Not all desserts are nutritional no-nos. In fact, some sweets can help you on your journey to Gains City. Treat yourself while sticking to your diet with these healthy twists on traditional favorites.
Here are 7 Healthy-licious Dessert Recipes
PUMPKIN PROTEIN BITES
It’s the time of year again when pumpkins are all the rage—and for good reason. In addition to being a low-calorie fruit, coming in at just 26 calories per 100-gram serving, this orange gourd is rich in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Looking for a quick way to incorporate it into your diet? Try these easy no-bakes that combine savory pumpkin with sweet vanilla chai. Top things off with chocolate chips and a hint of cinnamon.
BLACK BEAN BROWNIES
Get your chocolate fix and meet your protein needs with this brownie recipe full of good-for-you legumes. Before you turn your nose up in disgust, hear me out: This treat tastes nothing like beans. In fact, the “secret” ingredient adds the extra moisture needed for a rich, velvety chocolate treat that no one will ever suspect has a healthy spin.
Summer might be over, but that doesn’t mean ice pops are off the list. Indulge in the great taste of your favorite BCAAs by freezing them for a convenient, anytime snack. For presentation points, add cuts of your favorite fresh fruit.