Happy Almost Valentine’s Day! We still have 10 days left…but that’s ok! I wanted to give you guys something sweet you could make for your Day…without the guilt and all the sugar. These are the perfect amount of sweet, and won’t change the waist line at all either. I know a lot of us choose to be Paleo because of certain health issues or auto-immune diseases…where you CAN’T eat the sugar even if you wanted to. So, turning to a “real food” treat is a definite win.
If you are strictly low carb, I have noted a low carb recipe below.
After you have refrigerated your can of coconut milk, scoop all the coconut off the top of the can into a bowl, and discard the water underneath.
Note: You HAVE to refrigerate it because this will make the coconut rise to the top and thicken, and keep the water at the bottom. If you have watery coconut, it won’t work.
Using your hand mixer, blend the raw honey with the coconut for about a minute or so, until soft. It will have the texture of whipped cream.
Using a paring knife, hollow out the top of your strawberry, and cut the tip off the strawberry as well so they will stand up straight.
In a microwave safe bowl, add your mini chocolate chips and the coconut oil. Microwave for 30 seconds, then stir, and microwave another 30 seconds. Stir until smooth.
Fill your strawberries with the coconut whip, then drizzle the chocolate on top. I used a piping bag to drizzle my chocolate, but you can also use a zip-lock bag and just cut the tip of the bag to pipe it on.
Refrigerate your Paleo Coconut Strawberries so the chocolate hardens, it only takes a couple minutes. They will keep a couple days in the fridge, but I doubt they will last that long
If you are strictly low carb, you can make these into cheesecake strawberries instead. For that you will use the same method as above, but you can use 8 oz cream cheese instead of coconut milk, and stevia instead of honey. I made both, my husband and kids loved them!
My baby girl even helped….helped decorate AND helped make a mess haha. It was fun though! She LOVES to help me cook. She always says “so what we cookin today mom? I help you?”.
If you don’t already have your kids in the kitchen with you, try it out! They usually have a lot of fun, and helps them learn as well. My daughter says “When I grow up I wanna cook to be a chef, and be a doctor for backs so me fix your back” she’s only 4 lol…too cute.