Desserts don’t have to be fattening – with some knowledge and planning we don’t need to give up all the good things when we want to eat healthy and be in shape. You no longer have to choose between your health and the pleasure of mouth-watering desserts.  It is time to put dessert back on the menu without any guilt!

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Here are 5 very delicious and healthy low fat desserts recipes with no added sugar

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1) Apple Lemon Custard

One of the delicious low fat desserts rich in vitamin C, fibre and other nutrients important for optimal health

Ingredients

1 organic apple, chopped | 2 whole organic eggs, beaten|1/2 fresh lemon, juiced|1 teaspoon of raw honey|1 lemon, rind finely grated|1/2 cup coconut milk

-To make the custard, heat the lemon juice, lemon rind, coconut milk and honey in a pot until it starts boiling. Slowly add the beaten eggs, stirring continuously  and strongly until the custard has thickened. Remove from heat

-Cool custard slightly and serve with the chopped apples

2)  Coconut and cocoa nibs Macaroons

One of the dairy-free and gluten-free low fat desserts  rich in polypenols which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity.

Ingredients

2 cups organic unsweetened desiccated coconut | 1 teaspoon vanilla extract|1 teaspoon coconut nectar| 4 egg whites from large organic eggs (this should make 1/2 cup)|2 tablespoons of filtered water|2 tablespoons of organic cocoa nibs

-Preheat oven to 180 degrees C

-Line baking pan with baking sheet

-Pour egg white, vanilla and filtered water  into a bowl and mix

-Mix the coconut nectar , cocoa nibs and unsweetened desiccated coconut together in a separate bowl.

-Mix the dry and wet ingredients together. Let it set for about 1 or 2 minutes.

– Roll the  mixture into separate balls a little bigger than an inch in diameter. Place on the baking paper at least half an inch apart and slightly flatten.

-Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes. When it is golden brown at the bottom, it is ready to be served.

-Cool and store in an air tight container

3) Blueberry and banana frozen dessert

Another one of the delicious low fat desserts, containing high levels of antioxidant important for preventing cell damage. It is also rich in vitamins and minerals important for good health

Ingredients

1/2 medium banana|2 cups of blueberries|1/3 cup coconut milk|1 teaspoon of honey| 1 egg white, beaten|1/2 nutmeg

-Blend together the blueberries, banana, honey and coconut milk until it is thoroughly mixed together

-Fold the beaten egg white gently through the blueberry and banana mixture .

-Pour  the mixture into a freezer proof container and freeze it for roughly about 6 hours until it is set or you can freeze overnight

-It is now ready to be served. Cut into slices to serve

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4) Coconut flour & Cocoa biscuits

Another one of the healthy gluten-free low fat desserts rich in antioxidants, magnesium and dietary fibre.

Ingredients

1/3 cup coconut flour|5 teaspoons of coconut oil, softened but not melted|4 organic eggs|½ teaspoon baking powder|1 tablespoon of cocoa nibs|1 teaspoon of honey

-Preheat oven to 180 degrees centigrade

-Put all the ingredients into a medium sized bowl and mix with a hand mixer until it is fully integrated

-Use a spoon and scoop nine balls onto a baking paper and mash each one down with a spoon to make it ½ an inch thick

-Bake in the oven for 15mins until it starts to turn brown.

-It is now ready to be served

5) Blueberry Muffins

Another one of the healthy  low fat desserts with no added sugar.

Ingredients

1/2 cup organic blueberries | 2/3 cup organic coconut flour | 1/4 teaspoon sea salt | 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract | 1 teaspoon coconut nectar | 6 large free range eggs (room temperature) | 1/4 cup filtered water | 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil, melted | 1 teaspoon aluminium free baking powder

-Heat oven to 180 degrees c.

-Grease pan generously with butter or line with muffin liners.

-Whisk the eggs until whites and yolks are well-mixed. Pour in the coconut oil while continuing to whisk.

-Add salt and vanilla and mix until combined.

-Mix the remaining dry ingredients – coconut flour, coconut nectar and baking powder- in a medium bowl.

– Mix the dry ingredients into the wet.

– Whisk in water, one tablespoon at a time. You want to get it to a consistency that will hold up the berries, but not be too thick. Add more water (up to 2 more tablespoons) if necessary.

-Gently mix in the berries and divide among muffin cups. Bake for about 15 to 18 minutes, or until just turning golden on

-It is now ready to be served

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