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Healthy Desserts

Raw Blueberry Cheesecake Recipe

If you're doing your body good by avoiding pasteurized dairy products but you miss eating cheesecake, give this delicious dairy-free, all-raw, blueberry cheesecake recipe a try.

The "cheese" in this cheesecake is made with raw, organic cashews, and the crust is made with a combination of macadamia nuts, dates, and dried coconut. The recipe requires some work, but it's definitely worth the effort! Read more about Raw Blueberry Cheesecake Recipe


Healthy Pecan Pie Recipe

If pecan pie is on your mind, you and your guests will love this raw and healthy version. Read more about Healthy Pecan Pie Recipe


Easy Healthy Fudge Recipe

This easy and delicious fudge recipe calls for protein-rich almond butter and antioxidant-rich raw chocolate powder, making it a decadent treat that is much healthier than conventional store-bought fudge.

Although this fudge is made with all-natural ingredients, it is best to eat only one or two small pieces at a time, as eating honey-rich foods can stress one's blood sugar-regulating mechanisms.

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Raw Chocolate Recipes

In last week's newsletter, I shared a quick and simple dessert recipe that requires only three ingredients: raw chocolate nibs, raw pecans, and liquid honey. Enough people wrote in thanking me for this recipe that I thought it would be a good idea to post it here on our blog for visitors who don't receive my weekly health newsletter. Read more about Raw Chocolate Recipes


Fig-Pecan Energy Bar Recipe

This fig-pecan energy bar recipe produces a batch of scrumptious bars that is rich in potassium, calcium, iron, fiber, and healthy protein. Think of this energy bar as one of the most mineral-rich healthy snacks that you can use to fuel your body in between meals. Read more about Fig-Pecan Energy Bar Recipe


Almond Sesame Squares Recipe

This scrumptious dessert recipe calls for two healthy and protein-dense plant foods: almonds and sesame seeds. Sesame seeds are also an excellent source of calcium.

This recipe also requires the use of a Champion juicer, which comes with a flat plate that allows you to make all-natural ice cream out of bananas, all-natural nut butters, and desserts like almond sesame squares. Read more about Almond Sesame Squares Recipe


Persimmon Pie Recipe



1 cup of almonds, soaked for 6 to 12 hours, then drained
1 cup of dates, soaked for 1 to 2 hours, then drained


Please note that if you are pressed for time, you can make the dough/crust of this pie without soaking your almonds and dates.

Use a food processor to bring together almonds and dates. Add a little water if needed to bring almonds and dates together into a well homogenized mixture. You should end up with a coarse, slightly moist, dough-like consistency. Read more about Persimmon Pie Recipe


Hazelnut, Fig, and Coconut Log Recipe


2 cups of raw hazelnuts, soaked in water for 5 hours, then dried in a towel and roughly chopped
1 cup of dried black mission figs, soaked in water for 1 hour, then drained
1/2 a cup of dates, soaked in water for 1 hour, then drained
1/4 cup of raw cacao powder
1/4 cup of water
1 cup of sesame seeds, soaked in water for 5 hours, then dried in a towel
1 cup of shredded coconut


Use a food processor to bring together hazelnuts, figs, dates, cacao, and water. Read more about Hazelnut, Fig, and Coconut Log Recipe


Pecan-Raisin Balls Recipe


1 lb. pecans
1/4 cup rolled oats
10 pitted dates
2 tablespoons of almond butter or raw tahini
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of all-natural vanilla extract
1 cup pre-soaked raisins (2 hours), drained on a dish towel


Finely grind pecans and oats in a food processor. Set aside in a medium to large bowl. Use food processor to blend dates, almond butter or raw tahini, cinnamon, and vanilla into a paste.

Mix paste into finely ground pecan-oat mixture using clean hands or a wooden spoon. Add raisins and continue to mix gently until raisins are well distributed. Roll mixture into small balls.

This recipe makes about 10 balls. Enjoy!

From the Fall 2001 edition of Health Science magazine Read more about Pecan-Raisin Balls Recipe


Healthy Gluten-Free Cookie Recipe


3 cups raw sunflower seeds (soaked in water overnight, drained)
10 pitted dates (soaked for 1 hour, drained)
1 cup chopped dried apricots (soaked for 1 hour, drained)
1 cup raisins (soaked for 1 hour, drained)
1 cup almond butter
1 tablespoon vanilla (optional)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)


Blend all ingredients in food processor to a nutty consistency. Roll into small balls and flatten out to about 1/4 inch thickness. Cover and refrigerate for one hour before serving. Read more about Healthy Gluten-Free Cookie Recipe




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