It’s another year, and you may have vowed to adopt a healthier lifestyle so you decided to go vegan. Maybe it’s later in the year and you’ve adopted such a diet for health reasons. Whatever your motivation is to become vegan, you’ve committed to change. The problem is, there are still those pesky cravings nagging at you to give in and have that cake, or grab a cookie (or three).
It might seem daunting to adopt a new diet and realize that many, if not all, of your favorites, are no longer on the menu. Or so you thought. I’ve scanned Pinterest to find some great dessert ideas that won’t break your new diet while giving you some social media snap-worthy treats that will leave your sweet tooth satisfied.
Salted Chocolate Avocado Pudding
There are a lot of options for chocolate lovers who miss their favorite treats. From cookies, to cake, and beyond, there are a lot of great vegan-friendly recipes out there that will be a great fit. Here is a vegan chocolate recipe that will calm your cravings.
There's nothing better than chocolate and avocado. If you love both then you will love this recipe. This one will help you satisfy the chocolate craving and leave you feeling like you’re not even a bit deprived. The picture alone is enough to make your mouth water. The best part, it only takes ten minutes to prepare.
All you need for the recipe:
- 3/4 cup packed avocado
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons of brown rice syrup
- 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tablespoon natural smooth roasted almond butter
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 plus 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
Mix all the ingredients in a food processor and then spoon into an airtight container. Chill for 1 or 2 hours. Serve in a cup with berries, coconut whipped cream, and nuts.
Vegan Breakfast Recipe
If you’re not really the chocolate type, there are a lot of options out there. If you have a sweet tooth and need your sugar fix starting in the morning, this vegan pancake recipe is a perfect choice. This is a great and quick breakfast treat.
For this recipe, you will need:
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 1/4 cup oat flour
- 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsps maple syrup
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix everything in a blender and pour 1/3 of batter into a pan. Cook each side for about three minutes. Add banana and strawberries into the mix for a more fluffy texture. Bananas are a great energy-giver and have numerous benefits, so that’s why this vegan banana pancake recipe is one that should be on your radar.
Looking for something unique, and extra refreshing? Let’s look at a few options for the summer months. A great vegan-friendly option is a fresh fruit smoothie bowl or a chia pudding
For a vanilla chia pudding, all you need is 2 cups of unsweetened almond milk, 1/2 cup of chia seeds, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, and 1 tablespoon of pure maple or coconut syrup. Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix. Set in the fridge and mix every 1 or 2 hours until set. Serve in a mason jar with your favorite fruits. This serves as a great snack or dessert for the hotter days.
So, there you have it! Plenty of great ideas to get you started as you navigate the vegan lifestyle.
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