Healthy Valentine’s Day Desserts!
Wow~ we are coming off a whirlwind of last night’s Finale of Toned Up. We are so grateful for this community and all of your positivity and support through the season. We’ll be sharing a recap of the season including your viewing party photos, check-ins and even more photos from behind the scenes. Also- thank you everyone for all of your messages to Bravo about Season 2! Means a lot to us :)
On to Food Friday!!! These are our favorite Valentine’s Day Treats :) They’re healthy, delicious, Tone It Up approved and there are so many to choose from!
Whether your plans include a cozy night in, a girls night out or a date with someone special ~ having fun, rewarding yourself and enjoying the night is a must! We want to know what you’re up to! Fun little fact ~ my parents met at a pub in San Francisco on Valentine’s Day. Imagine if they had just stayed in and sulked? Over 30 years later, they’re more in love than ever. To all our single gals out there, go out with your friends! Take chances. And if someone happens to talk to you, he may be your future husband! Ask mama Jane! ~Kat
These are some of our favorite Valentine’s Day inspired treats! Enjoy…
T♡NE It Up Chocolate Cups
This oh-so-simple dessert is tasty, light and will make quite an impression…
- 1 cup dark chocolate or carob chips
- 6-10 paper cupcake liners
- 1-2 cups fresh strawberries or your favorite fruit :) You can also fill them with a scoop of frozen yogurt or ice-cream
- Non stick cooking spray
Peanut Butter Cups & Coconut Chocolates
We picked up these cute molds from CVS, but you can also get them from Target. They make cute heart shaped ice-cubes too!
You’ll need 70% dark chocolate, peanut or almond butter & unsweetened coconut flakes. These are so easy!!
Melt chocolate in a sauce pan the same way as above. Carefully fill molds halfway with melted chocolate using a small spoon. Next, give the mold a tap on the counter to settle the chocolate and fill any bubbles. Then, place a small drop of peanut butter, almond butter or a pinch of coconut in the center of the hearts. Top with more chocolate – do not fill all the way! We made this mistake and our hearts overflowed! Usually a good thing, but not in this case ;)
Place in the freezer for about 10 minutes :) Serve for that special someone or pack up to bring on your date with your loved one, girlfriend or a family member.
We also made chocolate covered strawberries with the left-over chocolate! Dip strawberries into your chocolate and allow to harden on a plate to put in the refrigerator.
The Original Perfect Fit Chocolate Cake!
- 1 Banana
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/3 cup Chocolate or Vanilla Perfect Fit Protein
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cacao powder
- 1/3 cup of strong, cooled coffee or 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
Preheat oven to 350° degrees. Mix all wet ingredients, including banana, together and set aside. Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl and slowly combine into the wet ingredients, making sure to incorporate fully until adding more. Mix carefully – don’t over-mix! Pour into a small sprayed baking loaf and drizzle about a tablespoon of pure maple syrup on top! Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean from center.
Sprinkle with Perfect Fit Protein :) Enjoy in moderation, like any treat!
As always ~ serve with sparkling bubbly ;)
Healthy Chocolate Craving Muffins!
These are perfect if you’re having a carb craving! All these recipes are HEALTHY ~ but remember the desserts above are meant for a treat, a once in a while splurge, or on a special occasion ;)
These muffins, however are a different story! Make these tasty chocolate muffins ANYTIME!!! ;) These work for any meals on the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan, including M4.
- 1 cup Chocolate Perfect Fit Protein
- 1/2 cup Egg Whites
- 3 tbs cacao nibs
- 2 tsp organic cocoa powder
- 2 tbs melted coconut oil
- 1 tbs cinnamon
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup of unsweetened chocolate almond milk
- *** these are very healthy! If you want to add a little more moisture, add 1/2 of an avocado, 1 more tbs of coconut oil or 1 mashed banana to the batter
Set your oven at 350° degrees. Spray muffin pan with organic canola oil cooking spray. We used the mini muffin tray. Drop batter into a muffin pan and fill to the top! We recommend testing a couple to see if you like them ~ if you want them to be more fluffy, add more perfect fit. If you want them to be more moist, add an extra tablespoon of almond milk.
Bake for 10-15 minutes. Cooking time depends on muffin size or if you used the mini tray. Check your muffins with a tooth pick to make sure they’re cooked all the way through. Your tooth pick should come out clean :) Sprinkle Perfect Fit on top. Refrigerate!
Enjoy girls. You’ve earned it!!! #LoveYourBody
How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day? Whether you’re planning to have a night with the girls, a hot date or a cozy evening with family, remember to share your special evening with the team! Upload your pics of your desserts and hashtag #ToneItUpVDay so we can see them!
Karena & Katrina