Yes, that’s right – veggies as dessert! You can sneak in some extra vegetables in a delicious way, which is great if you are cooking for a household of vegetable haters or picky kids.
You’re sure to find something to suit all tastes in the veggie dessert ideas below, proving you can have your cake and eat it, too!
1. Beetroot Chocolate Cake
A dark chocolate cake made with beetroot is a taste sensation, and the moist beetroot ensures the cake won’t be dry. You can also get gluten free versions of this popular recipe.
2. Sweet Potato Cupcakes
Sweet potatoes are so versatile, and here they are made into tasty little cupcakes. You can also add coconut oil to the icing on these cakes. Coconut oil provides a boost to skin, so this is one dessert that can help your skin instead of make you break out in spots.
3. Carrot Cake Protein Balls
Don’t let the name put you off; these little balls of goodness are just like tiny hits of carrot cake. They’re packed with protein, so are great for a snack after the gym.
4. Kale Cake
Kale is a trendy vegetable at the moment, but if you don’t think you can face another serving with your dinner, try a slice of this heavenly cake. Made with fresh kale and apples, the cake is moist, delicious, and a fetching shade of green.
5. Cauliflower Rice Pudding
Cauliflower rice is a big thing at the moment, and you can find recipes out there for whipping it up into a tasty pudding without all the carbs of pudding rice.
6. Chickpea Blondies
Hummus is great, but you can make a tasty dessert treat with chickpeas too. A blondie is the paler relation of the brownie, and there are recipes that use chickpeas to make a delicious and protein packed dessert slice.
7. Green Juice Ice Lollies
For a refreshing sweet treat on a hot day, look no further than these beautiful green ice lollies. Made with kale, celery, cucumber, apples, pineapple and agave nectar, they are the ultimate summer dessert, and so healthy you can have more than one.
8. Pumpkin Cake
If you thought pumpkins were just for Halloween, think again! This delicious cake is packed full of pumpkin and spices, and if you want to be a bit more indulgent, you can make a cinnamon cream cheese frosting to go with it.
9. Avocado Lassi
Lassi made with fruit is a popular food in India, and creamy avocado lassi is amazing. Greek yoghurt adds healthy protein, cardamom seeds add fragrance and sweetness, and rosewater enhances the flowery creaminess. It only takes 5 minutes to make, and you can also churn it to make a delicious avocado lassi ice cream.