By Paul Scicluna
Having worked in the health and weight loss industry as a certified personal trainer, nutrition specialist, and health coach, I've had so many clients tell me they love their desserts or a chocolate or sugar fix. Yet, when they want to lose weight they don't want to give them up.
So that's why my absolutely delicious chocolate dessert was created. It doesn't contain the bad fats, sugars, additives and chemicals that most desserts do. This is just one of my many healthy desserts that tastes amazing, is packed full of goodness and could help you lose weight - yes, that's right. Plus, it's so simple to make. Read on to find out more.
I usually tell my clients that they can have a "day off" per week from their weight loss meal plan. So on that day off, they think by having a sweet treat labelled "low fat", "no fat", "fat free" or "99% fat free" then that's OK. Well the truth is, no it's not OK! Why?
Most companies label their products with these words to lure you into buying their so-called healthy desserts or sweet treats. But in actual fact, they are more often than not unhealthy. They won't help you to lose weight to get the body you want, even if it's labelled as low fat desserts, for example.
By reducing the fat content it makes the food item taste bland or even bad, so they put other additives in such as artificial sweeteners and the like in order to improve the taste.
However, by doing this you end up with a dessert or "treat" that's loaded with all sorts of nasty ingredients like flavor enhancers, additives, preservatives, fillers and emulsifiers. And unfortunately these supposedly healthy low calorie desserts that may actually contribute to weight gain right through to messing with your hormones.
It's always better to go for the healthy option even if it's a dessert.
So here's my super indulgent and one of my most popular healthy dessert recipes:
Delicious Chocolate Mousse
- ¼ cup pitted medjool dates
- ¼ cup honey (preferably raw)
- 1 vanilla bean seeds
- 1 avocado, chopped
- ¼ cup cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil (optional)
- ¼ cup water
- Pinch of salt
Blend the dates, honey and vanilla bean seeds in a food processor until smooth. Add the avocado, cacao powder, coconut oil, water and salt and process until creamy.
Decorate with fresh strawberries if you like.
Now see how simple this dessert recipe is, as well as containing all truly natural ingredients - it's healthy and will satisfy your chocolate and sweet desires. I've even had clients say their children loved it and they no longer ask for sweets like unhealthy ice-creams.
What makes it even healthier is that it doesn't have bad ingredients in it and it tastes amazing. The avocado gives it a lovely creamy texture. Yes, the avocado does contain fat but it's the good fats that everyone needs. Even if you're trying to lose weight you need good fats to help your body function. Good fats are essential to a healthy body.
So it really is one the healthy desserts that you should consider as an option. But you don't want to sabotage your weight loss efforts, so make sure you keep your portions small!
Enjoy, and tell your friends and family about my recipe, which is in my Time To Get Healthy Information and Recipe eBook.
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