Category Archives for "Desserts"
Who doesn’t love chocolate pudding??? I’m not sure, but if you know someone, they need to be re-schooled in the ways of chocolate, creamy decadence. This vegan version is loaded with healthy fats, tons of flavor and zero-guilt. Spoon into some cute little cups and top with raspberries or cherries for an extra delicious indulgence.
Add all ingredients to a high powered blender and blend until creamy smooth. If too thick, add more coconut water. Dish into dessert cups and store in the refrigerator.
We all love caramel sauce, er…well, at least I do, but I NEVER eat it because it’s loaded with refined sugar and dairy and it makes me loopy. Really!
SO, I just had to share my favorite vegan caramel sauce with you — two ways! One is plain and one has a dash of cacao for a little extra richness…as if it needs it. It’s super simple to make and all you need is a high-powered blender.
Drizzle this caramel sauce over fruit or coconut ice cream. Dreamy and Delish!
Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until creamy smooth. Add more almond milk if too thick. Store in refrigerator in a squeeze bottle for up to two weeks.
Valentines day is right around the corner, and what a better way to celebrate with some homemade vegan brownie for your sweetie. Who wants store bought chocolate in a red, foil heart anyway? Not me!
You can lose with these healthy, delectable treats that are high in protein, fiber, healthy fats and antioxidants. What?? Yes, that’s right. Skip the guilt and dive right in.
CACAO ICING INGREDIENTS
We all love a delicious Summertime treat! These low-glycemic fruit pops are delicious, healthy and great to help you cool off in the summer heat. Use any berries that are in season or peaches would be good too!
Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend until combined. Pour into Popsicle molds and place in freezer until frozen.
Cherries and Chocolate are one of my all-time favorite combinations. Juicy, ripe, sweet cherries paired with creamy chocolate will make this amazing raw cheesecake a go-to recipe anytime you need to make a special treat. It’s perfect to take to a V-day party or make for your sweetie.
Process the nuts, coconut, cacao powder and sea salt together in a food processor into crumbs. Add maple syrup, vanilla and cacao nibs and process until mixture begins to stick together. If not sticky enough add extra maple syrup (start with 2 tablespoons.) Scrape out mixture into a 9″ spring form pan and press evenly and firmly into the bottom of the pan using your fingers. Set aside
Golden Milk, made with turmeric and ginger, is used as an anti-inflammatory in the Ayurvedic tradition. Usually made with cow’s milk, I make mine with almond or coconut milk, so it’s vegan. It’s great to curb sugar cravings at night and awesome for digestion.
In a small saucepan, heat the coconut oil until melted and sizzle the turmeric and ginger in the coconut oil for 20 seconds, stirring to prevent burning. Add almond milk to saucepan and heat just before boiling. Sweeten with honey or maple syrup and top with a dash of nutmeg.
This healthy, creamy treat is perfect to satisfy those nighttime sugar cravings. And it will comfort you and lull you off to sleep!
Heat gently in a saucepan over low heat until warm.
I love these yummy, comforting waffles for brunch on the weekends! Warming scents of clove, ginger and cinnamon will permeate your home with cozy goodness; a perfect and health winter comfort food!
Everyone loves Rice Krispie Treats, but they aren’t always the healthiest, and they are loaded with high fructose corn syrup. This version is healthy, and is loaded with good fats, protein and deliciousness. Your kids will love them more than the real thing! They are so good with a tall glass of almond milk or your favorite nut milk!
Using a food processor with the S-blade, process almonds, sunflower seeds, sea salt and oats until pulverized but still chunky. Pour into a large bowl along with one cup of the chocolate chips and the brown rice crisp cereal. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over low heat, combine cashew butter, rice syrup, coconut oil & vanilla extract together stirring constantly until cashew butter is melted and combined with rice syrup. Pour cashew butter mixture over dry ingredients and stir well to coat evenly. Pour into a greased 9×11 glass casserole dish. Using a double boiler, melt remaining chocolate chips and stir until smooth. Spread melted chocolate over rice mixture evenly and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to set. Once set, cut into squares and serve! Keep refrigerated in a tightly covered container.
There is nothing like fresh, sweet cherries combined with chocolate. Oh my! This delectable creamy pudding is high in healthy fats, fiber and nutrients.
If you can’t get fresh cherries in your area, you can use frozen. I find that using this little tool is super helpful in pitting those fresh cherries.
Serve this delish dessert at a dinner party, and woo your guests. They’ll never guess it’s healthy OR vegan!
Place all ingredients except chia seeds and cherries in a high-powered blender. If mixture is too thick, add coconut water until desired consistency. Blend until smooth. Pour into a medium sized bowl. Add chia seeds and cherries to the pudding mixture and stir until all combined. Refrigerate for 20 – 30 minutes to thicken. Serve chilled.