From cookies to ice cream and even tiramisu, these secretly healthy desserts will give you a caffeine buzz.
Mocha Brownie Protein Bars
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It tastes like a brownie but the vanilla protein powder adds over 11 grams of plant-based protein per bar. If you use the gluten-free oats then this recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and dairy-free.
Get the recipe: Mocha Brownie Protein Bars
Photo: Amy's Healthy Baking
Mocha Chia Pudding
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This chia pudding is a new take on a sweet breakfast. Chia seeds soak in instant coffee, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and almond milk overnight. In the morning, grab your breakfast and coffee in one on your way out the door.
Get the recipe: Mocha Chia Pudding
Photo: The Lemon Apron
Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies
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Nothing makes you more excited for a dessert than the words double chocolate. Believe it or not, this cookie is made healthy with almond butter, flaxseed, and unsweetened cocoa powder.
Get the recipe: Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies
Photo: The Healthy Maven
Raw Vegan Tiramisu with Vanilla Cream and Coffee Ladyfingers
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A traditional Italian dessert gets a vegan makeover. The ladyfingers are made with oats, dates, and cold-pressed coffee. The homemade vanilla cream really takes the cake with macadamia nuts, vanilla extract, coconut oil, and coconut nectar. Bonus: This recipe is also free of refined sugar.
Get the recipe: Raw Vegan Tiramisu with Vanilla Cream and Coffee Ladyfingers
Photo: This Rawsome Vegan Life
Healthy Iced Coffee Milkshake
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The secret to this milkshake is that it's made without ice cream. Substituting it with cottage cheese increases the protein but cuts down on sugar and calories. Almond milk and brewed coffee blend to give a smooth consistency.
Get the recipe: Healthy Iced Coffee Milkshake
Photo: Desserts with Benefits
Coffee Cream Bars
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If you *really* love coffee, you know that a cup (or three) just isn't enough of the good stuff. This bar is the perfect snack to perk up your afternoon. Coconut cream, instant coffee, maple syrup, and Kahlua or Bailey's come together to create the irresistible filling, while dates, cashews, and more coffee form the crust.
Get the recipe: Coffee Cream Bars
Photo: Eat Good 4 Life
Chocolate Espresso Protein Smoothie
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With a whopping 25 grams of protein per glass, this protein smoothie will keep you fueled all day long. Espresso powder is a concentrated form of ground coffee, and two teaspoons is enough to give you a morning caffeine buzz.
Get the recipe: Chocolate Espresso Protein Smoothie
Photo: The Lemon Bowl
Sugar-Free Low-Carb Coffee Ricotta Mousse
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This recipe is more of a #treatyoself moment due to the fat in the heavy whipping cream and ricotta cheese. Lizzie McGuire got it wrong because the espresso flavor and whipped texture are really what (dessert) dreams are made of.
Get the recipe: Sugar-Free Low-Carb Coffee Ricotta Mousse
Photo: Sugar-Free Mom
Wholesome Chocolate Coffee Dessert Bread
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If you can eat chocolate for breakfast, you can also have coffee for dessert. The addition of coffee to chocolate gives a darker, more intense flavor. Dates and sweetened coconut milk replace refined sugar in this recipe. But feel free to sprinkle a little powdered sugar on top after the bread has cooled.
Get the recipe: Wholesome Chocolate Coffee Dessert Bread
Photo: Produce on Parade
Mocha Cream Paleo Truffles
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After just one bite, your family will be begging you to bring these truffles to every gathering. Little do they know, the sweetness only comes from maple syrup and dark chocolate chips. Plus they're paleo, vegan, and gluten-free!
Get the recipe: Mocha Cream Paleo Truffles
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