My second favourite meal of the day (after breakfast of course) is dessert. But can I even eat dessert, isn’t it full of sugar? Well to answer those questions yes, yes and no. Yes, I can eat dessert, yes and is full of sugar and no because you can make healthy alternatives.
While I love spending hours making extravagant desserts, sometimes you just want a quick fix to get you through to the end of the night. Here are some quick desserts to keep you going:
- Whipped cream and berries
This is my go-to dessert, all it consists of is some thickened cream, berries and, if you’re feeling fancy some vanilla essence, cinnamon and coconut flakes. Just whip the thickened cream (and vanilla essence if you’re using it) using an electric mixer and throw the other ingredients on top. The best part – you can lick the beaters.
- Chocolate quinoa risotto
Very similar to rice pudding but using quinoa instead. Using the absorption method, absorb ½ cup quinoa in 500ml of almond milk (or other milk) and add some rice malt syrup, 1 tsp vanilla and ¼ cup cacao and bring to the boil. Once boiled allow to simmer until most of the milk has been absorbed. Serve with berries and coconut cream.
- Coconut yoghurt with fruit
Coconut yoghurt has become increasingly popular, it tastes like a really creamy, decadent yoghurt. Top it with your favourite fruit, cinnamon and coconut flakes.
- Toasted coconut flakes
Toast some coconut flakes in a frying pan (without any oils or butter). Put in a bowl and with cinnamon and salt and enjoy.
- Coconut roughs
Combine coconut oil, salt, cacao, rice malt syrup and shredded coconut and freeze for an hour. Enjoy…
While these don’t sound like the most exciting desserts, they certainly taste amazing. They’re very easy to make and don’t take up a lot of time. They’re also not too heavy on the sweeteners so you can enjoy them without feeling too guilty.