10 Simple (and Healthy!) Dessert Recipes

July 24, 2015
by Thrive Market
10 Simple (and Healthy!) Dessert Recipes

“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.

Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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.

Double Chocolate Brownie Bites

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.

Raw Matcha Ice Cream Cake

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.

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Coconut Creme Brulee

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.

Quinoa Crunch Bars

Your favorite chocolate crunch candy bar gets a makeover by subbing in quinoa for white rice and antioxidant-rich dark chocolate for milk.

Decadent Chocolate Mousse

Medjool dates lend sweetness to this raw and sugar-free mousse. You won’t believe how creamy it is!

Triple Ginger Cookies With Pomegranate Molasses

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!

Chocolate Pear Smoothie

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.

Sprouted Peanut Butter Cookies

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.

Grilled Peaches With Yogurt and Granola

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

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