09 Jul 13 Clean Treats To Indulge In This Summer
Summer’s here, and you might be thinking, “When does school start back up again?” Or maybe you just need a little something sweet to calm you down.
Everybody likes a treat now and then, but not everybody loves all the extras that come with a typical “treat.”
Extra calories, extra carbs, extra sugar. No thanks.
Not to mention the extra weight,the extra exhaustion, and the extra regret. Definitely no thanks.
Thankfully not all treats are unhealthy. When you utilize the fundamentals of clean eating, you can enjoy a savory treat whenever your sweet cravings kick in.
Clean eating may sound tricky, but it’s really not complicated at all. Clean eating encourages you to eat more simplified. It promotes eating wholesome fruits and veggies, lean proteins, and healthy fats while limiting salt, processed/packaged foods, and refined sugars. It also encourages you to eat foods in their “natural” form.
If you’re someone who follows a clean eating diet, you’ll love these clean treats we’ve shared. We compiled 13 of our favorite clean treats just for you.
Jolly Llama Sorbet Cream Pops
When it’s hot out, there’s nothing more satisfying than a cool, refreshing, sweet treat. Jolly Llama’s Sorbet Cream Pops will do just that–they hit the spot. You’d never guess they’re gluten and dairy free. You’ll find delight in each bite as the creamy goodness slips into your mouth. And since they’re conveniently packaged and ready to go, your hardest job will be deciding which flavor to pick. (Get your coupon for $1 off 2 boxes now by clicking here)
Lemon Blueberry Muffins
You won’t be getting a muffin top with these scrumptious muffins. In fact, they taste like cupcakes! The zesty lemon gives it a great kick, and it’s loaded with fresh blueberries. If you struggle with portion control, you won’t need to worry about this treat. The recipe makes only six muffins so you’re not tempted to over indulge.
All you banana bread lovers out there know how much butter, oil and eggs are in a typical recipe. Not this one! It’s also grain free, gluten free, and has minimal sugar in it. It’s moist, soft, and perfect all around. This paleo recipe will have you converted after the first bite!
The Ultimate Unbaked Brownies
Yes, you read that correctly. UNBAKED brownies! No need to heat your oven and warm up the whole house when it’s already roasting outside. Using pitted dates and walnuts, this recipe is the perfect blend of crunchy, chocolatey goodness. The icing brings it all together.
Greek Yogurt with Oranges and Mint
Any recipe that only calls for four ingredients and tastes like a creamsicle is my kind of recipe. Just throw it all together, stir, and you’re good to go. This creamy treat is rich in flavor, and light on the belly. With only 171 calories per serving, this dessert is like a little slice of heaven.
Dark Chocolate Frozen Banana Bites
Cool down this summer with this yummy frozen treat. If you’re a sweet & salty lover, you’ll enjoy this. It combines dark chocolate, almonds, shredded coconut, and sea salt to bring the banana to a whole new level.
Tropical Fruit Pudding
Packed with mangoes and pineapple, this creamy pudding will make you feel like you’re on a tropical island. Made from silken tofu and coconut, this dessert is light, yet filling. The toasted coconut sprinkled on top gives it the perfect crunch, and is really the cherry on top.
Black Forest Banana Split
Loaded with fiber and protein, this twist on a banana split will leave you satisfied and smiling. With only five ingredients, this dessert can be whipped up in a matter of minutes. The ricotta provides the perfect creamy base, while the walnuts and cherry concentrate finish it off.
Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies
Who says it has to be the holidays to enjoy some delicious carrot cake recipes? These oatmeal cookies are soft, chewy, and tender. And since they’re made without butter or refined sugar or flour, you can cut yourself some slack and indulge in a couple.
Mini Paleo Maple Cupcakes
Although these mini cupcakes can take a while to prepare, we promise they’re worth the wait. It’s pure bliss in every bite. The cupcakes have a fluffy apple cake base that’s perfectly soft, and the cinnamon maple frosting tops is rich, creamy, and ties it all together.
Don’t pay a lot of money for some store-bought macaroons when you can easily make them on your own for a much healthier alternative. They’re sweet, coconuty, crunchy, and will leave you feeling happy.
Healthy Peanut Butter Protein Cookies
Peanut butter fans unite! Any recipe that calls for peanut butter has us drooling all over the place. They’re gluten free, packed full of protein, and free of any refined sugar. This simple cookie isn’t too sweet, and hits just the right spot.
This simple recipe is just what the name implies–full of nutrients that will boost your energy levels and give you power. It’s adaptable–allowing you to add ingredients according to your wants. They’re not only a great dessert, but they are a great after school/exercise snack to refuel your body. And since they taste like cookie dough, you’re pretty much guaranteed to please everyone in the family with this treat.
There you have it! 13 clean treats–one to make each week to get you through the summer. What’s your favorite Clean Treat to share?