It’s here. The day that is supposed to stand for love, and romance, and doing all sweet things for your significant other. We all know what it really means, though. Cake, cookies and chocolate treats full of calories and gluten! Those heart-shaped boxes with chocolates that are filled with unknown flavors and quite possibly ingredients we are unable to eat. Instead of giving in to all those tempting, delicious treats, and instead of feeling left out on this special day of bliss, here are some ways to enjoy it, if it has to include sweets, without the gluten and only some of the guilt:
1. Bake some homemade chocolate chip cookies. You can either go from scratch by following the recipe on the back of the Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chips package, or buy a package of gf cookie mix, like Bob’s Red Mill Chocolate Chip Cookie mix.
2. Make live chocolate mousse. Combine in a food processor 3 avocados, 1/4 cup raw agave nectar, 1/4 cup raw cocoa powder, 3 tbs almond butter, 1 tsp lemon juice, pinch of ground cinnamon and nutmeg, and 1/2 tsp of your favorite extract like vanilla, almond, coffee, hazelnut, etc. Puree until smooth, and serve right away.
3. Indulge in some nuts…the ones that grow on trees. Buy walnuts, almonds, pecans and pistachios and put them in bowls. It’s fun to eat them and even more fun to share with your sweetheart.
4. Serve up a bowl of raspberries and blueberries topped with So Delicious Coco Whip Dairy Free Topping. It really is so delicious…and sexy.
5. Chocolate Fondue. And if you really want to stick with the chocolate tradition, make some chocolate fondue and dip some bananas, marshmallows, or some strawberries that can be shared with the love of your life.