Desserts

Healthy Blueberry PieBlueberries are a healthy, antioxidant-rich fruit, so a pie made from them already has healthy elements. The problem is, fatty pie crusts, lots of white sugar, and other additions can turn a healthy, berry-based dessert into an unhealthy indulgence. It is possible to keep the healthy aspect of blueberry pie, though, and still have a delicious end product. Here is a recipe for a delicious and healthy pie.

This is a bottom crust only pie.

Crust Ingredients

4 sheets organic, natural Graham crackers
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon sesame seed butter (tahini) Continue reading

Vegan Chocolate Cream PieIt’s nice to know that vegans can enjoy creamy, silky chocolate cream pie without any animal products. Here’s how to make one.

If you can locate a pre-prepared, vegan graham cracker crust, by all means use it. This recipe includes directions for a simple, vegan graham cracker crust you can make yourself if you so choose.

Crust

10 graham cracker sheets
1/4 cup Sucanat or evaporated cane juice
1/3 cup melted buttery spread or safflower oil

Crush the grahams to make crumbs. Stir in the Sucanat and melted buttery spread. Mix well and turn the mixture out into a 9-inch pie pan. Press it outwards to cover the bottom and sides of the pan. Continue reading

Homemade Greek Yogurt FudgesiclesYou can buy fudge pops at the grocery store and they’re fairly low in calories compared to other ice cream but the flavor is always a bit bland compared to making it from home. By using Greek yogurt you also get the extra benefit of these being a protein filled treat! The added protein makes them more nutritious and filling.

Ingredients

1 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp. sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup Greek yogurt (0% or 2% work best)
Dash of salt

Directions

Heat milk, cocoa, sugar, vanilla, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk the mixture while bringing it to a simmer for around 5 minutes. The cocoa should be fully combined. Continue reading