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Summer Desserts That Are Guilt-free and Easy to Make

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Desserts don’t have to be loaded with fat and sugar to put a big smile on your face! Try these low-cal and healthy options to keep your mood high and waistline in check this summer.

1) Chocolate Fudge Pops

Cool off with these delicious fudgy summer treats at only 62 calories per pop!

1 (13 oz.) can original or “lite” coconut milk, shaken
5 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp. raw honey
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1/4 tsp. salt

Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.
Pour the mix into popsicle molds and insert popsicle sticks into each mold.
Freeze at least overnight, until set.
Remove from freezer, and voila!

2) Frozen Nut Butter Chocolate Cups

When guilt-free frozen chocolate cups meet a delicious nut butter, you will get the ultimate frozen snack this summer!

5 tbsp. coconut butter
5 tbsp. coconut oil
6 tbsp. cacao powder
1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. monk fruit sweetener
3 tbsp. nut butter of choice

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, and put ½ teaspoon of it into each cup of a mini muffin pan.
Freeze for about 10 minutes, and set the remaining mixture aside.
Put 1/4 tablespoon of nut butter on top of each frozen cup.
Add another ½ teaspoon of the cacao mixture on top of the nut butter, then freeze again for about 15 minutes to harden. Bon appétit!

3) Strawberry Banana Mousse

At 100 calories per serving, this fruity dessert will satisfy your summer sweets cravings!

1 cup quartered strawberries
1 cup sliced banana (about 1 large banana)
3 tbsp. agave sweetener
1/2 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
1-1/2 cups fat-free whipped topping (thawed)

Purée the strawberries, banana, and agave in a food processor, then pour the mixture into a chilled mixing bowl.
Add the Greek yogurt, whisk until the yogurt is fully incorporated. Add the whipped topping with a spatula and fold it into the mix.
Pour the mixture into 5 ramekins, place them on a cookie sheet and freeze for at least 4 hours until set.

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