Desserts. Desserts. Desserts. Yes, there is such a thing as a “healthy” dessert! 

ingredients and portion size are key, but there is no reason to deprive yourself when you can feel like you’re indulging a bit, just without the guilt!

I shared these on SnapChat this week and had to post the full recipes for my Peanut Butter Chocolate Nice-Cream, Snicker Protein Bites & Collagen Berry Bomb Protein Popsicles.

The hardest thing for most people to give up is sweets. Sugar is SUPER addictive and causes legit chemical responses in our brains making us feel happy for a moment and then crash, burn and crave it more.

Rip the band-aid and cut it out of your diet.

The less you have it, the less you crave it. That being said, there are times you just want something sweet, but don’t go grabbing artificial “no sugar added” garbage. If you’re going to indulge, make it count.

I’m all about balance, but you have to make sure you are still fueling your body and not setting yourself up for failure. If you’re PMSing and go on a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream binge, it’s not going to end well.

I’ve been there girlfriend and the best thing you can do for your mind and body is drop the carton and use your spoon whip up a quick and healthy dessert alternative.

These are all things you can make ahead of time and store in the freezer. I love anything that can go in the freezer because you really have to think before you eat. You can have some serious self talk during that thaw time

♥The Recipes

Ingredients:

chocolate peanut butter nice cream

Peanut Butter Chocolate Nice-Cream (serves 2)

  • 2 large ripe bananas, chopped and frozen
  • 1.5 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbs natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup almond or coconut milk

 

Berry Bomb Popsicles

Collagen Berry Bomb Protein Popsicles (serves 6-8)

Snicker Protein Bites

Snikers Protein Bites (serving size: 2 balls, makes about 6 servings)

  • 1.5 c peanuts (roasted)
  • 1 c medjool dates (pitted)
  • 2 Tbs cacao nibs
  • 1/4 c cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Directions:

Peanut Butter Chocolate Nice-Cream (serves 2)

  • Add bananas, cocoa powder and 2 T of peanut butter to a food processor.
  • Process, adding nut milk as needed, until ice cream consistency is reached
  • Stir in 1 other tablespoon of peanut butter to create “chunks”.
  • You can eat right away or store in freezer and allow 10min to soften prior to eating.

 

Collagen Berry Bomb Protein Popsicles (serves 6-8)

  • Combined all ingredients in a blender
  • Blend until well combined
  • Pour into desired popsicle molds
  • Freeze for 4-6 hours
  • Run popsicle under warm water when ready to eat to help release it from the mold.

*If you haven’t read why I’m obsessed with collagen yet, check out the blog on it. 

 

Snikers Protein Bites (serving size: 2 balls, makes about 6 servings)

  • Add peanuts to food processor and process until ground to a powder
  • Add the medjool dates, cacao nibs, cocoa powder, salt and vanilla and process until well mixed together (cookie dough texture)
  • Roll into quarter sized balls, filling center with one whole peanut
  • Dust with cocoa powder and enjoy!
  • Store in fridge for up to a week or freezer for the month!
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Selena
Selena
4 years ago

Hi Katie! These look delicious. So I’m just getting started on my journey into reintroducing myself to healthy foods. I’m on my fourth day of clean eating and drinking nearly 4 liters of water a day and have not consumed any processed sugars during this time. I’m very much craving these things but thankfully I’ve resisted the urge to do so. I had a question about your “treats”. How long should a person wait before being able to “indulge” in these healthier versions of sweets? Obviously they’re incredibly healthy and there should be no consequence. But when is the right… Read more »