Tasty Tuesdays-Plant Based Goodness: My Favorite No heat Plant based Treats

Ok, Moment of truth. I was addicted to sugar for over 29 years. I learned this most recently as I have shifted to a Cruelty free way of eating. The one thing that was the hardest to release was all the sweet treats I consumed. I loved bread, which i learnt contained large amounts of sugar. I also loved ice cream, another high sugar contender and Strawberry Lemonade couldn’t pass me by. In the recent past, I’ve found several alternatives that did not cause me to emotionally indulge and were for the most part guilt free.

Banana Nice Cream-

The best type of bananas for plant based ice cream

This one ingredient treat is sooo good! When I feel an energy of temptation for sweet I grab a few frozen bananas, some spices and my Ninja smmothie and in no time, I’m satisfied.

I blend 2 regular size bananas, 1/4 tsp pure vanilla, a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg, 1 tsp of Seamoss gel or powder, pulverize for 60 seconds time 2 and there you have it, My Banana Nice Cream

Cashew and Coconut cream Pie is another guilty pleasure I don’t consume often, but my children love when I get creative and step out of our staple eats.

Raw cashews
Freshly shelled coconut meat

The Ingredients for this culinary delight include: 2 cups cashews soaked and drained, frozen coconut milk(from powder and water mixture) or Coconut Mana, 2 cups soaked and drained medjool dates, 1 tsp vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg, 1 cup sea moss gel or powder equivalent and Seamoss powder. I Blend the cashews and dates and 1/2 cup Seamoss gel together in my Ninja smoothie maker and then I mold them to a glass pie dish. Place in the fridge and let it set for 25 to 30 minutes. For the filling, I combine the remaining Seamoss gel or powder with my spices in my Hamilton beach blender and put it in the fridge for about 10 minutes to firm up. I do not add any sweetener to the filling. I do the pie shell in advance of making the filling so that once my coconut cream is thick enough I spoon it into the cashew/ date pie mold. After putting everything together, a little more time in the refrigerator is needed to bring it all together, literally.

Hibiscus Lemonade

Hibiscus flowers

The dried petals of the hibiscus flower have long been used culturally as medicine but it is also great used in Refreshing drinks and deserts. I steep the dry petals in water for several days in the refrigerator and drain them from the liquid when I’m ready to prepare my lemonade. I do add some natural sweetener in the form of agave nectar or some molasses if no other options are available. A few drops of lemon essential oil give it just the right zing and all ready to drink.

Watermelon smoothie

Watermelon smoothie

Now there’s really no way to get this wrong. A watermelon smoothie is just watermelon no added ingredients in my ninja smoothie maker.

These few treats do support my healing the relationship I have with food. They also support my creativity because there’s more than one way to use them to create a treat you’d love to eat. Have you tried any of these ideas? I you overcoming an addiction to sweets? I’d love to hear how you’re transforming your relationship with food.

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