Summer Antioxidant Rich Dessert to Enhance Natural Beauty

Summer Antioxidant Rich Dessert To Enhance Natural Beauty.

 

Summer is around the corner, finally giving cold desserts their moment and the oven a break. And here in Briton, summer means desserts and lots of it, like Ice cream and Popsicles and of course strawberry cream teas. But no doubt the high sugar content in these shop bought or even homemade dessert can be well over our recommended daily intake which should be less than 5% of our total energy intake.

 

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Fatty, sugary desserts are the enemies of weight loss and clear skin. Excessive amounts of sugar can lead to skin imperfections, weight loss, and bloating. However, there are a variety of delicious, antioxidant-rich desserts that can actually be friendly to your natural beauty. These detox desserts not only help you meet your weight loss goals but satisfy your sweet tooth. Here are a few recipes from my Summer Wellness Rest Program which aims to reset your body from the inside out.

 

Berry and Beet Popsicles

 

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Summer means popsicles. Fruits and vegetables are perfect ingredients to make delicious frozen treats in a variety of colors and flavors. Beetroot is rich in antioxidant properties and a healthy dessert option.

¼ cup freshly squeezed beet juice

1 cup berries

½ cup water

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Evenly distribute mixture into Popsicle containers, add a popsicle stick, and freeze until the mixture is solid. For easy removal, run water over the popsicle container to loosen them.

Enjoy!

 

Orange Chia Pudding Parfait

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Chia is rich in fiber and omega 3, and oranges are a great source of vitamin C, which helps prevent diabetes and reduce weight gain. Orange Chia Pudding Parfait is a delicious and healthy breakfast combination that provides a filling meal and satisfies that sugar craving but doesn’t derail your diet.

 

¾ cups of fresh orange juice

2 tablespoons chia seeds

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1 sliced banana

½ cup fresh berries

 

Combine chia seeds and orange juice in a bowl and let set until the chia seeds have fully absorbed the orange juice. Pour the mixture into a glass, alternating layers with fruits and maple syrup.

Enjoy!

Berry Sorbet

 

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Summer desserts seem incomplete without seasonal fruit, and berries are a great choice for a cool, refreshing sorbet. They are low in calories and contain only natural sugar, helping you keep your weight in check.

 

1-cup strawberries or any other berries that you like

½ cup coconut water

10 mint leaves, plus a few for garnish

 

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until well mixed. Gradually add ice and blend until mixture is a smooth, thick consistency. Scoop out into a bowl or glass and garnish with mint leaves.

Enjoy!


Nuts About Nuts – Seriously Chocó lately Hazelnut Spread

Just 4 Ingredients for this seriously chocolately nutty spread!

  1. Roasted hazelnuts
  2. Raw cocoa powder
  3. Melted dark chocolate
  4. Olive oil

Nutmeg oil or vanilla (Optional)

I think you guys are going to love this spread! It’s

  • Creamy
  • Chocolatey
  • Rich
  • Perfectly sweet
  • Spreadable
  • Simple
  • Versatile

It’s dairy free and definitely gluten-free!

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There’s something so comforting and indulgent about spreading nutty chocolate on a hot pancake and let it slowly melt or a dollop of it in a bowl of quinoa porridge…yum! yum!

I must confess, I’m a nut lover – full stop! I love any and all kind of nuts and I’m fortunate that I can eat them all without any allergic reaction to them. My two kids are NUTS about nuts too. Especially my five year old, his favourites are cashew and almond, while my seven year old daughter absolutely NUTS about pistachio and adore cashew nuts. My husband is secretly NUTS too!!!

For us, nuts are a daily part of our diet, they are perfect snacks for the kids after school. Me and my husband take them to work as snacks too.

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But this Seriously Chocó lately Hazelnut Spread I made two days ago has got to be one of my guilty pleasures. And its virtually sugar free! Its dairy free and definitely gluten free!.

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HOW TO MAKE ROASTED HAZELNUT CHOCOLATE SPREAD

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Ingredients
  • 250g raw or roasted hazelnuts
  • 50 g  dairy free dark chocolate, chopped (see notes for cacao version)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract or 4 drops of nutmeg oil
  • 1/2 tbs raw cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp olive oil
Instructions
  1. Heat the chocolate in a pyrex over a saucepan of slowly boiling water and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and add hazelnuts to a baking sheet in a single layer. If raw, roast for a total of 12-15 minutes. If already roasted, roast for 8-10 minutes just to warm the natural oils and loosen the skins. This will make it easier to blend into butter.
  3. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Then transfer to a kitchen towel and use your hands to roll the nuts around and remove most of the skins. But doesn’t worry if its not perfect!
  4. Add hazelnuts to a food processor or high speed blender. Blend on low until a butter is formed for about 8-10 minutes.
  5. Once the hazelnut butter is creamy and smooth, add the melted chocolate, raw cocoa powder, oil and vanilla/nutmeg oil. Blend until well mixed. Taste and adjust to your best taste and texture.
  6. Divide between sterilised jars and store for a few weeks at room temperature and use as desire.

Enjoy!