Inspired by the childhood classic, this PB&J dessert is made from nutritious whole-food ingredients, sweetened with maple syrup. Packed with plant-based protein, fiber-rich complex carbohydrates, good fats, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants!
Homemade date paste is one of the healthiest sweeteners, especially compared to highly processed products like agave, and brown-rice syrup. It is quick and simple to make, you just need a high-powered blender or food processor to puree the dates. DIY date paste/syrup is also a lot cheaper than the packaged refined sweeteners!
This delicious and nutritious plant-based dessert is made from only whole plant foods, with no added sugars or oils. The almonds provide healthy unsaturated fat and plant-based protein, while the dates naturally sweeten the recipe and offer some minerals and vitamins. The cacao, coffee, coconut, ginger and lemon zest give these truffles a boost of natural flavour and richness!
Most of us admit to having a bit of a sweet tooth, and that’s ok if we’re choosing naturally sweet whole-foods with some nutritional value. Enjoying sweet foods in moderation is part of a balanced diet, as it prevents us from feeling deprived, and can boost our mood which is always a healthy thing! I like adding a little sweetness to my tea, so I’ve researching the best natural sweeteners on the market and have come up with the following recommendations. That said, I encourage you to further the research and experimentation to find what best suits you.