Five Healthy Ways to Treat Your Sweet Tooth
With discounted Valentine’s Day chocolates flooding the candy aisle and decadent desserts filling your feed, it’s easy to get a major sugar craving. But instead of hitting up your local Dunkin’ Donuts, there are better, healthier ways to satisfy your sweet tooth. Don’t believe us? Try out one of the sweet pairings below, and say yes to delicious sans the guilt.
Cocoa + smoothie
Have an afternoon sugar craving? Whip up a good-for-you smoothie with some cocoa powder for a chocolatey delight. Grab your blender and mix together a cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, one small frozen banana, two tablespoons of almond butter, two tablespoons of cocoa powder, and a handful of ice. Then, sip the super filling and delicious treat.
Grapes + honey
Your favorite childhood snack gets even more delicious with a sweet topping. Grab a cup of red seedless grapes and drizzle a few teaspoons of honey on top for some added flavor.
Pear + almond butter
Sick of apples? Slice up a naturally sweet pear and top with a tablespoon of almond butter for a filling snack.
Banana + peanut butter
If ice cream is your weakness, then grab a spoon and fill your bowl with some homemade banana peanut butter “ice cream.” Get the 150 calorie recipe here.
Blackberry + agave + smoothie
Love smoothies, but want your fruit to give you the sweetness? This blackberry, yogurt, and spinach one will do the trick, while also providing you with loads of antioxidants and fuel for your day. Check out the recipe here.