I have a sweet tooth, and if you are anything like me, you might find it hard sometimes to resist those sweet treats. To me, it is torture to not have desserts, so I have found a clever way to healthfully indulge my cravings. I simply trick myself with things that only taste sinful. Shhh… do not tell my brain! Here are some healthy indulgences you can feel good about while fueling that need for sugary speed.
1. Shake things up
Milkshakes are pure heaven for the palate. That creamy, frothy texture melded with sweetness steal my heart every time I enjoy any milkshake.
You will forget your milkshake is healthy though if you craft it with fruits and low-fat milk or yogurt. One of my favorites is bananas with milk, a drop of vanilla extract and a sprinkling of cinnamon. It will kill your craving quick.
2. Use avocados to your advantage
I love avocados and I tend to use them in everything. When I discovered I could use them as a base for a rich and decadent chocolate pudding, it was a whole new level of love. Make it with pure cocoa powder for the ultimate healthy pudding that your palate will never guess is made from heart-healthy avocados.
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3. Make healthy no-bake cookies
Having kids makes the struggle of staying away from tempting treats even more real. Instead, give them (and you!) a treat you can feel good about them eating. Plus, they will never know it is healthy.
Simply mix a cup of natural peanut butter with a 1/2 cup of raw organic honey and a 1/2 cup of coconut oil and heat gently on the stove until it softens. Then, mix it with 2 teaspoons of vanilla, 2 1/4 cups of quick oats and 6 tablespoons of cocoa powder and roll into balls. These will disappear fast.
4. Trick the mind with tropical tastes
Tropical fruits like mangoes, pineapples, and coconuts all have that ability to instantly de-stress us. They give us a mental vacation, are filled with essential vitamins and nutrients, and they taste amazing. Cut them up for a fruit salad, throw them on top of Greek yogurt, or make fun and colorful fruit skewers for snacking.
5. Go bananas
Bananas are not just great for faux milkshakes. They are great for freezing and turning into dreamy ice-creamy treats. You can freeze peeled bananas and then blend them in your blender for an incredible one-ingredient ice cream delight. Or you can peel bananas and dip them into chocolate before freezing them to create your own healthy version of a popsicle.
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6. Check out these melons
Fresh chilled scoops of melons are another great way to feel good about sweet snacking. Plus with watermelons, you can blend them, strain out the seeds and then freeze the juice to make a slushy you will fall head over heels for.
Cravings are hard to beat but do not give in. Give these six healthy indulgences a try. Do you have a special way to indulge your sweet tooth healthfully? Tell us!