Courtesy Amy Gorin
While I’m a huge dessert fan, as a registered-dietitian nutritionist and healthy-recipe blogger I’m always looking for ways to whip up a sweet treat with nutritious ingredients. That’s how this vegan chocolate pudding came to be. It’s made with just bananas, powdered peanut butter (unsweetened), and coconut. The bananas provide blood-pressure-helping potassium, and the peanut butter adds protein to keep you feeling satiated. I promise you won’t miss the sugary version. Don’t miss these additional vegan dessert recipes.
Fruit salad with orange blossom water
Courtesy lindsey pine
If you’re looking for a refreshing treat, how about a fruit dessert with a twist? This fruit salad with orange blossom water isn’t any ordinary fruit salad, says Lindsey Pine, MS, RDN, a certified sports dietitian in Los Angeles. “The orange blossom water and fresh chopped mint elevate the fruit to a whole new level with an intoxicating floral aroma,” she says. “Melons contribute so much nutrition, including fiber and antioxidants—such as the healthy vision-promoting antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin.” Prefer a salad with berries, mango, kiwi, grapes, and oranges? Fork into this California fruit salad from Heather Bainbridge, EdM, MA, RDN, a private practice dietitian in Bucks County, PA.