6 Healthy Post-Class Summer Treats

Summer is finally here! After this long cold winter, we can hardly believe it’s tan lines and sandy toes season. However, what we’re most excited for is all those tasty summer inspired desserts that we’ll start whipping up for summer barbecues and post-class treats. It’s time to get fancy in the kitchen with frozen treats and freshly in-season produce. There is something about sunshine that just get’s us craving juicy fruits!

Luckily, we’ve stocked up on a few of our go-to quick and simple summer inspired desserts that are plant-based and guilt-free! Drooling over just about every single recipe listed by our modern day chefs, the healthy food bloggers that inspire our bowls every single day.

Banana Pops, Nick Joly from Inspired by Nick

Banana’s are such a fan favorite. Who doesn’t love a banana dipped in just about anything sweet? Nick from Inspired by Nick takes the classic chocolate dipped frozen banana to a healthy next level by nixing the chocolate and giving that familiar taste by combining cocoa powder, almond milk and honey, which is a whole lot healthier!

Topping it with granola and nuts will add a little extra sumthin sumthin to this healthy snack. Besides having this as a great frozen dessert, you can also snack on these pre and post workout since, as Nick mentions in his recipe, “They’re [bananas] awesome at building metabolisms and repairing muscles.” So whip these up for dessert and save some for the next few days sweat sessions!

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Dragon Fruit Berry Bliss Chia Pudding, Ksenia from Breakfast Criminals

Chia puddings are the sneakiest desserts because of how outrageously healthy they are. What chia seeds lack in size, they make up for in superpower. Chia seeds are loaded with calcium, potassium, antioxidants, protein and omega 3, which make these one of our favorite ingredients to put in just about everything. Ksenia from Breakfast Criminals however, brought this dessert’s super power to the next level by adding dragon fruit to it as well! Dragon fruit is an insanely gorgeous, delicious and healthy superfood that will make this dessert healthier than even many salads! Sweet things does not always mean that it’s worse for you, you just need to know the right ingredients to put in to make the most out of every bite out of each meal.

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Raw Vegan Chunky Monkey Fudge, Lee TIlghman from Lee From America

So, can we all agree that chunky monkey is actually the most delicious flavor of any kind of frozen treat that offers that flavor? What is better than bananas, nuts, chocolate, peanut butter and coconut cream? Drawing a blank? Yeah, us too. Why? Because each and every one of those ingredients are individually beyond healthy and delicious, but together they become a mouth watering bar filled with healthy benefits that are worth every delicious bite. Lee Tilghman from Lee From America always rocks our world with her awesome healthy buddha bowls and variety of lattes, however this dessert may be one of our favorite recipes that we stumbled upon.

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Marble Yogurt Popsicles, Sam from Wholesome Patisserie

We have featured this badass baker’s popsicles before but oh-my-goodness, she just added a new recipe to her blog that is simply too gorgeous to not share. Using coconut yoghurt as her base for the popsicles gives us all the benefits that is in coconuts, such as calcium, magnesium and B-12. However, to add to a gorgeous finish, but created a marble effect with black food dye, however after chatting with Sam for a moment, there is also a possibility that charcoal could be used instead of the dye. Just a little food for thought. This popsicle is sure to inspire you to get into the mood for summer and all the healthy delicious treats that come with this magical season.

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Raw Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake, Rachael DeVaux from Rachael’s Good Eats

Rachael has been creating healthy and delicious recipes for years now, and one of our favorite and simple desserts that we fell in love with is the raw vegan blueberry cheesecake. Ironically, it is so simple to create a tasty beautiful cheesecake without using any dairy or eggs whatsoever! With dairy and eggs being two of the most common allergies to have, this is such a great dessert to whip up the night before a dinner party with a few friends since it’s simple to make, delicious to eat, and easy to share!

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Coconut Custard Tart, Tugba from Quirky Cooky

This simple coco0nutty tart will the perfect dessert to top with all those amazing summer berries that are finally in season and are making our mouths water. Tugba from Quirky Cooky shows us just how to whip up a perfect little coconut based custard that is totally plant based and guilt free! The only sweetener being used here is straight from the tree, rich high-grade maple syrup. Using the fewest ingredients possible, she has created the most light and creamy custard that our mouths have ever tasted. So easy to change up based on the the fruits that are in season, as this tart would be fabulous with all sorts of different kinds of fruits and nuts!

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We hope you’re feeling as inspired as we are to have a party and give everyone we know a bite of these cooling summer desserts and keep the fact that they’re all plant-based and guilt-free a little secret. The earth gives us such sweet and delicious produce, natural sweeteners and organic grains, there isn’t always a need to reach for the pre-packaged snacks with who knows what is inside them when there are so many amazing and simple recipes that can give life to your desserts and know that you’re only putting wonderful things inside your body. Bring on the sunshine and popsicles, this summer is going to be one to remember!

Ali Lizzi is a New York City based freelance fitness, health and beauty writer and an active member of the fitness community. She’s always up for discovering a new fitness studio to sweat in, flying to another city to travel to and eating any kind of vegan bites that she can get her hands on. Follow her journey on Instagram!