Late night sweet tooth cravings will always be the death of me. Always, without fail, I crave either a Safeway mini cake, or sugar cookies from Insomnia Cookies. If you haven’t tried Insomnia Cookies and there is one by you, I highly recommend, they bring me life. But as you may know if you’ve been sticking with me, I am trying to live a healthier lifestyle, so cookies every night probably is not the best for me. Mentally it’s great, makes me very happy. But physically, not so much. So, that being said I went on a hunt for healthier treats that are filling, and help satisfy my late night sweet tooth.

I found a couple of amazing recipes that seem to do the trick so I wanted to share those with you, as well as my personal review of each recipe.

  1. Banana Peanut Butter & Date Smoothie
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 4-5 pitted dates
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 tablespoons natural creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ – ½ cup ice
  • Optional: your favorite protein powder. I recommend vanilla or chocolate flavored so it doesn’t affect the flavor of this smoothie too much.

Amazing! Quite the treat and healthy, definitely the best of both worlds. Along with cake and cookies, I am a sucker for a good milkshake. A vanilla milkshake to be exact, but like most things I used to eat, I like it to be all types of healthy. So to combat the urge to drink an XL vanilla milkshake, I stumbled upon this smoothie recipe, which includes bananas, peanut butter, dates and almond milk. I spiced it up a bit by adding a tsp of cinnamon and nutmeg to give the flavor a little bit more depth. But 10/10 would recommend!

2. Healthy Chocolate Covered Cookie Dough Bites

Ingredients

  • 1 & 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted + cooled)
  • 2 tbsp milk of choice (I used oat milk)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (For chocolate coating)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil (For chocolate coating)

If I am not eating vanilla ice cream, I’m most certainly eating cookie dough ice cream. So this recipe really hits home for me. Literally, I could not tell the difference between eating these chocolate balls, and normal chocolate balls with all of the additives. (Keep your mind out of the gutter, people). But seriously 10/10 would recommend.

Also remember whatever you are eating to satisfy your sweet tooth, don’t guilt trip yourself over it. For far to long, I’d eat a cookie and instantly regret it. It is okay to spoil yourself every now and then, as long as you moderate how much you are eating. For example, maybe eat one cookie dough ball or even two, instead of the whole batch. Now go forth you beautiful human, and possible try one of these amazing recipes. Enjoy!

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