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Treat Yourself with These Sweet Recipes

You’ve been very good all year, right?

When you commit to a diet or to healthy eating, an indulgence may feel like cheating. But treating yourself now and again absolutely makes sense within a healthy lifestyle: it satisfies cravings to keep you from overindulging later, and signals your body that it’s ok to keep releasing fat (by increasing levels of leptin, a hormone that regulates appetite and fat mass). The trick is to be smart about the frequency and content of your “cheats.”

But more than that, it’s just nice to feel a little decadent every once in a while. So take a little time for you this holiday season and enjoy some sweet treats without the guilt. Everything in moderation!

Here’s some recipes from our Ambassadors to satisfy your sweet tooth. Fun fact: they were all made using the Designer 725 made by our client Blendtec. With its SmartBlend technology, multi-speed pulse, 100-speed touch slider and show-stopping design, this blender is another healthy-lifestyle-supporting sweet treat, totally worth indulging in this holiday season!

Me-Time-Recipes

Ginger Snap Cookie Steamer from Food Faith Fitness
It’s like cookies AND milk…all in one.

Gingersnap Latte (coffee free)

Mint Chocolate Green Smoothie from Food Faith Fitness
PACKED with protein and nutrients, but it tastes like a mint chocolate chip milkshake!

Skinny Mint Chocolate Chip Green Smoothie

Mocha Java-Nana Breakfast Smoothie from Eat. Drink. Be Skinny!
Get your chocolate, banana, protein and caffeine fix with this decadent breakfast smoothie to go.

Berry Green Goodness Breakfast Smoothie from Eat. Drink. Be Skinny!
Set your day up for success by kicking it off with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, protein and satisfaction.

Gingersnap Cookie Butter from Is This Really My Life?
Just as gingery and sweet as it should be.

Gingersnap-cookie-butter

Speculaas Cookie Butter from Guilty Kitchen
The unicorn of spreads.

Bonus recipe at that link: Strawberry Cream Scones with Brown Butter Glaze!

Cookie Butter

 

What are your favorite indulgences?

 

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