Is it bad for you to have dessert?

Healthy desserts with a maximum of 5 ingredients

Hardly anyone can say no to a dessert after dinner. The problem: Tiramisu, chocolate pudding or ice cream make us happy, but they also have a lot of calories and are anything but healthy. In addition, dessert preparation is often complicated and time-consuming. And it is not uncommon for the delicious desserts - whether bought or homemade - to contain heaps of sugar, milk chocolate, far too much butter and wheat flour. This is especially mean when you're about to lose a few pounds. Is that why you have to go without your dessert? We say no! Because you can also feast in a healthy way.

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We have created 7 healthy dessert recipes for you, which not only taste incredibly delicious, but are also super easy to prepare with a maximum of 5 ingredients. Pssst: You don't have to do without chocolate, by the way.

1. Creamy avocado chocolate pudding

Wow! This chocolate pudding scores with us with its four healthy ingredients. In terms of taste, it can easily keep up with the unhealthy and high-calorie variant. Banana, baking cocoa and avocado are also vegan, paleo, lactose and gluten free. It is naturally sweetened with maple syrup. Another plus point: Almost everyone already has the ingredients for a healthy dessert at home or can get them in no time at the supermarket.

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So creamy, so delicious: avocado chocolate pudding with no added sugar

You can spoon this mini-dessert, which is by no means sinful, at any time - without a guilty conscience! Because it does not require milk, cream or additional sugar and is also incredibly chocolaty!

Ingredients for 2 servings:

  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1 medium banana
  • 2 teaspoons of cocoa
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Preparation of the avocado chocolate mousse:

  1. Halve the avocado, remove the stone, remove the pulp from the skin and roughly cut into pieces.
  2. Process together with cocoa, banana and maple syrup (alternatively honey is also possible) in a mixer to a creamy mass, done!
  3. If you like, you can top it all with sliced ​​almonds, seeds or, of course, fruit of your choice.
  • Calories (kcal): 335
  • Fat: 29g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g

2. Frozen banana on a stick

You don't have to do without the refreshing feeling of a delicious popsicle either. Because this healthy ice cream recipe tastes just like a banana split. The trick: it's actually a frozen banana. It couldn't be easier to prepare a dessert, because all you have to do is freeze a ripe banana and dip it in melted dark chocolate.

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You can then choose the toppings yourself. For a particularly healthy banana ice cream, you can simply roll the banana in desiccated coconut or chopped nuts. Use a shashlik skewer or a nice drinking straw as a stick.

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This popsicle is quick to make and very healthy because it is made from pure banana.

This popsicle not only convinces with its healthy "inner values", but is also a real eye-catcher.

Ingredients for 6 servings:

  • 3 medium-sized bananas
  • 150 g dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp almond slivers

Preparation recipe: Banana popsicles

  1. Peel the bananas, cut in half and stick a shashlik skewer at one end.
  2. Spread the banana sticks on a board and freeze in the freezer for at least 3 hours.
  3. After 3 hours, melt the chocolate over the water bath and dip the frozen banana halves in the chocolate.
  4. Then roll the halves in the selected topping and consume immediately or let the coating solidify again in the freezer.
  • Calories (kcal): 209
  • Fat: 11g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 24g

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3. Luscious chocolate brownies

It is not without reason that brownies are among the absolute favorite desserts. With their intense chocolate taste, these little cakes make every woman feel weak. If only it weren't for the many calories. You can now access this healthy brownie recipe with a clear conscience. Because our delicious brownies only consist of 3 healthy ingredients: bananas, almond butter and unsweetened, de-oiled cocoa powder.

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These healthy brownies have an intense chocolate taste and consist of just a few simple ingredients

These healthy brownies will melt in your mouth! The natural sweetness of the banana goes perfectly with the chocolate taste and makes additional sugar superfluous.

Ingredients for 6 servings:

  • 2 medium-sized ripe bananas
  • 75 g almond butter
  • 5 teaspoons of cocoa

Preparation recipe: Healthy Chocolate Banana Brownies

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 ° C.
  2. Mash the bananas to a pulp and add the almond butter and cocoa powder. Mix all ingredients together and pour into a small greased dish.
  3. Bake the brownie batter for about 15-20 minutes until the surface becomes firm.
  4. Let the pan cool, cut the batter into even pieces and lift out the brownies.
  • Calories (kcal): 126
  • Fat: 8g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g

4. Homemade Raffaello

At Raffaello we are happy to help! Unfortunately, the coconut balls have a rather long list of ingredients: In addition to desiccated coconut, we mainly find vegetable fats (including palm oil), sugar in third place, as well as sweet whey and skimmed milk powder, wheat flour, natural flavor and a few more. Sounds more like a chemistry kit than dessert, doesn't it? Don't worry: Of course, we also have a healthy counterpart for this little dessert sin: You can roll your own Raffaello-style coconut balls from coconut milk and desiccated coconut, which, unlike the original, are even vegan and gluten-free. Yeah

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You don't have to do without small snacks either, because these coconut balls only consist of healthy coconut and natural sweetness.

This little snack for in between tastes wonderfully exotic like coconut and at the same time milky-sweet.

Ingredients for 20 pieces:

  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 80 g desiccated coconut (s)
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 20 piece (s) of almonds

Preparation recipe: Raffaelo-style coconut balls

  1. Put the coconut milk upside down in the refrigerator overnight. Skim off the coconut cream and set aside the coconut water.
  2. Add the maple syrup to the coconut cream and mix.
  3. Shape the mixture into balls, press an almond into the middle and then roll it in desiccated coconut.
  4. Finally let it set in the refrigerator.
  • Calories (kcal): 81
  • Fat: 8g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g

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5. Healthy chocolate muffins

Chocolate muffins are the classic dessert at parties, but often contain many ingredients that are totally unnecessary and unhealthy, such as sugar and butter. So that you can also eat a second (or even third?) Muffin at the next party without a guilty conscience, we have these low-carb muffins made from just 5 simple ingredients for you. These sweets are not vegan, but contain an extra portion of protein.

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You don't have to feel guilty with these brownies, they are low carb and only contain 5 healthy ingredients

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These chocolate muffins are not only low in calories and full of healthy protein, they are also prepared in no time at all. The intense chocolate taste satisfies even the strongest cravings for sweets with ease!

Ingredients for 6 servings:

  • 2 medium-sized bananas
  • 2 medium sized eggs
  • 2 medium egg whites
  • 3 teaspoons of cocoa
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon

Preparation recipe: low-carb chocolate muffins

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 ° C.
  2. Peel the bananas and puree them with the eggs, egg white, cocoa powder and cinnamon.
  3. Pour the mixture into muffin tins and bake for 40 minutes.
  • Calories (kcal): 74
  • Fat: 3g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g

6. Healthy fruit ice cream "Nicecream"

Bananas are often used in healthy desserts: The exotic is ideal as a basis for baking and as a natural sweetener. But it gets even better: Because you can easily make ice cream from frozen, ripe bananas! Or better known as nice cream.

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And this is how it works: Cut a ripe banana into pieces and place in the freezer overnight. The next day, add a dash of vegetable milk (e.g. almond or coconut milk) and fruits of your choice (such as berries) in a blender and mix vigorously, done! You can eat the ice cream straight away.

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This banana ice cream tastes incredibly creamy and consists of pure fruit.

Do you want to eat healthily and still not go without ice cream? You don't even have to: this recipe makes it possible! Because the vegan nice cream consists only of creamy banana and fresh fruit. You will be amazed how delicious and healthy can taste.

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 4 medium-sized bananas
  • 50 ml almond milk (or another plant milk)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (to taste)
  • 125 g blueberries (fresh)

Preparation recipe: Banana berry nice cream

  1. Info: For this recipe you need a good blender that can also handle frozen fruits!
  2. Roughly cut the bananas into pieces and freeze for at least 3 hours (even better overnight).
  3. Then cut the frozen bananas together with the berries into small pieces and put them in a blender with the strawberries.
  4. Now add a sip of almond milk and maple syrup and puree in the blender for at least 4 minutes until an even, smooth consistency is obtained.
  5. Divide the ice cream into bowls and garnish with fresh berries.

Which fruits, superfoods or spices (cinnamon) you add to your nice cream is up to you in the end. The basis is always banana and vegetable milk. You can also let off steam with the toppings. If the ice cream is too sour for you, sweeten it with honey, date syrup or maple syrup.

  • Calories (kcal): 142
  • Fat: 1g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 31g

If you like, you can top your healthy ice cream sundae with fresh fruit, nuts, etc. Basically, you don't have to stick to a certain nice cream recipe - there are no limits to your imagination. The best thing about this dessert: It's gluten-free, lactose-free and vegan too.

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7. Quick Coconut Banana Biscuits

Mmmmhhh delicious, that tastes like vacation! When it comes to the combination of coconut and banana, many cannot resist. But Bounty and Co. are full of sugar. With this dessert recipe there is now a healthy version that is super easy and quick to make. Because these cookies consist of exactly 2 ingredients - and they are already hidden in the name. All you have to do is stir together the desiccated coconut and banana and bake, and the sugar-free dessert is ready.

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These delicious coconut-banana cookies are super quick to prepare and consist of only 2 healthy ingredients.

This healthy biscuit recipe scores with only 2 ingredients and a super easy preparation. Coconut and banana are perfect for a short break in between or as a sweet, healthy dessert.

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Ingredients for 5 servings:

  • 1 medium banana
  • 75 g desiccated coconut

Preparation recipe: coconut-banana biscuits

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 ° C.
  2. Mix the banana and desiccated coconut in the food processor to form a smooth, thick batter.
  3. Alternatively, mash the banana with a fork to a soft mass and add the desiccated coconut. Then mix both ingredients into a smooth, thick dough.
  4. Place the dough in small round talers on the baking tray lined with baking paper, leaving a little space in between.
  5. Bake the cookies in the oven for 25 minutes.
  • Calories (kcal): 113
  • Fat: 10g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 6g

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Conclusion: Our quick desserts are healthy and delicious!

With our quick and easy dessert recipes, you can easily eat healthy without having to go without sweets. A healthy diet is much more fun this way.

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