One of the major struggles when deciding to eat healthily is finding something to satisfy your sweet tooth when temptation strikes. Raw veganism is a great way to focus on getting satisfaction from whole foods because the principles of the raw vegan diet encourage you to eat what your body is craving and eat as much as it takes to fill you up. Raw vegans are also notorious for creating some of the most decadent desserts, rich enough that you probably won’t be able to wolf down the whole thing and sweet enough to stop you reaching for a chocolate bar. The ingredients in raw vegan sweet treats will also fill you up for longer because they don’t rely on chemicals and empty carbohydrates. Have a look at the list below and make yourself a stash of raw vegan treats for when you need a pick-me-up.
We all have fond memories of dunking Oreo cookies into milk, but it gets hard to justify them when you have decided to focus on eating clean. SuperfoodSiobhan has taken it upon herself to re-create the Oreo in raw vegan form. She claims these are even better than the real thing, but there is no way to tell until you try them yourself. The recipe contains only 7 ingredients and all of them are certified health foods so I don’t really see what you are waiting for. Find the recipe here. Photo credit: SuperfoodSiobhan
2. Raw Snickers
Continuing the trend of replicating unhealthy snacks in raw vegan form we have here the healthy snickers bar. These even contain raw chocolate so you don’t have to feel guilty about a single bite. The middle caramel layer deviates a little from a regular snickers by including a substantial amount of peanut butter – but when was the addition of peanut butter ever a bad thing? The recipe is on LiviasKitchen here. Photo credit: LiviasKitchen
Cashew nut cheesecakes are the wonderful invention of raw vegans who understand that all the saturated fat from a regular cheesecake is sadly too good to be true. Cashew nut cheesecakes on the other hand have a similar creamy texture and a healthy dose of monounsaturated fats so it’s probably more healthy to eat a slice than not. The lime in this recipe cuts through some of the richness so you might be able to eat more than one slice. Have a go and let us know if you manage it. Find the recipe here. Photo credit: CrunchyRadish
NaturallySassy has taken the world by storm with her plant based diet and this recipe is a great example of how you don’t have to give up delicious treats when eating healthily. You would never guess that the secret ingredient of these tartlets was avocado. Similarly to the raw cheesecake this simple swap means you get healthier fats into your day without making it feel like a chore. The recipe is on her blog here. Photo credit: NaturallySassy
These look amazing, don’t they? Chocolate and orange is one of those combinations that just works so well. The list of ingredients in this recipe is fairly long, but every single one of them is going to give you a healthy boost. The combination of a rich, nutty crunch from the bottom layer with the smooth velvet of the top is fantastic and won’t leave you with a sugar crash half an hour later. The recipe is here. Photo credit: ElsasWholesomeLife