If you’re living with high cholesterol, you may feel like all the delicious foods in the world are off-limits. That’s not true!
Best 5 Easy And Low-Cholesterol Desserts – How To Make Them?
With a few simple tweaks to your favorite recipes, you can make some truly mouthwatering desserts that are also healthy for your heart. Here are five of my favorites:
Raspberry sorbet is a delicious and refreshing dessert that can be made in no time.
It only requires a few ingredients, including fresh raspberries, sugar, water, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
To make raspberry sorbet:
🍓 Rinse raspberries in hot water to remove dirt and debris from the skins. Drain completely and save for later use.
🍓 In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine 1 cup of sugar with 2 cups of water; stir until sugar dissolves completely (about 5 minutes).
🍓 Remove from heat once dissolved; allow syrup to cool slightly before adding berries and lemon juice to the pan.
🍓 Once all ingredients are combined in the pan, place back over low-medium heat on stovetop until mixture begins to simmer gently; occasionally stir until thickened (about 10 minutes).
🍓 Remove from heat; allow to cool slightly before pouring into your favorite ice cream maker.
🍓 Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how long you should let it churn and how much liquid is necessary for a smooth and creamy consistency.
If you’re looking for a dessert that is both delicious and healthy, then fudge popsicles are the right choice.
This recipe uses low-fat milk, sugar-free chocolate syrup, low-fat yogurt, and ice cream.
You can also use fruit juice instead of milk to make these popsicles more nutritious.
You will need:
🍫 1 c low-fat milk (you can also use water or fruit juice)
🍫 3 tbsp sugar-free chocolate syrup (or less if you want less sweetness)
🍫 1 scoop of low-fat vanilla ice cream
🍫 2 tbsp yogurt (low fat)
Presently blend each ingredient individually in a blender until well combined. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for 4 hours or until solidified!
Peach Ice Cream
🍑 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
🍑 Spread the peaches on a baking sheet, and drizzle with coconut oil, salt and pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice. 20 minutes or until soft should be baked.
🍑Mix eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, and cream in another bowl until well combined.
🍑 Then add corn starch/baking soda/baking powder mixture and whisk until smooth, then pour into ice cream maker machine following manufacturer’s instructions (mine takes 1 hour).
🍑When done, remove from the machine onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, then freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight before serving!
Red Velvet Cake Bites
This low-sugar, high-protein dessert is the perfect treat for your next party. To make the treats, you’ll need:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour (or gluten-free flour)
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
🍰 Mix these together and set them aside.
🍰 In a separate bowl, combine:
🍰 ¼ cup sugar or sugar substitute (such as stevia) with ⅔ cup melted coconut oil, 1 egg, and 3 tablespoons milk of choice (soy milk works great). Mix well until smooth.
🍰 Add dry mixture, then mix again until combined into a thick batter. Do not overmix! The batter will be thick like cookie dough; if it seems too thin for bite sizes, add more flour until desired consistency is reached.
🍰Scoop out onto wax paper lined tray using an ice cream scoop or tablespoon measurer spoon size depending on the desired thickness of cake balls. Flatten slightly, so they stay around instead of becoming flat disks like pancakes.
🍰 Then bake it at 350ºF for 12 minutes, then cool completely before storing it in an airtight container in the refrigerator where it should last up to three days maximum.
🍰 But it tastes best within 24 hours after baking time because they do tend to get stale quickly – which makes them great if you’re only having one per day!
Cinnamon Apple Pie Muffins
There’s no denying that apple pie is a delicious dessert.
The problem is that most apple pies are filled with white flour and sugar. While both of these ingredients taste great, they’re not good for you when consumed in large quantities.
Fortunately, there are some changes you can make to your favorite dessert so that it’s still just as tasty but healthier for your body!
🥮 First things first: Grab some apples! You can use any kind of apple that you have on hand—oranges work well too if you don’t have any other variety available.
🥮 Next up is Cinnamon, not only does it add flavor but also helps regulate blood sugar levels, so those pesky cravings stay away longer than usual.
🥮 Now comes the big step: mixing everything together! Add pumpkin pie spice (or just regular ground cinnamon) plus some brown sugar and coconut oil into an electric mixer bowl.
🥮 Then add all-purpose flour and baking soda/baking powder mixture together and combine them into one big ball of doughy goodness.
🥮 Then divide into individual muffin pans lined with parchment paper cups (so cleanup after baking won’t be too difficult).
🥮 After adding batter into each cup, space them evenly across the bottom surface and sprinkle generously with more ground cinnamon mixed with nutmeg + ginger powder mixings if desired too!
🥮 Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until golden brown around the edges, then cool completely before serving hot slices topped over ice cream or whipped topping-delicious!!
There is no reason why you can’t enjoy tasty desserts that are also good for your heart.
In fact, there are many delicious options that contain less sugar and more healthy fats than some of the standard sweets on the market today.
Don’t let the fear of high cholesterol keep you from enjoying these delicious treats!
Take some time this weekend to prepare one or two of these recipes, and enjoy them.
You’ll be glad you did when everyone else has a crumbly cookie or stale cupcake left over at their desk while yours still looks fresh and delicious!