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Summer brings us a fresh bounty of fruits in season that taste better than any other time of year. I love fresh produce and am consuming loads of sweet treats like strawberries, watermelons, peaches, raspberries, and more. I really wish summer fruits and vegetables tasted great from the grocery store year-round, but that’s just not the case. Soak it up, raid your local farmer’s market, and enjoy nature’s sweet gifts in the following Fruity Vegan Desserts that really make these fruits shine.
Vegan desserts are great not only for those following a vegan diet, but also for people, like me, who have food sensitivities and allergies. If you don’t have much experience with vegan foods and desserts, please don’t let the term “vegan” scare you away from these awesome recipes. You’ll be amazed by how sweet and delicious healthy ingredients, such as dates, maple syrup, coconut milk, and nuts, can make desserts like these taste great and satisfy your cravings, while helping you stick with your healthy eating or weight loss diet.
I love desserts, but now that I’m trying to lose weight and get healthy, I try to avoid inflammatory ingredients like dairy and gluten. If you’re trying to improve your health, like I am, check out these sweet treats to indulge while still following your healthy, whole foods diet.
For more healthy, plant based dessert ideas, check out the following:
Healthy Fruity Vegan Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE BARS
Aren’t these cheesecake bars just gorgeous?! The “cheesecake” filling is made with soaked cashews and coconut cream, both of which make surprisingly creamy dairy substitutes.
From Choosing Chia
MINI BERRY TARTS
One of my favorite desserts has long been berry tarts with creamy dairy filling. Since I became seriously lactose intolerant, I haven’t been able to indulge in this dessert I love – until now.
SALTED CHOCOLATE BANANA BITES
I love the taste combination of sweet + salty and the small serving size of this dessert. Just assemble these little bites, pop them in the freezer, and enjoy any time you need something sweet. Plus, Ali from Gimme Some Oven is after my own heart with her Arrested Development references – I love that show!
From Gimme Some Oven
CLEAN BANANA SPLIT ICE CREAM CAKE
Love banana splits, but hate what they do to your waistline? Look no further than this totally clean, whole foods banana split ice cream cake!
From DAMY Health
CHIA STRAWBERRY + RASPBERRY MINT POPSICLES
Sweetened only with a little maple syrup, these popsicles are such a nutritional powerhouse – can they even be called dessert? Strawberries and raspberries are super healthy, but the chia seeds are what really set this treat over the edge as a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants, calcium, carbohydrates, fiber, and protein.
NO BAKE KEY LIME PIE
This dessert is super simple with no cooking required and so gorgeous and impressive, it’s perfect to take for a summer get-together!
WATERMELON COCONUT ICE CREAM
This recipe is so easy! Just combine watermelon, coconut milk, Medjool dates and vanilla extract, blend, and freeze for the perfect healthy dessert to cool you down on the hottest summer days.
ORANGE + BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE
This cheesecake really caught my eye with its brightly colored blueberry filling and huge, round orange slices. Oranges are my jam right now to sweeten and add fiber to my green smoothies, so this dessert is right up my alley.
TIRAMISU WITH STRAWBERRIES
I LOVE tiramisu, but my body can’t handle the mascarpone and the gluten in the cake. This recipe is a wonderful replacement with a crunchy almond crust, creamy cashew filling, sweet strawberry sauce, and traditional cacao sprinkled on top.
From Vegan Heaven
STRAWBERRY LEMONADE PIE
Strawberry lemonade is so refreshing and screams “summer!” The crust is made with oats, so if you need to eat gluten free, remember oats need to be labeled “gluten free” too.
From Feasting on Fruit
BLUEBERRY PIE ICE CREAM
I really enjoy crunchies in my ice cream, and this recipe does not disappoint with creamy blueberry ice cream and crumbled pie crust sprinkled throughout. Blueberries are in season now, so put them to good use with this delicious, refreshing dessert!
From Craving Nature
RAW PASSION FRUIT SWIRL CAKE
Here is another beautiful dessert sure to make your eyes and your taste buds happy! This dessert features passion fruit, a fruit that isn’t as common as the other fruits on this list, but it should be in your market because we have some in our small town grocery store. It’s amazing how food can become art, especially with bright, colorful fruit recipes.
From Happy Healthy Blog
Cut out dairy and other inflammatory foods with these Healthy Fruity Vegan Desserts, and you’ll be amazed at how fabulous you feel!
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