Healthy Desserts to keep your Summer Body on Track

If you’re anything like me, then desserts are your weakness. I am always down for literally any dessert; cake, cookies, cupcakes, cheesecake, ice cream. You name it and I will be more than happy to devour it. But it’s almost summer and desserts are the last thing we should be eating to maintain our summer bods. Lucky for you I have the most delicious alternatives that will satisfy your sweet tooth without ruining the summer body you worked all year for.

 

 

Dark Chocolate Frozen Banana Bites  

Literally all you need for this dessert is bananas, dark chocolate, coconut oil, and a freezer. Cut some bananas into bite-sized pieces and put them in the freezer for a little while. Then melt some dark chocolate chips and add a little coconut oil (to thin out the chocolate). Once your bananas are frozen dip them in the chocolate, let it harden, and enjoy!

For even more flavor, add some peanut butter in between two banana slices then dip them in the chocolate!

 

 

No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites

This recipe requires only 5 ingredients: honey, peanut butter, oats, dark chocolate chips, and flax seeds. Simply put all the ingredients into one bowl and mix them all together. Put the mixture in the fridge for about 15 minutes then roll them into bite-sized balls and you’re done!

Recipe and photo: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/296252481733146256/

 

 

Frozen Yogurt Bark

If you’re not a huge chocolate fan, this is the perfect dessert for you. Mix some honey and vanilla extract (for a little extra flavor) into some Greek yogurt of your choosing. Spread the mixture out onto a sheet pan and add some fruit or other toppings of your choice- my personal favorites are strawberries, blueberries, and a handful of granola. Stick the pan into the freezer to let it harden, then cut and serve!

 

 

Three Ingredient Cookies

Not only are these healthy, but they are quick and simple to make; perfect for busy college students who are always on the go. To make these cookies all you need is oats, bananas, and raisins or if you don’t like raisins, dark chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or whatever else you prefer. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and add vanilla, honey or another mix-in of your choice (although not necessary). Put them on a cookie sheet and flatten them out and bake!

 

Recipe and photo: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/13229392634622617/

 

 

Whipped Cream and Fruit

This is probably about as painfully simple as it can get. All you have to do is mix some of your favorite fruits and lite whipped cream together in a bowl. That’s literally it. It doesn’t seem like much, but I will be the first to say that opting for this instead of the chocolate cake on the counter is worth it. You can even throw in some dark chocolate chips if you’re a chocolate-lover like me.