Everyone loves desserts. Desserts are scrumptious, sweet and the perfect way to end a meal. Desserts often incorporate fruits and chocolate, but what about vegetables? Vegetables in desserts. Nice? To many people, that doesn’t sound quite right. Do vegetables have a place in desserts?
Do you have the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetable daily? Getting the suggested servings of 3 fruits and 5 vegetables every day can be very difficult. Trying to achieve these goals often means you only end up eating salads and savory dishes. Your diet ends up being bland and not very interesting. You restrict yourself and don’t allow you to indulge in desserts from time to time. Change these eating habits! You can actually have desserts and fulfill the suggested amounts of fruits and vegetables! Who said sweet treats can’t be nutritious too? Here are 7 dessert recipes that will amaze you. They will shock you on how delicious they are, you will start to incorporate them into your selection of desserts!
1. Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Enjoy the iconic chocolate mousse dessert without the guilt. Chocolate avocado mousse is just as delicious as the real deal (without the avocado). It is deliciously silky and so wonderful. Try this recipe for Chocolate Avocado Mousse from Gordon Ramsay.
2. Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Enjoy the best of both worlds – something healthy thanks to the zucchini and satisfying due to the chocolate. It is easy to make that you will not want to have any other bread after this. Check out this recipe for Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread from the blog foodiecrush.
3. Black Bean Brownies
Black beans? In brownies? Really? It may sound strange but don’t hate on it until you try it. It is surprisingly delicious. The black beans give a fudgy texture to the cake when cooked. Try this recipe for Black Bean Brownies from the blog the Minimalist Baker. Bonus – these are vegan and gluten-free.
4. Chickpea Blondies
Have you ever heard of blondies? They’re similar to brownies without chocolate. Chickpeas in blondies? It may not sound great but they are delicious. You will never know they were made from chickpeas. Try this recipe from the food blog The Healthy Maven. They’re dense, gluten-free and high in protein.
5. Carrot Cake
You probably know how great carrot cake is without it needing to be on this list. Having this cake, you won’t even know you’re eating carrots. With the addition of cream cheese icing, it elevates the cake. Carrot cake is great for impressing yourself and guests. Try this recipe for Carrot Cake from Taste.
6. Sweet Potato Brownies
If you try these brownies, you won’t even believe you are having a full serve of vegetables! Even the fussiest eaters will be addicted to these brownies. These brownies are gooey and fudgy you won’t be able to stop eating them. Try this recipe for Sugar-Free Sweet Potato Brownies from 28 by Sam Wood.
7. Beetroot Brownies
Beetroot? Brownies? What a perfect combination. These brownies are moist, chocolatey and fudgy. You won’t even know you’re eating beetroots. They are easy to make – just make sure you don’t overcook them! Check out this recipe for Fudgy Dark Chocolate Beet Brownies from the food blog Pinch and Swirl.