5 Easy Ways to Turn Fruits into Delicious Guilt-Free Snacks
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We all succumb to snacking in one way or another, be it due to hunger, craving, or pure boredom. Instead of indulging in unhealthy food items such as chips, why not use fruits to create healthy and delicious snacks that you can enjoy with a peace of mind? Here are 5 creative and easy recipes that will put a positive spin to snacking!
Healthy Ice Cream
Big fan of ice cream, but always second-thinking because of its sugar content? Well fellow ice cream lovers, it is time to rejoice, for healthier ice creams actually do exist! What’s even more awesome is that you don’t even need an ice cream maker to make them! A good ol’ blender will do the job.
To make a one-ingredient ice cream, use bananas! What you’ll need to do is to freeze some bananas, chuck them into the blender, give it a good mix, and voila – you get healthy, natural homemade banana ice cream! If you are feeling a bit more indulgent, go ahead and add some chocolate chips or nuts of your choice for added flavour.
If you’re looking for a richer flavour, this Avocado Ice Cream recipe by Popsugar Fitness is the bomb!
Healthy Ice Popsicles
Similar to ice cream, popsicles can be made healthier too! To create your very own healthy and delicious popsicles, all you have to do is to add the fruits of your preference and a liquid – it could be yogurt or fruit juice, that’s entirely up to you – into a popsicle mold. Alternatively, you could just blend the fruits and the liquid together into a smooth mix and then transfer them into the popsicle mold before freezing ‘em up!
The most effortless “recipe” in this guide. You literally just need to pop the fruits of your choice into the freezer for a few hours and let the freezer work its magic. Under the sweltering heat in Singapore, these frozen treats are bound to become a new addiction – one that is actually good for you! Fruits that taste the most amazing when frozen are grapes, bananas and berries!
Smoothies make such amazing and filling snacks, they can even replace breakfast meals! As a versatile beverage, there are so many possible recipes you can conjure up so it might as well be an endless list. Here are 20 healthy smoothie recipes to help you kickstart this new habit! If you are up to it, you can even create your own smoothie bowl – basically just smoothie in a bowl garnished with more toppings of your choice – which will probably be really Instagram-worthy.
One of the latest obsession of the healthy community is the fruit leather – a healthy and delicious treat for those with a sweet tooth! To make your very own fruit leather, you need to first preheat the oven, before proceeding to blend the fruit of your choice into a smooth mixture – remember to wash them thoroughly! What’s left to do is to spread the mixture evenly over a lined baking tray, and leave it to bake for about six to eight hours. After that, peel the fruit leather off and cut them into little strips to be stored and enjoyed! No more unnecessary spending on dried fruit snacks or other less healthy sweet snacks – killing two birds with one stone.
If you or someone you know are not a fan of fruits, these creative snack ideas could be the way to start incorporating fruits into one’s diet! Who knew fruits could make such versatile snacks?