Common wisdom tells us that if you want to be healthy and fit, cutting dessert out of your life completely is par for the course. We’re happy to tell you that is completely untrue: you can have your cake and be healthy, too—so long as you’re smart about that dessert in the first place.
But finding healthy desserts that also taste amazing can be a bit of an uphill struggle…until now. We’ve rounded up 10 of the most glorious, easiest to make desserts that are not only good, but good FOR you. Your sweet tooth will thank us for sure.
Common wisdom tells us that if you want to be healthy and fit, cutting dessert out of your life completely is par for the course. We're happy to tell you that is completely untrue: you can have your cake and be healthy, too—so long as you're smart about that dessert in the first place.
But finding healthy desserts that also taste amazing can be a bit of an uphill struggle...until now. We've rounded up 10 of the most glorious, easiest to make desserts that are not only good, but good FOR you. Your sweet tooth will thank us for sure.
Raw Vegan Cheesecake.
Cassey Ho over at Blogilates is one of our favorite fitness personalities: we love her cheerful attitude, even as she tortures us with her super-challenging pilates videos. And when it comes to eating clean but deliciously, girl KNOWS what she's talking about. This cheesecake is not just easy to make (you don't even need to bake it!), it tastes totally incredible. And if you need a bit of extra help in the kitchen? There's even a video of the process!
Cassey Ho / Blogilates
Ellie Krieger / Food Network
Chia Berry Coconut Pudding.
A favorite of our editorial staff, this pudding is rich and decadent, with lots of healthy berry flavors and the fun texture of chia seeds. Serve with frozen yogurt or coconut cream for dessert, or granola for breakfast. We know: pudding for breakfast? But when it's this healthy (especially with the addition of the probiotic powder), how can you say no?
The Beauty Chef
Creamy Passionfruit Popsicles.
Summer is coming, and with it, ALL of our favorite summer fruits: and there's almost nothing we love as much as passionfruit. These popsicles really need to be tasted to be believed; the addition of naturally sweet coconut milk (another of our favorite things) makes these popsicles beyond delicious.
Adriana Harlan / Living Healthy With Chocolate
Katie Higgins / Chocolate Covered Katie
Peanut Butter Protein Milkshake.
We solemnly swear not to make any Kelis jokes here, but let's be real: this milkshake is AMAZING. Low calorie, high protein, tasty as all get-out...it's basically perfect. We like ours with Agave instead of maple extract (personal choice!), but that's the beautiful thing about this recipe—the ability to customize.
Katie Farrell / Dashing Dish
Granola Crusted Fruit Tarts.
If you want something a little more elaborate and fancy-looking, these tarts are for you. Greek yogurt filling a tasty granola shell and topped with your favorite fruits...what's not to love? The recipe also has handy step-by-step photos, in case you're not quite sure what the crust in particular should look like as you prepare it.
Sweet Potato Blondies.
Blondies are some of our favorite baked treats, and these sweet potato-based bad boys are (dare we say it?) even MORE delicious than the originals. And if you're not feeling the bars for whatever reason, you can also make them into muffins. What could be sweeter than that?
Katie Webster / Healthy Seasonal Recipes
Raspberry Choc Chip Frozen Yogurt.
Think you need an icecream maker for delicious, home made froyo? Think again. This recipe is beyond easy, not to mention light and refreshing (which let's face it, is all we want in the dog days of summer).
Amy Donovan / The Fearless Housewife
Healthy Peach Betty.
If you have 45 minutes and a large baking dish, you can make this delightful take on a Brown Betty. The addition of peaches and walnut-raisin bread tick all our gustatory boxes. We usually switch out maple syrup for agave, but feel free to modify this however you like! You have the freedom!
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