As you work towards your fitness goals, finding desserts that are low in natural sugars will facilitate your results. It will take some time for your taste buds to adjust from enjoying intense, refined sugars to appreciating the subtly and delight of natural, wholesome sugar found in fruit.
The good news is that loving food doesn’t have to negatively impact your health, and in fact, it can end up benefiting you. You just want to make sure that you’re enjoying foods that both satisfy your taste buds and nourish your body.
1 Raw protein power chocolate truffles– Did you know that chocolate is routinely the number one most craved food? Luckily, when eaten in the right form it offers antioxidants, and a whole bunch of health benefits – everything from improved circulation and mood to lowering the chance of developing cardiovascular disease. These are raw, easy to make & a good source of plant proteins.
2 Yogurt and fresh fruits– This falls under dessert because it’s on the sweet side, you can top it off with basically any fresh fruit of your choice & there are many different great tasting healthy fats that you can top it with to make a more hearty snack or meal.
3 Oatmeal Cookies–Oatmeal cookies have been around for ages, but there’s something about the flavor combination of honey and coconut oil that makes these particularly tasty.
4 Chocolate layered overnight oats with berries– Waking up with your breakfast already made and waiting for you may be one of the highest levels of adulting. It definitely helps you feel more pulled together on an otherwise hectic morning.
5 Healthy banana oat breakfast bars– You can make these homemade energy bars more indulgent by adding dark chocolate. The combo of chia seeds, oats, nuts and seeds is very filling.
6 Mango-apple sauce– This is so easy and so tasty. It’s as simple as blending up mangoes and apples. The mango apple combination is really nice, specially great with a little cinnamon sprinkled on top. A great whole foods, unprocessed dessert option for when you want something sweet.
7 Blueberry-banana and cacao smoothie bowl– Smoothies are so much fun to experiment with; the flavor combinations are nearly endless.
8All Natural Quinoa Protein Energy Bars– Another great grab and go snack that tastes like a dessert. These chocolate covered protein bars will help you fight off hunger in between meals, or they make for a healthy snack after dinner.
Your Healthy Chocolate pudding Recipe
This pudding is a spectacular way to enjoy creamy chocolate while avoiding refined sugars entirely. The avocado, banana and dates provide real, usable nutrients and vitamins while pleasing your sweet tooth.
What you need
1 avocado, pitted and peeled
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 dates, pitted
1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Combine all of the ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor. Blend until creamy and smooth. Place in serving bowls and chill for 10 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
228 calories, 17g fat, 16g carbohydrate, 26mg sodium, 7g sugar, 7g fiber, and 4g protein.