Deliciously Healthy Clean Eating Desserts Without Added Sugar
If you have a sweet tooth, clean eating without sugar may sound impossible. However, it’s possible to find and create clean eating desserts without added sugar.
The best clean-eating desserts with no added sugar are naturally sweetened or made with naturally sweetened whole food. To skip the sugar in dessert, you can have desserts made with fruit like blueberry crisps, popsicles, or banana pops. However, the key to making desserts like pie may be using the right amount of honey or pure maple syrup.
When you choose healthy clean eating desserts you’ll be able to satisfy your sweet tooth without sugar. The more you learn to navigate eating food without sugar the fewer cravings you’ll have.
To help you out, we’ve created a list of clean-eating desserts for you to try. Keep reading to find quick sweet snacks and baked treats for your next dessert adventure.
What is clean eating?
Clean eating is choosing real foods that have not been processed, so you retain the maximum amount of nutrients. By choosing to eat whole foods in their natural state you avoid destroying much-needed vitamins and minerals.
During processing food is loaded with excessive amounts of preservatives and added sugars. As a result, another part of a clean lifestyle is reducing the amount of extra sugar in your diet. You probably don’t realize how much sugar you consume in pasta sauces, creamers, salty condiments, and salad dressings.
Savory foods that aren’t satisfying your sweet tooth are making you crave more sugar without you knowing it. Natural sugars are enough to satisfy the 6 teaspoons of sugar we’re allotted by the American Heart Association each day. After all, there’s no nutritional need for added sugar in our diet.
The main purpose of clean eating is to limit the amount of processed food you eat. You do this by consuming more whole foods such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fat. You have options to add natural sweeteners to help with your sweet tooth, but once you start to eliminate sneaky added sugars in your diet you’ll find your cravings decrease.
How can I satisfy my sweet tooth without sugar?
To satisfy your sweet tooth without sugar, eat all-natural foods that taste sweet. While you don’t want to overeat natural sugars, fruit has nutritional benefits like fiber that balance the amount of sugar.
Another way to satisfy your sweet tooth is to make treats with all-natural sweeteners. If you have a sweet tooth try utilizing honey, pure maple syrup, or dates to your food instead of processed white sugar.
You are allowed to eat sweet food and should indulge in the occasional sweet treat. What fun is a birthday party without dessert? Many desserts with natural sweeteners taste great and have the nutrition you need to fuel your clean diet.
When using natural sweeteners try your best to limit the amount of sugar you eat overall. Eating less sugar will contribute to reducing your sweet tooth. As you find more all-natural sweet foods that don’t require any sugar you won’t have sweet cravings.
Clean eating desserts with no added sugar
Clean eating desserts with no sugar are made with honey, maple syrup, or no sweetener at all. You can have a variety of desserts including yummy crisps, banana pops, and baked bread.
Clean eating means you can’t grab fast snacks from the store that are full of sugar. In some cases, you may have to put a bit more effort and time into your desserts. If you take the time to craft your dessert take the time to enjoy every bite.
Here are twelve clean eating desserts with no sugar:
Every now and then you’ll find a sweet treat that is quick and healthy. Humming Hemp hummingbars are sweetened with honey. In fact, the only sweetener that Humming Hemp ever uses is honey. Our sweet products are sure to help you with your sweet tooth while keeping you on track with clean eating habits.
Hummingbars are made of all-natural whole-food ingredients, they are certified clean and raw. While you are satisfying your sweet tooth you are fueling your body with complete protein and healthy fats.
Hemp protein bars will give you more health benefits than eating something sugar-filled with no nutritional value, the very definition of clean eating. Eat hummingbars when you are on the go and need to stop a sweet craving with something better than your average dessert.
2. Banana Pops
Bananas are sweet enough to stop sugar cravings on their own. With more carbs and sugar than most fruits, you may choose to limit the number of bananas you eat. However bananas contain much-needed potassium, vitamin A, and fiber.
How do you turn bananas into dessert? Simply put them to your all-natural frozen yogurt recipes or dip them in dark chocolate or seed butter. Once you’ve done that you can cover your banana with cacao nibs and berries then freeze them. With all the natural sugar in this dessert, you won’t need any extra sweeteners.
Smoothies are a quick way to turn whole food into a sweet treat. While smoothies are frowned upon in some diets, like whole30, you can have them if you are careful about your ingredient choices. Use smoothies as a dessert, snack, or side to a whole food meal.
The most fun way to make a smoothie more whole food diet friendly is to make a smoothie bowl. Blend low sugar fruits and vegetables into a smoothie without adding sweeteners. Pour your smoothie to a bowl and top with healthy fats and proteins to make a nutrient-filled dessert.
- Homemade nut butter or seed butter
- Coconut shavings
- Hemp hearts
- Chia seeds
Do your best to choose ingredients that cover your fiber needs, as well as protein and healthy fat.
4. Popsicles and Frozen Yogurt
Popsicles and frozen yogurt pops are easy treats you can make at home with only a few ingredients. Cold popsicles are a satisfying treat that everyone will love without realizing it’s healthy for them. You don’t need to add any sweeteners, but if you choose to you can use monk fruit sweetener, honey, or liquid stevia.
You can find hundreds of different combinations of homemade popsicles. Try classics like strawberry and lemon or something new like cucumber lime mint. Use this opportunity to choose hydrating fruits that are full of fiber.
Some desserts with no sugar will take a little longer to make than the first four on the list. You can show off your baking skills with brookies.
Brookies are a hybrid dessert combining a brownie-cookie. The two-layered dessert can be made sugar-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free. All you need to do is follow this paleo brookie recipe that uses unsweetened applesauce, almond flour, monk fruit sweetener, and honey.
This dessert is not for the faint of heart, but sometimes you need a baking experience for stress relief with the reward of great flavor at the end. For a simple no-bake brookie, try a raw vegan option made with cashew cream and a brownie crumble sweetened with maple syrup.
6. Hemp seed butter brownies
Hemp seed butter is my new favorite thing and is a treat all on its own. To make hemp seed butter simply blend hemp hearts for about six minutes, in two-minute intervals. For a sweet hemp seed butter stir in vanilla extract or powder.
Grinding hemp hearts into hemp seed butter releases the oils, giving you a smooth spread that’s on track with your whole food diet.
Put the hemp butter that’s full of omega fatty acids into a brownie recipe with sweet potatoes and almond flour. You don’t have to stop with hemp butter, hazelnut butter works as another nutty element to this dessert.
Muffins are cupcakes without all the extra sugar. They can be savory if you are in the mood for a little less sweetness. Muffins are versatile in the baking world because they were never meant to be overly sweet. You can find gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan options that can be modified for paleo, whole 30, or keto diets. For a sugar-free muffin that has a lot of protein try a strawberry hemp heart muffin with or without the coconut sugar.
8. Zucchini Bread
Zucchini bread is a sweet bread recipe that always tastes more like cake than bread. Even without sugar, the clean version of this bread tastes sweet. However, it has the added benefit of being loaded with nutrition from the zucchini inside. It’s a great way to get your vegetables. For a clean eating zucchini bread use applesauce and honey to sweeten the recipe.
9. Lemon Bars
Lemon is so bright, it’s a shame it’s always loaded with sugar to give it a sweeter taste. You can bring out the sweet and sour in lemon without adding refined sugar or flour with this healthy lemon bar recipe. To make a healthy lemon bar substitute sugar with raw honey, spelt flour, and almond meal. It’s a delicious summery treat to cook up with the family.
10. Blueberry Crisp
With old-fashioned oats and coconut oil, you can make a blueberry crisp that has no added sugar. This sweet dessert calls for blueberries but any berries will work.
Berries are lower in natural sugars than other desserts, so if you don’t want a big sugar spike they are the way to go. For more flavor use spices like ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg and this will satisfy your sweet tooth, so you won’t need that over sugary pie.
11. Sugar-free no-bake pie
If you can’t live without pie you can choose a sugar-free no-bake option. Make a crust out of almond meal and cocoa powder that’s sweetened with maple syrup.
Choose to get your protein and save time by using a no-bake nut butter filling. For a clean version of nut butter, use your favorite fresh nuts to make your own nut butter. Then create a wonderful vegan peanut butter cup pie. Try different varieties of no-bake fillings and top them with hemp hearts for more healthy fat and protein.
12. Mini Dessert Bites
When all else fails and you are craving something sweet go for a dessert bite. Take whole foods and create a one-bite treat that gives you the sweetness you need.
Make mini cheesecake bites by adding a dollop of cream cheese to a strawberry with sugar-free graham cracker dust on top. Drizzle with dark chocolate to give it more depth.
Summary: Clean eating desserts without added sugar
Clean eating desserts without added sugar doesn’t have to be complicated, or hard to make. You can keep it simple and choose a treat that has its own naturally occurring sugar. When you feel you need a sweetener choose a healthy option like honey.
Now that you know how to satisfy your sweet tooth without overindulging, you don’t have to worry about what your next dessert will be. This list of 12 sugar-free dessert recipes has something to try for every mood.
If you want a simple and convenient sweet treat have a Hummingbar, banana pop, or a homemade popsicle. For a baking challenge try zucchini bread or vegan lemon bars. Once you’ve found the perfect recipe be sure to enjoy every bite.
Have you found the perfect sugar-free dessert? We’d love to hear about it, share it with us on Instagram and use #humminghemp. Until then get all the supplies you need to make your perfect dessert in the Humming Hemp store on Amazon.