Christmas is often associated with a lot of food, and unhealthy food too. Especially the dessert can be a real calorie bomb. You don’t have to worry about that anymore! I’ve created 3 healthy Christmas dessert recipes for you. You don’t need to feel guilty and you can still enjoy a delicious dessert during the Holidays.
All recipes are vegetarian, vegan, sugar free and gluten free.
These Hasselback pears are a perfect healthy dessert for Christmas because of the ginger and cinnamon that I’ve used. And they look nice too with their thin slices!
1 tablespoon coconut oil
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ginger
Preheat the oven to 350F/180C. Peel the pear, cut it in half and remove the core.
Melt the coconut oil and mix with the cinnamon and ginger. Cut slices into the pears (tip:
check how I do it with Hasselback potatoes to make sure you don’t cut all the way through)
Grease a baking dish and put the pears into the dish. Brush the coconut oil mixture over the
pears. Bake the Hasselback pears for 30 minutes
Chop the pecans and serve your Hasselback pear with soy yogurt and the chopped pecans.
Check the food video for a tutorial.
Tropical Fruit bowl
Ignore the cold outside and imagine yourself in tropical weather with this fruit bowl. I got the recipe from Eat Me, who also sells the pitahayas in the Netherlands.
2 pitahayas (dragon fruit)
1 box raspberries
1 box blueberries
1 box of blackberries
Cut the pitahayas in half lengthwise. Use a melon scoop to cut round balls from the fruit. Fill the empty pitahayas with the balls and the rest of the fruit. This dessert is also delicious with a scoop of (vegan) vanilla ice cream.
Chocolate peanut butter mousse
As a kid, my mom would always serve chocolate mousse with the Christmas dessert. And I loved it! So I’m very happy that I’ve created this healthy, vegan version now!
130 gram (3/4 cup) dark chocolate, in chunks
2 tbs plant based milk
1 package silken tofu (300 grams)
125 gram (1/2 cup) peanut butter
Optionally: 1 tbs agave syrup
Melt the chocolate chunks au-bain-marie. Put half of the silken tofu with the plant based milk in a food processor. Add the chocolate and mix until combined.
Put the chocolate mousse in a glass or plastic cup. Combine the remaining ingredients in a food processor and poor the peanut butter layer on top of the chocolate layer. Put the mousse in the fridge until serving but at least for 1 hour. I decorated it with some chocolate curls.
Check the video tutorial here.
Have a look at my Pinterest board for more vegetarian and vegan Christmas inspiration.
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