Now that it’s summer we’re all working especially hard to stay in great shape so we feel and look our best! But for those of us with a sweet tooth, it can be challenging to face all the temptations this season brings. (Lookin’ at you, ice cream truck!) Luckily that doesn’t mean we need to sacrifice our favorite treats altogether. We’ve come up with some recipes to satisfy your cravings while keeping you feeling healthy and radiant. Instead of depriving yourself, try one of our nutritious and delicious alternatives at your next party, family dinner, or as a special treat for yourself!
Dark Chocolate and Berries
A favorite that never fails! We like to keep our chocolate in the fridge to keep it cool and crisp.
Dark chocolate of your choice
Mixed Berries: We love blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries
Homemade Mango Sorbet
Who knew it was this easy to make sorbet at home! All you need is a blender and two ingredients.
Blend together until smooth, then pop in the freezer for a couple of hours. Serve and enjoy!
Perfect for your next barbecue! (These can also be roasted in the oven for those of us without a grill).
Sweetened vanilla or plain yogurt to drizzle
Grill peach halves or roast in a 400 degree oven. Top with granola and leave on grill or in oven for a few more minutes so the granola gets warm and crispy. Drizzle with sweetened yogurt or serve with your favorite vanilla fro-yo!
Chocolate Banana Pops
A fabulous frozen treat that’s easy and fun to make
Dark Chocolate Chips
Toppings of choice (we used crushed peanuts and coconut flakes)
Place unpeeled banana in plastic bag and freeze overnight. Melt chocolate chips and small spoonful of coconut oil in the microwave or on the stove. Dip frozen bananas in chocolate to coat, and then add desired toppings (if any!). Freeze for 1 hour and enjoy!