Upgrade your summer evenings with these healthy summer desserts! Each one is made from flavorful, healthy ingredients and puts a fun, delicious twist on summer indulgence. Popsicles, galettes, milkshakes, and more!
Ahhh, dessert. The most important meal of the day… right? There’s something to be said about indulging in your favorite dessert that just does wonders for your state of mind! And when eaten in the sweet summertime, desserts tend to be that much more satisfying.
Growing up I was notoriously a chocolate lover, always gravitating toward the cookies and brownies over the pies and tarts. But now, I tend to lie somewhere in the middle, craving savory chocolate on some days and fruity treats on others. I guess that’s how I’ve been able to come up with such a wide variety of dessert recipes!
I can’t say I’m mad about it either. After all, it means that I always have the perfect dessert idea for every occasion and every summer festivity.
In this post I’m breaking down 13 healthy(ish) summer desserts that you can enjoy after your long days spent in the sun. Included is every type of dessert you can think of. Fruity, minty, chocolatey, and in the form of popsicle, pie, sorbet and more. It’s safe to say that there’s something for every palate to enjoy.
Easy Blueberry Pie
First up on our list of 13 Healthy(ish) Summer Desserts, we have this delectable easy blueberry pie. It's packed with fresh (or frozen - your preference!) blueberries and is the perfect summertime baked treat. Serve it up with a dollop of vanilla icecream for bonus points.
Why eat plain old watermelon when you can cool down with watermelon granitas? This delicious recipe uses watermelon, lime juice, and sugar to create an ultra-tasty and simple summer treat. The best part? You can add vodka for a little extra something!
Mint Chocolate Popsicles
Mint chocolate popsicles are where it's at! This delicious and refreshing summertime dessert is made from fresh mint and without any artificial food coloring or flavors. It also sneaks in undetectable spinach so that you get a serving of greens while you're at it!
5 Minute Grape Sorbet
5 minute grape sorbet is my absolute go-to on warm summer days. It comes together in just minutes and tastes like any other decadent sorbet. And the best part? You only need grapes, sugar, and lemons!
Raspberry Basil Nice Cream
For a dessert that's as delicious as ice cream but way better health-wise, raspberry basil nice cream is a real treat. It tastes just like soft serve but only has three ingredients (banana, raspberries, and basil) and can be whipped together in just 5 minutes!
Tofu Chocolate Mousse Pie
Protein-rich pie? Yes, please! This vegan chocolate mousse pie is a creamy, decadent pie that packs in loads of chocolate flavor without the dairy or excess fat. The secret ingredient is silken tofu! Sign me up.
Mango Lassi Popsicles
For our second round of popsicles, mango lassi pops are downright delicious! This recipe uses kefir, mangos, and honey to create a rich and creamy refreshing snack that can also double as a nutrient-rich breakfast!
Banana Nice Cream Milkshakes (3 Ways!)
Bananas are the perfect ingredient for making healthy ice cream, and these 3 banana nice cream milkshakes prove it! Using either strawberries, vanilla extract, or cocoa powder, we're able to achieve three delicious flavors: strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate!
Loaf Pan Popsicles
More popsicles? Yes, please! Did you know you can make popsicles without a mold? It's true! You can DIY it by using a homemade loaf pan. Just slice to the desired sizes, and you're good to go!
Chocolate Covered Cherry Yogurt Popsicles
Listen up. If you're needing a dessert that will wow your guests by the presentation alone, these chocolate covered cherry yogurt popsicles are exactly what you need. The delicious flavor is just the cherry on top! And don't worry, they're quick and easy to make.
Vegan Panna Cotta
This recipe is perfect for when you're in the mood for something fancy schmancy. Indulge in this gourmet-style vegan panna cotta that uses coconut milk, sugar, agar agar, and vanilla bean to create a delectable sweet flavor. Top it off with a fruity raspberry topping, and you're good to go!
Ricotta Blueberry Galette
This ricotta blueberry galette recipe is a simple, foolproof pie that’s rustic yet gorgeous, while also simple to make and so delicious! If you love eating pies, but not the painstaking perfection that comes along with making them, this galette is perfect for you.
Honey and Lime Grilled Pineapple
It may seem impossible, but pineapple can be grilled to taste even BETTER! This honey and lime grilled pineapple recipe comes together in minutes and is like a healthy taste of the tropics right at home! Top with coconut ice cream for even more delicousness.
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