“Healthy dessert” might seem like an oxymoron, but with easy tricks (like blending luscious dates into chocolate mousse), you’ll be surprised how effortless it is to satisfy your cravings without the guilt. Here are 10 of our favorite sweet-treat recipes from the Thrive Market archives.
The scent of warm, chewy oatmeal raisin cookies is always comforting. This version happens to be vegan and gluten-free, and is sweetened with maple syrup.
Ready in only 20 minutes, these brownies are vegan, grain-free, and Paleo-friendly, but you’d never know it from the fudgy texture and rich chocolate flavor.
If you’re new to matcha—a full-bodied, earthy green tea—this frozen dessert is the perfect introduction. A slice of coconut milk “ice cream” is layered over a sweet-salty almond crust.
What's better than classic creme brulee made Paleo? In our recipe, the delicious custard is thickened with coconut cream, and coconut sugar gives the torched topping its satisfying crack.
Your favorite chocolate crunch candy bar gets a makeover by subbing in quinoa for white rice and antioxidant-rich dark chocolate for milk.
Medjool dates lend sweetness to this raw and sugar-free mousse. You won’t believe how creamy it is!
Two secrets make the gingery bite of these little molasses cookies even better. One is the fruitiness and subtle, dark edge of pomegranate molasses, and the second is that they’re gluten-free!
The classic combination of bittersweet chocolate and fragrant pears come together in an energizing smoothie ready to enjoy after any meal. Protein-packed almond butter and fiber-rich chia seeds make it even healthier.
To make this version of your favorite childhood cookie, we use sprouted spelt flour, which is lower in starch and higher in nutrients than conventional flour. It also gives the cookies a more doughy, cakey texture, while a sprinkle of flaky sea salt on top accentuates the sweetness and adds a little sparkle.
Grilling takes sweet peaches to the next level, caramelizing the fruit’s natural sugars and adding a slight smokiness. Top with creamy yogurt and crunchy granola for a sublime dessert.
Photo credit: Paul Delmont