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Healthy Dessert Recipes: Ice cream, natural Nutella dupe and pretzels

Healthy Dessert Recipes: Ice cream, natural Nutella dupe and pretzels

Guilt-Free Versions Of Your Favorite Desserts

Healthy dessert recipes for when you’re craving fats or sugars. It’s hard to replace nachos, a bowl of ice cream, or chips healthier foods like rice cakes, fruit or nuts. Be honest – which is more appealing to you, cheesy nachos or dry, flaky rice cakes? We created these easy healthy dessert recipes including a natural Nutella recipe to stem those cravings and also satisfy your sweet tooth. While you know it’s a much better idea to munch on a handful of nuts, I know that you don’t want to give up your favorite dessert textures and flavors.

Keep reading to find recipes full of vitamins and minerals that will satisfy your cravings so you can snack your heart away.

Pretzels, ice cream scoop, peanut butter on spoon

Preparing and eating healthy snacks is a great way to maintain your health, but ensuring you’re receiving the proper amount of vitamins and minerals is difficult at times.

A lot of times people don’t have enough information about what they’re eating, or they are lacking important vitamins they need to function every day. One way to keep informed is through websites that review supplements and have new articles talking about what health trends to follow and which to ignore.

3 Easy Healthy Desserts to try today

A great way to get your daily nutrients is from healthy dessert recipes and snacks. Prepare a few of these recipes, and when you have them on hand you’ll be able to curb your cravings without the added weight gain of their unhealthy counterparts.

1: Healthy dessert recipe for Dairy-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Recipe

●      2 frozen bananas

●      2 big tablespoons peanut butter

●      ¼ cup sugar

●      2 tablespoons cocoa powder

●      1 teaspoon vanilla extract

●      ½ cup coconut milk


Blend all of the ingredients together and place in a container to freeze for several hours. Serve frozen. It couldn’t be easier!

Nutrition Facts

This dairy-free and vegan healthy dessert recipe version of ice cream is sweet and creamy enough to be ice cream. This healthy version cuts out many of the calories out as it lacks the usual amount of sugar in regular ice cream. You can find many helpful nutrients in these ingredients.

  • Bananas: potassium, fiber, vitamin B6 and vitamin C.
  • Peanut butter: vitamin B6 and magnesium.
  • Coconut milk: lower in sugar than milk or cream, with a small amount of potassium.

Nutella Recipes

There are lots of chocolate hazelnut spread / Nutella recipes but this is a healthy version to make your own Nutella dupe from scratch.

healthy dessert recipe bowl of home made chocolate spread with spoon
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Natural Nutella Recipe

Serving Size:
20 minutes


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 1 cup hazelnuts
  • ½ cup honey or agave
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder


  1. Roast hazelnuts in a dry pan or in the oven
  2. De-skin the hazelnuts by wrapping a kitchen towel around the roasted nuts and rubbing until all the skins are removed.
  3. Put the hazelnuts in a blender and blend hazelnuts into a paste.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend together until smooth and creamy.

Nutella Recipe Nutrition Facts

Instead of store-bought Nutella which delicious and addictive but also full of sugar and palm oil, this healthier chocolate hazelnut spread is just as tasty and provides omega-3 vitamins and calcium.

●      Bananas contain potassium, fiber, vitamin B6 and vitamin C

●      Avocados are a good source of fiber and omega-3

●      Hazelnuts contain calcium, vitamin B5, vitamin C, iron and magnesium

●      Honey is a natural sweetener and acts as an antioxidant.

3: Vitamin Rich Pretzel Healthy Dessert Recipe

You can buy tasty versions of store bought, hard whole-wheat pretzels, or you can make your own, homemade versions of soft pretzels using a water-based dough. Then simply top the pretzels with salt, sesame and pumpkin seeds for added taste and vitamins.

Whole wheat flour: this is a good source of magnesium, vitamin B6 and iron.

Pumpkin seeds: have a ton of fiber, potassium, and magnesium.

Sesame seeds: are a high source of fiber, potassium, magnesium and calcium

Whether you’re dieting or you’re trying to eat healthier, it’s hard to completely cut out your favorite snack foods. Sometimes restraint can even backfire and after a week of resisting your cravings. You may crack and end up binging or overeating, which totally reverses the effects of the beginning of your diet.

Instead, have healthy, delicious snacks on hand that are similar to what you’re used to eating. Having a bowlful of creamy ice cream or a bite of soft pretzel is a great way to ease your cravings and give your body much-needed nutrition. Now you can eat without the guilt by trying out these recipes.

Have you tried these easy healthy dessert recipes?

If you have, leave your reviews and comments or share your healthy swap ideas in the comments below.

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