My Favorite Healthy Desserts

healthy dessert
Real talk: I have a major sweet tooth. Like, never turn down dessert and would 100% add in an extra workout class a week to be able to indulge.  I try to curb sweet cravings with healthy options, but we also love a good scoop of real-deal ice-cream and homemade cookies in our house. When we’re looking for something tasty that won’t de-rail a healthy eating streak, these are the healthy desserts that we reach for first…

Enlightened Ice Cream DessertEnlightened ice-cream bars are so good and come in a ton of different flavors. These are each between 70-100 calories, 7g of protein and only 2-5 grams of sugar! Highly recommend the sea salt caramel and the peanut butter chocolate. I also pick up Yasso frozen yogurt bars for us, but we just ran out. I love the chocolate chip cookie dough and sea salt caramel flavors. Yasso bars are 100 calories and have 5g of protein in each one.

Frozen Mango Dessert
An easy, sweet treat are frozen mango pieces. I get the bag of organic frozen mango at Trader Joe’s and fill a small bowl to snack on. It tastes just like a popsicle! I even grab some of these to snack on as an afternoon pick me up.
healthy dessert justins peanut butter cup
Justin’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups are my jam. I always have at least 1 mini cup in whatever purse I’m carrying. All of Justin’s products are good (don’t get me started on the vanilla almond butter. so.freaking.good), so you really can’t go wrong.


 other favorite healthy desserts:

+ Homemade ‘fudge’ — This recipe from Shut The Kale Up (if you’re not already following her, her recipes are delicious!) is one of Brian and I’s favorite healthy treats! We would seriously finish it in one setting if we didn’t try our best to refrain. To make: 3/4 cup cacao powder (or coco powder), 1/4 c melted coconut oil, 1/4 c maple syrup, 1/3 c almond butter, dash of vanilla extract. Mix all ingredients together, except the almond butter, until smooth. Spread the chocolate mixture into a small square pan (very small, like tubberware container) and top with the almond butter. Swirl with a toothpick. Chill in the freezer for at least 15 minutes and enjoy!

+ Slice up one banana and freeze. Then, pulse in a food processor until smooth and creamy. Add in 1 tsp cocoa powder and almond butter. Add a Justin’s pb cup on top if you’re looking to get crazy (read: always)

+ For a salty fix, Skinny Pop

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13 Comments

  1. June 30, 2016 / 8:46 am

    These are so many great options! I can’t wait to try the frozen banana!

  2. June 30, 2016 / 9:45 am

    love how you added skinny pop at the end. love that stuff! and justin’s can do no wrong – all their stuff is mouth watering. and frozen fruit is a fav snack for sure!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  3. June 30, 2016 / 9:52 am

    I have a huge sweet tooth as well, curbing it in the summer is always so tough.

  4. June 30, 2016 / 10:09 am

    I have a major sweet tooth too, the struggle is definitely for real! I’ve been wanting to try the Justin’s organic line of treats, but was worried they wouldn’t be as good. So glad to hear they are 😀
    Green Fashionista

  5. Monica
    June 30, 2016 / 10:13 am

    Thanks for this post!! I have a huge sweet tooth and have been trying to cut back on the desserts. Can’t wait to try these!

  6. June 30, 2016 / 10:15 am

    I love this! Only recently have I started craving sweet things every once in awhile and usually it’s ice cream so I’m definitely going to have to check out those Enlightened Ice Cream Bars! YUM! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  7. June 30, 2016 / 11:06 am

    Have you tried Halo Top ice cream? The birthday cake flavor literally tastes exactly like you would imagine dairy ice cream would!

    • June 30, 2016 / 2:46 pm

      I’ve heard such good things about that ice cream and now just need to track some down!

  8. June 30, 2016 / 2:12 pm

    I have got to get back on track with healthy eating! I have gotten on the workout train, but am dreading tweaking my diet! Thanks for some good sweet tooth inspiration!

  9. June 30, 2016 / 2:39 pm

    I definitely need to look into those ice cream bars and the Justin peanut butter cups – yum!

  10. June 30, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    I just discovered the Enlightened ice-cream bars last week! We had the hot cocoa ones and they were SO good! I bought the fudge ones today while at the grocery store and I’m excited to try them. I haven’t seen the peanut butter ones, but I love pb flavored things so I’ll have to check that out!

  11. June 30, 2016 / 8:34 pm

    I like the idea of frozen mango. I’ve never tried that one before but it sounds refreshing especially for summer and will hit the sweet spot.

  12. July 6, 2016 / 9:16 am

    I love the Yasso chocolate chip cookie dough yogurt bars! I actually have to hide them from my husband because he loves them so much too haha! I will have to look for the Enlightened ice cream bars at the store this weekend…sea salt caramel is such a delicious combination!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment