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15 Delectable No-Bake Desserts That’ll Sweeten This Fall

15 Delectable No-Bake Desserts That’ll Sweeten This Fall

The season of fall is here, and we know what that means no-baked desserts which contain pumpkin spice, apple desserts, and a whole lot of nutty flavors. But did you know that you can make fall-flavored desserts without turning on the oven? It’s true. So here are 15 delectable no-bake fall desserts.

1. Pumpkin mousse pie

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    For this dessert, you’ll need to mix pumpkin puree, cream cheese, and whipping cream and flavor it with pumpkin spices. The mixture is spread over a ready-made or graham cracker crust. The mousse mixture is ready to eat after 2 hours in the fridge. To get the full recipe, click here.

    2. Cake batter truffles

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      These lovely truffles are a great treat for your guests, and they’re healthy foods too. The main ingredients here are yellow cake mix and white almond bark. The vanilla extract adds to the flavor of these melt-in-your-mouth truffles. To get the full recipe, click here.

      3. No-bake apple pie bites

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        These little treats are the mini versions of apple pie. All you need to do to is cook the apples with lemon juice and spices to make a filling and put the mixture into mini phyllo shells. Top it off with whipped cream and served at room temperature. To get the full recipe, click here.

        4. No-bake white chocolate pumpkin fudge

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          If you’re looking for the best diet plan for weight loss, then this fall dessert is for you. The sweetness comes from white chocolate and pumpkin puree that you’ll need to melt together and refrigerate. To get the full recipe, click here.

          5. No-bake pumpkin icebox cake

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            It takes just a couple of minutes to whip this mouthful of cozy fall flavors. To make this creamy dessert, you need to layer graham crackers between a creamy mix of pumpkin puree, cream cheese, and whipped cream. To get the full recipe, click here.

            6. No-bake sweet potato cake

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              This is a dense, rich, and chocolaty dessert with coconut sugar that some consider a diabetic food. Sweet potato, cocoa powder, and shredded coconut are mixed to make this densely-textured dessert that is ready in just under 20 minutes. You can also substitute the coconut sugar with dates for an even healthier alternative. To get the full recipe, click here.

              7. Uptown figs

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                The combination of salty and sweet flavors may seem unusual at first, but once you’ve had a taste of these simple and healthy treats, you’ll understand why they’re all the craze lately. All you need is a whole bunch of figs, salted almonds, powdered sugar, and orange liqueur. To get the full recipe, click here.

                8. No-bake pumpkin pie jars

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                  The texture of this dessert is smooth and satisfying. It’s essentially a fall version of summer trifles. The recipe asks for pumpkin puree, cream cheese, and marshmallows which blend like a dream. The cookie layer adds just a bit of texture to perfect the dish. To get the full recipe, click here.

                  9. No-bake chocolate, fig, and date slices

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                    These are perfect desserts for the holiday seasons as they ooze with the aroma of orange, Grand Marnier, and honey. The soft texture comes from the slices if dried fruit mixed in melted chocolate. Once the mixture is cooled, it is ready to be sliced into bite-size pieces. To get the full recipe, click here.

                    10. Zuccotto

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                      You’ll be sure to impress your guests with this doomed-shaped liqueur flavored cake. The recipe requires semicircle cuts from a round sponge cake arranged around a layer of orange, ricotta, and cream filling. To get the full recipe, click here.

                      11. No-bake pumpkin pecan ice cream pie

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                        Pecans and pumpkins make the perfect fall combo. We’re sure this cool dessert will impress your guests at your Thanksgiving celebration. This recipe involves simple ingredient layering and freezing, so it’s good when you’re short of time. To get the full recipe, click here.

                        12. Banoffee pies

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                          Crunchy Anzac buckets topped with bananas, caramel, and cream makes this dessert everyone’s favorite. You’ll need a couple of small tart tins to make individual pies. The Anzac biscuits make for the base layer that is topped with creamy caramel and whipped cream. To get the full recipe, click here.

                          13. Pumpkin Apple no-bake dessert

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                            Cinnamon, graham crackers crust topped with a layer of pumpkin puree and apple pie filling and garnished with whipped cream makes for this delightful fall dessert. To get the full recipe, click here.

                            14. Chia, almond, and cacao balls

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                              Although this recipe requires a lot of ingredients, the process of making these flavorful and chewy balls is quite simple. You essentially just need to mix the ingredients in a certain order, and the dessert is ready in around 30 minutes. To get the full recipe, click here.

                              15. Choc-banana cheesecake

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                                For those looking for guilt-free indulgence, this low-calorie cheesecake is the perfect combo. The recipe is pretty simple. Just layer the biscuits in a greased spring form pan and mixing the other ingredients for the filling. After a night in the freezer, the dessert is ready for serving. To get the full recipe, click here.

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                                Last Updated on May 22, 2019

                                10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

                                10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

                                There are lots of studies that show if you do some exercise in the morning, you will be in a better mood all day long. You will have more energy and you will certainly be a better colleague, friend or partner.

                                One psychologist at Duke University has researched the effects of exercise on depressed patients and he has come to the conclusion that exercise has a definite role in treating this condition and has an important role in preventing people from relapsing.[1] According to the New York Times, scientists have now established that exercise also boosts your brain power.[2]

                                In addition, there are studies from the Appalachian State University which show that blood pressure can be reduced by doing regular morning exercise.[3]

                                Here are 10 simple morning exercises that will help you feel great the whole day long. You can include some of them in your morning exercise routine or do them all at home without having to enrol in a gym. Consult your doctor before starting any form of exercise routine if you are new to this.

                                1. Cat Camel Stretch

                                Stretching exercises are useful for muscle toning and also preventing arthritis. They can either be dynamic or static.

                                Dynamic ones such as the cat camel stretch, are particularly useful for doing other exercises in the morning. They are also beneficial at other times of the day, especially after long periods of sedentary work. This one is great for spinal flexibility and is a good warm up exercise.

                                Kneel down on all fours. Start by rounding your back just like a camel so that your head will try to meet your pelvis. This is the camel position. Then lower and lift your head so that your lower back is arched. This is the cat position. Do these movements slowly and smoothly. About 4 or 5 times.

                                Here’s a video to guide you through:

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                                2. Go for a Walk or a Run

                                This is better done outside so that you can connect with nature but running inside on a treadmill is almost as good. You can time yourself and increase length and time according to your fitness program.

                                Always have new goals to reach. Start with brisk walking and work up to running. At my age, I am still walking!

                                The health benefits are considerable. You can build stronger bones and you can help to maintain your weight.

                                Also, you are helping your heart to stay healthy and keeping your blood pressure low.

                                Learn more about the benefits of running here: 8 Benefits of Running 5 Minutes Every Day You Didn’t Know

                                3. Jumping Jacks

                                Michelle Obama is a great fan of this exercise and has become “Jumper in Chief.”[4] They are great for cardiovascular health and also for toning muscles especially the calves and the deltoids.

                                Stand with feet together. Jump while spreading your arms and legs. Return to first position and keep going! You can start with doing these for 1 minute and then gradually build up to the number you are comfortable with. Here’s how:

                                4. Abductor Side Lifts

                                Watch the video below to see how to do this exercise. These muscles are important because you use them everyday to run, get into the car or onto and off a bicycle. They are very important also for your core stability and prevent the pelvis from tilting.[5]

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                                Do about 10 to 15 raises for each side like this:

                                5. Balancing Table Pose

                                This is a classic yoga pose. It benefits the spine, balance, memory and concentration.

                                Start with the table pose (hands and knees). Breathe in before starting each movement. As you exhale, raise your left leg parallel to the floor as you raise the right arm, also parallel to the floor. Breathe in as you lower arm and leg. Repeat for the other side. 10 repetitions on each side is a good starting point.

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                                  6. Leg Squats

                                  Not just legs are involved but also hips and knees.

                                  Stand with your feet a bit further out from your hips. Arms are out in front of you. Then lower yourself as if you wanted to sit down until you reach a 90 degree angle. You can go down further if you want to. Then return to the starting position. Repeat 15 times for 2 sets for beginners.

                                  The benefits are that these exercises help with knee stability and can benefit the leg muscles such as quadriceps, hamstrings and calves.[6]

                                  7. Push Ups

                                  You start lying down (face down) but with your body held up at arm’s length. Your hands should be in line with your shoulders. Breathe in as you lower your body. That is fairly easy. Now, as you exhale, you have to get back up to the starting position.

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                                  An easier version to start with is to bend your legs at the knees so you do not have to lift your whole body.

                                  Beginners may take up to a month to be able to do 100 push ups so you will have to start with a very small number and gradually increase it.

                                  This exercise is great for strengthening the chest, shoulders and the triceps. It is a great strengthening exercise for many muscle groups. In fact, most muscles from the toes to the shoulders are being used.

                                  8. Bicycle Crunches

                                  There are numerous crunch exercises targeting the abs. The bicycle crunch is a variation where you work more muscle groups. Aim for 15 to 20 reps to start off with.

                                  Watch the video to see how this is done correctly:

                                  9. Lunges

                                  Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Place your hand on your hips. Take one giant step forward with the right leg. Make sure the knee does not go too far forward, that is, past your toes. The left knee will go down to almost floor level. Alternate the legs as you go on.

                                  Try to do a set of between 8 and 12 reps for each leg. It is important to allow for a day of rest, so this exercise should be done on alternate days, especially if you are using weights.

                                  This exercise is great for strengthening and toning the quadriceps, glutes and hamstrings.

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                                  10. Bicep Curls

                                  You can do this sitting down so if you spend a lot of time on the phone, this is a great exercise to do.

                                  Choose suitable dumbbells or another household object that you can easily hold. Sit down with the dumbbell in your hand. You need to sit forward a bit so that your triceps can lean on your thigh to give you support.

                                  Then bring the weighted arm up to shoulder length and then down again. Exhale as you lift the weight and inhale as you lower it.

                                  Here’re some important notes before you start doing this exercise:

                                  Try to do one or two sets of about ten repetitions for each arm and then switch arms.

                                  These exercises are really useful for toning the arm muscles.[7] In addition, they can strengthen and tone the brachioradialis muscle located in the forearm. These are the muscles we use to pick up things when we flex the arm at the elbow so we use these muscles countless times a day.

                                  You may have to build in a rest day for the heavier exercises, numbers 6–10. On the rest days, you can do gentler stretching exercises and also some walking or running.

                                  Morning exercise is not only a great mood booster, but will help you keep your weight down and also sleep better![8] Start including one or some of these exercises in your morning routine!

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