No-Bake and Raw Sweets

Raspberry Chia Pudding

Chia Pudding with raspberries

Here’s a fresh summer take on chia pudding using fresh raspberries and vanilla nondairy milk. Enjoy this for dessert or breakfast.

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Chocolate Chia Pudding with Blackberries or Blueberries

Chia Pudding with blackberries

Chia pudding tastes great with a hint of chocolate, and fresh summer blackberries or blueberries dress it up. Serve this as a snack, dessert, or for breakfast.

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Homemade Chocolate Almond Milk

Chocolate Almond Milk by Leslie Cerier

This homemade chocolate almond milk is easy and delicious. Try using all organic ingredients, if you can. Recipe contributed by Leslie Cerier. Photos by Tracy Eller. more→

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Unbaked Peach-Berry Crumble

Unbaked vegan peach and raspberry crumble

When you want a lovely summer dessert but don’t feel like fussing (or baking) this unbaked peach-berry crumble just the thing. I particularly like this with raspberries, if they’re available. Adapted from Vegan Holiday Kitchen. Photos by Susan Voisin.

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No-Bake Vegan Cocoa Maca-roons

vegan macaroons made with maca

These no-bake macaroons are filled with all manner of nutrient-dense goodies, including nuts, nut better, dates, and of course, coconut. Not to mention a nice dose of maca powder, which not only lends its malty flavor, but its energy-boosting benefits. If you’re unfamiliar with maca, or just want to leave it out, no problem — see the alternative following the recipe. more→

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Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

A two-ingredient classic dessert — how can you go wrong? Strawberries and dark chocolate are just made for one another. Though this hardly even qualifies as a recipe, there are are a few tips and tricks that make this come out just right. more→

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Unbaked Fig Bars

Unbaked fig bars by Gena Hamshaw

It’s amazing to me that a dessert this good can be free of refined flour or refined sugar. These fig bars have all of the chewiness and sweetness of traditional Fig Newton cookies, but they’re made with wholesome almonds, oats, and real dried figs. From Choosing Raw: Making Raw Foods Part of the Way You Eat by Gena Hamshaw. Reprinted with permission from Da Capo Lifelong, © 2014. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky. more→

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Coconutty for Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coconutty raw chocolate chip cookies by Gena Hamshaw

These cookies taste every bit as sweet and indulgent as a cookie should, but they’re surprisingly nutritious. Walnuts contribute healthy omega-3 fatty acids, while coconut lends its anti-inflammatory properties and cacao nibs give the cookies a little antioxidant boost. Whether for benefits or for the taste, I enjoy these cookies both as midday snacks and as dessert. From Choosing Raw: Making Raw Foods Part of the Way You Eat by Gena Hamshaw. Reprinted with permission from Da Capo Lifelong, © 2014. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky. more→

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