If you have a sweet tooth, giving up desserts would probably be the hardest thing for you to do when embarking on a healthier journey. But here’s some good news for you - desserts don’t always have to be full of processed sugars and unhealthy fats, they can be healthy too! Try these raw, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free delights and you’ll never look at desserts the same again.
Refreshing Coconut Energy Balls
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 cup grated fresh coconut
- 3 cups cranberries
- A pinch of salt
- Juice of 2 limes
Put all ingredients in the food processor until you get a solid mixture. Make small balls and roll in grated coconut.
- 70ml coconut oil
- 50g cacao powder
- Raw honey (to taste)
- Optional: nuts of your choice
Simply blend all ingredients together, stir till smooth and then place in a small container of your choice. Put in the fridge for a few hours and it’s ready to be enjoyed.
Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 180ml water
- 3 tbsp cashew nuts
- 3 dates (fresh or soaked)
- A dash of cinnamon (or more, this is up to you)
- A dash of salt
- Blueberries (as much as you’d like)
Soak chia seeds in water for at least ten minutes. Then put all ingredients into a food processor and blend. Enjoy! You can also add extra blueberries as a topping.
The Simplest Raw Choco Mousse
- 1 cup of cashews (had them soaked weeks ago and then put in the freezer)
- 2 tbsp cacao powder (I like it chocolaty!)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Raw honey
Blend until smooth and voila! Time to indulge.
Basil Seed Pudding
- 5 tbsp basil seeds
- 1 cup coconut milk (fresh, if possible)
- Zest of one organic lime (or 1 drop lime essential oil)
- A dash of cinnamon
- Raw honey
- 1 cup papaya
Add the lime zest, honey and cinnamon to the coconut milk and mix well. Soak the basil seeds in the coconut milk until they soften (approximately 1 hour).
In the meantime, peel the papaya and blend till you have a smooth puree.
Once the seeds are fully soaked, pour the papaya puree over it and enjoy.