Guilt-free sweets: Giada's fig bites, smoothies, crumble

Satisfy your sweet tooth with great desserts that you can enjoy while staying healthy. Here, Giada de Laurentiis makes chocolate fig bites, peach and blueberry crumble, fruit spring rolls, and a ginger, spinach and apple smoothie.

Peach and blueberry crumble
Servings:

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

  • For filling:

    • 1 pound frozen peaches, thawed, or 3 large peaches, pitted and thinly sliced
    • 1 pound frozen blueberries, thawed and drained, or 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
    • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
    • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • Grated zest of 1 large lemon
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • For topping:

    • 3/4 cup sliced almonds
    • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 1 tablespoon safflower or grapeseed oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

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Chocolate fig bites
Servings:

Makes 28 fig bites

Ingredients

    • 14 ounces dried Mission figs, stemmed and coarsely chopped
    • 2 tablespoon creamy unsalted almond butter
    • 2 tablespoon water
    • 1 cup dark (53% cacao) chocolate chips
    • 2 teaspoon coconut or grape seed oil
    • Seas salt, for garnish, optional

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Spinach, ginger and apple smoothie
Servings:

Makes 2 servings

Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1 medium apple, such as Fuji or Honey Crisp, peeled, cored, and cut into1/2-inch pieces
    • 1 celery stalk, coarsely chopped
    • 1 (1-inch) piece of fresh ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped
    • 1 packed cup baby spinach leaves
    • 1/3 cup packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
    • 1/4 cup gin, such as Hendricks
    • Ice to serve

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Fruit spring rolls
Servings:

Makes 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

  • For rolls:

    • 1 1/2 cups cooked Pad Thai noodles, cooled and drained*
    • 1/4 cup honey
    • 1/4 packed cup fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
    • 6 (8-inch) rice paper rounds
    • 6 medium strawberries, stemmed
    • 1 mango, seeded, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
    • 6 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted (see tips)
  • For dipping sauce:

    • 1/4 cup packed fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
    • 1/4 cup honey
    • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 2 to 3 large limes)

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