From Banana Ice-Cream To Granola Balls: Guilt-free Desserts At UR.Life Cafe

In the mood for something sweet? Indulge in delicious yet nourishing delicacies at UR.Life Cafe. From gluten-free banana ice cream to filter coffee chia seed pudding, here are some healthy desserts to try out at UR.Life Cafe.

By URLife Team
15 Apr 2023

Be it chocolates or a traditional gulab jamun, everyone has got a weak spot when it comes to desserts. But most, if not all desserts come loaded with empty calories and sweeteners. But you don’t have to compromise your health when you’re dining at UR.Life Cafe. We have a variety of options that are delicious and satiating.

From chia seed pudding treats to banana ice cream, and desserts from UR.Life cafe are not only a tasty way to satisfy your cravings, but they can also provide healthy nutrients and energy to keep you going throughout the day.

Whether you're looking to cut back on sugar, boost your protein intake, or just try something new, there's a healthy dessert out there for everyone with UR.Life Cafe.

So, let us introduce you to the exquisite world of healthy eating that does not sacrifice taste. Try out these popular desserts next time you stop by UR.Life Cafe.


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Filter Coffee Chia Seed Pudding

Infused with the goodness of almond milk, jaggery syrup, and chia seeds, this filter coffee chia seed pudding is all things healthy! Try out this vegan and gluten-free dessert, a highly popular choice at our cafe. Chia seeds, being the star ingredient, are a rich source of fibre, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids. Jaggery is rich in iron. Plus, a small amount of coffee can keep you energised throughout the day and can contribute to overall heart health. It is packed with only 159 calories per serving. This dessert is true, all goodness and no guilt.


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Gajar Jaggery ka Halwa

Created with the goodness of fresh carrots, jaggery, almond milk, ghee, and cardamom, this dessert is a perfect blend of taste and nourishment. Being vegan and gluten-free, it is a great dessert option for people with dietary restrictions. Carrots are a rich source of beta-carotene, which is good for your eyesight and skin health.

Jaggery, a traditional Indian sweetener, is rich in iron, making it an excellent natural remedy to combat anaemia. Almond milk, on the other hand, is a great alternative to dairy milk for lactose-intolerant people. It is low in calories and high in healthy fats, making it an excellent option for those trying to lose weight.

The addition of cardamom not only gives a unique flavour to the halwa but also offers numerous health benefits. It is known to improve digestion, boost metabolism and even help fight bad breath. Topped with chopped pistachios, this dessert is a rich source of protein, healthy fats, and fibre.

With just 241 calories per serving, this dessert is another healthy dessert to satisfy your cravings.


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Granola Balls

Our granola balls are the perfect pre and post-workout snack, and are ideal for most people, being both vegan and gluten-free. These little balls of goodness are infused with oats, almond milk, jaggery syrup, and chia seeds, making them a guilt-free indulgence that you can enjoy anytime.

The star ingredient of these granola balls is chia seeds, which are known for their high fibre, protein, and omega-3 content. In fact, all the carbohydrates in chia seeds are derived from fibres, making them an excellent addition to any healthy diet. Not only that, but chia seeds also help with weight loss, improve heart health, and reduce inflammation in the body.

The jaggery syrup used in these granola balls is a healthier alternative to processed sugar. The syrup provides a subtle sweetness to the granola balls without spiking your blood sugar levels.

When it comes to nutrition, these granola balls pack a punch with 537 calories, 37 grams of carbohydrates, 13 grams of protein, 37 grams of fat, and 14 grams of fibre per serving. The fibre content alone makes them an excellent choice for keeping you feeling full and satisfied for longer.


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Banana Ice Cream

Presenting the perfect combination of health and dessert—banana ice cream. This vegan and gluten-free dessert is stuffed with the goodness of almond milk, jaggery syrup, and chia seeds, making it a guilt-free indulgence.

Bananas are a natural sweetener and are known for their richness in potassium, which helps to keep kidney health in check. With all the carbohydrates derived from the fibre content, this dessert aces over the other traditional ice creams.

Chia seeds also aid in digestion, making them an excellent addition to this dessert. This banana ice cream is not only a delicious dessert but also packed with ample health benefits. The almond milk used in this recipe is a good source of calcium, vitamin E, and vitamin D, which are essential for healthy bones. So, what is stopping you from indulging in a delightful experience that doesn’t cost your health?


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Tips to Choose Healthy Desserts

Finding healthy desserts can be difficult, and if you have a sweet tooth, then finding ample options could be a mammoth task. However, there are ways to satisfy your cravings without compromising your well-being. Below are some tips on choosing healthy desserts:

Pick desserts that use whole foods: Opt for desserts that contain real fruits, nuts, and seeds. Stay away from desserts with artificial sweeteners or additives as they just spike up the sugar content without providing any nutrients.

Choose desserts with natural sweeteners: Rather than refined sugar, select desserts that are sweetened with natural alternatives like honey, maple syrup, dates, or bananas. Natural sweeteners are always better than artificial sugar.

Portion control is key: Enjoy your dessert in moderation. Avoid overindulging by sticking to small servings.

Select low-fat alternatives: Choose desserts that are low in saturated fat and calories. Pick a fruit-derived ice cream, like banana ice cream over highly processed ones like chocolate chip ice cream.

Watch out for extra toppings: Be mindful of additional toppings like whipped cream, chocolate chips, or caramel sauce, as these can increase the calorie and sugar content of your dessert.


What To Choose

  • Go for fresh fruit salads, it is the best alternative that contains no additives, preservatives, or sweeteners (ensure that you’re getting a plain fruit salad and nothing too complicated)
  • A slice or two of water or musk melon.
  • Baked apple is another great option
  • Yoghurt mixed with fruits
  • Fruit crumble


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When To Eat Desserts: Timing Matters

Desserts are often viewed as indulgences that should be saved for the end of a meal after all of the "healthy" food has been consumed. However, recent research suggests that this may not be the best approach when it comes to managing our overall caloric intake.

According to a 2019 study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology Applied, choosing a dessert before a meal may lead to consuming fewer calories overall. Participants who selected a decadent dessert at the beginning of their meal consistently made healthier food choices and consumed fewer calories throughout the meal. Even more surprising was the fact that simply choosing the dessert in advance, without even consuming it first, was enough to trigger this behaviour shift.

This research challenges the notion that desserts should always be saved for last. Instead, it suggests that incorporating dessert into the meal planning process from the beginning can lead to healthier choices overall. By selecting a dessert in advance, individuals may be more likely to make healthier choices throughout the meal and ultimately consume fewer calories overall.


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Of course, it's important to keep in mind that not all desserts are created equal. Choosing a high-calorie, high-fat dessert may not have the same effect as choosing a lighter, more nutritious option. When selecting a dessert, it's important to consider the overall nutritional value and make choices that fit within your personal health goals.

In conclusion, the timing of dessert consumption may have a significant impact on our overall caloric intake. By incorporating dessert into the meal planning process from the beginning and choosing lighter, healthier options, we may be able to satisfy our sweet tooth while still maintaining a healthy diet.

Become a stronger and healthier you with UR.Life Café. At UR.Life Café, we believe that good food is the foundation for a healthy body and mind. While most of our carefully curated desserts are vegan and gluten-free, they are still wholesome and delicious.


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