Quick & Easy Healthy Sweet Treats!
I’m not a fan of depriving yourself in the quest to achieve the perfect body but I do believe in moderation. Rather than remove the sweet treats you love from your diet entirely, try a healthier, low sugar version! By allowing yourself a healthy sweet treat here and there you are less likely to get fed up with clean eating and binge on sugar filled nasties.
These days a quick google search should be able to find you a healthier alternative to your favourite dessert. Below are three tried and tested healthy sweet treat recipes that I love. Give them a go next time you feel a sugar craving coming on, I promise you won’t be disappointed!
This mousse is super simple to whip up and has a silky smooth texture! Enjoy it with some blueberries, strawberries or dark choc chips for true indulgence.
– 1/4 cup light agave syrup
– 1/2 cup cocoa
– One avocado
- Blend all ingredients until smooth.
- Chill in the fridge for 10 minutes and enjoy!
Chia and Choc Orange Mug Cake
This cake is a must try! The recipe comes from Grace, one of our BodySwitch 12 Week Challenge participants who introduced me to the ‘mug cake’ phenomenon. Like the mousse it is extremely quick and easy to make, has a nice moist texture and tastes great.
– 1/3 cup oats
– 1 tspn baking powder
– 1 egg
– 1 tbspn agave nectar
– 1.5 tbspn greek yoghurt
– 2 tbspn chia seeds
– Roughly 3 tspn of cocoa
– 1 tbspn apple sauce
– zest of 1 orange
– 3 tspn low fat milk
- Mix all ingredients together in a blender until smooth.
- Pour batter in a greased mug and cook in the microwave for roughly 2-3 minutes
- Serve with yoghurt and fruit and enjoy while warm!
Choc Peanut Protein Balls
If you’re the type of person who gets sugar cravings at 3pm then these are the perfect solution! You can even have one before gym for a little energy boost.
– 100grams choc protein powder
– 50 grams almond meal
– 50 grams desiccated coconut and some extra for rolling the balls in
– Tbspn Tahini paste (substitute tahini paste with low fat peanut butter and sesame oil)
– 25grams cocoa powder
– Cold water
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor, or mix together with a wooden spoon (don’t add water yet).
- Gradually add cold water until the mixture reaches a doughy consistency.
- Roll into small balls and roll in additional coconut. Refrigerate.