DELICIOUS GUILT-FREE DESSERTS

 

By Rebecca Jacobs

Blueberry Banana Whip

What if I were to tell you, you can have your cake and eat it too … without the guilt? Desserts don’t have to be rich and made of all the wrong ingredients. They can be delicious and nutritious and still satisfy your sweet tooth without sabotaging your healthy eating plan.

 

With the right ingredients, a homemade dessert can taste just as good as that store-bought cake you’ve been salivating over. It just doesn’t have the same artificial and toxic ingredients. Making your own homemade guilt-free desserts also lets you know what’s going in them. This way you can control the amount of sugar you add.

Commonly eaten desserts such as pastries, cookies, and ice cream are often loaded with sugar, artificial coloring, and artificial flavoring. They can even contain things like hydrogenated and trans fats. These can cause high triglyceride levels in the blood, lead to diabetes, and even increase your risk of obesity if consumed often. Skip the store-bought baked goods and sugar-filled ice cream and try the recipes below. With just a few ingredients, and a small amount of time, you’ll have yourself a healthy dessert that will satisfy all your cravings.

 

Blueberry Banana Whip

Serves: 2

 

Ingredients:

4 frozen bananas

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

1 tablespoon raw cocoa powder

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup coconut milk or non-dairy milk of choice

1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

Optional Toppings: Graham cracker crumbs, raw cocoa nibs, shredded coconut, sliced bananas, or berries.

 

Directions:

Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender, adding the non-dairy milk last.

Blend on high until the mixture forms a soft-serve ice cream consistency.

Top with toppings of choice.

No-Bake Carrot Cake Bites

 

Serves: 10

Ingredients:

1 cup shredded carrots 

7 pitted dates 

1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

1 cup oat flour or oats ground into flour 

2 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce

2 tablespoons pure maple syrup 

1.5 teaspoons allspice

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1/4 cup coconut flour

1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut and sesame seeds for topping

 

Directions:

Place the dates, shredded carrots, spices, and coconut flour in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.

Add the pure maple syrup, coconut flour, apple sauce, and vanilla.

Roll into balls and cover with unsweetened shredded coconut and sesame seeds if desired.

Store in the fridge.

Guilt-Free Cookie Dough

Serves: 8 to 10

 

 

 

Ingredients:

2 cups gluten free oat flour or processed oats

3/4 cup coconut sugar

1/4 cup date sugar

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 cup dark chocolate chips 

1/4 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk of choice. Add a bit more if too dry.

 

Directions:

Mix the oat flour and sugars until combined.

Add the chocolate chips, vanilla, and non-dairy milk.

Store in the fridge.

Rebecca Jacobs is a holistic nutritionist who believes in a non-traditional approach to achieving health goals. She understands that everyone’s journey is different, and she is aware that one size does not fit all. Some of Rebecca’s areas of interest include detoxification, weight loss, kidney health, food sensitivities, and digestive health.

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