Raw Vegan Valentine’s Day Desserts – Vegan Chocolate Mousse & More

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Let’s be honest, Valentine’s day eating is really all about dessert. Chocolate to be more specific. However, most tradiotnal desserts aren’t what most people would consider healthy. While indulging once in a while is fine, there are tons of healthier dessert recipes out there that will still make you smile. These vegan desserts are incredibly delicious and made with whole foods. They are made with natural sugars, healthy fats and yummy ingredients such as raw cacao, and cashews. Most of the recipes are completely raw which means the nutritional value of the ingredients aren’t lost in the baking.

I wouldn’t recommend indulging in these vegan Valentine’s day treats every day, because yes, many of the desserts are high in calories. However, because the ingredients used are whole foods, you can feel good about what you and your loved one are eating.  You can also feel great about feeding these to your kids.  I am pretty sure they will love them and be none the wiser.

I was sure to select recipes that are relatively simple and straightforward, so that success is almost guaranteed. You can either surprise your Valentine by making one of these vegan Valentine’s day desserts ahead of time or plan on making one together. Making food together can be very romantic. If you are a man who doesn’t cook often, suggesting an evening of preparing food together might be just the thing to thrill your wife/gf/date.

Raw Vegan Valentine’s Day Desserts

Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse: A healthy chocolate mousse! You know you want some. It doesn’t get easier than this. And guess what? It doesn’t get much better either. A perfect Valentine’s day dessert. This is one you are likely to be making again and again. Chocolate, cashews, and vanilla. Sexy!! (recipe from The Spontaneous Hausfrau)

Raw Salted Peanut Butter Cookies: This recipe is incredibly easy and delicious sounding. Salty peanut butter cookies made with almonds instead of flour. Sweetened with dates, flavoured with vanilla. Yes please! You will go nuts for these bad boys. (recipe from A House in the Hills)

Chocolate Peanut Buter Cups: Another peanut butter recipe but this one has chocolate in it. 4 ingredients and 4 ingredients only. Raw cacao, coconut oil, peanut butter, and maple syrup. (recipe from The Healthy Family and Home)

Raw Cashew Cheesecake: This might be more suited to a party than Valentine’s day for two, but if your loved one has a soft spot for cheesecake and is avoiding dairy then why not make them happy. Show them you love them and that you care with this vegan and raw cashew cheesecake. Isn’t that what Valentine’s day is all about? (recipe from La Mesa – Whole Family Fare)

Raw Lemon Pudding: Another recipe with only 4 ingredients. I told you these recipes were simple and easy. No chocolate or nuts in this one. This lemon pudding is a much lighter, but still an incredibly delicious option. For those of you who don’t want as decadent and rich a dessert, this is the one for you. A refreshing way to end your Valentine’s day meal. (recipe from Healthful Pursuit)                                       (I can’t wait to try this recipe created by my friend Leanne. Be sure to follow her blog for amazing healthy recipes!)

There you have it. My selections for delicious, healthy, desserts for Valentine’s day. Which one to try first? They all look and sound so delicious.

If you give one a try please let me know how it goes.  Happy Valentine’s day everyone.

I personally gave the Vegan Chocolate Mousse a try this morning. Yummy! It really is incredibly easy. I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out great.  I brought some to a friend to see what she thought and she loved it as well.

If I were to change anything I would probably use maple syrup instead of agave.  And I might even try using coconut milk instead of the water, or maybe half half.  The recipe makes a perfect amount for 2 people to enjoy together.  I also suggest eating it with strawberries.  Especially on Valentine’s day.  Go ahead be romantic.  Make it fun because it sure will be delicious.

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Recipe from The Spontaneous Hausfrau

Note: If are stuck with no vanilla pod substitute pure vanilla extract. The real stuff please.

1 cup cashews, soaked 6 hours and drained
2 tablespoons agave syrup
4 teaspoons coconut oil
1 vanilla bean, scraped
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
raw cacao nibs for garnish

Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. This will require scraping the sides down with a spatula a few times to make sure everything gets processed completely. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. This will help thicken the mousse and it is quite good chilled.

Garnish with raw cacao nibs for a nice crunch. Serve in a short glass and share with your partner or in shot glasses. Delicious with strawberries. Dip them in the mousse and enjoy.

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