There’s a reason chocolate has been an international symbol of love for generations… Chocolate contains Phenylethylamine or PEA. PEA is a psycho-active compound. It acts as a stimulant that makes you feel really good when you eat it. Additionally, chocolate increases serotonin in your brain, and serotonin is the “don’t worry, be happy” neurotransmitter.
No wonder men always lavish women with beautifully wrapped boxes of chocolates on Valentine’s Day! They’re using brain science to their advantage just in case Cupid’s aim is a little off. Besides, speaking from a woman’s point of view, I never really wanted to be shot in the rear by a manipulative little cherub. Receiving chocolate from someone I care about is much more exciting.
It turns out that chocolate, in its natural form, isn’t bad for you. There are many studies showing the health benefits of cacao in its unadulterated form. It is the processing and all the sugar and chemicals that go into commercial chocolate that makes it unhealthy.
We consume a lot of chocolate in our house, and we have no intention of giving it up. Great health is about abundance— there should be no suffering required. You can still have chocolate, but have it in a healthy form.
We’ve created a chocolate bar that is sugar-free and dairy-free called, “Brain In Love”. My gift to you is one of my favorite recipes using this luscious chocolate as a Valentine’s Day treat. It has only two ingredients and is super easy! Just watch the attached video to see the demonstration, and then scroll down for the recipe.
We’d like to help you plan a lovely, healthy Valentine’s Day treat for the special person in your life. It’s a much safer bet than Cupid, who in my experience has never been good with his silly bow and arrow – at least not until I met the love of my life, my husband! But then, he knows a lot about brain science and chocolate!
If you’re interested in Brain In Love Bars, you can check them out here.
Don’t forget to make this fun Valentine’s Day recipe to share with your special person!
Ingredients (makes 12-16):