Summer is the time to load up on fruits and try something new. After grilling outside or having a no-cook meal in the heat, you deserve a refreshing and healthy dessert. Instead of going for a smoothie, you can get your daily servings of fruit in other ways. Here are some sweet and simple fruit dessert recipes to satisfy your cravings!
Low in carbs, gluten-free, and lower sugar fruits - what more can you ask for in a dessert? This cobbler has all the flavors of summer for less than 100 calories!
- In a medium bowl, combine 3 cups of blueberries, 1/4 teaspoon of xanthan gum, 2 tablespoons of sweetener, and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Mix well until the blueberries are coated.
- Next, add the blueberry mixture to a 9x9 pan and melt 2 tablespoons of butter in the microwave.
- In another bowl, stir in 2/3 cups of almond flour, 2 tablespoons of sweetener, and 1/2 teaspoon of lemon zest until a crumbly dough forms.
- Using your hands, crumble the dough over the blueberries in pea size (or larger) sized clumps.
- Bake at 375°F in the oven for 22 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the blueberries are bubbling.
- Finally, serve warm or cold!
Strawberries & Cream Popsicles
Ever thought about roasting strawberries? That's what makes these popsicles delicious. Plus you can substitute the dairy products to make them vegan!
- Preheat the oven to 375°F and arrange 1 pound of halved strawberries in an even layer on a parchment paper-lined sheet pan. Choose to lightly drizzle 2-3 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar on top.
- Then roast until the strawberries are soft and fragrant (about 20 minutes). Let cool for 10 minutes on the pan, then transfer the strawberries and juices to a bowl and let cool to room-temperature.
- Next, add the roasted strawberries and 1/4 cup of maple syrup to a food processor or blender, and pulse a few times to combine. The mixture should still be a bit chunky, with small bites of fruit throughout.
- Now in a separate bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups of the milk of your choice and another 1/4 cup of maple syrup, adding more or less sweetener as needed to taste. The sweetness will mellow once frozen, so don't worry!.
- Stir in 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. After that, you can choose to make blended popsicles (pulsing everything together) or swirled ones (layering with strawberry and then cream).
- Whichever on you choose, be sure to divide the mixture evenly among 10 popsicle molds and freezing until set (about 4 hours). After 30 minutes, place a popsicle stick in each pop, and continue freezing.
- Finally, remove the popsicles by placing the mold in a large pot of warm water for 10-15 seconds, then pull gently on each popsicle stick until the pops release and enjoy!
Grilled Peaches With Ice Cream
Take your dessert to the grill this summer by grilling some peaches! You'll get all the fiber, vitamins, and minerals you need in this treat.
- First clean the grill grates and brush them with canola oil. Preheat on a low to medium heat.
- Next, cut the peaches in half and remove pits. Choose as many as you want to make!
- Then sprinkle some sugar on top of each half of the peach to your liking and place them on the grill for 10 minutes (cut side facing up). After, flip the peaches over so the cut side is facing down onto the grill for 15-20 minutes or until the desired caramelization is achieved.
- Now remove the peaches from the grill and let them cool for a few minutes.
- Finally scoop vanilla ice cream on top of each peach, add a drizzle of honey over the top and some sea salt, and they’re ready to eat!
Raspberry Almond Blondies
Blondies are the new brownies, and you won't feel as guilty eating our last fruit dessert recipe since they're loaded with raspberries and antioxidants.
- Start by preheating the oven to 350°F and line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper.
- Combine 1/2 cup of melted butter, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 large egg, 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract, and 1/8 teaspoon of salt in a medium bowl. Whisk until smooth, folding in 1 cup of flour and 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips.
- Then scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Top the batter with 1 cup of raspberries and 1/4 cup of sliced almonds.
- Now bake for 30 minutes or until golden and set in the middle. You can insert a toothpick in the center and wait for it to come out clean or with a few crumbs attached. Afterwards, cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
- Just before cutting and indulging in on them, chill the blondies in the freezer for 10 minutes. Finally, carefully lift the parchment to remove bars from pan and place on a cutting board. Dust with powdered sugar and cut into squares with a sharp knife, then eat your heart out!