Category Archives: Dessert

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pudding

So this is definitely cheating more than usual in terms of laziness and processed junk! But I had some sugar free instant jello pudding packets lying around and had just assumed they had dairy in them and forgot about them. But then I took one down and read the ingredient list, and while I don’t recognize everything in there 😛 I don’t see any animal products either. So I went for it, and the results were downright tasty!

Simply blend together :

1oz cheesecake flavor jello mix sugar free

3/4 cup purée pumpkin 🎃 

1/2 cup almond milk 
Then pour into containers, let refrigerate for about 2 hours, and top with mini vegan chocolate chips (pictured here enjoy life). Enjoy!!!

Pumpkin Nice-Cream 🎃

Muahhahaaa, I am laughing like a Halloween villain because purée pumpkin is just a vegetable, fully vegan, and makes the rich creamy tastes of pumpkin season so easily accessible to plant based eaters! 🙂  I’m also laughing diabolically, because simply by trading my beloved ice cream and yogurts for vegan versions, I have lowered my cholesterol by 80 points in 5 months, gladly removing the threat of cholesterol lowering medication! I am giddy, let’s celebrate with vegan ice cream! And this recipe is sinfully easy. 

Simply blend:

6oz pumpkin
3 frozen bananas 

1/8 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Then serve, dusting with cinnamon if you choose, and enjoy!

3 ingredient chocolate chip cookies 

Simple. Healthy. Vegan. The indulgent part here is the mini chocolate chips, otherwise only whole plant foods! So of course you could make the chips optional or suns for raisins or something, but what can I say? Chocolate.
You need:

2 very ripe Bananas

1.5 cups rolled Oats

1/3 cup mini chocolate chips (I like Enjoy Life brand)

Yields about 14

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mashing banana and oats before adding the chocolate chips, and drop by sooonfuls on lined cookie sheet. 

Bake at 350 x 15min.
That is it! Store in sealed container in the fridge, but the texture is best when fresh.

Enjoy!!

Perfectly Baked Apples

This is so simple and makes the entire house smell so good! I had intentions of making these onto something more elaborate, but they came out looking and smelling so perfect, that I decided they should remain the star of the meal/snack/dessert! Combining with some sticky rice and creamy tahini is the perfect snack for anytime 🙂

You need:

About 8 small apples, sliced

1 cup water

1tsp pumpkin pie spice

Dash ground clove

Dash ground nutmeg

You could use coconut oil spray instead of water and some sugar, salt, etc for flavor, but for me this is perfect. Simply put all ingredients in a baking dish and toss well to coat apples.

Then bake at 375F x 25min
Serve over brown rice or oatmeal with a drizzle of tahini or nut butter for an amazing breakfast or dessert! I used sweet brown rice and tahini, amazing!

Enjoy!

Crunchy Oatmeal Cacao Nib Cookies

These are super low sugar and nothing but wholesome ingredients! These make great breakfast cookies or just a super clean version of your favorite bedtime snack. For me they make a perfect afternoon snack or after dinner treat! These are completely oil free, antioxidant rich, and delicious!
You need:

1 cup oats

1 cup unsweetened apple sauce

1tsp ground flax

1tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp almond extract

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/3 cup cacao nibs

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, scoop onto a lined baking sheet in heaping tablespoons. 

Yields 12-16 depending on size.

Bake at 375F  x15 min for softer cookies, 20min for crispier! 

Not too sweet and with a delicious cacao nib crunch!

Enjoy!

Berry Acai Smoothie

I’ve been on a daily smoothie kick recently, and this one stood out. I’m trying get more watery, raw, fresh produce in first thing in the morning, plus something to drink is so much easier to take to work! I sweetened this one up a tad with some stevia and some flavor extracts, and the result was rich and creamy!  Super tasty. Plus superfoods 🙂

You need:

-1 sambazon packet of Acai

-1/4 bag frozen mixed berries (so 3-4oz)

-Water to blend (about 2/3 cup)

-Ice to taste (about 1/2 cup)

-Vanilla extract, 1/4 tsp

-Almond extract, 1/8 tsp 

-Stevia, about 7 drops
Throw them all into a blender and pour into a large container (or into cups to serve two) and enjoy! I find a breakfast like this keeps me energized and not dragging through my morning. All that fiber, water, and micronutrients are surprisingly filling!