You must think I only eat desserts because the last couple of my recipes were only desserts. Actually, nothing could be further from the truth, because I eat pretty healthy, with a lot of green smoothies, fruits, leafy greens, starches etc. But sometimes I want to eat yummy vegan desserts. A lot of people think eating vegan is so boring, and everything tastes bland. That is so not true. Honestly, when it comes to desserts I prefer much more the vegan desserts than the “normal” cakes, cookies etc. which are full of processed sugar, white flour, yeast, milk, eggs and so on.
I’ve never thought that desserts can be actually healthy. If I make plant-based sweets, I always go for a healthy version. The truth is that even vegan desserts can be really unhealthy, so make sure you check the ingredients before you buy something.
As a sweetener, I like to use maple syrup which is a much healthier version of sugar. Also using fruits can sweeten your desserts naturally.
When I was a kid, my favorite dessert was crêpes. I grew up in Hungary, so for us, crêpes were pancakes. My family called “pancake queen” because I loved them so much.
Well, of course, the original recipe is milk, eggs, white flour, sugar. None of them are healthy. Plus the filling we spread on the crepes contained extra sugar. Or simply we added fruit jam, which was a better option, but we know mixing fruits with anything is not a really good food combining.
After I went vegan, I tried to make gluten-free crêpes, but they never turned out good. Once I bought a really good flour blend that I was able to make gluten-free crêpes with, but it had some ingredients I didn’t like. Also to make crêpes you have to use a good amount of oil to bake the them which I don’t want to.
So I like to make these fruit leathers, and for the filling, I like to use date cream or some fruit jam etc. You can be creative, if you want you can add other fruits to the base. Experiment with the flavors.
Wild blueberries are one of the best fruits out there to cure illnesses. It can be tricky to find them, in the UK I couldn’t find them at any grocery stores so you can add regular blueberries (even though the wild ones are much better) or you can add them in powder form. Blueberries have a lot of antioxidants, they are fighters of free radicals. They slow down the aging process. They are an excellent source of iron, magnesium, selenium, zinc, the also have omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids. Especially wild blueberries. They are true brain food and also really beneficial for your eyes.
Bananas are one of my favorite fruits. A lot of people don’t eat it because of their high sugar content but don’t get fooled by that. I talked about that before. Bananas are a powerful antiviral food. They can help solve sleep disorders, reduce anxiety and alleviate depression. They help soothe digestive issues as well. They are really high in potassium.
RAW BLUEBERRY CRÊPES
Prep time: 5 minutes Bake time: 14-15 hours Servings: 8-10 crêpes
- 7 medium size ripe bananas
- 1 cup (230 g) blueberries
- 1 heaping tsp wild blueberries powder
For the filling, topping:
- date cream, fruit jam, chocolate sauce, fruits etc.
- Blend all the ingredients in a blender.
- Line two dehydrator sheets with teflex. Pour half of the liquid onto one of them and spread it with a spatula or knife.
- Aim for it to be relatively thin. Smooth it into a circular shape. Pour the other half of the liquid onto the other sheet.
- Set the dehydrator 42 C (107 degrees F). “Bake” them in the dehydrator for 12 hours.
- Flip the fruit leathers, and put them back into the dehydrator for 2-3 hours.
- Serve them with any kind of filling and topping you’d like.