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These easy desserts all have a healthy twist
If you’re looking for a lighter way to indulge your sweet tooth, try these delicious and healthy dessert recipes.
Make a delicious and healthy dessert by topping cooked, store-bought whole-wheat pizza dough — or small, toasted, whole-grain tortillas for individual fruit pizzas — with any wholesome spread (like nut or seed butter or plain Greek yogurt) and toppings (like fresh fruit, nuts, seeds, or miniature dark chocolate chips). Want a step-by-step recipe? Try our grilled peach pizza.
This delicious frozen dessert only requires one ingredient: bananas. Peel the bananas and then cut them into coins. Place the coins on a baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap, and freeze. When the bananas are frozen, place them into the bowl of your food processor and purée them into a delicious and creamy healthy dessert: banana “ice cream.”
Even chocolate desserts can be healthy; dark chocolate is a great source of antioxidants and has less sugar and fat than white or milk chocolate. Pairing dark chocolate with fruit will give it the extra sweetness you love. Melt the chocolate in the microwave or over a double-boiler and then pour it onto a cool bowl. Then, dunk fruit in the chocolate before placing it on a piece of waxed paper to cool. Or, try our recipe for chocolate-dipped strawberries with almonds.
Oats are great source of fiber and with a few simple tweaks, oatmeal cookies can be a delicious and healthy dessert. Look for a recipe that calls for applesauce; it usually replaces a portion of the fat and sugar in the more traditional version of the recipe. And, to make your cookies extra healthy, swap whole-wheat flour for all-purpose. Click here our applesauce oatmeal cookie recipe.
If you’re looking for a healthy dessert recipe that’s also easy to make, try nut butter bites. Just mix ½ cup of nut butter with ⅓ cup of honey and a teaspoon of vanilla. In a separate bowl combine 1 cup of rolled oats, 1 cup of coconut flakes, and ½ cup of coarsely chopped sunflower seeds with 1 cup of your favorite add-ins (like mini chocolate chips or dried cherries). Mix the contents of the two bowls and then let the mixture chill for a half an hour before shaping the bites into balls.
Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.
76 Best Dessert Recipes for Weight Loss
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It's safe to say dessert might just be the most important part of any meal, right? OK, so that's a bit of a stretch, but there really is nothing better than indulging in something sweet after a savory, satisfying dinner. But the thing with desserts is that they are sweets, so yes, they are often high in sugar and calories, and aren't necessarily the best for keeping on track with your weight-loss goals, especially if you order one while dining out at a restaurant. But that's where our homemade healthy dessert recipes come in.
Whip up any of these, and you'll see it's possible to still make your sweet tooth happy without having it harm your waistline. And just because these healthy dessert recipes are good for you doesn't mean we sacrificed on taste. You won't be able to tell that these cookies, brownies, pies, and cheesecakes are healthier variations of your favorite classic treats. Did we mention they're super easy to make, too?
Check out our list of homemade, healthy dessert recipes. Just a warning: you're going to want to get in the kitchen and start baking right away, so don't say we didn't warn you!
Bean Dessert Recipes You'll Want to Make Every Day
Beans are filled with fiber, protein, and excellent vitamins and minerals. Plus, they're a super versatile ingredient, and many bakers are using them in place of flour to create gluten-free delights.
If you're using them as a flour substitute, it's typically a 1:1 ratio. Though you can certainly use all varieties, black and white beans are usually the best, mildest choices to use, depending on what your recipe type is (e.g., use black beans in brownies or cocoa dishes, and white beans in neutral-colored dishes).
When it comes to replacing fat ingredients with beans, you have to be especially careful. Fats are not only used for flavor but also texture and mouthfeel for dishes. Culinary dietitian Sara Haas says, "For brownies, you can replace oil with three-quarters as much black bean purée. For cookies, you can replace up to half the butter or shortening with the bean purée. For quick breads and muffins, replace butter or shorting with half as much bean purée. I really recommend experimenting as this is just a general guide other ingredients may need to be altered too."
35+ Healthy Lower Calorie Desserts That Won't Wreck Your Fitness Goals
These desserts may be light on calories, sugar, and carbs, but they're also big on flavor.
If you've just finished a delicious, healthy dinner recipe and are looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth, it helps to have a few healthy dessert ideas on hand. That's why we're sharing our favorite low-calorie sweet recipes that are lighter than the usual sugar-filled dessert recipes. With these recipes, you'll soon find that getting you &mdashor your family &mdash on a healthier track is easier than you thought. Just look to the following no-bake dessert recipes or three-ingredient ideas for proof.
Fresh poached rhubarb is surprisingly easy to make, and when paired with good yogurt and homemade granola, it's the perfect sweet way to finish a meal.
Fresh blackberries and coconut make for a delicious, not-too-sweet dessert.
These crumb bars are full of rolled oats and fresh raspberries.
The second-best part of these sweet mini galettes is how easy they are to portion out. The best part? How easy they are to make.
This creamy, frozen, fruit-filled confection is rich, but you only need a small slice.
This smart combo of ripe fruit and garden-fresh herbs is a hit with kids, and a healthier treat that grown-ups will also love.
Homemade frozen yogurt is ideal: It's easy to make, has exactly the flavor you want, and is much lighter than traditional ice cream.
This fast treat takes just ten minutes to prep and bakes in about an hour. Best part? There's just 3/4 cup of sugar in the whole loaf.
For anyone who loves the tart, sweet, almond taste of Linzer cookies, this light homemade frozen yogurt will hit the spot.
Lighter than traditional ice cream, this creamy, fruity take on the Indian drink is the perfect refreshing summer treat.
If you love strawberry rhubarb pie (and, let's be honest, who doesn't), then you'll absolutely want to make this fro-yo version.
Whole wheat flour and 2% milk help keep this not-too-sweet treat wholesome.
These bite-size Bundts are bursting with fresh fruit flavors.
Nuts, dried fruits, and oats add color and texture to these crunchy, delicious cookies.
This four-ingredient dessert is just 70 calories per serving, making it the perfect summer treat.
At just 118 calories a serving, this sweet strawberry sauce, flavored with brown sugar and balsamic, is a great way to jazz up classic vanilla ice cream.
Pink-blossom pretty, frosted pops promise plum-fresh goodness and a frozen blast of cool. Can't wait? Grab a straw and sip. The mixture makes a great smoothie, too.
Less is more with this single-layer cake adorned with a deep chocolate glaze.
Thyme and vanilla bean deepen the flavor of fresh Asian pears in this refreshing summer treat.
When made from scratch with the season's sweetest ingredients, ice cream captures the essence of summer. Try this fruity variety with fresh huckleberries or blueberries.
This colorful and light cake will fool friends and family into believing that great effort went into making this dessert. No need to let on that it comes together easily with store-bought raspberry sorbet, vanilla ice cream, frozen pound cake, and fresh raspberries.
Alternating layers of wafer-thin crepes and chocolate pudding make for a deliciously different dessert. To slice the cake, use a long, sharp knife and cut in a smooth sawing motion. Wipe the knife between each cut.
The surprise ingredient in this cake is stone-ground cornmeal, which lends its crunchy texture to luscious pears and caramelized sugar.
Here's a sweet new way to serve up the tart holiday staple, canned cranberry sauce.
Punch up citrus in a flash&mdashthe flavor is tripled&mdashwith the hardworking supermarket standby, orange juice concentrate.
Have your cake and eat it, too: Swapping in applesauce for butter and using nonfat cream cheese saves you 215 calories and 19 grams of fat per slice.
Kiwi ice pops appeal to kids and adults alike.
Believe it or not black beans make an excellent addition to brownies! They add a rich texture that complements the chocolatey goodness, and they're packed with fiber and nutrition!
Get the recipe at Beautiful Eats and Things.
The sugar from this sweet summery dessert is mostly from the berries themselves, and from a touch of syrup. Oats and walnuts add fiber, protein, and nutrients.
Get the recipe at Marisa Moore.
This "ice cream" has one ingredient (bananas), can be made without an ice cream maker, and is every bit as creamy and delicious as you'd hope. What more could you ask for? All you need are frozen bananas and a food processor.
Get the recipe at That Girl Cooks Healthy.
Yes, you read that right: Your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe has been health-ified, so you can continue enjoying the treats you love without sacrificing your wellness goals!
Get the recipe at Chocolate Covered Katie.
They're fudgy, they're easy to make, and they've got tons of chocolate chunks. What's not to love about these healthy brownies?
Get the recipe at Amy's Healthy Baking.
Who says you can't lead a healthy lifestyle and still indulge in chocolate from time to time? This chocolate bark is an easy way to get your fix without over-indulging.
Get the recipe at Choosing Chia.
How does one make oatmeal cookies healthy, you ask? Add in a healthy dose of quinoa and flax, then naturally sweeten them with honey.
Get the recipe at Dessert for Two.
Vegan doughnuts are surprisingly easy to make. They're just the thing to take to a friend's dinner party or serve at a birthday brunch.
Get the recipe at Cotter Crunch.
Not only do these bars feature just five ingredients, but you can also find said ingredients right in your own pantry. Dates, cashews, tahini, vanilla, and chocolate are all you need to get started.
Get the recipe at Half Baked Harvest.
This dish is about as simple as it is delicious. All you need is a watermelon, some lime juice, and a little sugar, and you've got a frozen treat that is as pretty as it is delicious.
Get the recipe at Foodie in New York.
These delectable-looking peanut butter cookies are made with just eight ingredients, and you can make them in 30 minutes. They're also best served cold, which makes them an ideal dinner party dish!
The 7 Best Protein-rich Dessert Recipes
The 7 Best Protein-rich Dessert Recipes
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You don’t have to toss your diet to the wayside with sweet treats. Instead, indulge guilt-free on protein-rich and macro-friendly desserts. These recipes clock in with at least 10g of protein per serving, and they’re certainly not a physique killer. Each recipe uses chocolate- or vanilla-flavored protein powder.
Mini Chocolate Protein Cakes
Have your cake, and eat it too—specifically one that’s 15g of protein. This chocolate cake is grain-free and low in fat, making it suitable for all your dietary needs. Simply combine all of the ingredients, divide among two lightly greased ramekins, and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until tops are set but insides are still soft.
What you’ll need
Serves: 21/3 cup unsweetened protein-fortified almond milk1/4 cup chocolate protein powder1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce2 tbsp mini dark chocolate chips2 tbsp coconut flour1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder2-3 tsp coconut sugar1 egg1/2 tsp baking powder
Vanilla Cupcakes With Greek Yogurt Frosting
Everyone enjoys a good cupcake every now and then, and this one literally takes the cake because it’s high in protein, fiber, and healthy fats. One cupcake clocks in at 11g of protein. For this recipe, mix the wet and dry cupcake base ingredients separately and then combine. Next, divide the batter evenly among six lightly greased slots of a standard-size muffin tin. Bake at 350° for 10 to 15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. For the frosting, whip together all the ingredients, sweeten to taste, and spread it on the cupcakes.
What you’ll need
Serves 61/4 cup vanilla or cake batter flavored protein powder1/4 cup coconut flouer1 tsp baking powder1/4 tsp salt1 egg2 tbsp maple syrup2 tbsp plain, nonfat Greek yogurt2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce1 tbsp coconut oil1 tsp vanilla extractFrosting1/4 cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt1/4 cup vanilla protein powder2 tbsp Neufchatel cheese or low-fat cream cheese, softened1/4 tsp vanilla extractCoconut sugar, optional
Black Bean Brownies
Black beans are an excellent source of protein and fiber, and they can be swapped in for flour in baked goods. Just add all of the ingredients to a blender or food processor, and puree for 2 to 3 minutes. Divide the batter evenly among 12 lightly greased slots of a standard-size muffin tin, and bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes, until tops are dried and hardened. Enjoy two of these brownie bites and get almost 15g of protein.
What you’ll need
Serves: 121 15-oz can black beans1/2 cup chocolate protein powder1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder1/4 cup coconut sugar1/4 cup maple syrup3 eggs3 tbsp coconut oil1 tsp vanilla extract1 tsp baking powder1/4 tsp salt
40+ Healthy Dessert Recipes That Everyone Can Enjoy
These desserts are all low in sugar &mdash plus we've got some gluten-free, vegan-friendly and keto options, too.
We'll start by saying that "healthy" and "dessert" can absolutely be uttered in the same sentence, because there isn't a written rule that dessert can't be part of a balanced diet. The lightest desserts pare down on added sugar and dairy, and still taste downright delightful. No matter the reason you might be looking to cut back on sugar or carbs, you'll feel great treating yourself to these yummy desserts, many of which feature healthy fruits and veggies that can be naturally sweet all on their own.
Our favorite desserts taste decadent but are not loaded with excess sugar. For example, you can enjoy a frozen treat by using fun popsicle molds &mdash it's a great way to create fun desserts for the whole family but you can also simply grab a bowl and use your freezer to make DIY ice cream on the fly. How do you sneak veggies into dessert, you might wonder? In pies and cakes, of course, as fresh produce like beets can help add a nutritious punch to any batter.
Follow up your healthy weeknight dinner with one of these nourishing dessert recipes. Some of these dessert ideas are vegan-approved, nearly all are low in sugar (maybe even sugar free!), and a few are designed to fit into trendy diet plans like Whole30, paleo and the keto diet, if that's your thing.
45 Healthy Dessert Recipes for Every Craving
Often when people think of healthy dessert recipes, they picture a plate of uninspiring copycat treats. You know exactly what we’re talking about: imitations of your favorite sweets that spend so much time focusing on cutting calories or carbs, they forget to add any flavor. No matter how many times you put sugar-free frosting on an apple slice and call it a donut, it’s never really going to taste like the glazed donut you actually want.
The most ironic thing about these so-called healthy desserts is that they’re not all that much healthier than their traditional counterparts when you do the math. Plus, recipes that are designed to reduce calories, fat, or sugar often result in final products that look better on camera than they taste or make you feel. The result? A nagging lack of satisfaction. The truth is that a genuinely healthy and fulfilling treat—one that’s totally delicious to eat and full of nutrients—probably looks a lot like what you’re actually craving.
“There are nutrient-rich ingredients that you can incorporate into baking in a way that doesn’t take away from [the final product], but adds to it and makes it more satisfying,” as Rachael Hartley, R.D., certified intuitive eating counselor and owner of Rachael Hartley Nutrition, has told SELF previously. For instance: Chocolate chip cookies that look and taste much like the traditional treat, but have a bit more fiber and protein from whole-wheat flour. Or a moist and fluffy cake that also happens to be filled with vitamin-rich sweet potatoes. And lot of your favorites don’t need tweaking at all. Anything that’s packed with fruit, nuts, oats, or eggs, for instance, offers up wholesome nutrition just as it is (though there are always plenty of easy swaps you can make to suit your tastes and dietary needs).
Not to mention, there is also plenty of room for less nutrition-packed ingredients in a healthy diet—like butter or sugar, elements that can be key to achieving the right chemical reaction or perfect texture in recipes. Abbey Sharp, R.D., of Abbey’s Kitchen, previously told SELF she looks at all baking ingredients as tools in your toolkit: “No need to label them good or bad.”
These 45 healthy dessert recipes run the gamut, from the fancy to the simple and everything in between. Most of them are filled with a variety of nuts, seeds, berries, grains, and veggies (!), and can be adapted to fit gluten-free or vegan diets. We also threw in a few that focus more on decadence than nutrition—because that’s just what you need sometimes. And as Hartley says, “Sometimes the healthiest thing that you can do is really to eat the thing that you want!”
A note about the word healthy here: We know that healthy is a complicated concept. Not only can it mean different things to different people, it’s a word that’s pretty loaded (and sometimes fraught), thanks to the diet industry’s influence on the way we think about food. At SELF, when we talk about food being healthy, we’re primarily talking about foods that are nutritious, filling, and satisfying. But it also depends on your preferences, your culture, what’s accessible to you, and so much more. We selected these recipes with those basic criteria in mind while also trying to appeal to a wide variety of nutritional needs and taste buds.
No poppy seeds, no pecans. When you have a lemon loaf this good, you don’t need anything else. Build a triple-threat combination of grated lemon zest, lemon syrup, and freshly squeezed lemon juice. In case it’s not zippy enough, the lemon loaf gets some extra zip from sour cream.
A cake that’s rich, sweet, AND free from white flour and refined sugar? How can this be? This Italian lemon and almond cake is similar to an American cheesecake, built from almond flour, polenta, and ricotta. By cutting back on the heaviness typical of American cheesecakes, you can focus on the lemon and almond flavors.
List of Healthy Desserts
Some of the most popular healthy desserts are dark chocolate, frozen chocolate bananas, Nutella and fruit, trail mix and fruit leather.
Dark chocolate is a simple yet healthy go-to dessert whenever you feel like you are craving for sweets.
Studies have shown that the compounds in cocoa are able to lower insulin sensitivity and improve cardiovascular function, without a significant amount of added sugar. 
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Frozen Chocolate Bananas
Melt 2 bars of dark chocolate and dip in a banana so you get a chocolate-coated banana. Then freeze it for some time and serve with nuts and dried fruits.
The banana packs a high level of potassium, while the antioxidant effects of cocoa polyphenols in dark chocolate could have a direct influence on insulin resistance and, in turn, reduce the risk for diabetes. 
Nutella and Fruit
If you are tired or bored of eating fruits on their own, then try dipping them in Nutella, the popular hazelnut spread. The fruits that taste amazing with Nutella are berries, apples, and banana. 
As Nutella is made up of chocolate and hazelnuts , it can help protect your heart, while the berries and fruit will give you a good boost of fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants.
Trail mix is made up of nuts, seeds, raisins, dried berries, and dark chocolate chips.
It provides a huge boost of fiber and essential minerals, as well as good fats but remember, eat this in moderation, as nuts do have a high-calorie count. 
Fruit leather is pressed fruit puree with moderate amounts of ascorbic acid and other minerals added in but very few calories. It has a delicious flavor. 
Step 1 &ndash Whisk the egg, sugar, corn starch and flour together to make the crepe batter.
Step 2 &ndash Heat milk to just below the boiling point in a saucepan and add it to the batter.
Step 3 &ndash Mix ingredients thoroughly and then put them in the freezer for 1-2 hours.
Step 4 &ndash Ladle 1/4 cup of batter into a lightly oiled pan, cook for 1-2 minutes on each side until brown and center is dry. Repeat this 10-15 times.
Step 5 &ndash Spread a thin layer of chocolate pudding between each crepe and stack the layers.
Step 6 &ndash Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.
Baked Apples with Oatmeal Filling
- 4 apples
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/4 cup of butter
Step 1 &ndash Wash and core all 4 apples, ensuring there is a decent well or hole in the middle of each.
Step 2 &ndash Mix the remaining ingredients in a bowl, adding butter until it forms a consistent mixture.
Step 3 &ndash Evenly fill up the 4 apples with the oat blend mixture.
Step 4 &ndash Bake the apples at 450 degrees for approximately 30 minutes.
Step 5 &ndash Allow the apples to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Vanilla Berry Parfait
Step 1 &ndash Spoon 1 cup of the Greek yogurt into an ice cream dish or bowl.
Step 2 &ndash Layer in the berries and fruit.
Step 3 &ndash Spoon the second cup of Greek yogurt over the berries.
Step 4 &ndash Refrigerate for 30-45 minutes before serving.
Step 1 &ndash Toast the bread and spread the butter while it is still warm.
Step 2 &ndash Sprinkle a few dashes of sugar and cinnamon to the toast.
Step 3 &ndash Allow the sugar and cinnamon to melt and then serve.
Coconut Yogurt Pops
- 3 cups of Greek yogurt
- 1 cup of coconut flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon of coconut extract
Step 1 &ndash Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix thoroughly.
Step 2 &ndash Pour the coconut yogurt mix into 3 popsicle molds.
Step 3 &ndash Free popsicle molds for 4-6 hours before serving!
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Pretzels
Step 1 &ndash Melt the 2 bars of chocolate.
Step 2 &ndash Dip the top 1/3 of the pretzel rods in the melted chocolate.
Step 3 &ndash Roll the chocolate-covered pretzel rods in the crushed walnuts.
Step 4 &ndash Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes before serving!
Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 medium banana
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups of flour
- 2 cups of oats
- 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
Step 1 &ndash Blend banana, butter, sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl with a hand mixer.
Step 2 &ndash Add the egg and mix until the consistency is even.
Step 3 &ndash Mix flour, oats and baking soda in a bowl.
Step 4 &ndash Add the flour mixture and the banana blend, stirring in the chocolate chips gradually.
Step 5 &ndash Scoop out 2 tablespoon chunks of batter and place on a cooking sheet.
Step 6 &ndash Bake cookies for 18 minutes at 350 degrees.
Step 7 &ndash Allow it to cool for 3-5 minutes before serving.
- 2.5 cups of flour
- 2.5 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 1/4 cup of coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup of honey
- 2 cups of whipped cream
- 2 pounds of strawberries &ndash washed, chopped and sliced
- 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
Step 1 &ndash Mix the baking powder, flour, and cinnamon.
Step 2 &ndash In a measuring cup, combine coconut milk, honey and vanilla extract
Step 3 &ndash Mix the two blends together and spoon until the dough is thick and consistent.
Step 4 &ndash Knead the dough thoroughly and then press into a flat square.
Step 5 &ndash Cut the square into 9 pieces and then lay them out on the cookie sheet, top with a layer of coconut milk.
Step 6 &ndash Bake the squares for 20-22 minutes.
Step 7 &ndash Mash half of the strawberries in a bowl, then stir in the other half of sliced strawberries and the honey.
Step 8 &ndash Slice the shortcakes in half, apply strawberries to the bottom, followed by whipped cream.
Step 9 &ndash Add the top half of the shortcake and serve!
Creamy Rice Pudding
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of raisins
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup of brown rice
- 1/3 cup of sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
Step 1 &ndash Cook water and rice in a saucepan over a low simmer for about 45 minutes.
Step 2 &ndash Mix the cooked rice, milk, sugar and salt in a saucepan.
Step 3 &ndash Cook for 15-20 minutes over medium heat.
Step 4 &ndash Mix in 1/2 cup of milk, egg, and raisins.
Step 5 &ndash Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
Step 6 &ndash Stir in butter and vanilla extract.
Step 7 &ndash Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes and serve warm.
Try Our Healthy Dessert Recipes
Key Lime Pie
Our key lime pie recipe is the alternative to the traditional version made with condensed milk, egg yolks and sugar. This is a no-bake superfood variety, using nut milk, coconut oil, irish moss gel and natural sweeteners, plus some of our favorite ingredients like hemp seeds, moringa and tiger nut flour. We use authentic key limes for their unique flavor and tart quality, although you can use the standard lime fruit.
This halva recipe is our unheated version of the Middle Eastern dessert confection called halva, also spelled halvah. Typically made by blending a hot sugary syrup with sesame tahini or flour-based ingredients, halva is a rich, sweet and calorie abundant treat that you don't need much of to satisfy a sweet tooth. Our recipe is the raw unheated version, created to preserve enzymes and nutritional quality, blending in some highly concentrated top superfoods.
Lemon Bar Recipe
This lemon bar recipe is a zesty lemony sweet treat as well as an energy dense fuel source. It is almost 100% raw, minus a bit of lakanto sugar, and completely vegan. A step or two up from the traditional lemon bar, we substitute some of the usual standards, like butter, flour and white sugar, with coconut oil, nut meal and a blend of natural sweeteners.
This cheesecake is just the thing when you get the urge for a sweet dessert and is just as cheesy tasting as any standard cheesecake recipe but is completely raw and vegan, made without baking or the use of dairy products, like cream cheese or eggs. In this cheesecake we blend together soaked whole raw nuts and seeds, natural sugars, coconut oil and irish moss gel, and then chill it for the perfect cheesecake-like consistency.
Cinnamon Roll Recipe
This recipe makes a delicious tasting cinnamon roll, utilizing raw nut and seed flours along with Ceylon cinnamon spiced puréed figs and raisins. We love this recipe because you can roll up a batch or two and store them in your freezer for a premade dessert or breakfast treat. They are easy to slice when frozen and can then be dehydrated for a warmed "baked-like" texture.
Goji Berry Carrot Cake
This is an easy no-bake carrot cake recipe made with raw processed carrots, dates, walnuts and coconut as well as a few top superfoods, like the energizing cordyceps mushroom, nutrient-rich bee pollen and, of course, we use goji berries instead of raisins. Topped with cashew cream cheese frosting, this is a power packed cake, perfect as a healthy dessert recipe or as a post workout meal.
Fudge Brownie Recipe
This is our super delicious fudge brownie recipe that blends the creaminess of coconut meat and pili nuts together with the rich taste of freshly ground cacao beans creating one decadent confectionery treat. Our recipe can be served as a fudge brownie or cut up into rectangular fudge pieces for those of you who like to limit your indulges to bite size amounts. They are an energy filling fuel source high in raw plant fats, so a little bit goes along way calorie-wise.
Superfood Icecream Recipe
This is our strawberry superfood icecream recipe made with a base of energizing herbal tea, along with a blend of many superfood favorites as well as the added creaminess of coconut meat, irish moss and coconut oil. The ingredients are blended up in a high speed blender and placed in an icecream maker the same way you would make any homemade icecream recipe. A great healthy dessert recipe to enjoy on a hot summers day.
Coconut Cream Pie Recipe
Our coconut cream pie recipe is our superfood dessert version of the conventional coconut cream pie. Because this is a raw vegan recipe, we skip the cooking process and leave out the eggs, milk, butter and cream. Instead of dairy we use our rich homemade almond milk in addition to young Thai coconut meat. This gives it a cream pie-like consistency and is the perfect combination when used with chia, coconut oil, cacao butter and irish moss.
Peanut Butter Cookies
Here is our raw peanut butter cookie recipe, not made using the traditional "peanut butter" ingredient, but utilizing a combination of different superfood nut and seed varieties to give it that familiar peanut butter cookie flavor. These cookies are completely vegan and gluten-free, not made with flour, butter or eggs. They are also not heated, but do employ the use of a dehydrator to provide the best cookie-like texture. In this recipe we use a combination of sacha inchi, hemp seeds, tahini and of course raw wild jungle peanuts, a new Amazonian variety that is now available.
Pecan Pie Recipe
This vegan pecan pie recipe, although scrumptiously sweet, is a little different from the traditional American classic. Our version is made with all raw whole food ingredients as well as a few tonic herbal superfoods, like ginseng and eucommia bark, for an energizing boost. In this homemade pecan pie we attempt to recreate the same kind of buttery creamy texture reminiscent of customary variations. To do this we add in a few raw vegan substitutes like chia seeds, irish moss and coconut oil, all of which allow for the appropriate pie-like quality when chilled and set for a few hours time.
Another one of our holiday favorites that is very close to the flavor and texture of the traditional variety, is the gingerbread cookie. Again, we utilize one of our top kitchen tools, the dehydrator, to create these mouthwateringly-good gluten-free raw vegan gingerbread men. Using coconut oil instead of butter as well as a blend of natural sweeteners, nuts, seeds and of course freshly grated ginger root. We also include one of our top 10 superfoods, fo-ti or he shou wu, to top things off.
Chocolate Cake Recipe
This is a raw chocolate cake recipe we typically make for special occasions and celebratory events. It is especially chocolatey-rich and calorie dense and designed to be consumed in small amounts. Made with freshly ground whole cacao beans, cacao powder, cacao butter, walnuts and the famous reishi mushroom, this decadent treat is worth the little bit of time and effort needed to create it.