Low-Calorie Brownie

Brownies are the favorite dessert for many people, but they are also known to carry a big amount of fat calories, and sugar. And today I would like to show you guys a low in calories brownie recipe which will satisfy your craving but still maintain your weight.

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Ingredients:

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons espresso
1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil; spray foil lightly with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar at medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes, or until combined. Add egg, egg whites, vanilla, and coffee. Continue beating until incorporated.
  4. Scrape down sides of the bowl and reduce mixer speed to low. Slowly add flour mixture to the bowl, followed by yogurt, and mix gently until combined. The batter will be thick. Stir in chocolate and walnuts if using.
  5. With a spatula, spread mixture evenly in pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center of pan comes out dry. Cool on a wire rack before removing from pan and slicing into 16 squares.

Nutrition facts:

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Source: http://www.fitsugar.com/Slimmed-Down-Brownie-Recipe-1880765

Healthy Dessert: Vegan Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream

If you’re looking for a health vegan dessert that contains a sweet creamy taste, then you must check this recipe out. I can guarantee this for a satisfy dessert. This Vegan Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream dessert is just not only low in calories, fat, and cholesterol, but it also provides 3 grams of fiber and protein for each serving. So why not make this now?

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Ingredients:

2 bananas

1 tsp of creamy peanut butter

Directions:

1. Peel the bananas, slice them, and place slices on a plate.

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2. Freeze for at least two hours.

3. Place frozen bananas and peanut butter in a food processor and blend well. Enjoy immediately or freeze in a glass container until solid.

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Source:

http://www.fitsugar.com/Vegan-Ice-Cream-Made-Bananas-24660104

Healthy Dessert: Frozen Yogurt Cupcakes

If you are in mood for some creamy ice cream or some sweet cupcakes, and you definitely do not want the amount of fat calories in each spoonful and a bite from these. Then you should totally check out this 30 calories Frozen Yogurt cupcakes, they are low in calories, fat, and cholesterol, but plus the 3 grams of protein. What else can be better?

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Ingredients: 

9 ounces vanilla Greek yogurt

8 strawberries

Half a ripe banana

1 tsp mini chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Place 12 mini silicone baking cups on the top of an ice cream tray or small wooden cutting board.

2. Fill each of the cups halfway with yogurt, using one six-ounce container.

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3. Pour the strawberries and banana. Add a small spoonful to each cup, so no white is showing.

4. Add a dollop of yogurt to each cup using the last three ounces of yogurt. Sprinkle a few mini chocolate chips on top of each cup. Gently place the tray in the freezer for at least an hour.

5. Remove from the freezer and allow to thaw for 10 minutes before eating.

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Source: 

http://www.fitsugar.com/Low-Calorie-Ice-Cream-Cupcakes-28553112

Banana Porridge

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of oat meal (depends on your portion size)

1 banana

1 cup of soy milk (optional milk type)

1/3 cup of dried fruits

1/3 cup of plain yogurt

2 tsp of honey

1 tsp of cinnamon (optional)

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Directions: 

1. Pour oat meal and milk in a bowl. Put in the microwave for 5-8 minutes (depends on your room temperature)

2. Mash banana in a bowl until smooth to add the sweetness texture.

3. Mash the banana mixture into the porridge until it is well

4. Top with plain yogurt, dried fruits, fresh fruits and cinnamon for a pretty presentation and tasty.

Beet Detox Smoothie

Beet is known to provide a high amount iron, which is the most important to improve your blood pressure. Besides, beet is also a cancer fighter vegetable, helps to decrease cardiovascular risk and lower the incidence of metabolic syndrome, a condition which includes high blood sugar, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. (Read more about Beet Nutrition & Benefits at https://healthylifeguides.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/beet-nutritions-benefits/)

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One of the major benefits of beet juice it that it contains a color pigment called betalain. This is a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, fungicidal and aid in detoxification substance. There is research that indicates that betalain may exhibit anti-cancer activity.

Ingredients: 

2 large raw beets, washed and peeled (don’t throw away the beet leaves and stems, if available)

1 banana

1/2 cup chopped pineapple (preferably frozen)

1/2 cup chopped strawberries (preferably frozen)

3/4 cup plain yogurt

few slices of lime (optional)

Directions:

1. Juice the beets, stem, and leaves using a juicer (reserve the pulp for baking or making veggie stock).

2. Transfer the juice to a blender and add the banana, pineapple, strawberries, and yogurt. Blend until smooth.

3. Garnish with lime slices for a pretty presentation. 

 

Yogurt Parfait

IMG_19764th-of-July-Yogurt-ParfaitIngredients: 

  • Nonfat natural Greek Yogurt (optional)
  • Seasonal fruits: (mine) blueberries, raspberries, grapes.
  • Fiber cereals (optional)
  • Muslim (optional)
  • Granola (optional)
  • cranberries (optional)
  • dried blueberries (optional)
  • 3-4 Walnuts (optional)
  • Honey(optional)

Steps:

  • Layering everything up as you decide in a glass. Or you can simply put everything in a bowl like what I did in the photo above.

“This is delicious for breakfast, snack, even for a dessert! It looks great in a glass, but can also be made in a bowl. Use your favorite fruit, or whatever is in season.” — Natalie

Greek Yogurt is one of the best-tasting food with ton of good nutritions and great benefits for your health and body. 

  • Greek Yogurt gives you flat belly
  • Greek yogurt is loaded with protein
  • Greek yogurt is a tasty source of calcium
  • Greek yogurt is good for your gut
  • Greek yogurt is indulgent
  • Greek yogurt is versatile
  • Greek yogurt is loaded with vitamins.
  • Greek yogurt is contained good-for-you bacteria.

Source: http://jeanetteshealthyliving.com/2012/07/berry_yogurt_parfait.html