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Thursday, October 18, 2012
3 Easy-To-Make Delicious Raw Desserts!
Craving desserts and looking for healthy options?
Below are three easy-to-make raw dessert recipes. No stove required.
and soy free)
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
1 Avocado (pitted & peeled)
3 Tbsp cacao powder
1/3 cup raw agave nectar or 4 soaked dates
½ tsp sea salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup water (or more depending on your desired consistency)
In a high-speed blender, combine all ingredients until smooth.
Pour into serving dishes and chill or eat immediately.
Bonus: Vanilla is a natural aphrodisiac (as is
cacao). It relieves anxiety, and is high in anti-oxidants.
(Raw, vegan, gluten and soy free)
Number of Servings: 12
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
For the Brownie:
1 cup walnuts
1 cup dates
1/4 cup cocoa powder
For the Icing:
1/2 cup agave nectar
1/4 cup cacao powder
2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
Food process the brownie ingredients until blended and dry chunky.
Press into a small pan. (9x9 works well!)
Put all icing ingredients into Vitamix blender, and blend on high until smooth.
Spread icing over brownies and place in freezer to set for 1 hour.
When you are ready to serve, cut into 12 servings and enjoy!
Yield: 2-3 Servings
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
½ cup raw almonds 1 ½ cups filtered water OR 1 ½ cups homemade raw almond milk
2 frozen ripe bananas
1 pitted date soaked for about an hour
¼ tsp natural pure vanilla extract
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
pinch ground cloves
pinch of Celtic sea salt
Place all ingredients in your blender and puree until smooth and creamy.
Add more water to achieve desired consistency.
Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve immediately.
Almonds are a great source of protein, vitamin E, and fiber, while spices like cinnamon can reduce your blood pressure and taste delicious!
Source: Amanda Froelich, http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-6517/5-EasytoMake-Raw-Desserts.html, October 18, 2012