Want to prepare some healthy desserts at home? Here are some lip-smacking recipes that you can try. Big on flavor but light on everything else, these recipes are apt to soothe your tastebuds.
1. Chia Coconut Pudding with Coconut Milk
This recipe is a healthy alternative to processed desserts. It uses agave (or stevia if you prefer) as a sweetener instead of sugar.
½ cup chia seeds
2 cups coconut milk
6 tablespoons unsweetened coconut milk
1 tablespoon agave nectar, or more to taste
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 pinch salt
½ cup diced fresh strawberries (Optional)
Place chia seeds in a bowl.
Whisk coconut milk, unsweetened coconut milk, agave nectar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt together in a bowl; pour over chia seeds and stir well.
Allow coconut milk-chia seed mixture to soak until thickened, for at least 20 minutes, Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
Stir it and top with strawberries.
2. Fruit and Nut Smoothie
Smoothie is a perfect way to use the fruits stored at home. A perfect blend of flavor and good nutrition – this drink can keep the body energized throughout the day. This easy and satisfying sipper will likely keep you full for longer time.
½ cup - chopped fruits (any fresh fruit)
½ cup nuts (eg. cashew nuts, hazelnuts, etc)
1 cup milk
½ cup yogurt
1 tbsp honey
½ tsp cinnamon powder (optional)
Mix milk and yogurt together in a blender
Now add fruits, nuts, honey, and cinnamon powder to the mixture.
Mix everything well and pour the content into a glass.
Your smoothie is ready to be devoured.
3. Walnuts & Dates Energy Balls
With just a handful of ingredients, you can craft this recipe in just a few minutes. Rich in fiber and omega-3 fatty acid, these energy snacks can be consumed any time during the day.
1 cup walnuts
1 cup dates
1 cup desiccated coconut powder
Place the walnuts in a food processor and blend until they have a crumbly texture.
Add the dates and blend again.
Take the mixture and make balls with your hands.
Now roll the balls over the desiccated coconut powder.
You can now store these sweet balls in a sealed container at room temperature or keep them in the fridge, as per your convenience.
4. Healthy Oatmeal Cookies
Oatmeal muffins make a convenient and nutritious snack.
1 cup milk
1 cup quick cooking oats
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
In a small bowl, combine milk and oats; let soak for 15 minutes.
In a separate bowl, beat together egg and oil; stir in oatmeal mixture.
In a third bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Stir flour mixture into wet ingredients, just until combined.
Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups until cups are 2/3 full.
Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes
Insert a toothpick into the center of a muffin to check if its cooked.
All the recipes are simple and easy to prepare. If you don’t want to miss out on the sweet things in life, do try them once!
NOTE: Desserts mentioned in this article should be consumed only after you consultation with your doctor / diabetologist in case you have any pre-existing health conditions.