HEALTHY DESSERTS

Did you know that while doing the Transformation Kit you are allowed one dessert a week? While we recommend limiting it to something small that would still align with your healthy lifestyle goals, there’s no harm in indulging every once in a while! Today we’re sharing a few recipes that will satisfy your sweet tooth while still being healthy.

CHOCOLATE CHUNK BROWNIES

This recipe is perfect for a Meal Day, as it contains carbohydrates. Perfect for satisfying those of you with a chocolate craving!

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 6 tbsp nonfat milk (substitute a nut or oat milk if desired)
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup flour of your choice
  • 3 Tbsp finely chopped chocolate of your choice

Directions

  1. Lightly coat an 8-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the coconut oil, vanilla, salt, and egg whites. Using a spoon, stir in the Greek yogurt. Stop stirring once all lumps are gone, then add the sugar and milk and stir until blended. Add in the cocoa powder, baking powder, and flour. Mix until incorporated. Fold in a majority of the chopped chocolate, saving some for topping.
  3. Spread the batter into the pan, sprinkling the remaining chocolate on top. Bake for 15 minutes, or until brownies have set into your desired consistency. Allow to cool completely, and enjoy!
FRUIT SKEWERS

This recipe is just healthy enough to give you lots of vitamins and nutrients, while still having a delicious chocolate drizzle to satisfy your cravings. Enjoy as your fruit serving on Meal Days, or as your weekly dessert for something nice and light. The great thing is that you can use any fruit you want, including those that are in season!

Ingredients

  • ¼ of a medium watermelon, chopped
  • 1/2 cantaloupe, chopped
  • ½ pineapple, chopped
  • 6 ounces blueberries
  • 2-3 ripe bananas, sliced
  • Any other fruit desired, cut into bitesize pieces
  • 4 ounces chocolate of your choice
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Directions

  1. Making sure that all of your fruit has been washed and cut, thread it onto bamboo skewers, then place onto a baking sheet. Place into the fridge or freezer, depending on how you want to serve them.
  2. In a microwave on low heat, melt the chocolate in thirty second intervals, stirring between. While chocolate is still warm, stir in the coconut oil. Pour into a plastic bag, snipping a corner and drizzling over the fruit.
  3. Consume when cold for best flavor and chocolate texture. Enjoy!
PEAR AND THYME SORBET

This sorbet is the perfect, refreshing dessert for a warm day. Try using sugar substitutes, if you don’t want to indulge in using sugar. You could even try using honey for an added flavor profile!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar, or other sugar substitute
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • ½ vanilla bean, or 2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4 medium, ripe Asian pears diced

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring 1 cup of water to boil with sugar, thyme, and vanilla on high heat. Once boiling, reduce to low and simmer until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and allow thyme to steep in the syrup for 30 minutes. Remove sprigs, and let syrup cool completely.
  2. Pour syrup and diced pears into a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Pour into a loaf pan and place into the freezer, stirring occasionally to improve texture. Freeze until firm. Enjoy!

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