Leftover dessert is not my thing.
Confession: I have a tough time resisting sweets that are sitting around the apartment. I don't know about you, but mine tend to whisper "Eat me...Eat me..." every time I walk by. This was a lot more challenging when I lived with roommates, but now that I live alone, I set myself up for success by not keeping these "trigger foods" in the apartment to begin with.
But you see, I don't feel like I'm depriving myself at all. Why? Because over the years I've discovered the art of making desserts in single serving sizes that not only satisfy my post-meal craving for something sweet, but that don't make me feel disgusting afterward.
When's the last time you've actually seen a small, single-serving portion size of dessert?
If you really think about it, a single cupcake or slice of cake is plenty to feed 2-4 people and yet most of us equate one piece with an appropriate amount for just one person. When it comes to desserts, I'm typically in my happy place for about the first 3 bites. After that, I find that my level of enjoyment goes down with every bite after that. Maybe that's just me?
So if you just want a couple bites of something sweet and you don't want leftovers in the house, this quick and easy recipe is for you. Don't let the portion size fool you- this tiny dessert is packed with mega nutritional benefits AND contains only LESS THAN 1 GRAM OF SUGAR!
It also includes one of my favorite ingredients: Coconut Oil.
Despite having a bad rap for being high in saturated fats, coconut oil is actually shown to have incredible health benefits. Studies show that coconut boosts metabolism, aids in weight loss, is good for the heart and contains anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties which contributes to improved immune function.
Believe it or not, this mini dessert will even help balance your blood sugar. Not too shabby!
Mini Coconut Dessert for One
Yields: four 1/2 tsp balls
- 1 tbsp Hemp Seeds or Chia Seeds
- 1 tbsp Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
- 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 8 drops Liquid Stevia
- Sprinkling of Sea Salt
- Sprinkling of Cinnamon
- Put all ingredients in a small bowl and mix together with a spoon
- Form 1/2 tsp balls
- Put on a plate and place in fridge for 5 minutes to cool and harden
- Enjoy immediately!