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Monday, May 30, 2011

Three Healthy Dessert Recipes

These three recipes have one thing in common -- simplicity. Who wants to spend endless hours in the kitchen making food taste good. I for one, do not!

Creamy Sweet Treat

Not only is this recipe jam-packed with skin-loving antioxidants from the goji berries and cacao, but the good fat will keep your belly from growling after five minutes.

1 cup organic full-fat ice cream (or coconut kefir)
1 tsp organic pure vanilla extract
1 tsp organic cinnamon
2 tbsp raw cacao nibs
2 tbsp goji berries

Combine all the ingredients and serve in an ice cream bowl. Serves two.

Chocolate Milkshake

1/4 of a scoop whey or vegan formula chocolate protein powder (If you don't have a whey allergy, use it; whey is best for this shake because it yields the creamiest texture.)
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup water
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 banana

Blend together and serve in a champagne glass with a sprig of mint. Drop two to three blueberries into the glass. Serves two.

Note: Don't go cheap on protein powder. Price doesn't determine quality.

Avocado Pudding

If you've checked out my chocolate avocado pudding or my key lime pie recipe, then you know exactly where I'm going with recipe -- oh, yes.

2 soft avocados, peels and seed removed
2 generous spoonfuls of raw honey
Fresh juice of 1-2 limes (to your liking)

Place ingredients into your blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Serve in a pretty bowl fit for royalty with a cup of tea in an antique teacup (if you have one). Serves two to three.

Note: Be careful -- this tastes so good, you'll want to eat it all yourself. Share it with someone so you don't overdo it.

Source: Joy McCarthy, Holistic Nutritionist

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