If you have a sweet tooth but are trying to improve your healthy eating habits, you might find yourself conflicted when it comes to ordering or preparing dessert. However, you don’t need to go without a treat after dinner or whenever you feel like enjoying a sweet snack.
With these 3 natural recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth, you’ll be able to enjoy a healthy alternative to sugar-filled treats while enjoying the benefits of essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber. These desserts are also full of antioxidants for an even further health boost – so why not treat yourself by making one of these indulgent (yet healthy) recipes today?
Watermelon Lime Popsicles
These cool popsicles are a fantastic treat on a warm day and are quick and easy to create. All you’ll need is a blender, a popsicle mold, and three simple ingredients.
- Half a small watermelon, chopped into chunks
- The zest and juice of one lime
- 1-2 tablespoons of agave syrup (to taste)
Add your chunks of watermelon, lime zest, lime juice and agave to your blender. From here, all you need to do is blend the mixture until it is pureed into a thick juice. Once you’ve reached the perfect consistency, try tasting the mixture to see if it needs to be sweetened with more agave.
Once you’ve reached your desired level of sweetness, simply pour the juice three-quarters of the way into your popsicle molds. Place the lids on the molds and slide wooden popsicle sticks in through the slots at the top of the lids. Place in the freezer until fully frozen (this can take two hours or more, although we recommend leaving the popsicles overnight), and then enjoy whenever you like!
Blueberry Banana Smoothie
For a creamy, indulgent smoothie with none of the preservatives, try our tasty Blueberry Banana Smoothie recipe. It can be enjoyed as a quick breakfast or throughout the day.
- One banana
- Half a cup of blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- One tablespoon of nut butter
- Half a cup of plant-based milk
Add the ingredients together in a blender. Simply blend the ingredients together until you achieve a thick, smoothie-style consistency. For a cool alternative, try adding a few pieces of ice and blending until crushed.
Additional ingredients for a health boost include:
- Hemp seeds
- Protein powder
- Unsweetened chocolate chips
Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles
These creamy, fruity favorites are great all year round. The recipe is incredibly simple and takes just minutes to make!
- One cup of plain or Greek yogurt
- One-and-a-half cups of strawberries
- Half a cup of cream cheese
- Two tablespoons of honey
Simply add the ingredients to a blender and mix until you achieve a smooth consistency. Once you are happy with the consistency of your blend, simply transfer the mixture into popsicle molds, place the lids of the molds on top, and add popsicle sticks. Freeze for at least three hours and enjoy!