Desserts can often be a tricky area when living a healthy lifestyle. Luckily, there are many desserts that call for natural ingredients that can actually provide health benefits to your diet and can work with your plan on how to lose weight fast through nutrition. One of my favorite desserts involves using papaya, mango, pineapple, a little coconut milk and some pistachios. Because of its ingredients, this dessert is not only a healthy option but is also gluten free and can be eaten by people who suffer from diabetes (depending on their current blood sugar levels). This dessert tastes delicious and is high in vitamin C, fiber and beta-carotene. Plus, it is quick and easy to make.
The first thing to do is slice up a ripe pineapple, mango or papaya. You can mix up a combination of the fruit or choose just one. Place the slices into a bowl or on a serving platter.
Next, you will drizzle coconut milk (or lite coconut milk) on top of the fruit. For about every 16 slices of fruit, you should use approximately 4 teaspoons of coconut milk.
Lastly, add about 2 tablespoons of pistachios. Most people like when the pistachios are chopped up into smaller pieces, but chopping or not chopping is up to your personal preference. If you are short on time, the dessert can be eaten immediately. However, if it is a hot day it is usually better to pop it back into the fridge for 10-15 minutes to make it cooler before eating.
This is also a good recipe to serve to kids on a hot day instead of popsicles. Just prepare the fruit and coconut milk and stick it into the freezer for about 2 hours. You can add the pistachios when your kids are ready to eat or leave them off for your picky eater. If you are adding the pistachios, I have found that slightly mashing the fruit up inside of a bowl makes it easier for the kids to eat the fruit and pistachios at the same time. For more health and fitness tips, visit Know My Body.