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.  


Chocolate Pudding (Raw, vegan, gluten and soy free)

Servings: 1-2
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.

Brownies (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: 

2 avocados 
1/2 cup agave nectar 
1/4 cup cacao powder 
2 Tbsp coconut oil 
1 Tbsp vanilla extract 
Dash salt 
Dash cinnamon

  • 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,, October 18, 2012 

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