Living a healthy lifestyle is all about balance & long-term sustainable change. I don’t like diets because they’re extreme and yield short-term results.
What option sounds more appealing?
1. 2 weeks of “no-dessert allowed” followed by 2 weeks of going crazy with dessert because you’ve deprived yourself for 2 weeks, followed by guilt and another 2 weeks of “no-dessert allowed” followed by 2 weeks of going crazy with dessert because you’ve deprived yourself for 2 weeks, followed by…(you get the point)
2. A healthy, delicious, guilt-free dessert everyday
I like option 2.
When you learn to make healthy choices there’s no need to deprive yourself anymore and you can start living a balanced, happy and healthy lifestyle.
If you like dessert, and can relate to the vicious cycle in option 1; you must try this healthy dessert choice. I learned of this recipe through my brother-in-laws’ sister, Shannon (thank you!). They are called “Kapows” AKA delicious homemade chocolate that is SUPER easy to make (no baking required!), and you won’t believe they’re good for you. That’s my kind of dessert.
¼ cup unpasteurized or organic honey
¼ cup natural almond butter or peanut butter (can increase amount if you want a thicker consistency)
¼ cup organic coconut oil
½ cup dark cocoa powder
3 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
1 tbsp sunflower seeds
1 tbsp sesame seeds
You can use any additions that you like; other options include:
In a medium-size glass bowl, combine honey, almond butter and coconut oil. Melt in microwave for 30 seconds.
Stir in cocoa powder until completely incorporated. Stir in coconut and seeds until well combined.
Let mixture sit for 5 – 10 minutes to thicken. In the meantime, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Spoon approximately 2 tbsp of the mixture onto the cookie sheet (like you would when baking cookies) to form the Kapows (makes about 12 – 18 depending on how big/small you make them).
Place in freezer for 1 hour. Once frozen, transfer the Kapows from the cookie sheet to a Ziploc bag. Store in the freezer, and enjoy whenever you feel like a healthy dessert!