healthy desserts

Strawberry Banana Sorbet

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Now that the summer heat is in full effect here in Florida, I have been craving something cold and refreshing during the day. I used to turn to ice cream, but the high calories and fat content add up pretty quickly. Sorbet has always been a favorite of mine, so I decided to make my own with fruits and a surprising ingredient, coconut oil. Coconut oil is a healthy fat that is made up of medium chain triglycerides which are used directly through the body for energy – talk about a boosted sorbet! Adding coconut oil to this sorbet recipe […]

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Chocolately Freezer Fudge

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  Coconut oil has to be one of my top five foods that I eat every day. Not only do the healthy fats keep me full and satiated, but they keep my skin soft and smooth and they’re also great for metabolism and hormonal balance. Coconut oil is over 90% saturated fat, but the cool thing is all this saturated fat is actually medium chain triglycerides. MCTs are completely different than long chain triglycerides that you find in saturated fats from animal sources. MCTs are small enough that they don’t need to be packaged into chylomicrons and transported to the […]

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Quick and Easy Frozen Banana Dessert

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When the sweet tooth hits, it hits HARD! I can’t seem to get enough of anything. One trick I’ve learned is to savor something small, which satisfies my craving without wrecking my diet. Which got me thinking, and hunting on Pinterest, there should be a bite sized dessert I can grab on the go but it still a little good for me. Then I found the picture, frozen chocolate-covered peanut butter banana bites. Bananas do have some natural sugar, but are also packed with potassium. Peanut butter, well you can’t really go wrong with peanut butter. I always opt for […]

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