Healthy Desserts: Guilt Free Indulgence

Posted: August 19, 2015

There’s no denying it; here at Clipper, we like our tea and cake! We love a sweet treat (or two) but as the weather heats up and with holiday season in full swing, we’ve been looking for healthy-alternatives to some of our favourite desserts. You know, to make us feel less guilty for having double servings! We’ve found some tasty combinations which can do just that, so sit back with a cup of green and take a look at these delicious recipes – why not give them a try too?

Avocado and Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 4 dates, pitted

Who knew avocado and chocolate could go together so well? It might sound strange, but this weird and wonderful chocolate mousse is packed with rich chocolatey flavours and you seriously wouldn’t know it contains an avocado! When you’re spooning down mouthfuls of this dessert you needn’t feel guilty either, which makes it all the more enjoyable. To make this pudding combine all of the ingredients into a blender, add a tablespoon of water and blend until smooth. De-li-cious!

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Ingredients:

  • Punnet of fresh strawberries
  • 100g dark chocolate

This dessert is one of our favourites, because it’s easy peasy to make! For this simple but tasty treat all you need to do is prepare your strawberries by washing  them and place your chocolate into a microwavable bowl and heat until melted (you might need to stir it a few times to help it melt!). Then simply dip your strawberries into the melted chocolate and store in the fridge for around two hours to chill before serving. A perfect summer dessert!

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Healthy Apple Crumble

Ingredients

  • 1 large apple
  • Handful of walnuts
  • Handful of pecans
  • 4 medjool dates, pitted
  • Tsp cinnamon
  • Tsp maple syrup

If you’re looking for comfort food then this healthy version of an apple crumble is a winner. It tastes just like a traditional crumble, but it contains no processed foods! To make the crumble start by taking the skin off of the apple and chopping it into chunks. Place the apple into a pan on the hob and simmer in boiling water for around 10 minutes to soften. Once the apple is soft remove from the water and place in an oven-proof dish. Sprinkle cinnamon and pour maple syrup over the apple. Place all of the nuts and the dates into a food processor and blend until a crumble-type mixture forms. Add the crumble to the apple and bake in the oven at 180 degrees for around 15 minutes.

Peanut Butter and Banana Ice Cream

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter

Ice cream, made from two ingredients? And it’s healthy? Sign us up! To recreate this refreshing treat, chop a banana into slices and place in the freezer overnight. Add to a blender with a dollop of peanut butter and blend until smooth. Yum.

Green Tea Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 3 Clipper Pure Green tea bags (remove the powder from teabags)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 200g butter
  • 1¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • Pinch of salt

These cookies are the perfect addition to your afternoon brew! Preheat your oven to 180 degrees and line a baking tray with baking paper. Sift the flour, green tea, baking powder and salt into a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg to the butter and sugar mixture and stir well. Then slowly start to add the flour mixture and once all of the ingredients are combined roll the dough into cookie shapes. Place on the baking tray and bake them in the oven for 15 minutes. Cool before eating!

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