Strawberry Coconut Chia Popsicles
These popsicles make a delicious and healthy sweet treat! Try mixing it up with fruit variations like raspberries, peaches or melons; depending on what’s in season.
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Serving Size: 1 Popsicle Yield: 4 servings
- 1 cup almond coconut milk blend
- ¾ cup strawberries, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons shredded coconut
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Combine all the ingredients into a small mixing bowl.
- Pour mixture into popsicle molds.
- Freeze for several hours until completely frozen.
- Pull the popsicles out of the mold and enjoy!
More Sweet Treat Recipes
Cherry Chocolate Clusters
These are fantastic for a sweet tooth – not too sweet and full of fiber and antioxidants.
Serving Size: 2 clusters Yield: 12 large clusters
- 1 cup toasted almonds, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup cereal
- 2/3 cup dark chocolate, finely chopped or chocolate chips
- Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
- Mix together the almonds, cherries, and fiber twig cereal.
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds; stir and return to microwave for addition 15 second intervals as needed.
- Combine the fruit-nut mixture and the chocolate. Spoon out heaping tablespoon-sized clusters onto the baking sheet.
- Set the clusters by refrigerating for 15 minutes. Store and serve at room temperature.
- To toast your own nuts, you can either place the nuts on a baking sheet and place in an ovan at 350º F for 10 minutes. Or toss in a skillet on low heat for 10 minutes.
- If you don’t have dried cherries, you can substitute dried cranberries
Cherry Banana Ice Cream
Using less than 10 ingredients, this is a quick and easy ice cream recipe that you can make in only 5 minutes! Make this your own by adding different frozen fruits or milk of your choice!
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Serving Size: 1 cup Yield: 5 cups
- ½ cup coconut cream
- juice from ½ a large orange
- 3 pitted medjool dates
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups frozen cherries
- 2 frozen bananas, diced
- ½ cup coconut or almond milk
- Blend coconut cream, orange juice, dates, and vanilla in a blender.
- Add in the cherries and diced bananas.
- Blend everything together at a high power on the blender. You may have to mix in some of the frozen pieces between blending to get the whole mixture smooth.
- Add milk until you have reached the desired consistency.
- Let firm in freezer for 30-60 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information / Amount per serving: Calories 233, Protein 2 g, Total fat 5.6 g, Total Carbohydrates 46 g, Saturated fat 4.5 g, Dietary Fiber 3.5 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sugar 37.5 g, Sodium 30 mg, Added Sugar 0 g
White Bean Chocolate Chip Cookies
White beans add protein and fiber while dark chocolate and cranberries add antioxidants to give this common fall favorite a nutritious boost!
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Serving Size: 1 cookie Yield: 36 servings
• 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 can (15.5 oz) great northern, cannellini or any white beans (no salt added), drained and rinsed
• ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
• 3 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
• 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
• 2 large eggs
• 1 ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
• 1 cup dark chocolate chips
• 3/4 cup dried cranberries
- Heat the oven to 350°F and spray 2 baking sheets with cooking spray
- Mix oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl
- Puree beans with applesauce until smooth
- Mix bean puree, butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla in another bowl
- Beat oat and flour mixture into bean mixture
- Stir in dark chocolate chips and dried cranberries
- Drop one heaping tablespoon of batter per cookie onto the baking sheets
- Bake 15-17 minutes until edges are golden and centers are firm
Try using reduced- or no-sugar added dried cranberries!
Nutrition Information / Amount per serving: Calories 121, Protein 2.5 g, Total fat 3 g, Total Carbohydrates 21 g, Saturated fat 1.5 g, Dietary Fiber 1.5 g, Cholesterol 12 mg, Sugar 10 g, Sodium 51 mg, Added Sugar 6 g
Mexican Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Avocado and coconut milk add depths of flavor to this decadent chocolate mousse!
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Serving Size: 1/2 cup Yield: 4 servings
- 2 ripe avocados, pitted and peeled
- 1/2 cup lite coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup agave nectar
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper, optional
- Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender and process until completely smooth.
- Spoon into serving dishes and chill to set.
- Enjoy plain or garnish with fresh berries or toppings of your choice!
Nutrition Information / Amount per serving: Calories 220, Protein 4 g, Total fat 13.5 g, Total Carbohydrates 27 g, Saturated fat 3.5 g, Dietary Fiber 8 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 14 mg, Sugars 15 g, Added Sugars 14 g
Dark Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Bars
Craving something sweet? This cookie bar will provide fiber and nutrients by using whole grains and applesauce while satisfying your sweet tooth.
Serving Size: 1 item (126g) Yield: 18 servings
- 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 8 ounces dark chocolate, chopped into chunks (about 1 1/2 cups), divided
- Cooking spray
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish with oil, or line with foil or parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the old-fashioned oats, both types of flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Stir to combine.
- In a medium bowl, beat canola oil, applesauce, eggs, and vanilla until combined. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir to combine.
- Fold in 1 cup of the dark chocolate chunks to distribute evenly.
- Pour half the batter out into prepared pan, pushing the dough into pan. Sprinkle the remaining dark chocolate chunks on top, then pour the remaining half of the dough over the chunks. If desired, add more chocolate to the top.
- Bake for about 20-25 minutes, being careful to not over bake. Allow bars to cool in pan for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving.
Nutrition Information / Amount per serving: Calories 246, Protein 4.5 g, Total fat 12.5 g, Total Carbohydrates 29.0 g, Saturated fat 3.6 g, Dietary Fiber 3.0 g, Cholesterol 21.0 mg, Sodium 113.5 mg
Whipped Coconut Cream
A great substitute for whipped cream or ice cream!
Serving Size: 1 Tbsp Yield: 10 servings
- 1 14 oz. can coconut milk (not light)
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- Pinch sea salt
- Shake can of coconut milk well, remove lid, and place in freezer for 20 minutes.
- Pour coconut milk into bowl for mixer, food processor, or high-powered blender and blend at high speed for 4 to 5 minutes.
- Add remaining ingredients and continue blending until well combined and mixture forms stiff peaks.
- Serve over apple crisp or in-place of whipped cream or ice cream.
Recipe tip: put your mixing bowl in the freezer for about 20 minutes, a cold bowl allows stiff peaks to form faster!
May be eaten as a breakfast treat or a dessert!
Serving Size: 1 item (29g) Yield: 24 servings
- 1- 1/3 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
- 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
- 1 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1/2 cup almond paste
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon almond extract or liqueur
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup sliced almonds
- In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and lemon peel; cut in butter until crumbly. Add egg and oil, toss with a fork until dough forms a ball. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Place almond paste in a food processor, cover and process until crumbly. Add the sugar, extracts, and eggs; cover and process until smooth.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut into twenty four 2-1/2-in. circles; press dough into miniature muffin cups coated with cooking spray (can also use a mini tart pan and tart shaper instead). Bake at 350° for 5 minutes.
- Spoon 1 teaspoon filling into each shell; sprinkle with a few almonds. Bake 10 minutes longer or until filling is set and pastry is lightly browned. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
Nutrition Information / Amount per serving: Calories 117, Protein 2.4 g, Total fat 7.1 g, Total Carbohydrates 11.8 g, Saturated fat 2.9 g, Dietary Fiber 1.1 g, Cholesterol 33.4 mg, Sodium 10.0 mg
Mini Avocado Pies
You can wow any crowd with these delectable, little treats! Add cocoa to make it a dreamy, chocolatey mousse!
Serving Size: 1 item (86g) Yield: 12 servings
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (gluten free if needed)
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- ¼ cup lime juice (1-2 limes)
- ¼ cup lemon juice (1 large lemon)
- 2.5 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
- 2 medium (1 cup) very ripe Hass avocados, mashed
- 14-oz sweetened condensed milk
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 °F.
- Stir together graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and sugar. Press mixture into the bottom of 12 paper-lined muffin cups with the back of a spoon.
- Bake 6-7 minutes until golden then chill in refrigerator.
- Mix together lime juice, lemon juice and gelatin and let sit until softened, about 5 minutes.
- In food processor (or large bowl), mix mashed avocados, sweetened condensed milk and gelatin mixture until well incorporated and free of lumps.
- Pour mixture evenly into graham cracker crusts. Refrigerate until the filing is set, about 2 hours.
- Whip heavy cream until soft peaks form.
- Add vanilla and powdered sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form.
- Top mini pies with whipped cream.
Nutrition Information / Amount per serving: Calories 241, Protein 4.2 g, Total fat13.1 g, Total Carbohydrates 28.4 g, Saturated fat6.5 g, Dietary Fiber1.5 g, Cholesterol 32.6 mg, Sodium81.3 mg