Low-Calorie Dessert Recipe Inspiration

chocolate dessert pot with berries

You can still satisfy your sweet tooth and enjoy dessert when you’re following an OPTIFAST weight loss plan. Sure, your favourite sticky toffee pudding or deep-fried doughnuts might be off the menu, but you can still indulge in a sweet – and even chocolatey – treat when you’re following our total diet replacement plan.

Read on to find out everything you need to know about enjoying low-calorie desserts when you’re following an OPTIFAST plan…


Our very own OPTIFAST Desserts are available in Vanilla and Chocolate flavours and they’re so quick and easy to prepare.

If you’re following our total diet replacement plan, you can enjoy an OPTIFAST Dessert as one of your four OPTIFAST products per day. This will not only help to keep your sweet tooth satisfied, but also keep you on track with your weight loss journey.

If you’re following an Intermittent Fasting, Partial Meal Replacement or weight loss Maintenance Plan, you can use our OPTIFAST Desserts to stay within your daily calorie count. They’re high in protein and fibre, gluten-free, low in saturated fat, and contain just 216 calories per sachet. As with all OPTIFAST products, they contain a specially formulated blend of essential vitamins and minerals to ensure you’re getting the nutrients you need during your weight loss journey.

vanilla dessert

How to Prepare an OPTIFAST Dessert

  • Empty the contents of one sachet into a bowl and mix with cold water
  • Stir until all the powder has dissolved
  • Place the bowl in the fridge for 5 minutes to let it chill and thicken

OPTIFAST Dessert Recipes

To add a little variety into your weight loss menu, you can add fresh fruit or different flavourings to your OPTIFAST Dessert sachet to transform your pudding. Try out these recipes for some more low-calorie dessert inspiration:

Other Low-Calorie Dessert Ideas

If you prefer to have a chocolate bar over a pudding-style dessert, we also have OPTIFAST Chocolate Bars and Cappuccino Bars, so you can get your chocolate or coffee fix. Just make sure it’s within your calorie count for the day and doesn’t take you over the recommended number of meal replacement products for your weight loss plan.

If you’re following an Intermittent Fasting or Partial Meal Replacement Plan, you can add in a few other options to your daily calorie count, such as low-calorie jelly pots or yoghurts, or a small portion of a low-calorie, high-protein ice cream for an occasional special treat. Just remember to be wary of added sugars and make sure you still have enough calories left for everything else you want to eat during the day.

How to Make Low-Calorie Ice Lollies

Another great low-calorie dessert option is to make your own ice lollies. With help from some ice lolly moulds, simply mix together a zero-sugar fizzy drink or no-added sugar squash with a little fresh fruit and freeze.

homemade ice lollies

There’s no reason why you can’t enjoy the occasional low-calorie dessert when you’re following a weight loss plan – just make sure it’s factored into your daily calorie total.

Find out more about tracking your daily calorie intake here:

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