Made With Love
In my opinion, you don't need a significant other in order to enjoy Valentine's Day. As with anything in life, you "get out" what you "put in". If you spread joy to others, it will come back to you.
"We rise by lifting others" -Robert Ingersoll
Yogurt Covered Strawberries
-Organic Vanilla Greek Yogurt*
-Fresh Ripe Organic Strawberries
-Stevia to taste
One individual 6 oz serving of yogurt should cover approximately 8-10 strawberries
* If you would like to go dairy free, substitute any of these vegan yogurt alternatives
-Wash the strawberries, and slice the green tops off
-Spoon the yogurt onto a shallow dish, and roll the strawberries in the yogurt
-Place dipped strawberries in a plastic container lined with parchment paper and freeze until ready to serve
-Sprinkle with stevia prior to serving as desired
Although I am featuring this recipe for Valentine's Day, this treat is a great healthy option for any event or celebration!
Recipe Adapted From: PreventDisease.com
Chocolate Almond Milk Shake
*You could also substitute your favorite chocolate flavored protein powder for added nutritional value that would make this shake a wonderful post-workout, or breakfast option!
Recipe Adapted From: Just a Pinch Recipes
String Art From The Heart
First, figure out what design, shape, or word you would like to make! Once you have an idea in mind, create a drawing or printout of the design on a sheet of paper to use as a template for your artwork.
After gathering your supplies and clearing a work-space, you are ready to get started!
1.) Prime your wood
2.) Paint the wood the color of your hearts desire!
3.) Place your paper design over your painted piece of wood, and trace the outline using a pen or pencil--this will create a small indentation in the paint so you can follow along when you start nailing! Alternatively, you could cut your design out & tape it to the wood to use as a stencil
4.) Hammer nails tightly along the outline of your shape
5.) Tie a string to start your design and then simply wrap the string around each nail. You can use a zig-zag pattern, stripes, or a random sampling where you go all over the place.
6.) Add any embellishments, and secure with hot glue and/or Mod Podge as necessary
7.) Find a place to hang it in your home, or wrap it up to give it to a friend!
I hope that you have a LOVELY Valentines Day! Let me know how these treats turn out for you! I would ADORE seeing pictures of any of your creations!