Just because you are on the Paleo diet, doesn’t mean you can’t truly enjoy your dessert! There are lots of delicious recipes that are sweet enough to enjoy on spring holidays like Mother’s Day and Easter, but still follow the Paleo lifestyle. Here are a few fun ideas to try out.
Chocolate Avocado Mousse
This chocolate mousse is going to use avocado as the main creamy component. It lets you have a creamy and chocolatey dessert that is also healthy and Paleo-approved. But it also uses spices that turn it into a Mexican chocolate dessert, perfect for Cinco de Mayo! What you want to use are ripe avocadoes, coconut milk, raw cacao powder, vanilla extract, raw honey, cinnamon, and some ground chilies. Mix them together in a food processor, cool in the fridge, then serve to your family or guests.
Guess what else happens in the spring? That’s right – it’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Unfortunately, you can’t have any of the regular Girl Scout cookies when you are doing Paleo. However, there is a Paleo version of the popular Thin Mint cookies! This is great news for anyone who enjoys these chocolate mint delights. For the cookies, you will use a lot of basic ingredients many Paleo cookies have like tapioca flour, almond flower, cocoa powder, sea salt, grass-fed butter or ghee, and raw honey. Then you want to add in the peppermint flavoring with peppermint extract.
Almond Butter Blondies
These cookies are not only Paleo-friendly, but they are also vegan, so your vegan friends can enjoy them as well. The almond butter blondies use almond butter for the almond flavor, plus chia seeds, water, coconut sugar, vanilla extract, dark chocolate chips or raw cacao chips, baking soda, and salt. They are baked just like regular blondies or sugar cookies. You can also use cookie cutters if you want to make these almond butter blondies to put into your kids’ Easter baskets.
Many natural ingredients are allowed on the Paleo diet that will sweeten up desserts, so don’t feel like you have to do without your favorite treats just because you are following this lifestyle. There is always room for interpretation in most popular recipes, from these blondies, to making cookies that taste just like Girl Scouts’ Thin Mints. It makes it a lot easier to follow a new diet or eating lifestyle when you can mix in some of your old favorites.