Enjoy dessert and eat healthy with 5 guilt-free desserts that won’t ruin your diet, like milkshakes, brownies, fudge, and more!
5 Guilt-Free Desserts That Won’t Ruin Your Diet
Let’s face it, dessert is one of those things that can throw off your diet quickly. One dessert can turn into a slippery slope, however, to be honest, life is too short not to enjoy the sweet foods every once in a while! However, the trick to enjoying some of your favorite sweet foods is to do so in a healthier way. Say you love ice cream, there’s a healthier way to indulge without ruining your diet! I am here to share my top 5 easy guilt-free desserts. These are simple, healthy, and can be put together in 5 minutes.
Banana Ice Cream for Regular Ice Cream: Hear me out on this one! While banana ice cream may not sound as appealing as your traditional tub of Ben and Jerry’s it’s actually quite delicious. Banana ice cream amazingly resembles vanilla soft serve ice cream. All you need to do is take 1-2 frozen bananas add them into a blender with a splash of almond milk. Blend it up and serve with some yummy toppings. Some favorites among ice cream lovers are usually, cocoa nibs, shredded coconut, or peanuts. Try making this the next time you have an ice cream craving. You may be surprised to see how much this recipe tastes like the real thing!
Berries & Whipped Cream for Berries & Coconut Whipped Cream: This is a favorite dessert among most, and it’s actually pretty healthy! However, to make this even healthier you can swap out the whipped cream for coconut whipped cream. The coconut will provide you with added health benefits and tastes just as good. To make this, simply add the hardened part of the coconut milk into a blender with a splash of vanilla, and blend. Blend until a whipped cream consistency forms. Serve with fresh berries of choice! You now have a delicious fiber packed dessert with healthy fats to keep you full.
Fudge for Homemade Peanut Butter Fudge: Fudge can be a tasty treat, but it’s often loaded with sugar. Instead of snacking on fudge late at night try a homemade version. All you need for this recipe is coconut milk and peanut butter! Add the hardened part of the coconut milk into a food processor with 1 Tbsp. of peanut butter and blend. Refrigerate to harden and split into 4-5 servings. This is a delicious way to enjoy your “fudge” without so much guilt.
Brownie for Cocoa Energy Bites: Brownies are a guilty pleasure for most, and rightfully so they are super tasty! Unfortunately, they aren’t the healthiest option. Here’s some excellent news. You can easily make your own guilt-free brownie bites, bake free! Simply mix 1 cup of rolled oats together with 2 Tbsp. raw cocoa powder, 1/2 cup of pure maple syrup, and 1/4 cup of peanut butter. Mix well, and form into energy bites. Store in the fridge and enjoy when that snack attack kicks in, or when you are craving dessert.
Chocolate Shake for Cocoa Avocado Shake: Who doesn’t love a chocolate milkshake? Grabbing a milkshake or making your own to satisfy a sweet tooth is common. However, they are often loaded with sugars and artificial ingredients. The good new is that you can still have your milkshake! A healthier way to make one is blending together a handful of healthy ingredients. All you need is 1/2 an avocado, raw cocoa powder, unsweetened almond milk, and a frozen banana. Add this to a blender and blend! Add a drizzle of pure maple syrup for an added touch of sweetness. You now have yourself a guilt-free milkshake that can boost your health at the same time.
So, there you have it. Five ways to easily kick that sugar craving to the curb with some much healthier options! Never feel like you have to deprive yourself of yummy foods. Eating healthy can be fun, delicious, and allow room for dessert. You just have to find creative and healthier ways to do that. If you liked these guilt-free desserts, try these healthy and quick breakfast ideas!
Rebecca Jacobs N.C is a Certified Nutrition Consultant and owner of Holistic Balance Nutrition. Her specialties include digestive health and weight loss, where she has been helping clients reach their weight loss goals since 2015. Rebecca’s approach is different from others, because she believes in a no dieting and individualized approach to healthy living, and believes that healthy eating must be delicious. She is passionate about helping others find their balance and getting to the root cause of their weight gain, or health issues through the power of nutrition.