1.19.2015

The Sweet Spot: Refined Sugar-Free Treats

     Most nights my sweet tooth is in full-throttle and you can call me a bit of a cookie monster. Indulging in sugary treats makes my tastebuds undeniably happy, however it isn't a healthy daily dessert routine. Lately I've been trying to cut back on the refined sugars by replacing them with natural fruit sugars. I have come up with some yummy recipes to boot! With only 3 ingredients each, these desserts are quite simple and truly hit the sweet spot.

Banana Honey Almond Ice Cream
Ingredients:
1 ripe banana
1 teaspoon pure honey
2 teaspoons unsweetened almond milk

Directions:
Slice the banana into coins and freeze for 2-3 hours. Remove the coins from the freezer and pulse them in a food processor until they have a thick soft serve-like consistency. Add the honey and almond milk and pulse until combined. Place mixture in a freezer-safe container and freeze until solid, then serve.

Warm Maple Cinnamon Strawberries 
Ingredients:
6 ripe strawberries
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 pinch cinnamon

Directions:
Preheat toaster oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Wash the strawberries and remove their leaves. Cut strawberries into quarters, and in a small bowl mix them with the maple syrup and cinnamon. Place the bowl in the toaster oven for about 10 minutes, or until the strawberries warm up and soften. Serve immediately. 

4 comments:

  1. YUM! The part of being home on college break is having a kitchen and unlimited groceries (sorry Mom). Love getting creative with natural desserts!

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    1. Right?! I'm missing the kitchen already... And you! Coffee soon xx

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  2. This looks delicious... love topping ice cream off with almonds!!!

    xo amanda jane

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