I don’t often make bold claims, but I genuinely do believe that the recipe I have for you in today’s blog is one of the healthiest desserts going.
Not only that, but it tastes fantastic too.
Oh, and it takes virtually no time to make – there’s not even any cooking required.
The other beauty of this dessert is that it can be adjusted to suit any day on the Carb Cycle plan, so whether you’re on a no-carb, low-carb, or high-carb day, this will work for you.
People often say that you can’t eat dessert (or even any tasty food whatsoever) when you’re dieting, but if you know me, you’ll know I’m all about making your fat loss diet as enjoyable as possible, because if you enjoy it, you’re more likely to stick to it, and get better results.
What’s in a Good Dessert?
First up, let’s talk about the basics of a good dessert, and why “fun foods” can still be fat loss friendly.
For one, you need protein in there, and we have that in today’s recipe.
It can be difficult to get protein in sweet foods, as people typically think of protein as coming from meat and fish (which it does) but there are other ways you can get it too.
Ideally, it should also be low in carbs, or the carbs in there should at least be nutrient-dense and packed with fiber.
It definitely needs to be low in sugar, and not too high in fat or calories either.
Again, my recipe here ticks all the boxes.
I won’t keep you in suspense any longer – here’s the recipe:
3 heaped tablespoons of yogurt
1-1.5 scoops of grass-fed whey protein powder
Big handful of blueberries
Almonds (on a low or no-carb day)
Give it a good mix, and enjoy.
That’s it – incredibly simply, incredibly filling, and unbelievably delicious.
“Can Something This Good Really Be Healthy?”
And the honest answer is yes – 100%.
See, from the yogurt alone you get around 20 grams of protein, and the whey adds another 20 to 30 grams on top, giving you more protein than a chicken breast or a lean steak.
Berries give you that immune boost from all the micronutrients they contain, as well as big dose of fiber, and slow-digesting carbs for energy.
On a high-carb day, I suggest opting for a lower-fat, higher-carb yogurt, while on a low or no-carb day, you’ll go for a higher-fat, lower-carb yogurt, and add in a few almonds (or another raw nut of your choice.)
That’s the one area where people always go wrong with low-carb days – they think that low-carb also means low-fat, but it doesn’t.
By going for the higher-fat yogurt and the nuts on your low-carb days, you avoid the energy slumps so often associated with traditional low-carb diets, and stay on track to fast fat loss.
The Proof is in the Pudding
What did you think?
Let me know your thoughts below, and I’d love to hear of your own tweaks to this.
Anything you change to suit your diet, or any awesome ingredients I might be missing out on? I always like getting new ideas for quick, tasty, fat loss recipes, so share them here.