Valentines day is right around the corner and whether you are hosting your friends for a celebration or trying to make a romantic dessert our Chocolate Covered Strawberries are the perfect treat. We made vegan and collagen-boosting chocolate covered strawberries that add the perfect crunch with some chopped almonds!
You can make our cacao calm strawberries with or without toppings. We love to roll them in chopped nuts for some added protein and crunch, but you could also drizzle some caramel, sprinkles, vegan chocolate chips or shredded coconut. The toppings add a fun spice, but they are still perfect plain.
To make this easy special treat, all you will need to do is melt one bar of dark chocolate (your favorite) and then add in our cacao calm collagen support blend. Our cacao calm vegan collagen blend is full of beauty benefiting ingredients like tremella mushroom, cacao, amla berry powder, and gotu kola to name a few! Within this special chocolate blend is also ashwagandha!
Never heard of ashwagandha before? No worries, Here's a quick guide to this adaptogenic herb and its stress-relieving properties. Ashwagandha is definitely an ingredient that might cause a double-take, but this herb actually has ancient roots in Ayurvedic medicine and some pretty amazing benefits that have been proven through research and studies.*
Ashwagandha is a herb that is classified as an adaptogen. Adaptogens are herbs that help our bodies respond to external stressors. They’re known for their health benefits, especially when ingested as a supplement, powder, or extract. Ashwagandha in particular has long been used to manage stress and ease anxiety and has been used for over 3,000 years as a staple in Ayurvedic medicine.
Ashwagandha root is packed with powerful antioxidants, including polyphenols, which can help reduce the levels of free radicals in the body and can minimize signs of aging, according to one 2016 study. Antioxidants work to neutralize free radicals and enhance the body’s resistance to oxidative stress to improve skin health and may help prevent early signs of aging.
Still not sold on this easy and romantic treat? Did we mention it will only take you ten minutes tops! While you snack on these delicious desserts, you'll also be boosting your natural collagen production.*
Want to make more good for you desserts with beauty benefits? You'll love these vegan collagen recipes:
- Skin-Boosting Collagen Bites
- Cacao Calm Flourless Cookies
- Chocolate Beauty Chia Pudding
- Mood Boosting Double Chocolate Banana Bread
- Vegan Peppermint Hot Cocoa
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Valentine’s day is approaching but there doesn’t have to be a special occasion to make chocolate covered strawberries, especially when you add beauty boosting benefits to them!! We think that’s a pretty good excuse to whip up a batch of these anytime!
1 bar of dark chocolate
1 container of strawberries
¼ cup of chopped almonds
1 scoop of Copina Co. Cacao Calm Collagen Support Blend
Melt dark chocolate and mix in 1 scoop of Copina Co. Cacao Calm Collagen Support Blend.
Dip strawberries in the melted chocolate and then immediately in the chopped almonds or toppings of choice.
- Place in the refrigerator until chocolate is hardened.