Dark chocolate-dipped berries

  • 5min
  • 2
  • 474 kcal
  • Easy
  • Gluten free , Dairy free , Paleo , Ketogenic

Per 158 g contains

474 kcal 1966 kj
23%
33 g
47%
19 g
95%
23 g
25%
0 g
<1%

of an adult's recommended intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1244kj/300kcal

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A three-course dinner to boost your libido: Dessert

A classic romantic dessert that no one can resist.

Cooking for your other half is a chance to show them how much you love them, and what better way than impressing them with your skills? We've produced a three-course menu full of nutrients that have been shown to improve libido. And no oysters in sight!

To complete this menu, why not take a look at our recipes for a starter and main course too!

Ingredients

  • Mixed berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries etc)
    200g 7oz
  • Good-quality dark chocolate (70-80%)
    150g 5.2oz
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Cooking Method

  1. Break the dark chocolate up into a microwaveable bowl. Microwave at 30-second intervals and stir until melted.
  2. Wash and prepare your berries.
  3. Once the chocolate is melted, dip the berries into the chocolate about ¾ of the way and then place on to a plate.
  4. Put plate in fridge and chill the berries for at least 20 minutes. Serve.

Nutritional Information

Typical Valuesper 100gper 158g serving
Energy
300 kcal
1244 kj
474 kcal
1966 kj
Fat
of which saturates
21 g
12 g
33 g
19 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
20 g
15 g
32 g
23 g
Fibre7.7 g
13.5 g
Protein4.3 g
6.9 g
Salt0 g
0 g

Dark chocolate

Chocolate is known to boost your mood and make you feel relaxed. This is down to a nutrient called phenethylamine which triggers feelgood hormones. Good-quality dark chocolate also contains antioxidants, which protect the body from harm. Dark chocolate still has sugar in it however, so enjoy it in moderation. 

Berries

Berries are also rich in antioxidants and zinc, "which helps to optimise blood flow to the sex organs," says nutritionist Dr Marilyn Glenville, author of Natural Alternatives to Sugar.

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