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.
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
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.
Orange Chia Pudding Parfait
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.
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.