Healthy Dessert Ideas That Won’t Ruin Your Diet 21.08.2013

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Just because you are changing your eating habits for the better doesn’t mean you need to deprive yourself! There are lots of ways to still eat dessert without going overboard or even risk ruining your hard work. Many of these healthy dessert recipes are easy to make. Your loved ones and friends will love the taste, and they might not even know that they’re healthy for them! Most of the ingredients you can find in your local supermarket and don’t require fancy equipment. So what are you waiting for?

Black Bean Brownies

Yes, you read that right, black beans in brownies! Don’t worry, you’re not supposed to taste the beans at all. These brownies are also flour-less which is wonderful for anyone who is gluten intolerant, or want to skip the dreaded white flour often found in cakes. Go ahead; sneak in some fiber while indulging in a rich chocolate dessert. Ingredients include maple syrup, oats, and coconut oil, which are all good for you.

The recipe is really easy too. You combine all (except one) ingredients in a food processor, pour in a baking dish and bake.

Try the recipe found on the cool blog Chocolate Covered Katie

Frozen Banana ‘Ice Cream’

This dessert is also particularly wonderful for those lactose intolerant folks. No dairy, just one ingredient: frozen bananas! People who have tried it say the consistency is similar to that of ice cream to the point where you can’t tell the difference. No one said if it didn’t taste like banana though.

All you need are ripe bananas. Cut them into chunks and freeze them. When an ice cream craving strikes, take them out and add a bit of sweetener (like honey) to taste and puree it in your blender or food processor. You can mix in whatever flavors you like, such as chocolate (using cocoa powder or melted chocolate), peanut butter, or any other kind of fruit.

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Did you ever think that you could use avocado as a dessert ingredient? If you think about it, it has a nice creamy consistency. If you add enough of other ingredients, you most likely can’t taste it. Go ahead, try to make this and see if anyone notices! It is simple to make because it only consists of three ingredients: cocoa powder, avocado, and stevia.

Like the black bean brownies, all you need to do is blend the ingredients together. Enjoy.

Head over to Stonesoup to see the recipe.

Dried Strawberries

Don’t risk eating chemicals and more sugar than you care to by buying dried fruit from the store. Part of healthy eating is having total control over what goes into your body right?

Seriously, it’s super easy to make your own dried fruit. All you need are fresh strawberries and a working oven. Wash and dry them well, then stick the strawberries in the oven for three hours at 100 degrees (F). You can try to put this over the frozen banana ice cream, or even drizzle a bit of balsamic vinegar for a new way to eat dessert.

They key is getting fresh strawberries. You’d probably want to try making these when strawberries are in season wherever you are.

Coconut Strawberry Ice Cream

Coconut is definitely an ingredient that is gaining popularity. Coconot oil, water and milk have numerous health benefits, including anti-fungal properties and helping you hydrate your body. Don’t worry about the fact that it has saturated fat, it’s just that good for you! This ice cream recipe features only three ingredients: strawberries, coconut milk and honey.

There a different options in which you can freeze the mixture, so head over to Immer Washen to see the recipe.

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