With Valentines Day coming up, we share our top 5 healthier desserts that won't destroy your healthy diet!
1. Chocolate Waffles
- Preheat waffle iron to medium high. Preheat oven to 200F and place a wire rack over a baking sheet.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, protein powder, cocoa powder, coconut flour and sweetener.
- Whisk in eggs, yogurt and hazelnut extract until well combined.
- Grease waffle iron if necessary and pour 1/4 to 1/3 cup of batter into each section of the iron.
- Close the lid and cook until browned and crisp. Gently remove and transfer to prepared baking sheet in oven to keep warn
- Repeat with remaining batter.
- Top with whipped cream, butter, berries, chopped hazelnuts, sugar-free syrup, whatever you desire. The perfect valentines day treat!
2. Avocado Chocolate Mousse
- 2 medium sized ripe avocados
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/2 cup raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of sea salt
- Fresh berries and shredded coconut for garnish (optional)
- Scoop out the ripe avocado flesh into a food processor. Add the rest of the ingredients to the food processor and process until smooth.
- Garnish with shredded coconut and serve with fresh berries. Note: This recipe will keep well for up to three days in the refrigerator (assuming you can restrain yourself from eating it all in one sitting on valentines day!).
3. Choc Chip Mug Cake
Bake It Slim Mug Cakes can be enjoyed by a variety of dieters, being both vegetarian and gluten free. Use occasionally as a reward for sticking to an exercise routine, or treat yourself and your loved ones for Valentines Day, being only 250kcal per serving and including 22 different vitamins and minerals!
Add berries to the top for the perfect breakfast treat, or a small spoonful of peanut butter for an added protein kick before or after a workout.
Simply add two scoops to a mug with 50ml of cold water to a large mug and stir until it turns into a thick paste and place into the microwave. Heat the mug for 90 seconds, remove and leave for 1 minute before eating. Simple and delicious!
4. Pineapple, basil and ginger sorbet
- 1 large pineapple or frozen pineapple chunks
- Juice and zest of one lime
- One small piece of sliced ginger
- Handful of basil leaves
- 75g white caster sugar
- Vodka or white rum (optional)
- A couple of days before eating, tip all ingredients into a blender with 200ml water and blend until very smooth.
- Pour through a sieve into a freezable container and freeze overnight until solid
- 2 hours before serving, remove from the freezer and allow to defrost enough that it slides out of the container in one block.
- Cut into chunks and blend again until you have a puree and freeze for a further hour until it can be scooped out
- To serve, scoop the sorbet into bowls or glasses and top with a little extra basil or drizzle with the rum or vodka.
5. Clementine & Prosecco Jellies
- 7 leaves of gelatine
- 600ml clementine juice
- 300ml prosecco
- 1 sheet of edible gold leaf
- Put the gelatine sheets into a bowl of cold water to soften.
- Place 100ml of the clementine juice into a small pan and heat gently.
- Gently squeeze out any excess water from the gelatin sheets and place the sheets into the hot clementine juice and stir until melted.
- Stir the hot juice with the remaining 200ml clementine juice and prosecco.
- Transfer into a jug and pour into small glasses.
- Chill for 4 hours until set.
- When it comes round to serving, use some tweezers to place a piece of edible gold leaf to the surface of the jelly. A classy alternative to a valentines day dessert.