Consider ourselves lucky that we live in the technology era. Now we have tons of choices of tasty desserts which are low in fat yet still taste wonderfully delicious.
I can imagine having to stand 104 Fahrenheit of heat and yet can't find anything cool which does not threaten my waist. Perhaps that's the thing in 50's but definitely not now.
However the amount of choices of "healthy" desserts seems to be overwhelming at this point.
Every company seems to be attracted in this lucrative industry and start making low fat version of every ice cream! According to International Ice Cream Association, American spent $21.6 billion for ice cream consumption in 2006. The highest consumption is in retail outlets, with $13 billion spent!
While healthy desserts are indeed heaven sent, don't fall for the "not so healthy" desserts which are aimed at your pocket instead of your health. So what is my pick for the healthiest dessert?
I admit that fro-yo is one of my favorite especially since I live in the everlasting hot country. However my favorite pick still falls for the Japanese Green Tea Ice Cream or maccha.
First of all, green tea has a lot of benefit by itself. While I used to make this green tea cocktail in the summer, a maccha ice cream will refresh me better. Green tea is very rich in anti oxidants. As a comparison, one cup of green tea contains 3 times more anti oxidants than orange juice and ten times more than apple juice.
Second, the serving size of green tea ice cream is small! Compared to the big portion that I got when I ordered frozen yogurt, the portion serving of green tea is small. This means I can be satisfied with just one scoop and this complies with my Japanese way of eating.
Third, green tea ice cream tastes great even though it is not served with a lot of toppings. One of the fanciest green tea ice cream that I ever tasted was the one in the picture. That one used wafer as coating (no chocolate at all). Most of the time green tea ice cream is served plain and small. In my opinion, plain yogurt tastes worse than plain green tea ice cream.
And last, you won't be tempted to eat a lot of toppings. Compared to the amount of toppings which were shoveled under my nose when I ordered the fro-yo, green tea ice cream does not go well with too many toppings. In fact less is better.
Can you imagine a green tea ice cream with chocolate covering? That would make it chocolate ice cream. However fro-yo is made to be sold with a lot of toppings. My concern is I will be tempted to over eat all of their toppings since they appear to be delicious!
Got to go now. It's blazing 95 Fahrenheit here even though it's not July, I need to go to buy myself some green tea ice creams.
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