I’ve mentioned before that I don’t think you need to be in a relationship to enjoy Valentine’s Day. I’ve had too many sad single V Days, so I want you to embrace the day and make it fabulous!! (Here are 7 ways to Treat Yo Self on Valentine’s Day and some fitness gifts you can get for yourself!
Whether you’re planning a sexy date with your man or lady, planning a fun girl’s night or hanging solo on Valentine’s Day, I highly recommend enjoying some delicious (and sexy) chocolate.
Why is chocolate so sexy, you ask? Flavanols in cocoa beans have antioxidants that reduce cell damage, help lower blood pressure and improve vascular function. (source) Stick to dark chocolate and you’ll get more of the benefits!
Before we get into these amazing recipes, check out this video about How to Manage Your Valentine’s Day Expectations from Gabby Bernstein. I love this. We get way too caught up in what we think the day should be. Just resolve to have fun no matter what.
Ok, now on to the chocolate! These are some of my favorite recipes that I’ve made on past Valentine’s Days or other random times I was having a chocolate craving. And the best part, they’re all healthier options than a box of chocolate!
Cookie Dough Truffles from Chocolate Covered Katie
Homemade Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter from Averie Cooks
Healthier Peanut Butter Balls from Detoxinista
Peanut Better Balls from Oh She Glows
Chocolate Pumpkin Almond Butter Cups from Edible Perspective
Fresh raspberries, coconut chips and dark chocolate chips