Healthy Desserts That Won’t Ruin Your Gains

How many times have you heard someone say, “A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips”? Some people are so worried about undoing their hard work at the gym that they almost never allow themselves any treats at all! And while the results often speak for themselves, you don’t have to swear off sweet goodies altogether if you play it smart.

To make your lives just that little bit tastier without derailing your fitness goals, we’ve put together a few of our favourite healthy dessert recipes. If you’re a sweet tooth, this one’s for you!

Delicious Desserts That are Surprisingly Good For You

Dairy-free Avocado Chocolate Mousse

When it comes to healthy and delicious desserts, you can’t go past this wonderfully light avocado chocolate mousse. Serve with fruit for extra sweetness and nutrients.

Ingredients

● ¼ cup cocoa

● 2 large avocados

● ⅓ cup coconut cream

● 3 tbs maple syrup

● 2 tsp vanilla extract

● 150g melted dark chocolate, cooled

Directions

1. Halve the avocados, removing the stones inside.

2. Scoop the avocado flesh into a food processor.

3. Add the coconut cream, maple syrup, cocoa powder and vanilla.

4. Process for 10 seconds, then scrape down sides and process for another 10 seconds.

5. Add the melted chocolate and process for 10-15 seconds, or until smooth and creamy.

6. Spoon into glasses or dishes to serve.

 

Blueberries with Lemon Cream

Healthy easy desserts can be hard to come by, but this swirl of lemon and berry goodness is as easy as pie! Easier, actually.

Ingredients

● 110g reduced fat cream cheese

● ¾ cup low-fat vanilla yoghurt

● 2 cups blueberries

● 2 tsp grated lemon zest

● 1 tsp honey

Directions

1. In a medium bowl, use a fork to break up the cream cheese.

2. Drain liquid off the yoghurt and add the yoghurt and honey to the bowl.

3. With an electric mixer, beat on high speed until light.

4. Stir in lemon zest.

5. Layer the blueberries and lemon cream in dishes or wine glasses and serve.

 

Thai Basil, Pineapple and Ginger Sorbet

This healthy and tasty treat hardly takes any work at all to put together, just a little planning ahead.

Once you try it, you’ll agree it’s worth the wait.

Ingredients

● Handful of Thai basil leaves

● 1 large pineapple, cored, peeled and cut into chunks

● 1 small piece of ginger, sliced

● 1 lime’s juice and zest)

● 75g caster sugar

● 200mL water

Directions

1. Blend all ingredients until very smooth.

2. Pour into a freezable container and freeze overnight until solid.

3. Remove from freezer and defrost slightly, until it slides out in one block.

4. Chop into chunks and blend again until thick and slushy.

5. Tip back into container and freeze for 1 hour.

6. Scoop into chilled glasses and top with extra basil.

7. Optionally drizzle with white rum or vodka.