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Posted on: July 10, 2015 at 2:04 pm
Last updated: September 21, 2017 at 10:28 pm

15 Delicious and Refreshing Summer Desserts

1. No-Bake Chocolate Macroons

Calories: 156 per serving

On a blistering hot summer day, you may not want to be cooking by the oven! And with bananas, coconut oil and chia seeds, these little desserts pack a ton of energy to get you through the afternoon

http://ohsheglows.com/2013/03/18/no-bake-chocolate-macaroons-2/

2. Coffee Granita

Calories: 20 per serving

Next time you want a delicious iced coffee treat, you don’t need to spend money at Starbucks! Instead, whip up one of these incredibly low-cal drinks that will keep you hydrated on a muggy summer day.

http://low-cholesterol.food.com/recipe/coffee-granita-135088

3. Skinny Pina Colada Popsicles (non-alchoholic)

Calories: 85 per serving

Whether you’re waiting for that tropical vacation later on in the summer, or are dreaming of the beach, this recipe is super light, and just as good.

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http://communitytable.parade.com/30220/ginahomolka/skinny-pina-colada-popsicles/

4. Balsamic Strawberries With Ricotta Cream

Calories: 180 per serving

This dessert doesn’t need any added sugar to keep it sweet; all you need are fresh picked berries that make a sophisticated and simple dessert.

http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/ellie-krieger/balsamic-strawberries-with-ricotta-cream0.html

5. Blueberry Lemon Mousse

Calories: 150 per serving

This incredible blueberry mousse is the perfect way to indulge yourself in the sweet taste of a dessert without any of the guilt. On a sticky summer day, this light treat will not weigh you down.

http://www.countrycleaver.com/2013/10/light-and-healthy-lemon-mouse.html

6. Spiced Chocolate Mousse

Calories: 170 per serving

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this light, chocolate treat. Make sure you swap out the buttermilk with one of these healthier alternatives.

http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/desserts/sweet-and-skinny-cookbook-dessert-recipes/

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7. Frozen Blackberry-Chiffon Pie

Calories: 166 per serving

There’s no better time to make a fresh berry pie then in the summer, when fresh berries are available at every farm and local market. This recipe has a light graham cracker crust, and a fluffy filling made of berries. Swap out the suggested 2% milk for a skim milk, or almond milk alternative!

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/frozen-blackberry-lemon-chiffon-pie

8. 3 Layer Vegan Coconut Chocolate Bars

These amazing bars take a little time to make, but they’re sure to be a hit at any summer party you throw, especially if there are kids there! Packed with almonds, vegan chocolate chips and coconut, you won’t be able to resist them yourself.

http://ohsheglows.com/2013/10/24/3-layer-almond-coconut-chocolate-bars-3/

9. Watermelon Granita With Blueberries

Calories: 130 per serving

With mint leaves, watermelon, and fresh lime juice, drinks don’t get much more refreshing then this!

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/watermelon-granita-with-blueberries-51183410

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10. Peach Cobbler

Calories: 96 per serving

Does anything beat a traditional favorite with a healthy twist? There are only 8 ingredients in this simple low-fat cobbler, and they can all be replaced with vegan options, if preferred.

http://www.cooks.com/recipe/lc3zq6qk/quick-low-fat-peach-cobbler.html

11. Angel Food Cake

Calories: 137 per serving

Making angel food cake takes a bit of a delicate touch, but it’s awesome when you get it right! Pairing it with fresh summer fruit and berries makes for a simple, easy dessert.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/angel-food-cake-i/

12. One-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream

Calories: 153 per serving

There’s never been a simpler or healthier ice cream! All you have to do is put a banana in a food processor and watch it turn to the consistency of ice cream! Add a pinch of vanilla or cinnamon if you’re in the mood.

http://www.chopchopmag.org/content/one-ingredient-banana-ice-cream

13. Rustic Plum and Almond Tart

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Calories: 188 per serving

Next time you need to serve up a beautiful dessert to impress friends and families, you’ve got to try this traditional style tart. With a fruit as good as fresh plums, let it take center stage.

http://www.health.com/health/recipe/0,,10000001731396,00.html

 

14. Roasted Plums With Greek Yogurt

Calories: 140 per serving

When you use fruits in a dessert, you almost don’t need any added sugar! This dessert is a healthy treat, that satisfys the sweet tooth, since roasting brings out the natural juices in fruits.

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/roasted-plums-with-greek-yogurt-243588

15. Watermelon Popsicles

Calories: 25 per serving

You and your whole family will love these frozen treats! Has there ever been a dessert with so little calories? This one is a must!

http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-watermelon-popsicles-10713#recipe

 

 

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