Healthy Sweet Treat Recipes

Sweet Treats Recipes

The most sustainable diets are those that include all food groups in a moderate amount and your body will benefit when the majority of your food has lots of nutrients in! Food that is nutritionally dense tend to be whole foods – veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds and certain grains like quinoa. Oats are also great as a source of protein and carbohydrate. August is about to arrive and the summertime, for many people is a difficult time to eat healthy because of holidays and entertaining friends. Here are a couple of ideas for sweet treats that are also very nutritious. The dark chocolate gives them a satisfying richness and they are made to be just a couple of mouthfuls so aren’t going to be a huge calorie (and sugar) hit 

Banana & Peanut Butter Frozen Bites

These are the easiest to make! You will need:
 
60g dark chocolate (80% minimum cocoa) 
Ripe bananas
Natural smooth or crunchy peanut butter (look for a maximum of 2 ingredients in the jar) 
 

Method

1. Slice the banana and in between two banana slices, place a little peanut butter. 
 
2. Melt the chocolate over some boiling water and then dip the bites in individually aiming for a 50% covering. Place on a tray. 
 
3. Pop in the freezer for at least half an hour and get out 10 minutes before serving. They need to be eaten within an hour of leaving the freezer but they are a totally perfect treat for a hot summers day. Kids love them too! 
 
The chances are you will have lots of chocolate left over so what is a girl to do?! Oat and date protein balls of course! 

Peanut & Chocolate Protein Balls

Ingriedients

Oats (2/3 cup) 
Dark chocolate 1/4 cup (I just used remainder from recipe before and it was perfect!) 
Chia seeds 1 tbsp
Dates and raisins 1 cup (soak in water for 10 mins first of dry) 
Peanut or almond butter 3 tbsp

Method

Again, very easy to make. Place oats and seeds in mixing bowl. Add in the peanut butter and start to mix. Pour in the melted chocolate and then mush up with the oats and dates till it all sticks together. Use your hands to make into small 1 inch diameter balls.
 
These just go in the fridge for a couple of hours and get them out when you want to serve them. Great with friends or for a mid afternoon pick-me-up. All of the goodness and none of the guilt!
 
 
I would like to give credit to : https://minimalistbaker.com/5-ingredient-peanut-butter-cup-energy-bites/ for the wonderful recipe!
What are your favourite healthy summer treats? Email at Victoriajonespt@yahoo.co.uk I would love to hear from you. 
 
The key comes not from deprivation but from enjoying what you eat and not feeling the need to eat a lot. Feeling in control of what you choose and enjoying all the wonderful flavours of food in a social environment brings about JOY. And this is what food should be about sometimes! 
 
Eat happily and happily eat 🙂 now we just need that summer sun! 
 
Love
 
Victoria x 
 
 

Victoria Jones

I'm a Personal Trainer dedicated to improving my clients health and fitness. I work with people of all ages and levels of fitness, across Leamington, Warwick and Warwickshire. Lose Weight and get fit with Free Spirit Fitness Culture.
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