Valentine’s Day is usually a time for plenty of chocolate! And of course a little indulgence is allowed. But if you will be digging in to those delicious box of chocolates your loved one has bought you then you might want to stick to a healthier choice for your Valentine’s Day dessert. Here are a few alternative ideas along with a slightly healthier chocolate mousse recipe if the day wouldn’t be complete without a decadent chocolatey dessert.
Frozen Yoghurt Pops
1 tub yields 1 serving
2 tubs of natural low fat yoghurt
Handful of fresh or frozen fruit boiled for at least 1 minute ( mixed berries , bananas or passion fruit work well)
Honey to sweeten (if necessary)
Combine the ingredients in a food processor.
Spoon back into yoghurt containers or any small container will do.
OPTIONAL Place a wooden paddle stick/ skewer (this will aid as a handle).
Place in freezer overnight.
Garnish with leftover berries, mint leaves.
Chocolate & Avocado mousse
2 ripe avocados (important choose soft fruit)
Juice and zest of 1 large orange
1 tsp. vanilla extract
40g cocoa powder
Pinch of Cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in a food blender (add the honey in first and then the avocado followed by the other ingredients).
Blend for 20-30 seconds until a smooth consistency is seen
Add in a little water or skimmed milk to loosen the mousse if necessary.
Place mixture into serving bowls and set in fridge.
Banana Blueberry “Ice-cream”
1/2 cup blueberries
Freeze the banana and blueberries for at least 2 hours. Blend together and enjoy!
Simply spoon some yoghurt into silicone muffin cases (or paper if you don’t have silicone)
Add a couple of raspberries and blueberries on top of each yoghurt cup
Freeze for at least 5 hours until solid
Or try some of these tasty treats 🙂 Happy Valentine’s Day!