5 Delicious (and Healthy) Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Hola amigos! It’s Cinco de Mayo, which means it’s time to fiesta! And no fiesta would be complete without some delicious Mexican food, right?

Just thinking about it gets me excited! 😁

This year, let’s celebrate a little bit healthier with these 5 Cinco de Mayo inspired recipes for meals, desserts, snacks, and drinks!

Without further ado here they are:

1. Coconut Tres Leches Mini Cakes

Serves 6. Calories per serving: 115 / Protein 3g / Carbs 21g / Fat 3g

Ingredients:

1 medium banana, mashed
2 tbsp. unsweetened applesauce
2 tbsp. coconut sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tbsp. unsweetened coconut milk
⅓ c white whole wheat flour
1 scoop IdealLean Cake Batter Protein
1 tsp baking powder
⅛ tsp. salt

Filling:
¼ c canned coconut milk
3 tbsp. low-fat sweetened condensed milk
tbsp. fat-free whipped cream

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 6 cupcake tins with nonstick spray and set aside.
  2. Mix mashed banana, applesauce, coconut sugar, egg, and vanilla until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix flour, protein, baking powder and salt. Add to wet ingredients and mix until smooth.
  4. Fill cupcake tins 2/3rds full (should fill about 6) and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool.
  5. Remove from tins and poke several holes in each cupcake. Pour coconut milk and sweetened condensed milk, cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  6. Top each cupcake with whipped cream and banana. Enjoy!

2. Healthier Queso

Serves 6. Serving size: ⅓ c. Calories per serving: 115 / Protein 8g / Carbs 5g / Fat 7g

Ingredients:

1 ½ c shredded cheddar cheese
2 tbsp. greek yogurt cream cheese
½ c nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1 (10 oz) can tomatoes with chilies, drained
½ tsp. chili powder
¼ tsp. salt
2 tbsp. fresh lime juice

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, combine all ingredients over medium heat until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

3.Fried Ice Cream

Serves 2. Serving size: 1 ice cream ball with corn flake topping. Calories per serving: 250 / Protein 10g / Carbs 47g / Fat 11g

Ingredients:

1 cup Corn Flakes® Cereal
1 tbsp. coconut oil
¼ tsp. cinnamon
2 c Vanilla Bean Halo Top Ice Cream

Instructions:

  1. In a blender or food processor, pulse Corn Flakes until crushed. Melt coconut oil in medium skillet, and add crushed cereal and cinnamon.
  2. Stir constantly, until golden brown.
  3. Let cool. Scoop out ice cream and form into balls (1 cup ice cream per ball). Roll in crushed cereal mixture and enjoy!

4. Frozen Strawberry Margaritas

Serves 1. Calories per serving: 133 / Protein 2g / Carbs 35g / Fat 0g

Ingredients:

1 c frozen strawberries
1 tbsp. lime juice
½ c Trop 50 orange juice

Instructions:

  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth. If desired, line the rim of your glass with salt. Enjoy!

5. Horchata Milkshake

Serves 1. Calories per serving: 290 / Protein 31g / Carbs 43g / Fat 6g

Ingredients:

¾ c rice milk
1 c Vanilla Halo Top Ice Cream
1 scoop IdealLean French Vanilla Protein
⅛ tsp. cinnamon

Instructions:

Blend all ingredients and enjoy!

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22 Comments

  1. Tami Bennett

    Healthier Queso is going in my recipe file! Can’t wait to try it.

  2. Lindy Thompson

    I’d love to try the Healthier Queso! This girl LOVES queso.

  3. Courtney Konakowitz

    The healthier queso sounds so good and same with the strawberry margaritas!

  4. Tanya

    I’d like to try the healthier queso. Don’t know why I haven’t thought of that before!

  5. Caitlyn

    I am such a huge cheese fan that I would definitely have to try the healthier queso and make my own healthier chips too. I would also have to try the horchata milkshake because that screams sinco de mayo celebration.

  6. Bree Balkanli

    I love queso! Definitely going to try the healthy queso recipe for sure! It sounds amazing!

  7. Julie

    They all look so yummy! Queso dip is my weakness though. I’m gonna have to try that one!

  8. Kerri K.

    I have to try the frozen strawberry margarita recipe. It looks so yummy!

  9. Brittany Jones

    All of them !!!!!! But if only one coconut tres leches mini cakes

  10. Kristie

    I am totally making the healthy queso! Ever sense I started my clean eating diet I’ve missed queso dip and chips so badly! This version sounds delicious and so much better for you! Thank you for the recipe!

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