Are you on a journey to a healthier you? Are you looking to lose weight, but struggle with that sweet tooth? I FEEL YOU HOMEGIRL.
Sweets, specifically chocolate and ice cream, are my weakness. When I am carefully watching my food intake, I can smell chocolate from a mile away. Just ask my boyfriend… If he tries to eat chocolate when I’m gone, I WILL KNOW.
So how can we reach our fitness and health goals when we’re constantly craving sweets?? The trick is to find healthier options! Here are a few of my favorite healthier sweet treats!
1.Halo Top Ice Cream
If you tend to reach for the pints of Ben and Jerry’s, substitute Halo Top instead! I promise this ice cream doesn’t TASTE healthy at all! All their ice cream is high in protein, low in sugar, low in calories and made with all natural ingredients! Halo Top comes in a ton of flavors- my faves are Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Birthday Cake- but I have never tried a flavor I didn’t like!
2. Protein Powder Mug Cake
Craving cake? Try a Protein Powder Mug Cake! I like to use this easy recipe. Typically I have all the ingredients on hand, so I whip it up and enjoy! You can use whatever kind of protein powder you like. I typically top my mug cake with some PB2 to give it a little extra flavor and to pretend I have frosting on my healthy cake!!
3. Energy Balls
I love whipping up batches of these energy balls for a quick pre-workout snack or to fulfill my sweet tooth! There are many ways to customize this recipe to switch it up. This recipe does call for regular chocolate chips- I always use dark chocolate chips instead!
4. Protein Peanut Butter Cups
This is one of my FAVE guilt-free sweet treats! If you are a peanut butter cup fan, these are for you! I typically use whatever chocolate protein powder that I have on hand. I use PB2 instead of peanut butter and I skip the liquid stevia. Simply mix all ingredients, put into a mini muffin tin and store in the fridge!
5. Dark Chocolate Drizzled Strawberries
This sweet treat is SUPER simple! Wash and cut up some strawberries. Then melt 1 square of dark chocolate. Put your strawberries on a plate and drizzle the dark chocolate over top! Super sweet and yummy!
What are your favorite healthy alternatives for sweets? Share your recipes with me below!