Eating healthily doesn’t have to be all about salads, but if you have a sweet tooth it can be extra hard to find delicious desserts that aren’t full of sugar or saturated fats. So here we have some healthy desserts which also help you to build muscle, tone up, and lose weight - and they all taste amazing too!
1. Pineapple & Banana Sorbet
If you want to build muscle and you’re planning to start hitting the gym, you really should add pineapple to your diet. Not only is it high in vitamin C to speed up muscle recovery, pineapple also contains bromelain, which helps with the digestion of protein and reduces muscle inflammation. To make a delicious pineapple and banana sorbet that’s perfect for the warm summer months, blend pineapple chunks with banana, lime juice and stevia, and then chill the mixture for three hours. The banana adds mood-boosting tryptophan and slow-releasing energy to keep blood sugar levels even. Plus, bananas provide an added muscle-building bonus as they help to maintain optimum glycogen levels, which slows down the break-down of protein reserves in lean muscle.
2. Peanut Butter Balls
This tasty dessert takes no time to make, doesn’t require any baking, and provides a hit of the good fats to aid weight loss and help to reduce belly fat! Mix together peanut butter, agave nectar and ground nuts such as roasted almonds and hazelnuts, then roll the mixture into bite-size balls ready to put into the fridge to chill. Each tablespoon of natural peanut butter contains 3.5g of protein, as well as polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, and the extra nuts only add to this goodness.
3. Coconut Milk Milkshakes
All this delicious shake takes is coconut milk, banana, vanilla, honey, ice cubes and a blender – add the liquids first then the fruit and ice cubes, and get blending! Coconut milk really helps to keep your muscles in peak condition due to its high levels of magnesium, an essential nutrient included in our multivitamin supplement Phen Vites to boost weight loss and lift your mood too.
4. Quinoa Pancakes
Although pancakes make a delicious treat, they aren’t the healthiest of breakfast choices. Research shows that the refined carbohydrates often found in pancakes can lead to increased cravings for food throughout the day, therefore not fulfilling the purpose of a satisfying breakfast at all! Luckily, by switching round some of the ingredients of typical pancakes, these healthy versions will fill you up with their extra protein boost. Swap regular milk for coconut milk, and use coconut oil instead of butter, then, add red quinoa to the pancake mixture before cooking to give added zest to your stack. Top with berries and enjoy! Quinoa is fast becoming known as a great source of filling protein, plus it’s unique in that it contains the full range of amino acids, which combine to fight off free radicals within the body and improve muscle development. And, if you do find that you’re still getting hungry throughout the day, you can support your healthy eating with Phen Caps, the leading non-prescription weight loss supplement and appetite suppressant.
5. Avocado Popsicles
Avocados have a reputation as a superfood, and with good reason. They might have a high fat content, but around 70% of that fat is made up of healthy monounsaturated fats, which help to prevent you losing muscle and actually help your body to burn more fat by reducing swelling around your belly. It might sound strange to make avocado into a dessert when you’re more used to eating it in a tasty salad, but avocado is actually delicious when used to make light and creamy avocado popsicles. Just blend avocado with unsweetened almond milk, lime juice and a little stevia until smooth, then pour the mixture into molds to put in the freezer.
They all sound pretty good don’t they? And, with their combinations of protein, health fats and additional nutrients, these desserts also keep you feeling full while they satisfy your sweet tooth, meaning added weight loss, and a happier, healthier you!
Do you have any delicious dessert recipes which are also great weight-loss boosters? Let us know by commenting below!