Full disclosure…I have the worst sweet tooth. The only thing that seems to be able to derail my generally healthy diet, is my frequent cravings for something chocolate. Since I know this weakness of mine I try to combat it on the regular by incorporating healthy, but sweet treats into my daily diet. Since I know so many people struggle with the frequent sweet tooth, I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you.
Chocolate Shakeology One of my favorite foods that I incorporate daily is my chocolate shakeology. To make it even more filling, I love mixing it in the blender with unsweetened vanilla almond milk, lots of ice, 1/4 tsp. of xanthan gum, and on occasion with even sprinkle in some instant sugar free, fat free pudding mix (not the healthiest but a good addition every once in a while). I also love to mix in organic puffed rice for some crunch!
Chopped Apple Typically I love any kind of fruit to combat my sweet tooth with but to change it up and make a regular apple more exciting, I like to chop it in small pieces, sprinkle with cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice, and then drizzle with a tbs. of melted peanut butter or almond butter.
Quest Bar While these are a bit more expensive than the other options I love having a quest bar as an occasional treat every once in awhile. They are also high in protein and fiber, which means they are super filling.
Mug Cake When I have some extra time to make my sweet, healthy treat, I like to get creative with a mug cake recipe. These are actually pretty simple to make and cook up fast in the microwave. One of my favorite recipes contains:
- 1 scoop protein
- 1 tsp. coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- sprinkle of cinnamon
- splash of vanilla extract
- 1 egg white
- 1 tbs. unsweetend applesauce
- splash of unsweetened almond milk
Simply mix it all together, pour into a greased coffee mug, and microwave 2-3 minutes.
What’s your favorite sweet but healthy treat?
Sweet tooth or salty tooth?