Hey guys. Lately I have been focusing on sharing with you various meditation, relaxation, and emotional mastery techniques, as well as offering holistic solutions to conditions like insomnia, stress and anxiety. You surely have noticed that ‘a healthy diet’ supports and complements any journey that involves some type of personal or spiritual development.
The reason being that we truly are what we eat,andcleansing our bodies from elements that make it harder for us to master our emotions and mind will surely make this journey a lot more satisfying and successful.
Latest research has proven that there are foods that agitate the mind; consuming such foods can certainly hinder any meditation practice or attempt to maintain a balance in our thoughts and emotions. Some of the well-known foods and elements that are known to disturb this balance are strong spices, excessive amounts of iodized salt, processed foods, black tea, excessive amounts of meat and sugar. The latter has spurred quite a lot of discussion lately, and has been claimed to lead to addiction and severe conditions like depression and emotional instability.
On the other hand, delicious food does act as a great comforter. Good food unites people in a way that they can sit and enjoy it together… Most holidays revolve around food, too – who doesn’t associate Christmas with Christmas cookies, warm family gatherings around the table and a rich brunch in the morning? That is why I decided to do some research and come up with the Top 8 Healthy Desserts that you can indulge in without feeling guilty during the holidays. These are desserts that lack or are low in unhealthy ingredients, but at the same time can lead to a true celebration for your senses. I also found that the creators of these desserts are quite inspiring personalities, and I thought you will enjoy checking out their blogs as well. So, here they are:
Sugar Free Vanilla Meringues by Taralynn McNitt
These look awesome, only contain 5 calories a-piece, and are quick to make. The fact that they are prepared without sugar makes them even more awesome – definitely not finding a reason why not trying them out this Christmas 🙂 Make sure you check Taralynn’s story – quite inspirational indeed, and another proof that our greatest weakness can turn into our greatest strength!
Dairy Free Hot Cocoa W/Peppermint Marshmallows by Jenni Hulet
I chose this healthy dessert/drink, because for me it represents a great blend of healthiness and childhood memories! This recipe can be an amazing treat for your kids on Sunday morning or at Christmas – it is full of deliciously rich ingredients like milk, honey, and organic cocoa – warm, filling, and a true celebration for all your senses! I love Jenni’s tag line, too ‘Yoga & Vibrant Gluten Free Living’.
Real-deal chocolate chip cookies by Danielle
Chocolate chip cookies are a true classic, and I personally don’t know anyone, who doesn’t love them! These ones are a healthy version that has passed a number of serious tests to prove that these cookies are better than the original! Cool tagline again – ‘Culinary indulgences without the guilt’ – I do encourage you to indulge in this recipe!
Dairy Free Chocolate Pudding: No Added Sugar by Brenda, a mum of 3
Again, an amazingly-looking dessert, loved by both adults and kids. A creamy, low-calorie, healthy treat that immediately gets you in a great mood! Contains bananas and avocado – superfoods that will not simply lift your spirits, but your energy levels, too.
No bake Vegan Cranberry Cheesecake Squares by Leanne Vogel
I do share Leanne’s passion for authentic living as well – her space beams with positivity, I encourage you to check it out.
Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake by Gina Homolka
Another cheesecake recipe – I decided to take the risk of becoming repetitive, because this one has a charm of its own, and looks fantastic as well. This recipe contains a little bit of sugar, and it is very suitable for those, who wish to pursue a healthy lifestyle, but prefer to take it easy and indulge their sweet tooth with small amounts of sugar.
Gina is an author, photographer, and recipe developer – an embodiment of talent and positivity.
Skinny Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies by Sally
“A fudgy, rich, soft, chewy, and HEALTHY brownie swirled with peanut butter” – the author of this recipe has said it best, and I do not dare give another try at describing this healthy dessert. But I do dare to try it out and I dare you to do so, too!
I do encourage you to keep walking the path, and find much joy in the goodness you do for your body and soul.