You know me. I love dessert. And I also love being healthy. I refuse to give up dessert in my journey to a healthy life, and I encourage all around me to do the same. That is why I’m always on the hunt for ways to turn unhealthy treats into lighter fare that still tastes fan-freakin-tastic. I also refuse to sacrifice flavor just to make something a bit healthier.
I “met” Brianne over the internet a few years back at an online conference, and I have always been so impressed with her healthy recipes and the fun lunches she packs for her son. So when Brianne from Cupcakes & Kale Chips asked me to make a healthy dessert for her blog, I was absolutely ecstatic!
Healthy desserts. Kind of sounds like an oxymoron, right? The thing is, I absolutely love taking those ooey-gooey sweet treats and finding a way to make them healthier. It really is so simple to do once you learn a few tips and tricks around the kitchen. All you have to do is substitute some of the nutrient-lacking ingredients for ingredients with a little more nutritional value.
This dessert is absolutely heavenly. I know what you’re thinking though. Ice cream on a biscuit? Totally weird. I know, I know. But stick with me here. Think about a strawberry shortcake. The fresh strawberries, the soft shortbread biscuits, topped with fresh whipped cream. I decided to combine fresh strawberry ice cream (with a super healthy twist) with the best component of the strawberry shortcake – the biscuit. Absolutely perfect!
But honestly, just one bite into this divine recipe, and you will not be thinking healthy thoughts at all. It’ll be creamy. It’ll be sweet. It’ll be full of flavor. It’ll be all you could have ever asked for and so impressive for anyone who gets to indulge in it with you!
Be sure to head on over to Cupcakes and Kale Chips for the full recipe details so you can make it for yourself or for your honey on Valentine’s Day. It’s right around the corner!
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If you’re looking for other healthy desserts, be sure to check these out!
Earl Grey Frozen Yogurt – Food Babbles
Healthy Almond Joy Banana Bread – Happy Food Healthy Life
Apricot-Chia Energy Bars – Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Vegan Chocolate Pudding – Happy Food Healthy Life
Healthy Reese’s Fudge – Desserts with Benefits
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