Desserts are delicious. In fact, desserts are so delicious they function as a cruel reminder of the harsh injustice of life. Amazing, addictive tastes; undesirable and unsustainable health consequences.

False.

Whilst desserts are delicious, they don’t have to be bad for you. This blog is all about celebrating two dessert recipes that hold health and delicious in equally high regard.

Healthy Desserts: Overnight Brownie Oats

This really is a game-changer. There are lots of healthy dessert recipes flying about, but there’s something special about the concoction we have here. This dessert is great to split between two, and can be served in a little glass jar for a cute finishing touch.

This recipe is completely clean, with no added sugars, preservatives, chemicals, or unhealthy oils.

Ingredients:

  • One ripe banana
  • Half a cup of quick oats
  • Cocoa Powder (unsweetened, to taste)
  • One cup of almond milk
  • Two tablespoons of full fat Greek yoghurt
  • One teaspoon of vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Peel the banana and place into your glass jar.
  2. Mash the banana with a fork.
  3. Mix in the Greek yoghurt.
  4. Add in the remaining ingredients and stir well.
  5. Put a lid on the jar, shake well, and place into a fridge for 12 hours.
  6. Enjoy!

This healthy treat can double as a breakfast that’s really worth getting up for. In fact, this ‘dessert’ is really more of a delicious meal that works at any time of the day. To mix things up, and trust, you’ll want to, try adding in frozen raspberries for some serious decadence.

Healthy Desserts: Banana Ice Cream

If I told you that ice-cream could be made from just one ingredient, would you believe it? Well you should. With this ridiculously simple recipe you can really change the way you think about healthy desserts. Let’s run an ingredient list, just for a laugh.

Ingredients:

  • Frozen bananas (however many you can handle)

Got that? I hope so.

The trick is all in the method, but you’ll need a food processor for this one. The how to goes a little something like this:

Instructions:

  • Whack your frozen bananas into the food processor.
  • Turn the damn thing on.
  • You want to get these bananas whipped into as smooth a substance as you can. Depending on the strength of your food processor, this can take between two to five minutes.
  • You may have to scrape along the side of your food processor if the banana gets whipped up too high in its attempt to escape the blending.
  • Once you have a nicely whipped banana mush, you can go ahead and serve, right to the bowl.

This one is simple, but it’s really worth a try! You can add in a sprinkling of cocoa powder during the blending process if you want to choc things up a bit.