Quick and easy gluten-free desserts
While the debate on whether a voluntary gluten-free diet is good for health or it incites health risks has still not been put to rest, these recipes put a healthy spin on the otherwise fatty desserts. Whether or not you are allergic to gluten, if you have a sweet tooth, you can try these yummy desserts absolutely guilt free.
Almond butter snack bites
These cocoa-flavoured bites are infused with almond butter with coconut flakes for an added crunch.
- 1 cup almond butter
- 4 dates, soaked in water
- 2 tbsp 100% raw cocoa powder
- ½ cup coconut flakes
- 3 tbsp flaxseed powder
- 1 tsp coconut oil (for the entire batch)
- ½ tsp raw cocoa powder
- Mix all the ingredients together in a food processor
- Roll the mixture into bite-sized balls and coat them with coconut oil.
- Dust some raw cocoa powder on each and serve.
Chia seed chocolate pudding
Packed with healthy dose of antioxidants, this light dessert is perfect to indulge in even after dinner.
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
- 3 tbsp 100% dark cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp raw honey
- 150ml milk (almond, coconut or full fat dairy)
- Mix all the ingredients together and let it set in the refrigerator for about two to three hours.
- Dive into it chilled.
Nutrient punch: 60% of the fat profile of chia seeds is composed of Omega 3 fatty acid that helps reduce inflammation and high cholesterol levels. Chia seeds also help with a better insulin response, while the cocoa gives you a chock-full of antioxidants that will do wonders for your skin.
Healthy Chocolate Mousse
Finally a chocolate mousse that you can devour without an ounce of guilt!
- 1 ripe avocado, whole
- 4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp raw honey
- almonds or chopped walnuts, crushed and roasted
- cinnamon powder or orange zest
- Mash up a ripe avocado. Add cocoa powder and raw honey and mix it all together.
- Refrigerate for about one to two hours.
- Top it with some cinnamon or orange zest, throw in some chopped almonds or walnuts and serve.