3 healthy dessert recipes to try this January

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Just because you’re looking to commit to a healthy eating routine in 2022 doesn’t mean you have to give up dessert. In fact, if you do, you’ll probably feel deprived and set yourself up for nutritious noshing failure.

Below, three delectable yet lightened-up desserts to consider for the new year.

Raw Vegan Peach Blueberry Crumble by Serena Poon, CN, CHC, CHN

“This recipe was an especially fun one to create because it was for a new client who wanted a list of recipes for healthy but decadent desserts! One of the most important elements of her request was that the recipe be simple and not intimidating, yet delicious,” says Serena Poon, CN, CHC, CHN, holistic nutritionist and chef, SerenaLoves.com. “I wanted to make sure the desert felt fresh and vibrant, which is why I decided to keep it more ‘raw’ and I definitely wanted to keep it vegan and gluten-free to accommodate those dietary preferences. Lastly, the no-bake aspect of the recipe allows more room for error (you can’t burn it!) and plenty of flexibility if you want to prepare it ahead of time.”

This vegan peach blueberry recipe from Serena Poon of SerenaLoves.com uses fruit, coconut sugar and nuts. (Serena Poon and SerenaLoves.com)

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Raw Vegan Peach Blueberry Crumble


  • Author: Serena Poon

Description

Makes 6-8 servings

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes


Ingredients

For filling:

  • 1½ cups Medjool dates, pitted
  • 15 oz. frozen wild blueberries, thawed for blending
  • 15 oz. frozen wild blueberries, thawed for filling
  • 3 fresh peaches, diced, pitted and skins removed

 

For the streusel topping:

  • ½ cup almond flour, finely ground
  • ¼ cup oat flour, finely ground
  • ¼ cup raw almonds, soaked & skins removed
  • ¾ cup raw hazelnuts, soaked & skins removed
  • ½ cup vegan butter or coconut oil
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 3 tablespoons raw hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons mesquite powder
  • 1 teaspoon lucuma powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean powder
  • ¼ teaspoon pink Himalayan salt

Instructions

1) Using a food processor or blender, combine 15 ounces of the wild blueberries, peaches and dates and process until smooth.

2) Fold in the other 15 ounces of wild blueberries and stir to mix.

3) Pour the filling into a 9” pan or into small single-serving ramekins/dishes, leaving space before the brim for the crumble. Place in the refrigerator to set for 20 minutes.

4) Using a clean food processing bowl, combine all the ingredients for the streusel and pulse slowly until the nuts are finely chopped and the mixture is crumbly.

5) Remove the blueberry dishes from the refrigerator, generously top each with the crumble and return to the refrigerator to set for another 10-20 minutes before serving.

6) Freeze any extra remaining crumble for another use.

Notes

**Serve with freshly whipped coconut cream and a dash of cinnamon.

**Crumble can also be used as a crust for a pie or pudding (like Chocolate Avocado).

 

This content is strictly the opinion of Chef Serena Poon and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Serena nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

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