This vibrant, vitamin and mineral-rich, dairy-free dessert is packed with nutrients and deliciousness! While it may taste luxurious, it is made from entirely nourishing, wholesome ingredients – without any added refined sugars or oils. Being winter in Canada, we have limited fresh local fruits available – so frozen berries are a flavorful option. Wild blueberries are especially rich in anthocyanin, a potent flavonoid antioxidant – responsible for the dark purple pigment of this fruit. The good unsaturated fats found in cashews, provides a natural thick and creamy texture – creating a cheesecake-like consistency. Adding lemon zest to the crust and topping of this tart, provides a slightly acidic tang – resembling the ‘cheese’ in standard cheesecake. While this is a healthy dessert recipe, it is still rich, and satisfying! Allowing you to enjoy the eating experience, while still feeling good afterwards!
Inspired by the childhood classic, this PB&J dessert is made from nutritious whole-food ingredients, with minimal added sugars from maple syrup only. Packed with plant-based protein, fiber-rich complex carbohydrates, good fats, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants!
While tomatoes are no longer in season, fresh cranberries are available now, which inspired this recipe. Like tomatoes, cranberries are sweet and acidic, which makes them a delicious ketchup base. Naturally high in pectin, cooked cranberries provide a lovely thick sauce!
These delicious whole-food bars were designed to provide a nutritious balance of complex carbohydrates, plant-based protein, healthy unsaturated fat, fiber, plenty of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Enjoy one of these bars as a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack, or as a healthy dessert!
Strawberries are now in season here in Quebec and are sweet & delicious, providing the inspiration for this popsicle recipe.