CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE
With Valentines Day approaching us fast, most people dream of chocolate, candy and flowers for their sweetie. Unfortunately, all that chocolate and candy can pack on the unwanted pounds and put a damper on our healthy eating. I love strawberries! I sometimes even like the occasional chocolate dipped one; BUT I limit myself to one or two because of the unwanted fat and sugar. I decided that I should make a smoothie that tastes like a luscious and plump ripe strawberry smothered in dark chocolate, so that I do not have to limit myself anymore. This CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE is made with ripe strawberries, raw cacao nibs, goji berries, raw coconut crystals and fresh young Thai coconut water. Not only does it give my taste buds something to fall in love with, but my body loves the power punch of nutrients it gets from this smoothie. I hope you too fall in love with this smoothie and share it with your sweetie. LOVING IT!
2 cups RIPE organic strawberries, small dice then measure
3/4 cup fresh organic young Thai coconut water
1/4 cup organic fresh goji berries (I can only get sun-dried, I just soak in water for 45 minutes, drain and then measure)
1/2 cup raw organic cacao nibs, grind to a fine powder
2 tsp. raw coconut crystals
strawberry top for garnish
In your blender, blend on high the strawberries and coconut water until smooth. Add the goji berries and coconut crystals, blend well. Now add the cacao powder and blend on high for 2 minutes until smooth and creamy. Pour in your serving glass, garnish with a strawberry top and fall in love.