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Sometimes only dessert will do.
We’re almost two months into 2015 and many of us resolved to overhaul our diets and eat healthy this year. But as the weeks turn into months our resolve may be weakening; we’re ready to indulge.
No worries: treating yourself now and again doesn’t mean “falling off the wagon” or ruining your diet and weight loss goals! Occasional indulging has its place within a healthy lifestyle: it satisfies cravings so you don’t feel deprived or overindulge later, and signals your body that you’re not starving and to keep releasing fat (by increasing levels of leptin, a hormone that regulates appetite and fat mass).
Just make sure that your indulgences aren’t too frequent and that your weekly caloric total is where it should be for your goals. And when you can, try a recipe that satisfies your sweet tooth while remaining relatively healthy.
Here are a few droolworthy desserts to try, all created using the Designer 725 from Blendtec. With its SmartBlend technology, multi-speed pulse, 100-speed touch slider and sweet design, the Designer 725 is a healthy indulgence you’d never regret. And since it does the work of three appliances in one- it’s like having a food processor, blender and hand mixer in one amazing package. More cupboard and counter space, anyone? #BlendtecFit for the win!
6 Delicious Dessert Recipes
These Gluten-free Almond Butter Brownies from What’s That Smell? have a muted chocolate flavor with a hint of sweetness.
Rabbit Food for My Bunny Teeth made Cinnamon Raisin Almond Butter. But that’s not all, folks: then she used it in a Cinnamon Raisin Banana Bread Smoothie. Get all that good stuff here.
Daydreaming about springtime? This Pistachio Chocolate Chip Coconut Milk Ice Cream from Treats with a Twist is the perfect dessert for these crazy sunny winter days. Salty pistachios combine with rich dark chocolate in a cardamom-spiced coconut milk ice cream.
Play this Apple Compote by the recipe to keep it sweet yet healthy, or go ahead and indulge by serving with ice cream.
Normally cheesecake is so decadent it can only be considered a sometimes food. This Pumpkin Cheesecake still tastes decadent, but is a reduced-calorie dessert that you don’t need to feel guilty about enjoying.
Black Bean Fudge. Delicious. Low calorie. With protein and fiber for added nutrition. You need this in your life.