If you’re on a new diet to lose weight or to eat more healthy foods, you may hit a point where the excitement has worn off and you’re craving the sugary, sweet snacks you used to enjoy. We can relate and found three delicious snack foods you used to enjoy and created healthier versions just for you. We developed recipes that were packed full of vitamins to ensure you’re getting the nutrition you need. This way, you can snack to your heart’s content and not feel guilty about the calories.
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1: Ice Cream
- 2 bananas, frozen
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- ½ cup coconut milk
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Blend all ingredients together in a blender, scoop into a container and freeze for several hours before serving.
This version of ice cream eliminates all the unhealthy ingredients in regular ice cream like milk, cream, and sugar, and replaces them with bananas, coconut milk, and peanut butter. Bananas are a good source of potassium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. Peanut butter is a great source of vitamin B6 and magnesium.
2: Whipped topping
- 1 can (14 oz) coconut cream
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Place the can of coconut cream in the fridge overnight.
- Making sure not to shake the can, scrape half of the coconut cream into a chilled bowl.
- Beat for 30 seconds until fluffy, and then add vanilla and powdered sugar. Beat for 30 seconds more until soft peaks form.
- Keep refrigerated until serving.
Instead of using whipped cream to top your desserts, you can use this substitute as a healthy alternative. Coconut cream is a good source of fiber and potassium.
- 3 avocados (ripe)
- 1 banana
- ½ cup agave or honey
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 cup hazelnuts
- Roast hazelnuts for 10 minutes in a hot oven or pan.
- Wrap nuts in a kitchen towel and rub briskly to remove skins.
- Blend hazelnuts into a paste.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and blend together in a food processor until smooth and creamy.
If you’ve ever seen the list of ingredients for nutella, the first one is sugar and the second one is palm oil. We replaced the sugar and oil and created a creamy spread out of banana and agave or honey. Avocados are a good source of fiber and omega-3. Hazelnuts are full of calcium, vitamin B6, C, iron and magnesium. Bananas are a great source of potassium.