If you’re looking for easy-to-make healthy dessert ideas, then look no further. These five fabulous healthy dessert ideas will reinvent the way you look at your after dinner treat. After you’ve wowed your guests with a healthy meal, then continue to impress with a healthy dessert.
Healthy Dessert Ideas
Mangoes are the most heavenly fruit – delicious enough to enjoy as dessert all on it’s own. But why not enjoy a Heavenly Mango Milkshake that’s as simple to make as it is sweet to drink. Start by peeling and chopping one medium-sized mango and tossing it into a blender. Add 1 cup of milk of your choice (cow’s, soy, or almond), 1 teaspoon of sugar, 2 ice cubes, and a pinch of saffron (optional) – for an exotic touch of flavor. Blend away until smooth; then sip and enjoy your Heavenly Mango Milkshake. The world will surely stop around you for your moment of pure bliss.
Heavenly Mango Milkshake
Frozen Banana Pops
Enjoy Banana Pops with your best friends, simply peel and dice up some bananas into bite-size pieces, put your bananas on lollipop sticks, place on a tray and freeze. Melt chocolate, and layout your favorite ice cream toppings – like chopped peanuts, coconut, sprinkles, crushed cookies you could even try toffee pieces. Dip your frozen bananas in chocolate and roll them in the toppings of your choice. Quick, simple, fun, impressive and low in calories!
After Dinner Delight
Do you love coffee more than anything? then enjoy an Affogato after dinner, a simple yet decadent Italian treat. It only requires 2 ingredients and 2 steps. So, it’s not strictly healthy but you can try the coffe option or go for the super healthy mixed berry medley variation on this Italian classic as per number 4. Prepare one scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream (or gelato) and make one shot of espresso to pour over your ice cream. That’s all you have to do to enjoy one of the fanciest (and easy-to-make) desserts that will surely become one of your own after dinner traditions. Buona notte!
Mixed Berry Medley
If you’d prefer to have sweetened mixed berries over a scoop of vanilla ice cream, then macerate them. Simple combine 3 cups of mixed berries (like strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries) with a ¼ cup of sugar, and an 1/8 cup of orange juice. Let your berries macerate for at least 2 hours. You may enjoy them solo, over vanilla ice cream, or even a slice of Angel Food Cake. This simple trick will surely become part of your cooking repertoire.
Cheesecake lovers will rejoice in these Cheesecake-stuffed Strawberries, which equal Strawberry Cheesecake minus the guilt. Start by prepping a half pound of strawberries: take the tops off and clean them out with a small, sharp knife (if necessary). Then mix up your cheesecake filling: beat 4 ounces of cream cheese, a ¼ cup of powdered sugar, and ½ a teaspoon of vanilla until creamy. Put your cheesecake filling into a Ziploc bag with a corner cut off (if you don’t have any piping bags). Then fill your strawberries and top them with crushed graham cracker (about a ¼ cup for all of your berries). Forget about it! It’s bite-size New York Cheesecake just for you, in no time at all.
Ashley The Fabulous Times Food Contributor