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Say Bye to Added Sugar! 5 Deliciously Healthy Dessert Recipes to Try ASAP

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We are officially on the last post of “what I eat during the work week” series and I saved the best for last. Dessert!!!!!! I’m already hungry so we’re off to a great start.

It’s a rare night for me if I’m not having some sort of dessert after dinner. I love coming up with healthy recipes for some of my favorite unhealthy treats.

Get a list of my 6 favorite healthy ingredient swaps from this blog post!

And peak into my pantry if you really want to know all the healthy foods I eat:

Here are my absolute faves:

1. Frozen Fruit Cereal

I loveee cereal (literally ate cereal and toast for dinner for 2 year straight in high school I think). Most cereals are loaded with sugar & other BS, so finding a healthy substitute that I actually liked better was a miracle.

  1. Frozen Fruit of choice (Mixed Berries and Wild Blueberries are my current faves)
  2. Unsweetened Almond Milk
  3. Healthy Granola of choice (Purely Elizabeth Original is my go to- no refined sugars!)
  4. Extras: Cacao Nibs, Unsweetened Coconut Flakes, Chopped Nuts

2. Stovetop Popcorn

You might not consider this “dessert,” but it is seriously one of my favorite things on earth. I love any snack that’s crunchy + salty, so if I can make a healthy version of that I’m sold. I literally used to stand over a pot and hover the lid over the top to let air flow work its magic & that works JUST FINE. But if you happen to have a Whirly Pop (S/O to my bf for feeling embarrassed for me & buying me this), even better.

  • Popcorn Kernels
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • Seasonings Ideas:
    • Original: Pink Himalayan Salt
    • Cheesy: Pink Himalayan Salt, Nutritional Yeast
    • Garlic Salt: Pink Himalayan Salt, Garlic Powder
    • Chili Garlic: Pink Himalayan Salt, Garlic Powder, Chili Powder
    • Sweet + Salty: Pink Himalayan Salt, Mini Chocolate Chips

3. Date Bites

I think I need to do a whole post on these because I have a lot of flavor combinations of this that are insanely amazing. This is my Chocolate Hazelnut version & it’s pure heaven.

Just throw everything into a food processor or blender & give it a quick few blends until the consistency is thick & gooey. The key is to be able to roll them into balls that stick together, so make sure the mixture isn’t liquidy! This recipe makes 6 bites:

  • 1/2 cup Dates
  • 1/2 cup Hazelnuts
  • 2-3 tbsp Natural Peanut Butter
  • 3 tbsp Cacao Powder
  • 2 tbsp Water

4. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

We’ve all seen “nice cream” recipes online, but most I’ve seen are pretty bland, TBH. One frozen banana in a blender? I’ll pass. I threw in some of my favorite healthy ingredients to make a Chocolate PB Banana version & it’s tasty af. It will be your go to this summer! This makes 2 servings:

  • 2-3 Frozen Bananas
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk or Coconut Milk (Full Fat Coconut Milk will make it suuuper creamy. Start with 1 tbsp at a time, and add more as needed to get to your desired consistency)
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1-2 tbsp Natural Peanut Butter
  • 2 tbsp Cacao Powder
  • 2 tsp Maca Powder
  • Top with Cacao Nibs, Unsweetened Coconut Flakes, and/or a dash of Cinnamon

5. Gooey Chocolate Brownies

Andddd it’s time for some baked goods in our life, ya? I typically go for one of the options above during the week because it’s a lot quicker for me to throw together, but sometimes I just need some dang brownies. After I mince the sweet potatoes, I just throw everything in a bowl & mix it together. (Anyone who bakes is probably cringing hard at that, but it works & I need the quickest option, so we’re fine, it’s fine.) Bake for 30 min at 350 degrees!

  • 1 cup uncooked Sweet Potato (mince in food processor or blender)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 cup Almond Butter (or just 1/2 cup PB in total if you don’t have Almond Butter)
  • 1/4 cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 2 heaped tbsp Coconut Oil (slightly melted, to a butter-like consistency)
  • 1.5 tbsp Gelatin
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • Naughty Extras: Chocolate Chunks, Caramel Chips (this is a new thing I just learned & wow I wish I didn’t)

YUM, right? Which recipe are you going to test out first?!

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Abbey Yung is the Creator of the platform Ask Abbey- a Blog, Podcast & YouTube Channel. She is also the Creator of the E-Book series called The Healthy Lifestyle Project. She's obsessed with all things health, fitness, wellness, makeup & skincare. Anything that can make us feel our best & look our best, she's all for. She loves researching, testing out what she finds & sharing only the best of the best. Growing up, she wishes she would've had a one stop shop to ask questions & find answers on these topics, so that's why she created Ask Abbey. You ask, she'll answer. xx

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