Fresh Strawberries and Pineapple Slices Drizzled in Dark Chocolate
Indulge in the luxurious taste of fresh, organic fruits drizzled in dark chocolate with this simple, healthful recipe. Perfect for a delightful dessert or a sweet snack, this recipe serves four, providing the digestive benefits of pineapple along with the antioxidant-rich goodness of dark chocolate.
- 2 cups of fresh organic strawberries, hulled and halved
- 1 ripe organic pineapple, peeled, cored, and sliced
- 1 bar of organic dark chocolate (70% or higher; Theo’s is a recommended brand)
- 1/2 cup of organic coconut flakes, toasted
1. Arrange the sliced strawberries and pineapple on a serving platter.
2. In a heatproof bowl set over a pot of gently simmering water, melt the dark chocolate bar. Ensure that the bottom of the bowl doesn't touch the water to avoid overheating the chocolate.
3. Once melted, drizzle the dark chocolate generously over the arranged fruits.
4. Sprinkle the toasted coconut flakes over the top for an added crunchy texture and a delightful flavor contrast.
5. Serve immediately and enjoy this healthy, delectable dessert.
Pineapple, in addition to being deliciously sweet and tangy, provides a significant amount of bromelain, a digestive enzyme that aids in breaking down proteins and can facilitate healthier digestion. This makes pineapple a perfect finish to any meal. The strawberries bring a pop of color and an extra dose of vitamins and antioxidants. The dark chocolate not only enhances the taste but also offers health benefits, thanks to its high antioxidant content. Topping it off, coconut flakes add a tropical twist, along with fiber and healthy fats. This dish is a true celebration of taste and nutrition! Enjoy!