I must admit that I love sweets and I find it really hard to refuse them. I must also admit that I feel guilty after having them because they are usually loaded with refined sugar, saturated fat and lots of empty calories. Now, that summer is almost gone, I really want to get back into my program and lose some pounds that I put on during my vacation.
But, who is going to stay without a treat? At least once in a while?
Here is a very good idea to cover our sweet-tooth in a very healthy and tasty way.
Tart made from dried fruits, coconut and nuts (no bake needed) topped with low-fat greek yogurt, flavored with vanilla extract and fir honey for some extra sweetness and aroma. And fresh seasonal fruits, of course.
This tart has nothing to be jealous of the regular fruit tarts. It is very easy-to-make, delicious and very healthy!! The only thing you'll need is a blender and mini tart pans.
Trust me, you're gonna love them!
Ingredients for the base of the tart. (for 4 tarts or 8-10 mini tarts)
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1,5 cup raw almonds
- 1 cup dried-partially rehydrated figs (you can use pitted dates instead)
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- Pinch of nutmeg
- Pinch of salt
- 1-2 tbsp of water (in case its needed)
Ingredients for the yogurt cream:
- 1,5 cup low-fat greek yogurt
- Vanilla extract
- Greek Organic fir honey
- Put all the dry ingredients to a blender and mix very well until no big chunks have remained. Add some water if needed. The mixture shoud be sticky and should be able to transform into a ball.
- Put the mixture into the tart pans and press very well until it is smooth. You may use the base of a flat-bottom glass to make it easier.
- Place the tarts into the fridge for at least one hour to set.
- When you are ready to eat the tarts, pull them out of the fridge and prepare the yogurt cream. Place the yogurt into a bowl, add the vanilla extract and the honey for some extra sweetness (quantity depends on your personal taste).
- Top the tart with the flavored yogurt and fresh seasonal fruits.
- Don't spoon the yogurt into the tart unless you are going to eat it.
- The tarts will last a few days in the fridge, properly covered so they don't dry.
- You may eat it as a snack or even a very fruity and healthy breakfast.
Molecular biologist - nutritionist