By ELLY JEAN-LOUIS
This week I’ve channelled my dark side and whipped up four delicious desserts. They’re quick, easy, and delicious but most of all…there’s something for everyone.
“I can’t eat dessert because I’m trying to be good…” you say? I’ve heard you and that is why I’ve created desserts that range across indulgent pudding-spectrum.
So if you are:
Vegan, gluten free, lactose intolerant, a dessert dabbler, a Chocolate Lover or a self confessed dessert-a-holic, then, I have something here for you.
Let’s start off on the lower end of the dessert scale. This is perfect for when you want something sweet but healthy. Then, we’ll move our way up to a sweet, chocolaty, indulgent… heaven – perfect for days when chocolate is the only thing that will save your world from imploding.
COCONUT CHIA PUDDINGS
(INDULGENCE LEVEL ONE)
Vegan, Gluten Free, Lactose Free
What you need:
½ cup chia seeds
1 cup coconut milk
¼ cup coconut water
1tsp vanilla extract
Fruit to serve (I like raspberries or frozen mangos an blueberries)
1. Pour the chia seeds into a large bowl, add the liquid and stir. Mix in the honey and vanilla extract.
2. Pour mix into glasses or bowls and then chill for an hour. Top with fruit and enjoy. See, you can have your cake and eat it too.
FLOURLESS ORANGE AND ALMOND CAKE
(INDULGENCE LEVEL TWO)
Gluten Free, Lactose Free
What you’ll need:
2 Large Oranges (do not use bruised oranges as you need the flesh and skin for this recipe)
5 medium eggs
1 1/4 cups of Caster Sugar
2 1/2 cups of Almond Meal