It has occurred to me that I haven’t posted any dessert recipes.
What is this nonsense?
Hey, I may be a diabetic but I still love a good pudding.
Alas – gone are the days where you can eat cake with buttercream icing, ice cream with all the toppings, wonderfully light chocolate mousse (and you can bet I made the best chocolate mousse ever) or even a classic sticky toffee pudding. But you can still treat yourselves to healthier desserts.
Oh please, there’s no such thing as a healthy dessert! – is what you’re probably thinking. Maybe you think this is my way of building your hopes and dreams just to tear them down and leave you with a fruit salad. That’s not the case.
You’d be surprised actually how many sugar-free dessert recipes are out there – but just because it’s sugar free doesn’t mean it’s not filled with bad fats.
I stumbled across this recipe on an Instagram account, I don’t remember which account, but it was created by a man called Allen Stern. All praise be to Mr. Stern.
So I found his recipe and had to try it. I ran on down (burning some calories on the way) to my nearest Holland and Barrett and purchased these superfoods the recipe talks about.
Well it smells like heaven so I went for it.
So the cocoa nibs and the raw cacao powder in this recipe are essentially chocolate before additives. No dairy, no sugar, and organic I guess? It takes some adjusting from regular chocolate as it’s slightly more bitter – but that’s why you should experiment with the amount of sweetener in this recipe. Whatever suits you best until you adjust. It actually grows on you!
2-3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
1-2 droppers liquid stevia
3 ounces water
handful of raw cacao nibs
handful of raw goji berries
- place stick into 2 bananas and place in freezer until soft frozen
- place other banana, cacao powder, stevia, water into blender and blend until creamy – you want the chocolate sauce to be thick like Hershey syrup
- dunk frozen banana into chocolate sauce
- top with cacao nibs and/or goji berries
A similar recipe I managed to stumble upon was an amazing ice cream recipe. I tried a ‘diabetic ice cream’ recipe I found online and it was god awful; when I found this one though I was delighted with the result.
You literally put the ingredients for this banana on a stick recipe in a blender.
Sugar free, dairy free, rich and indulgent ice cream all around! Freeze it for a couple of hours, (or use an ice cream churner for the best results) and you have yourself an amazing ice cream.