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20 Light And Easy Dessert Recipes To Try This Summer That Won’t Weigh You Down

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All of us love dessert, but some of us love dessert more than others or are just looking for ways to lighten up some classic desserts as swimsuit season approaches. Healthy desserts can be made all year round, but many “healthy” recipes are actually still packed with refined sugars, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, and refined flours. I’ve rounded up 20 light and easy dessert recipes to try this spring and summer that aren’t only made with real food ingredients, but they’re also delicious and will satisfy any sweet tooth.

Your spring and summer are fixing to get pretty sweet! Take a peek at these and pick one (or two!) to try today!

1. Healthy Flourless Carrot Breakfast Cake
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Regular breakfast cake recipes contain sugar and white flour that lead to erratic blood sugar spikes, but you don’t need them thanks to this You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now. that satisfies and nourishes! Start your day with it or pair it with some plain yogurt and berries for a refreshing summer dessert!

2. Fro Yo Berry Bites
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Do you love frozen yogurt? Get the benefits in a convenient, bite-size form that’s easy to make and has no added sugar. All you have to do is use regular yogurt, berries, and take advantage of your freezer—that’s it! Get the recipe at You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now.

3. Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cheesecake Ice Cream
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Who can say no to peanut butter? Not many people, unless you have an allergy, in which case you may be able to use almond butter instead. Either way, this sugar-free peanut butter dessert by You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now. would make any summer afternoon pretty special!

4. Greek Yogurt Strawberry Popsicles
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These aren’t just easy on the eyes, they’re also tasty and healthy too! No refined sugars are found in these pops by You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now., and these even have natural protein and probiotics thanks to the Greek yogurt!

5. Raspberry Lemonade Cake
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This dessert will please sweet tooths of all ages. It’s also very diet-friendly and contains no artificial sweeteners of any kind. Made with nutrient-dense ingredients, You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now. is a must-make for your weekly meals and for parties too!

6. Pretty in Pink Superfood Smoothie
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Not only are smoothies a great way to stay hydrated, but they’re an easy vehicle to add more nutrition to your day. TryYou do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now.that uses a special fruit that’s rich in nutrients and bright in color. It’s my favorite superfood smoothie yet!

7. Strawberry Shortcake Quinoa Parfait
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Who needs regular parfaits when you can have a protein-packed quinoa parfait? Embrace strawberry season to its fullest potential with You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now.

8. Raw Beauty Bites
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Have a fudge craving or just a sweet tooth that won’t leave you alone? These You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now. are just what you need. Bring back the snack action for spring!

9. Raw Vegan Lemon Meltaway Balls
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Lemon is a classic flavor to enjoy during spring and summer, and what better way to enjoy it than with a sweet and healthy meltaway recipe? You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now. has one of the healthiest and tastiest lemon meltaway recipes you’ll ever enjoy!

10. Coconut Peach Mango Tea Bread
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Add something fun to your desserts by mixing things up! This Coconut Peach Mango Tea Bread is light, tender, and features a natural tropical flavor. Get the recipeYou do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now.

11. Super Light and Fluffy Chocolate Raspberry Mousse for Two
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Mousse is a light way to enjoy chocolate, but most recipes contain added sugars and preservatives. Not You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now.which contains all kinds of healthy ingredients—although you’d never know it because this recipe is so good!

12. Lemon Raspberry Chia Pudding
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Raspberries, lemon, and chia make a great light combo for desserts, and you could actually enjoy You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now. for breakfast too! Make a few of these ahead of time and you’ll have light desserts and treats all week!

13. Funfetti Breakfast Cake
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Who doesn’t love funfetti anything? I know it’s always been one of my favorite ways to enjoy a kid-like treat, but who wants refined cake mixes and sugary frostings just so they can have funfetti-flavored delights? You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now.. It’s made with real food ingredients so your blood sugar and sweet tooth will both be happy!

14. Chocolate Cherry Nice Cream
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Not into dairy or can’t tolerate it? No need to miss out on ice cream when you can have nice cream instead! Nice cream is made with fruit instead of dairy, and it has the same consistency as ice cream without the added fats or lactose found in milk-based ice creams. Try thisYou do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now.on a hot day or even with some oatmeal for breakfast!

15. Frozen Yogurt Bark
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Chocolate bark isn’t the only dessert you can enjoy when you want something to munch on that’s healthy for you; try Frozen Yogurt Bark instead! It packs protein, fiber, and natural sweetness if you make it with high-quality ingredients. You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now. is a great one to start with!

16. Vegan Blackberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl
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Smoothie bowls are all the rage, and they’re wonderful to enjoy as a healthy meal option or as a dessert. You can even make smoothie bowls to serve in large batches for parties and get-togethers. Try You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now. that features blackberries and coconut for a tropical, fruity twist!

17. Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
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Missing the traditional peanut butter cup candies most of us grew up with? There’s no need to fret thanks toYou do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now. Dessert has never looked so good!

18. Greek Yogurt Popsicles
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Popsicles just never get old, especially in the warmer months. Thankfully, there’s a healthy recipe to the rescue: You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now.. And if you’re dairy-free, you can even make them with coconut Greek yogurt instead. Keep these in the freezer for hot days coming up soon!

19. Creamy Vegan Lemon Bars
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Lemon bars make such a great spring dessert, and they’re a wonderful option to take to parties, cookouts, or showers you might be going to. TryYou do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now. by Minimalist Baker as your next way to enjoy luscious lemon desserts. They’re not only easy to make, but they’re also packed with real food ingredients—no refined flour or sugar needed!

20. Instant Strawberry Banana Frozen Yogurt
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Strawberry and banana is a classic flavor combination that’s pretty hard to tire of. Pair them with yogurt, freeze, and you’ve got a fabulous dessert that is just like ice cream in texture and sweetness but much better for you. ThisYou do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now.will be one you’ll want to keep on hand all summer long!

Your spring and summer now have 20 reasons to be all that much better.
 

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