These Raw Food Desserts prove that one of the best advantages of the raw food weight loss plan is that you don't have to feel deprived! You can still have delicious meals similar to whatever you're used to eating. Even dessert!
Except on a healthy raw food diet, they won't be full of corn syrup, white sugar, white flour, trans fats, artificial colors or flavors and other horrendous ingredients. They won't be full of excitotoxins that harm your brain and make your hunger-center go wacky on you and cause you to eat an entire boxful of something.
Instead, they will be made from healthy fruits, nuts and other raw foods that are full of good nutrition. They'll be sweet and yummy, but balanced by the natural fibers in the fruits as well as the nuts, so your blood sugar levels won't spike. And of course, they will be free of chemical additives so they won't add to your body's toxic load.
So feel free to enjoy your dessert, guilt free, whether following a meal, or, better yet, eaten between meals as a snack. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
2 frozen peeled bananas
Step one: roughly chop up frozen bananas and process in food processor until the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Alternatively, run through a juicer with the “blank plate” for a smoother ice cream. Serves one.
Optional: Add 2 or more Tablespoons raw cacao nibs or powder for chocolate flavor. Or use different frozen soft fruits, such as mangoes, peaches or strawberries. Add raw honey for desired sweetness level. Sprinkle with nuts or ground flax seeds for more Omega 3's. Blend in a good non-dairy raw protein powder for extra nutrition.
1 cup raw almonds
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded dried coconut
Step one: put nuts and raisins in food processor and process until it starts to stick together to form a dough.
Step two: roll the dough into little balls in your palms.
Step three: roll the balls in a bowl of shredded coconut until coated like little snowballs. These freeze well if you want to save some for later.
Optional: Try pecans or walnuts instead of almonds. Use chopped dates or dried apricots instead of raisins. Roll in raw carob or raw cacao or sesame seeds instead of coconut. For Florida Snowballs: add a few drops of Young Living's Orange Essential Oil to the dough! Oh, Wow!
1 ripe Haas avocado, peeled and de-seeded
1/2 cup pitted dates
1/4 cup raw carob or raw cacao powder
Step one: scoop out avocado and put all ingredients in a food processor. Blend until smooth like pudding. Serves one or two.
Optional: Try a fruit flavored pudding by using citrus juice or better yet, a few drops of lemon, lime or orange essential oils instead of (or with) carob or cacao. Just ignore the fact that it is green!