I have a major sweet tooth. I crave something every single day and don't deprive myself of it. As I have cleaned up my eating in the last 5 years, I've learned to balance with indulgence, but I also know that I can't just eat my way through brownie pan everyday, because I just won't feel my best. That's why this list of go-to's work so well - they not only satisfy that sweet tooth, but they are full of ingredients that are fueling and nutrient-dense. So, bam pow! You got a list of sweet tooth fixes that will also double as a good snack.
You can get really creative with these as far as toppings go. All ya gotta do is slice up an apple. I either like to drizzle melted chocolate on top with coconut shreds, or you can do melted nut butter (or PB Fit powder mixed with water), then sprinkle some chocolate chips on top. You could add hemp seeds, cinnamon, cacao nibs. Or just dump all the above on there cause WHY NOT.
NUT BUTTER STUFFED DATES
I'm not gonna lie, dates haven't always had my number. Mostly cause I didn't give them a chance. But now they can call me anytime day or night if they bring their nut butter friend along. You'll have a hard time stopping at just one, people.
Slice one side of the date, and take out the seed (its easy). then use a spoon to fill with nut butter, then top with chocolate chips. YUM, baby.
We've got old faithful below, along with these two variations: Fudgey Almond Butter and Vanilla Coconut
. Prep any of these at the end of the week -- and you are equipped and ready for those sweet tooth attacks.
1 cup oats
1/2 cup PB or nut butter
1/2 cup flax seed
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
1/3 cup honey (raw, preferred)
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp vanilla extract
Mix all together in a bowl. and roll into little bowls. store in the fridge!
It should make about 12-14.
QUICK PB CHOCOLATE PROTEIN "PUDDING"
this is another weekly...daily staple. One I go to at night when I'm craving ice cream or just a filling bowl of sweetness. haha, wait that's just another way of saying ice cream. this is packed with protein, delicious, and gets the job done.
3/4 cup (-ish, sorry I don't measure) plain greek yogurt (or just one single container)
1-2 tbsp PB fit powder or 1 tbsp nut butter
honey to taste
Mix all together and add semi sweet chocolate chips. If you want, you
can use vanilla greek yogurt and then disregard the honey.
CREAMY CHOCOLATE AVOCADO "CUSTARD"
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
1 large frozen banana, (slice and then freeze!)
1 heaping tbsp cocoa powder
1 scoop collagen peptides (optional)
honey or pure maple syrup to taste
combine all in a food processor! It's packed with all the good stuff and creamy.
STRAWBERRIES/BANANAS + CHOCOLATE HUMMUS
I know, chocolate HUMMUS. But, don't knock it till you try it. It's just like a creamy chocolate dip...no traditional "hummus" flavors involved. Cut up some fresh strawberries or bananas and dip away, baby! So easy and quick, and so delicious. I get my chocolate hummus at ALDI
and I love their individual cups.
BERRIES + COCONUT CREAM
this screams summer and is nutrient dense with healthy fats and all the goodness of berries. mamas, whip it up for your kids and tackle their sweet tooth
with also some good nutrition for their brain.
1 can full fat coconut milk, refrigerate overnight
berries or any fruit
pure maple syrup (optional)
chopped almonds (optional)
About 30 minutes before you're ready to make it, put your bowl and whisk attachment in the freezer. Take your can of coconut milk out of the fridge and scoop out the cream on top (top layer). All the cream will have separated from the liquid. Place JUST the cream in the cold bowl. whisk on high for 3-5 minutes or until peaks start forming. If desired, fold in a drizzle of pure maple syrup (optional). Wash and dish up your favorite berries or fruit + top it with a creamy
blob of happiness.
OLD FAITHFUL (rice cake + PB + chocolate chips)
I call this old faithful, because I have been eating this combo since I was in high school. My mom and I used to drink a cup of coffee with this snack while we watched Gilmore girls in the afternoon! the ingredients are EASY to have on hand at all times (shoot, this was always in my tiny dorm room cabinet, haha) and is the ultimate QUICK sweet tooth fix.
Chocolate or plain rice cake
peanut butter or almond butter
PINEAPPLE OR MANGO WHIP
1 cup frozen pineapple or mango
OR 1/2 cup frozen pineapple/mango + 1/2 cup frozen banana slices
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
Honey to taste
Combine it all in a food processor. Makes 2-3 servings. Perfect for a hot summer day treat. Dairy Free option -- I haven't tried it, but I'm guessing this would also be good with the cream from coconut milk (just put the can in the fridge overnight to let the cream come to the top, then open the can and add JUST the cream, not the liquid). You could also use an almond milk yogurt.