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11 Healthy Desserts For a Hot Summer Day

Jun 4 2014 - 2:35am

On a warm afternoon or evening, there's nothing better than a refreshing treat to cool you off and hit the spot — and sweet indulgences can have a place in your healthy diet! For a light and delicious dessert that won't weigh you down, try one of these recipes fit for Summer.

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Banana Nut Nibblers

Seven peanut butter and banana nibblers [1] are just over 160 calories, offering four grams of fiber and just under four grams of protein. You can feel good reaching for an extra refreshing nibbler — or two!

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Mango Ice Cream

With zero saturated fat or cholesterol and no added sugar, each 150-calorie serving of vegan mango ice cream [2] also offers almost five grams of fiber. This tropical treat will become your new Summer go-to dessert.

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Green Tea Popsicle

Green tea, Greek yogurt, and avocado [3] join forces to make the perfect healthy snack for the Summer. Matcha powder is rich with antioxidants and fiber, and the caffeine gives you just the extra kick you need without the extra calories.

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

Strawberry Banana Creams

For a low-calorie alternative to strawberry cheesecake, try these strawberry banana creams [4]. The creams taste spot-on to the classic, and the dish is only 150 calories per serving.

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Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

Make the most of ripe bananas with this peanut butter and banana vegan ice cream [5] — it's a sweet and just-as-refreshing alternative to traditional ice cream and only 150 calories. As an added bonus, each serving contains over three grams each of fiber and protein.

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Froyo Cupcakes

If you're craving a big cup of frozen yogurt, then opt for these little frozen yogurt cupcakes [6] instead. At only 30 calories per cake, you can afford to have a few.

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Raspberry and Pineapple Chia Popsicle

Chia seeds add a unique texture to these berrylicious pineapple pops [7] that are high in fiber and full of vitamins.

Source: Gen Y Foodie [8]

Ginger Limeade Granita

If you want something refreshing and tangy, opt for flaky, tart ginger limeade granita [9], a frozen dessert that's easy but elegant.

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Peanut Butter Smudgies

With just three ingredients, you can create peanut butter smudgies [10], a sweet and satisfying treat that's under 95 calories per serving. If you're hosting a big BBQ this Summer, be sure to have a batch of these light desserts on hand.

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Watermelon Strawberry Mint Popsicle

For a cold, refreshing, and seasonal popsicle, look no further than these 31-calorie watermelon strawberry popsicles [11]. With just a hint of mint, these light treats are easy to make and low in calories. Added bonus: they only call for three ingredients. Score!

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3-Ingredient Chocolate Pie

For a creamy, smooth, and vegan-friendly dessert, this three-ingredient chocolate pie [12] takes the cake. The sweetest part of the deal is that it's fewer than 150 calories per slice. Top it off with your favorite seasonal berries to make your slice even better.

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

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