If eating better and removing processed sugars and fats from your diet are a part of
your New Year’s resolution, but you don’t want to give up desserts, we’ve got just the thing.
Our Raw Cacao pudding and Raw Sweet Potato pie are easy-to-prepare, delicious treats,
guaranteed to please everyone at your table, from dinner guests to kids. Plus, you don’t
have to cook them and they’re made entirely from plants!
It’s one time when the adage, “Life is short, eat dessert first,” just might not be a bad idea after all.
Raw Cacao pudding
1 medium ripe avocado
½ cup of dates (pitted)
2 ½ tbsp. of raw cacao powder
¼ cup of water + 1/8 cup of water (add more if necessary)
1 ½ tbsp. of honey
1/8 tsp. sea salt
Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend on slow then turn to high until smooth. You might need to start and stop this a few times to get it to blend properly because the dates will require more blending than puddings without dates.
If necessary, add a tiny bit of extra water to facilitate blending, but just a little bit at a time.
Note: You may want to soak the dates in warm water an hour or so if they don’t blend properly.
Raw Sweet Potato Pie
2 medium sweet potatoes, skinned and chopped
1-cup raw cashews (soaked 2 hours)
15 dates, pitted, softened
½ tsp., cinnamon
1/3 tsp. nutmeg
For pie crust:
2½ cups raw almonds
¼ tsp. sea salt
½ cup dates, pitted
Blend filling ingredients in food processor until smooth. Set aside.
Process almonds and salt until coarsely ground.
Add dates and process until mixture begins to stick together.