Healthy Recipe #4 – Dessert

We at MaxNRG Personal Training aim to provide weekly breakfast, lunch, dinner and even dessert recipe options/ideas that will not only revive your taste buds but take you a step closer to reaching a healthier you!

Last week we gave you two simple dinner ideas Tandoori chicken skewers with yogurt mint sauce as well as Balsamic chicken with steamed vegetables and now this weeks focus is some simple ideas for dessert (which of course should only be used in moderation).

This weeks two dessert options are:

  • Blood orange jelly

  • Chocolate fudge cake

Healthy Dessert – Option 1

Blood orange jelly


  • 2 cups freshly squeezed blood orange juice
  • ¼ cup caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon gelatine powder
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 2 oranges, sliced


  1. Pour the blood orange juice and sugar into a saucepan on a medium heat
  2. Stir until sugar has dissolved
  3. Simmer for 3 minutes
  4. Whisk gelatine and hot water together until the gelatine has dissolved
  5. Pour into the hot juice and stir to combine
  6. Pour mixture into jelly cup moulds and place in fridge overnight to set
  7. Serve onto plate with orange sliced oranges

Serves 4

Nutritional Info per serve

Calories – 131
Protein – 4.1g
Fat – Total 0g
Fat/Saturated –0g
Carbohydrate – 28g
Sugars: 28g
Fibre: 1.6g

Healthy Dessert – Option 2

Chocolate fudge cake


  • 60g dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup cocoa, keep extra for dusting
  • ¼ cup boiling water
  • 6 egg whites
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • ½ cup plain flour, sifted


  1. Preheat oven to 170°C
  2. Line a 20cm cake tin with baking paper
  3. Place the chocolate and cocoa in a bowl
  4. Pour the boiling water in and stir until chocolate has melted and mixture is smooth
  5. Use an electric mixer to beat the egg whites until soft peaks form
  6. Add sugar 1 tablespoon at a time and complete beating until sugar has dissolved and the meringue is thick and glossy
  7. Add and mix chocolate mixture
  8. Fold in the flour gently until combined
  9. Pour into cake tin and bake for 45 minutes
  10. Allow to cool and remove and serve with a dusting of cocoa on top

Serves 12

Nutritional Info per serve

Calories – 98
Protein – 2.9g
Fat – Total 1.9g
Fat/Saturated –1.6g
Carbohydrate – 17.6g
Sugars: 12.8g
Fibre: 0.5g

To view more of our simple and healthy recipe ideas please visit our Nutrition Page

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