Christian Jay B. Quilo
For any sweet tooth, a good dessert is hard to resist – there is always room for dessert, after all. But sometimes, one can’t help but feel guilty when having dessert seems a little too indulgent, with sugar and all. Luckily, we have a lot of ‘healthier’ desserts here in Cebu that don’t compromise taste. Check out these guilt-free desserts.
Love-Eat-Low Carb’s Mama’s Burnt Cheesecake
If you’re looking for a visual dessert, this ain’t it. But while it may not be the prettiest slice of cake out there, it certainly is pretty good for something with no sugar. It’s almost just as creamy and dense as a regular cheesecake but with a more subtle sweetness. Message @loveeatlowcarb on Instagram and Messenger for deliveries.
Mooshi’s Spinach Yogurt Salad
Before you frown at the mere mention of ‘spinach yogurt,’ hear me out: I’ve tried it myself and it is good. You can order it alone or in a salad version with a mount of fresh, seasonal fruits as its base. Mooshi Green Bar is located on Level 3 of Ayala Center Cebu (Near Rustan’s).
Kits Kitchenn’s Vegan Donuts
A bite of these donuts and you won’t be able to tell they’re vegan. Kits’ vegan donuts come in different varieties: topped with almonds, grated coconut or peanuts. The deliciously guilt-free baked goods are on display at Toniq Juice Bar, located on Level 4 of Ayala Center Cebu.
Toniq’s Taho Ala Mana
It’s just like the good ol’ taho we enjoy from street vendors but made even more delicious with the crunch of almond slices and the chewiness of nata de coco. Toniq Juice Bar has branches in Ayala Center Cebu and SM City Cebu.
Lun-haw’s Peanut Butter and Chocolate Smoothie Bowl
Peanut butter and chocolate is a combo that doesn’t scream guilt-free at all but Lun-haw’s smoothie bowl is 100 percent vegan. It’s topped with bananas, cashews and rice crispies. Lun-haw Vegan Cafe is located on the ground floor of The Maxwell Hotel Cebu in Escario.
LowCal’s Choco Chip Oatmeal Cookies
If calories are a concern for you, then you can definitely enjoy these cookies without worry as each piece contains only 75 calories. Lowcal Salad + Wraps has outlets in Robinsons Cybergate and Robinsons Fuente.
SaladStop!’s Green Tea Chia Pudding
Chia seeds are known for their high nutritional value but they’re not exactly the most appetizing as is. SaladStop makes a pudding out of it, adds a layer of green tea syrup, tops it with fresh fruits and it’s a sweet treat! SaladStop! has branches in Ayala Center Cebu and Oakridge Business Park.
Tabléa’s Bundt Cake
This low-glycemic Bundt cake by Tablea is made with coconut sugar (a natural sweetener) and dark chocolate and is free from additives and artificial flavoring. Get a slice from any of Tabléa Chocolate’s outlets in JY Square, Lahug and on P. Remedio St. in Mandaue.