5 Delicious Raw Based Desserts You Can Make Without Baking

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Raw based desserts are in!

These days, many people are beginning to appreciate the value of a raw food diet. Raw foods enhance digestion, immune health, and overall circulation. That being said, by adding raw desserts to your diet, you will still get your super foods in a sweet form without baking in the traditional oven (which essentially diminishes the nutritional content of most foods). Look on below for some awesome raw based desserts to eat (and make yourself!) today:

Succulent Banana Pudding

Pudding is a great snack, and once you find ways to make it yourself, you will enjoy it even more. Let me introduce you to a delectable raw based banana pudding dessert which consists of:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1-3 dates (depending on how sweet you like your pudding to be)
  • 1 ½  cups of coconut milk (or almond milk)
  • 1 cup of raw cashews (or raw almonds)
  • A mix of toppings of your choice (berries, extra nuts, cacao powder, dried fruits, etc.)

Simply add all the ingredients (except for the mix of toppings) into a handy dandy blender. Mix well and pour into cup and place in fridge. In a few hours you will have a nice and gooey banana pudding that is superbly satisfying to every taste. Then add the toppings and enjoy!

Luscious Chocolate Truffles

The beauty in raw based desserts is mixing and matching ingredients to create food synergy combinations that are great for you and taste yummy as well. Walnuts are healthy fats that are good for the brain and raw cacao is a super food that helps boost energy and digestion. Lusciously Levi adds that, “This awesome dessert is not only raw, it is healthy and delicious. All that you need is a great blender, a good freezer, and some simple ingredients. They are:

  • 1 cup of walnuts
  • 3 Tablespoons of raw cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 4 Tablespoons coconut flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 4-5 dates

Mix all of the ingredients in the blender. Put the dates in first and then the walnuts, then the rest of the ingredients and mix until sticky. Form little balls and put in freezer. In a few hours you will have a delicious treat that is amazingly tasty.”

Go Raw

Go Raw Go raw is a great company that carries raw food desserts that are tailored to fit your nutritional needs. The great thing about Go Raw is that they utilize a lot of sprouted nuts and seeds, which is a great way to stay healthy. For instance, sprouted flax seeds are the main ingredient in most of the bars.  This is good for lowering inflammation and cholesterol levels. There are so many varieties to choose from Go Raw and their bars are gluten and nut free, vegan, and nongmo. So whether you desire a banana bread experience or a chewy apricot kind of flavored bar, visit their website to learn more:

Dehydrated Blueberry Muffins

Who doesn’t love muffins? Now you can experience the satisfaction of a tasty muffin in a more or less raw version. If you have a dehydrator, you can make deliciously healthy treats that require very little heat to create those treats (which saves the nutritional content of the ingredients). The ingredients are as follows:

  • 2-3 bananas
  • 3-5 tablespoons of flax seeds (ground)
  • 2 cups of rolled oats
  • 1 cup walnuts or Brazil nuts
  • 1/2 -1 cup of blueberries (best if soaked for about an hour and are dried)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Add all your ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth texture arises. Then simply add the mixture into a muffin tray and either dehydrate the muffins or if you don’t have a dehydrator, place them into your oven at a very low temperature. Dehydrate them at around 160 degrees for an hour and turn it down to 100 degrees and keep them in there for around 6 hours. Then place them into your fridge and enjoy the next day!

Delectable Chocolate Mousse

Ok, just the title of this dessert leaves you wanting it! Make your own delicious raw chocolate mousse, which is quite healthy too. The ingredients are:

  • 2 medium sized avocados (heart healthy fats)
  • 1-2 teaspoons of chia seeds (omega 3 fatty acids, great source of fiber)
  • 1/4 cup of coconut milk (or almond milk)
  • 1/4 cup of raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Add a date or 2 for an extra dose of sweetness

Add all ingredients into your blender, mix until smooth consistency is created. Scoop mixture into glass cups and refrigerate. In a few hours you will have a scrumptious treat that looks and smells just as good as it tastes!

There you have it folks. The next time you are in the mood for a quick dessert, consider the raw based dessert options to satisfy that sweet tooth all the while getting the nutritional goodness of the super foods involved in the desserts. Happy dessert making/eating!

LavitaWritten by:  Levita Galinsky