Healthy Summer Desserts Worth Indulging In

Healthy-easter-desserts_1As the summer season gets underway, one thing that you should be paying attention to is the dessert choices you’re making.  While we could tell you that you should forgo dessert altogether and not have anything that’s going to satisfy your cravings, most people wouldn’t be able to last through the entire summer months without at least a few indulgences.

That’s why a better game plan strategy is to simply indulge wisely. If you can choose desserts that are naturally lower in calories and high in nutrition, you will do your diet a favor rather than derail all progress.

Let’s have a quick look at a few healthy summer dessert ideas that you can eat without guilt.

Strawberry Ice Creamstrawberry-ice-cream

If you’re an ice cream fanatic, this dessert will fit the bill perfectly for you. Simply combine together one cup of frozen berries with half a cup of Greek yogurt. Add about an eighth of a cup of water, a bit of sweetener, 1-2 berries, along with a ¼ tsp. of Xanthan gum. That’s the special ingredient that’s really going to give it added thickness.

Blend all of this on high speed until desired consistency is reached and then serve immediately.

Angel Food Cake

angel-food-cake-strawberries-whipped-creamOn the other hand, if you’re someone who loves their cakes, opt for angel food cake whenever possible. This is the cake variety that is going to have the least calories and fat naturally, so is the smartest choice for those watching their body weight.

Serve it up with some light whipped cream and fresh berries rather than high calorie icing and you’ll be all set.

 

‘Cheesecake’lemon-raspberry-cheesecake-05

Cheesecake lovers don’t necessarily have to give up their beloved dessert as long as they are willing to give slightly on taste and get creative.

To create your very own ‘cheesecake’ dessert, combine together about an eighth cup of fat-free cream cheese with a half cup of Greek yogurt. Add some type of sweetener and if you can find it, fat-free, sugar-free cheesecake pudding powder mix. One tablespoon should be enough to get you the flavor that you’re going for.

Then place into a serving bowl, crumble a graham cracker square over top and then top with sliced strawberries or raspberries.  Serve immediately.

While it won’t be a true cheesecake, it’ll definitely still help calm those cravings.

Chocolate Fudge

05287l1560Finally, if it’s chocolate you desire, this one is an easy fix. Get a package of sugar-free, fat free chocolate pudding powder and mix it with one cup of milk and one scoop of chocolate protein powder.  Since the recipe typically calls for two cups of milk and you’re using half that, you’ll get a much thicker consistency that’s more along the lines of fudge or icing.

Serve this up with a little low fat whipped topping if desired and your taste buds will definitely thank you.

Try these lighter varieties of dessert this summer and you can make sure that you are keeping your diet on track.

 Rasberry

 

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