Eating desserts is more than indulging yourself in something sweet and delicious. More than the joyful taste you get from these treats, it is the experience you spend with your loved ones and friends while eating desserts that count. There might be times when you get discouraged about trying what is considered as healthy desserts because of how they taste. However, the desserts that you will read about here will contain not only healthy ingredients but also a promise of impressive taste.
Healthy Desserts Options
Dark-Chocolate Avocado Mousse
- 4 oz chopped semi-sweet chocolate, one that is at least 60% dark
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond and cashew milk blend
- 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/8 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Fresh raspberries, whipped coconut cream, and chocolate servings for serving
- Optional: 1-3 tsp agave nectar or maple syrup
- 2 large ripe avocados
1. Put the chopped chocolate in a bowl, microwave it in 15-second bursts, while stirring in between each burst. Make sure not to burn the chocolate. When it is almost melted, take it out of the microwave and keep stirring until it achieves a smooth texture. Let it cool.
2. Cut avocados in half, pit them and then put them into a food processor. Add the cocoa powder, melted chocolate, salt, almond and cashew milk blend, and vanilla extract. Keep blending until you get a smooth and creamy mixture. Scrape the bowl now and then. Add agave nectar to taste.
3. Transfer to glasses and enjoy your healthy desserts in the form of pudding, or be more patient and leave the mixture in the fridge to chill overnight. If the latter, top it with cream, raspberries or strawberries, and chocolate shavings.
Low-Sugar Peach-Berry Cobbler
Ingredients for the Peach-berry Filling
- 4 cups fresh peaches (sliced, peeled) or 16 oz frozen unsweetened peach slices (thawed)
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 4 tsp cornstarch
- 2 cups fresh raspberries or frozen mildly sweetened raspberries (thawed)
Ingredients For Biscuit Topping
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground allspice, cinnamon, or cardamom
- 2 tbsp melted margarine or butter
- 1/4 cup frozen egg (thawed) or 1 lightly beaten egg
- 1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1. For the peach-berry filling, combine sugar, peaches, lemon juice, cornstarch, and allspice in a saucepan and keep it aside for 10 minutes.
2. To prepare the biscuit topping, preheat the oven to 400°F. Prepare a medium bowl where you can combine the baking powder, flour, baking soda, sugar, salt, and allspice. In another bowl, stir egg, butter, and yogurt, then mix this mixture to the flour mixture. Keep stirring until it grows moist, then set aside.
3. Cook and stir the filling mixture over medium heat until it thickens and bubbles show. Then, add the raspberries and heat through with gentle stirring. Pour the filling to a square baking dish.
4. Arrange the biscuit topping into small mounds on top of the hot peach-berry filling.
5. Bake until it becomes brown. Insert a toothpick into the cobbler after 20 minutes or so. If it comes out clean, your healthy desserts are ready to be served.
These are only two of the healthy desserts that will not only let you taste their sweet goodness but also make you feel guilt-free about indulging in them. In your next family event, try following these recipes and wow the guests.