One of my favourite magnesium rich recipes!

We all know that magnesium is good for our muscles but often we find ourselves reaching for a supplement instead of looking at our diets. Here is one of my favourite ways to get magnesium into my body!

Chocolate dipped strawberries (approx 285mg of magnesium & approx 360 calories)

Ingredients

1 cup of whole ripe strawberries

25 grams cacao butter

1/3 cup high quality cacao or chocolate powder

1 tsp vanilla powder or essence

1tsp-1 tblsp of natvia or other natural sweetner, depending on taste

dash of Himalayan rock salt or sea salt

1/8 cup finely chopped almonds

Directions

  1. Pre chop nuts and gently rinse strawberries and set aside in separate dishes
  2. Get all other ingredients measured out and by your side
  3. In a saucepan (or your thermo-mix) slowly melt the cacao butter & butter (or coconut oil) it will melt faster if you cut up into smaller pieces first
  4. Once your butters have completely melted slowly add the chocolate powder stirring as you go until completely dissolved
  5. Next add the sweetener, the vanilla and the salt, again continue stirring until completely dissolved
  6. Transfer melted chocolate into a serving bowl
  7. Dip each strawberry into the chocolate mix and then into the nut mix
  8. Place on a tray lined with baking paper to let chocolate cool a little more and then enjoy! They will keep for about 24 hours in a air tight container placed in the fridge if you want to make bigger batches

Notes: If you have a good quality dark chocolate skip steps 3-5 i.e. the chocolate making steps and simply melt the chocolate then follow on for the rest of the recipe.

A good quality chocolate should be high in cacao I normally go for a 90% if I buy off the shelf. For a treat I will have Pana Chocolate or Loving Earth Chocolate. If you know of any other good brands I would love to hear about them!

You can swap out the the almonds for cashews or brazil nuts or for a Christmas treat try pistachios! On occasion I also add coconut flakes, yum! Would love to hear your variations as I’m sure the other readers would too, share below!

Magnesium & calorie levels of food was sourced at http://www.nutritiondata.self.com

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