Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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It’s the month of love, and what better treat is there than chocolate-covered strawberries. It’s delicious, simple to make, and very healthy. Here’s a quick, Mindful recipe for this dessert.

Strawberries contain a range of nutrients that your body needs on a daily basis. They have fiber, potassium, and vitamin C (149 percent of the daily value needed for an individual). Strawberries also provide an excellent source of vitamin K and manganese, as well as folic acid, riboflavin, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, copper, magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids.

They are very low in calories. They are also filled with phytonutrient called Phenols that promote your health. Strawberries’ unique phenol content makes them a heart-protective fruit, an anti-cancer fruit, and an anti-inflammatory fruit, all rolled into one.

Chocolate also has numerous health benefits. Chocolate has been found in studies to lower levels of the stress hormones cortisol and catecholamines in the blood. This makes chocolate a natural painkiller and stress reliever. After eating chocolate, many people even report that they experience a state of euphoria. Listed below is the recipe for chocolate-covered strawberries.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 30 med. size strawberries with hull attached

Directions

  1. Combine the chocolate chips with the vegetable in a bowl.
  2. Place the bowl with the chocolate and oil in another bowl filled with hot water.
  3. Stir until chocolate has melted.
  4. Wash strawberries, remove leaves and dry well.
  5. Gently grasp hull of berry and dip so that 2/3 of strawberry is covered with chocolate. Let excess chocolate drain into the bowl.
  6. Place the strawberries on foil covered baking sheet, hull end up.
  7. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Bonus

Strawberries aren’t the only things that taste good covered in chocolate. Bananas are delicious and nutritious; they have fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, and magnesium. You can create chocolate-covered bananas by cutting the bananas into slices, freezing the slices, and dipping the frozen slices in the chocolate sauces. After dipping the banana slices in chocolate, place them in the refrigerator, so the chocolate can harden. After the chocolate has hardens consider topping the bananas with a little peanut butter. Peanut butter has vitamin E, zinc, iron, potassium, and magnesium¾plus, it tastes delicious with the bananas and chocolate.