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

Chocolate Hemp Ice CreamHemp ice cream is non-dairy, soy-free, and gluten-free. Made with agave nectar, it’s naturally sweet and contains fewer calories and carbs than ice cream made with dairy products and white sugar. Hemp is high in protein and rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Top with fresh fruit or nuts for a complete after-dinner treat.

Ingredients

1/2 C. Hemp Protein Powder
1/3 C. Agave Nectar
3 TBS Dark Chocolate Cocoa
1 1/2 Cans Coconut Milk (full fat)
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract Continue reading

Healthy Quick DessertsHealthy quick desserts are the best choice for busy week nights. Don’t let the word healthy discourage you though. There are many satisfying healthy desserts that you can make. The best part is that you don’t have to feel guilty eating them either. By simply making sure you have a few items on hand you can make a healthy quick dessert any time you want.

Simple Ingredients in the Kitchen

Make sure that you have some of the following main ingredients ready in your kitchen. This will eliminate the need to run to the store for any last minute ingredients and will also keep you from possibly purchasing an unhealthy dessert while you are out.

Here are some basic ingredients for healthy quick desserts.

  • Variety of your favorite fruits (it can be raspberries, melons, bananas, peaches, pineapples or any seasoned fruit that suits your taste)
  • Honey or agave nectar
  • All-purpose cream
  • Yogurt
  • Ricotta cheese or any cheese of your choice
  • Non-fat milk
  • Almonds or walnuts

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