With so many must-try restaurants in the city, cheating on your body-beautiful goals is as easy as devouring a pint of ice cream in one sitting. But just as there are countless tempting spots around, more and more healthy desserts are now available, too. On your next food trip, why not indulge in these desserts that are actually good for you?
Frozen Greek Yogurt by Souv! by Cyma
If you’re on the hunt for a post-workout snack other than the usual smoothie, grab a Frozen Greek Yogurt (₱150) freshly made every day. Packed with more protein than milk, it helps repair muscles that will give you the gains you’ve been sweating out for. Choose among these intriguing flavors: Wild Flower Honey, Strawberry & Balsamic Syrup, Crumbled Baklava, Fig Jam, Carrot Jam & Chili Lime Salt, Feta Cheesecake, Orange Saffron, and Greek EVOO & Sea Salt.
Located at Net Park, 5th Avenue
Eat Your Feelings by Susi
Patience is a virtue, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait for cheat day for a well-deserved treat. Gluten-free and vegan, Eat Your Feelings (₱245/slice, ₱1895/whole) is 65 percent dark chocolate and 100 percent good for the heart. This decadently moist cake is rich in antioxidants that fight stress–one of the great things about healthy desserts. Tip: it’s best paired with your choice of coffee.
Located at Bellagio II, Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle
Vegan Bar by Go! Salads
Ready for the gym? Not before you’ve tasted this chewy, whole wheat Vegan Bar (₱70). With coco sugar as a substitute sweetener, it comes in three delicious flavors: Banana Oatmeal, Peanut Butter, and Brookie, a brownie-cookie combo topped with cacao nibs. Make it your pre-workout snack for an extra boost of energy.
Located at BGC Corporate Center, 30th corner 11th Street and at Eden Food Hall, 32nd Street
Banana Cake by The Wholesome Bakery
Go bananas with this ultra-luscious slice (₱70) of yumminess. All-natural and free from refined sugars, it won’t make you feel bloated even after a huge serving. Chopped nuts embedded in a fluffy cake add a crunchy surprise. If you have allergies, don’t worry—it comes without nuts, too. Take home a loaf (₱590) and share it with the whole family.
Located at Bonifacio High Street, 30th Street corner 7th Avenue
Lychee Coconut Sorbet by Aivee Café
Your sweet tooth may get the best of you at times, so fruit is always a wise choice. The Lychee Coconut Sorbet (₱180) is a refreshing dessert that doubles as a palate cleanser when you just want something light at the end of your meal. It may have less calories and carbs compared to sinful ice cream, but it’s still loaded with the right sweetness. With vitamins and minerals in a serving, it’s a sugar rush your body will thank you for.
Located at The A Institute, 3/F Burgos Park Building, Forbes Town Road and at The Aivee Clinic Fort, 2/F Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle
Aside from all being good for you, these healthy desserts have another thing in common: they are offered by restaurants within BGC. If you live in Avida Towers Turf BGC in Taguig, you’ll be within a quick walk, drive, or bike ride away from these restaurants. So head on over there to try out the fitness-friendly restaurants around it that offer divine yet guiltless eats.