There is nothing like the sense of accomplishment you feel after a challenging yoga session or intense workout in your best yoga outfit. However, even a great workout and an immense desire to be healthy cannot counteract an insatiable sweet tooth. Thankfully, if you keep the following dessert ideas in mind, you can enjoy a guilt-free dessert, which fulfills your desire for something sweet, without undoing all the good you have done with your workout:
Almond Butter & Sea Salt Freezer Fudge
Fudge is one of the richest most decadent desserts available and can wreak havoc on your diet. Thankfully, there are ways to make fudge that cuts down on the calories without sacrificing the taste. One such recipe is ideal if you love the taste of a salty, sweet dessert. Interesting fact, according to scientific studies, the reason you enjoy the combination of salty and sweet tastes is that salt enhances the sweetness. Find directions to make this amazing, low-cal fudge here. Be aware, this dessert takes some prep time, so this isn’t something you want to wait until your craving hits to make. It’s best to have it ready and waiting.
Whipped Chocolate Mousse
Make this delicious dessert to satisfy even the most demanding sweet tooth instantaneously. Find the recipe here. This amazing dessert has next to no sugar, but isn’t without luscious dark-chocolate flavor. Once you have made your whipped chocolate mousse, top with either chocolate shavings, raspberries or other fruit of your choice. You keep this dessert chilled before serving, making it an ideal treat for a sweltering summer day. This too requires a bit of prep time, so make it at least an hour to a full day before you are ready to serve it.
Nothing says summer like a piece of watermelon, juicy and chilled. They go together as well as activewear sets and your favorite yoga mat. Why not use this sweet-tooth satisfying fruit to create an amazing, low-calorie dessert? Follow the recipe to learn more about how to make watermelon pizza. Create this “pizza” using a honey-ricotta topping and an abundance of fresh berries. This is a no-bake dessert option, which means if you have all ingredients on hand, it is pretty quick to make.
Peanut Butter Banana Popsicles
Follow this recipe to make these amazing popsicles that require just a few simple ingredients, your blender and some popsicle molds. This guilt-free dessert is an ideal pick-me-up after an intense workout. Prepare in advance, as this does require some time to set, so don’t want until after yoga class to start the process.
Other Ideas to Consider
Besides the recipes listed above, which give you a variety of choices to satisfy your sweet tooth without feeling guilty, you can always opt to eat fruit for dessert or even freeze some Cool Whip. Eating frozen Cool Whip serves as a great substitution for ice cream. Add some strawberries or other favorite fruit to the mix and you are in business. Although fruit has sugar, it is much better overall for your body than the sugar packed man-made desserts or calorie rich baked goods. Therefore, there is no need to sacrifice your desire for something sweet simply because you are afraid you will undo the work you have put in at the yoga studio. Just be creative with the ideas listed above!