5 Delicious Healthy Dessert Recipes

I don’t know about you, but when I need to lose some weight I find it the most difficult to give up desserts. I have a sweet tooth and I love desserts, so I’ve done some research, included my imagination in the process and came up with these 5 delicious healthy dessert recipes. Check them out.

1. Fruit Salad

Everybody knows that fruit salad is the healthiest deserts there is. The best idea would be to simply cut the fruit and mix it together. Try to avoid high calorie fruit like bananas and you’ll be fine.

However, if you can’t satisfy your cravings for sweet with fruits only, I suggest you make a dressing for your fruit salad. Take some honey and some cinnamon and mix it together. You can add some water or some juice from canned pineapple to make it less thick and then pour that over your fruit.

In case you like yoghurt, you can also take some low fat yoghurt, mix it with some honey and pour it over your fruit salad. Try to avoid adding sugar into your fruit salad, the fruit itself has enough sugar and you really don’t need to add any extra.

Take the fruit you like, avoiding bananas and dried fruit, because of the high calorie count, and make yourself a delicious and healthy desert.

2. Currant Cakes

girl holding a cake

The best idea if you want to make a healthy and low in calories dessert is to stick to fruit desserts. However, you want something more than a fruit salad, right? Well, try making currant cakes.

You’ll need:

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla sugar
  • 125gr of sugar
  • 60gr of corn starch
  • 80gr of flour and a tablespoon of baking powder for crust
  • 6 gelatin sheets
  • 300gr of fresh currants
  • 200ml of whipping cream
  • 50gr of sugar
  • 200gr of sour milk for cream.

Separate egg whites from egg yolks and beat the egg whites with half of the sugar into meringue. Beat the egg yolks with the rest of the sugar. Mix corn starch, flour and baking powder together and add the mixture into the egg yolks. Mix in the meringue in the end and bake the crust in oven – 20 minutes at 175C.

Soak the gelatin in cold water. Cook 150gr of currants with 3 tablespoons of water for 7 minutes. Mash it into a thick paste and leave to cool. Whip the whipping cream with sugar and add melted gelatin, currant paste and fresh currant. Pour everything over the crust and leave overnight in the refrigerator. Decorate with some fresh currants.

3. Lemon Schnite With Raspberries

This is a refreshing low calorie desert you will love.

You need:

  • 8 sheets of gelatin
  • 500gr of sour milk
  • liquid sweetener
  • 40gr of unsalted pistachios
  • juice from ½ of lemon
  • 300gr of frozen raspberries

Mix the sour milk with the liquid sweetener. Roughly cut the pistachios. Heat the lemon juice and melt the gelatin in it and then add this to the sour milk. Add the pistachios. Pour the mixture in a rectangular mold and leave for 4-6 hours in the refrigerator to cool.

Mash unfrozen raspberries to make a thick paste. Take the lemon schnite out of the mold and cut into pieces. Pour some raspberry paste over each peace and decorate with fresh raspberries.

4. Cheese, Fruit and Coconut Cake

fruit cake with oranges

This is a delicious cake and it is very easy to make it. I was surprised when I first made it how much I liked it.

You’ll need:

  • 200gr of coconut cookies
  • 60gr of soft butter
  • 350gr of berries of your choice
  • 5 tablespoon of vanilla sugar
  • 8 sheets of gelatin
  • 400gr of low fat cream cheese
  • 1 lemon
  • 80gr of powder sugar
  • 200ml of whipping cream.

Put the coconut cookies in a plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Mix the crushed cookies with soft butter and press the crust into the pan. Wash the berries, mix them with vanilla sugar and cook for 12 minutes. Leave to cool down.

Soak the gelatin sheets. Wash the lemon and squeeze the juice out of it and mix it with cream cheese. Add powdered sugar. Melt the gelatin and mix it with the cream cheese. Whip the whipping cream and add it into the mixture. Mix the fruits in, but leave 5 tablespoons of fruit for decoration. Pour the mixture over the crust and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Decorate with leftovers of the fruit, fresh mint leaves and ground coconut. Delicious!

5. Peach Trifle With Raspberries

Peach trifle is a fruit pleasure you’ll love. It is absolutely delicious and lower in calories than some other desserts you might like. It’s also very healthy, there are only 70 calories in a large peach, and they are a great source of fibers and vitamins A and C.

To make peach trifle, you’ll need:

  • 2 big peaches
  • 2 tablespoon of honey
  • 400gr of sour cream
  • 8 ladyfingers
  • 4 tablespoons of raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon of almond slices

Cut the peaches into cubes. If you don’t like the skin, you can remove it, but you should know that most of the vitamins are in the skin, so it’s better to leave it.

Mix the honey with the sour cream. Wash the raspberries. Take a decorative see-through dessert bowl and put the ladyfingers in the bottom, then put a layer of peaches and over it a layer of sour cream and honey cream. Repeat until you run out of ingredients and decorate with fresh raspberries and almond slices.

When you want a healthy dessert, it’s best to stick with fruit. It’s both healthy and low in calories. Nuts are also very healthy for you, but they are richer in calories, so put just a little of them on your desserts. Try out these recipes we’ve given you and make 5 delicious healthy desserts.

Which one you like the best?


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I’m a free spirit who likes to travel, cook and fly. Licensed paraglider pilot, I spend all my spare time flying. In the meantime, I like to share my recipes and travel experiences.

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