How to Make Fruit a Sweet Dessert
Dessert doesn't have to be an unhealthy guilty pleasure. If you take advantage of nature's own organic sugar sensations, you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Say goodbye to chemical-laden and fattening desserts and hello to organic, fresh and vitamin rich options.
Banana Cinnamon Treat
Ingredients: One medium sized banana (peeled), Cinnamon, Agave Nectar
Directions: Slice up banana into lengthwise quarter sized pieces. Place slices in a bowl and sprinkle with desired amount of cinnamon. Warm in microwave for one minute. Pour one teaspoon of Agave Nectar over the mixture. Enjoy a warm banana masterpiece.To kick it up a notch, toast sliced almonds and sprinkle over the warm cinnamon banana slices.
What makes this treat healthy: According to WHFoods.com, a database of healthy ingredients with nutrition information, bananas are one of the best sources of potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function. The health benefits don't stop there. The cinnamon has wellness advantages too! According to healthdiaries.com, a website with nutrition and health articles, several studies suggest that cinnamon may have a regulatory effect on blood sugar,
making it useful for people with Type 2 diabetes.
Ingredients: Raspberries, Strawberries, Blueberries, One pack Truvia natural sweetener, Agave Nectar
Directions: Wash a combination of raspberries, strawberries and blueberries. prinkle on pack of Truvia over berries and mix in. Drizzle Agave Nectar on berries. Taste a bite of nature's own sweetness. This is simple and easy to whip up when time is short and a major sweet tooth needs attention.
What makes this treat healthy: According to nutrition.about.com, a nutrition guide, berries contain phytochemicals and flavonoids that may help prevent some forms of cancer. Bring on the berries! Truvia is a natural sweetener and according to truvia.org, it comes from the stevia plant and is 300 times as sweet as sugar. The best part about it is that it comes from nature.
Ingredients: One medium sized orange, Cinnamon, Agave Nectar
Directions: Cut orange up into slices. Sprinkle with cinnamon to taste. Drizzle with Agave Nectar. Devour a simple and savory flavored delight.
This is a hydrating and refreshing dessert to enjoy on a hot summer day.
What makes this treat healthy: According to WHFoods.com, oranges contains antioxidants that prevent free radical damage and promote protection and immune support. Free radical damage leads to cancer so oranges are a very good defense! Agave Nectar is a natural sweetener that is derived from Blue Agave plants. According to allaboutagave.com, features a low glycemic index and is a perfect
substitute for artificial sweeteners because it doesn't raise blood sugar quickly.
All desserts should be simple and sweet. Use these healthy treat options and enjoy nutritious decadence all summer long!
By: Maggie Young | Sources: WH Foods, Health Diaries, Truvia, All About Agave