A Sweet Deal for Losing Weight

Trying to lose weight and keep it off might mean being more mindful about what you eat, but that doesn’t mean you have to cut out treats or give up your favourite foods. Healthy weight loss means finding what works for you practically, physically and psychologically, and that doesn’t mean following a diet plan that’ll leave you dispirited and dissatisfied. These sweet treats are great for dessert or snacks, and they’ll help you maintain your weight control while still delivering on delicious flavour!

Chocolate Chickpea Cookies

Serves 12-14

 

2 tbsp coco powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

425g can chickpeas rinsed and drained

¼ cup agave syrup or splenda

½ cup peanut butter (or almond butter, cashew butter or tahini butter)

1 tbsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp ground flax meal

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup egg whites

Place all ingredients into the food processor and blend until smooth.

Preheat oven to 200°C.

Place dollops of dough on baking paper, ensuring there is space for them to spread.

Bake for 25 minutes.

Place on a wire rack and let cool.

These can be kept in a container or can also be frozen (freezing in pairs of twos will give you an easy to grab snack without overindulging).

 

Jewish Carrot Cakes

Serves 12

6 cups carrot, chopped

1/4 cup agave nectar or honey

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 tbsp orange rind

3 eggs

1/4 cup almond meal

Cook carrots in a steamer until soft, about 20 minutes.

Blend carrots, agave, cinnamon, orange rind, eggs and almond meal until smooth.

Dollop mixture in a greased cupcake tray.

Bake at 200°C for 12 minutes, until browned around the edges and cooked in the centre.

Serve warm out of the oven.

NOTE: They can also be kept in the freezer – enjoy frozen or defrost them.

 

Raspberry Avocado Smoothie

Serves 1

1/2 avocado

1/2 cup raspberries

2 tabs flax meal

1/2 cup water or juice of one orange

Combine ingredients in blender until smooth.

Note: I know that this combination sounds odd but this is one of the yummiest smoothies around. The flax meal makes it high in fibre and also very filling, while the avocado gives it a really creamy texture.

I’ve got plenty more divine sweet treat recipes over at Love Your Weight Loss, my one-of-a-kind online weight loss system that shows you how to take control of your healthy life journey and become the fittest, happiest version of yourself you can be. It’s a one-stop shop for weight loss advice and easy weight loss tips, and you can start your journey today!


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