raw Lime Coconut Chocolate Bliss Balls
Another raw recipe that children can happily help you make and it’s a little more exotic than your usual run of the mill chocolate.
Raw Nutty Chocolate Mousse
In retrospect, I don’t think this should have been called mousse. It’s more of a pudding than a mousse, but it’s delicious. And it’s raw and pretty healthy too.
Healthy Chocolate Date Balls
Date balls, bliss balls, power balls… they’re pretty much the same thing, and we make them all the time. These are the foundation of most other bliss balls, and if you’d like to try other bliss ball recipes, have a look at my Bliss Balls For Beginners eBook.
Raw “Ferrero” Bliss Balls Recipe
This is one of the recipes from Bliss Balls For Beginners, and while we think this is a great recipe, the important thing is that comments on the post think so too! It’s a great alternative to sugary treats.
I hope you enjoy these healthier Valentines Day recipes!
It’s Valentine’s Day next week, and while don’t particularly celebrate – not my choice, I love an occasion! – there’s no reason why I can’t treat myself with something tangy, sweet, smooth and delicious, while staying guilt free.
I tested these on a few friends who were surprised when I revealed the lime. It’s not overpowering, but all works together in a beautiful ensemble of flavours. I think so anyway.
These can be rolled into balls by rolling a small ball of white, then rolling a ball of chocolate mix, flattening it in the palm of your hand, and then working it around the white ball before refrigerating. If you use a mould, a silicone one works well as you can just pop the shapes right out. We use a silicone mould similar to this one.
You don’t need a Thermomix® for this recipe, but any high powered blender will make it a quick and easy recipe to make. A regular blender or food processor will do the job too, but you may need to do it parts. I think a big part of this recipe is having it smooth.
For more flavours, perfect for Valentine’s day (like chilli and chocolate, rum and raisin, salted caramel, all sugar free and raw. There’s even a chocolate chip cookie dough one for those not feeling the love) have a look at Bliss Balls For Beginners.
Raw Lime Coconut Chocolate Bliss Balls For Valentines Day
Recipe type: Snack, Gift
- 150g Cashews
- 40g Shredded Coconut
- 10g Cocoa
- 40g Coconut Oil
- 60g Shredded Coconut
- Juice of 1 lime
- 6 Dates
- Add 150g cashews and 40g shredded coconut to a bowl.
- Mix until smooth - speed10 /30 secs
- Remove from bowl and spread on a tray or in shapes.
- Add the cocoa, coconut oil, shredded coconut, lime juice, and dates to a clean bowl.
- Mix until smooth - speed 10/30 secs
- Remove from bowl and spread over the white layer.
- Store in the fridge for long enough for the coconut oil to set, about half an hour, and serve. If gifting, keep these cool. They should be kept in the fridge if it's really hot where you are.