8 Guilt Free Low Cal Desserts ...

By Felicia

Eating sweet treats shouldn’t feel like you are doing something wrong. There are plenty of low-calorie desserts out there that you can indulge in to tame that sweet tooth.

1 Mini Strawberry Cheesecake

8 dessert dishes
4 dates
1/3 c almonds
1 c diced strawberries
¼ c strawberry preserves
2 tsp lemon juice
½ c low-fat Greek yogurt
2 tbsp coconut palm sugar
½ c fat-free cream cheese
Beat together the lemon juice, yogurt, sugar, and cream cheese until smooth. Refrigerate this mixture for later.

Mix together the strawberries and preserves. Pulse the almonds in a food processor until in crumbs, but not flour. Pulse in the dates. Divide the almond and date mixture in the dessert dishes. Spoon in the cream cheese mixture and then top it with the strawberry mixture.

2 Banana Pudding

6 dessert dishes
2 bananas, sliced
½ tsp vanilla
¾ c milk
1 egg yolk, beaten
3 tbsp coconut palm sugar
Dash sea salt
2 tbsp cornstarch
10 whole almonds
Place your oven on 325 and roast the almonds for 12 minutes. Let these cool as you prepare everything else. Once cooled, mince them in a food processor.

Mix the sugar, salt, and cornstarch in a pot and then mix in the egg yolk. Slowly stir in the milk, and mix until combined. Turn up the heat to medium and cook until it reaches a pudding consistency. Stir constantly.

Take off the heat and mix in the vanilla. Layer the pudding and bananas in the dessert bowls. Sprinkle the top with the minced almonds.

3 Frothy Chocolate Shake

½ tsp vanilla extract
¼ c chocolate syrup
1 c unsweetened almond milk
½ c non-fat Greek yogurt
2 frozen bananas, pre-sliced and peeled
Place everything in a blender and mix. Enjoy.

4 Strawberry Ice Cream

2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
¾ c fat-free Greek yogurt
16 oz frozen strawberries
Place everything in a food processor and pulse until everything is mixed and creamy. Enjoy now, or freeze for later consumption.

5 Chocolate Pudding

1 tsp vanilla extract
1 c bittersweet chocolate chips
1 ½ c milk
1 ½ c lite coconut milk
¼ c honey
¼ tsp sea salt
¼ c cornstarch
In a heavy bottom pot, combine the salt and cornstarch. Mix in the chocolate chips, milk, and honey, stirring until combined. Cook on medium low while constantly stirring. Cook until it reaches your desired consistency, about 15 minutes. Take off the heat and mix in the vanilla.

6 Pina Colada Pops

10 small popsicle molds
1 c coconut milk
1 ripe banana
15 oz pineapple chunks with juice
Place everything in a food processor and mix until creamy and smooth. Pour this into your popsicle molds and freeze until firm.

7 Almond Butter Fudge

Pinch salt
¼ tsp vanilla
¼ c coconut oil, melted
1 c creamy almond butter
Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Pour into a parchment lined square cake pan. Smooth out the top and freeze for a few hours, or until set. Remove and cut into squares. Store in the freezer.

8 Blackberry-Banana Ice Cream

½ c milk
2 tbsp honey
1 c frozen blackberries
2 frozen sliced bananas
Add everything into a food processor and mix until creamy. You may have to stop and stir this from time to time. Enjoy immediately.

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