7 Healthy-licious Dessert Recipes
You don't have to skip dessert to keep your diet on track! Make the most of your macros and indulge smart with these sweet recipes.
Not all desserts are nutritional no-nos. In fact, some sweets can help you on your journey to Gains City. Treat yourself while sticking to your diet with these healthy twists on traditional favorites.
1. Pumpkin Protein Bites
It's the time of year again when pumpkins are all the rage—and for good reason. In addition to being a low-calorie fruit, coming in at just 26 calories per 100-gram serving, this orange gourd is rich in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Looking for a quick way to incorporate it into your diet? Try these easy no-bakes that combine savory pumpkin with sweet vanilla chai. Top things off with chocolate chips and a hint of cinnamon.
2. Black Bean Brownies
Get your chocolate fix and meet your protein needs with this brownie recipe full of good-for-you legumes. Before you turn your nose up in disgust, hear me out: This treat tastes nothing like beans. In fact, the "secret" ingredient adds the extra moisture needed for a rich, velvety chocolate treat that no one will ever suspect has a healthy spin.
3. BCAA Popsicles
Summer might be over, but that doesn't mean ice pops are off the list. Indulge in the great taste of your favorite BCAAs by freezing them for a convenient, anytime snack. For presentation points, add cuts of your favorite fresh fruit.
4. Pumpkin Spice Protein Cookies
It's not fall until you've had your first taste of pumpkin spice bliss. Skip the latte and whip up a batch of these cookies to indulge in the feeling of the season.
5. Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake
Bring the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter to your tummy with this quick cake. It's delicious, microwave-friendly, and so easy to make that you might be tempted to "bake" every day.
6. Two-Minute Brownie
When your sweet tooth calls, satisfy your craving for a treat with a brownie that meets your macros—and can be whipped up in the nick of time. Make this protein treat a breakfast staple by pairing it with your morning cup of coffee sweetened with one tablespoon of vanilla chai protein and a splash of almond milk.
7. Two-Minute Blueberry Protein Cake
If you're craving something other than chocolate, try this fruit-filled dessert. The eggs and protein combine to create a muscle-building powerhouse, while the addition of fresh berries and Greek yogurt give it a sweet and creamy twist. With minimal prep work and maximum taste, it'll quickly become your go-to recipe.