My 5 easiest most decadent raw desserts

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My 5 easiest raw desserts

The best part is desserts don’t need to be unhealthy! These 5 amazing raw desserts are packed with nutrients to keep you feeling full and satisfied, and unlike traditional recipes, these tasty treats are free from processed sugar, flour and butter.  This collection of easy raw desserts don’t require cooking, boiling, soaking, sprouting or dehydrating.  To create simple and more complex desserts you only need to stock your pantry with basics such as dried coconut, coconut oil, nuts, seeds, sweetener and of course raw cacao powder. The rest of the ingredients come from fresh fruit and vegetables!  When I really want something sweet these definitely are my go to recipes. They are quick, easy and decadent! 

 

Chocolate Orange Mousse

The most comparable to its namesake ‘mousse’. Smooth, glossy, creamy chocolate with a tang of zesty orange. Oh so yum, and you can’t go wrong with the main ingredient being avocado! All the ingredients in this magnificent decadent chocolate are raw. You will hardly believe it’s so healthy (in small quantities).  Try and leave some aside for the parfait recipe below.

Ingredients

1 large avocado

Juice and rind of 1 orange

2 tablespoons cacao powder

3 tablespoons rice syrup

Method

Puree all ingredients until glossy and smooth. Add more rice syrup if required as you want to disguise the bitterness of the avocado. Enjoy! Place in an air tight container in the fridge to stay fresh.

 

 

Apple and Strawberry Crumble

The tartness of the apple is wonderful to pair with strawberries and the crunchy sweetness of the crumble. To obtain that crunch, simply leave the crumble in the fridge for the coconut oil to harden.  If you are keen on making that wonderful parfait set aside some of this crumble.

Ingredients

Base:

2 apples roughly diced

3/4 cup of strawberries roughly diced

Crumble:

1 cup oats

1/4 cup walnuts crushed

3 tablespoons coconut oil melted with warm water

1 tablespoon nut butter (I used ABC nut butter)

2 tablespoons honey or rice syrup

1/4 cup dried coconut

Method

For the crumble mix the wet ingredients until well combined.  Stir this with the dry ingredients and place in fridge to harden.  Prepare apple and strawberry just before you serve as the fruit does tend to discolour.  Place the chilled crunchy crumble on top of diced fruit and serve immediately.  The crumble will keep very well a sealed container in the fridge.

 

 

Brownies

Yes I had to put a brownie recipe in my top 5 easy favorites!  These dates give this recipe a depth and richness of flavor.  While the dates are sweet enough I find the rice syrup increases moisture to the texture.  You could add some rum to take it to the next level.  Keep this slice in the fridge to keep firm or freeze.

Ingredients

1 ½ cups dates

1 ½ cup walnuts

½ cup cacao powder

2 tablespoons rice syrup

Pinch salt

Method

Process all these natural ingredients until it forms the desired texture. I prefer a course texture as I love the feel of the nuts. Line a slice tin with baking paper and press the mixture down. Place in fridge and when firm cut and eat.  So yummy!  These brownies being all natural ingredients will last in the fridge for quite a few days.  For long term keep the brownies in the freezer as they freeze very well.

 

 

Berry Parfait (bring it all together parfait)

Any left overs from the recipes above!  These left overs are perfect for a parfait.  I’ve substituted cream for the silky smooth chocolate mousse.  The avocado in the mousse contains some amazing beneficial oils to keep you feeling full and satisfied.  I’ve crushed the raspberries to imitate a decadent jam without any extra sugar.  The taste is wonderful and tart.  The chia seeds are a magnificent source of omega 3 fatty acids, fibre and antioxidants and are really filling especially after water absorption.  I don’t think you require any sweetener as the addition of that wonderful sweet crunchy crumble should suffice.  If your sweet tooth is craving try soaking your chia seeds in orange or apple juice. It’s better than any dessert you can buy eating out!

Ingredients

3/4 cup chia seeds soaked in 1 1/4 cups of water

1/2 cup raspberries - crush some to form a delicious natural jam and leave a few whole for decoration or layering

1/2 cup blueberries

Chocolate Orange Mouse

Crumble

Method

Once Chia Seeds have set in the water, layer the ingredients in the parfait glass in which ever order you desire and enjoy!

 

 

Blueberry Sorbet

There are lots of antioxidants in this recipe.  I have to admit its nicer eating the sorbet immediately as I enjoy the soft texture. The coconut milk does a great job at giving the sorbet some creaminess without the strong coconut flavor.  So refreshing!

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries

1/2 cup coconut milk

2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

Method

Blend all these ingredients together until you reach that wonderful creamy sorbet texture.  If the sorbet is a bit runny throw in some more frozen blueberries. You can freeze for a harder texture.  Oh so Yummy!

 

Hope you enjoyed the recipes

Viv @ Rawries

 

 

 

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