Delicious Raw Food Desserts

Certified raw food chef, personal trainer, and figure competitor Marisa DiCenso-Pelser considers the Vitamix essential to her lifestyle. “The Vitamix does everything I need to make delicious recipes,” she says, including her favourite raw desserts: Avocado Chocolate Mousse and Strawberry Banana Split Sundae Ice Cream.
 

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

1 avocado
240 ml almond milk 
120 g dates, pitted and soaked
60 g cacao, cocoa, or carob powder
30 g coconut butter

  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  5. Chill for an hour and serve.

Strawberry Banana Split Sundae Ice Cream

200 g cashew

215 g strawberries
240 ml almond milk
80 ml agave or maple syrup
2 Tablespoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of sea salt
70 g strawberries, slightly smashed
90 g bananas, slightly mashed
70 g, pineapple, chopped very small
110 g pecans, chopped (optional)

  1. Place the cashews, strawberries, almond milk, agave, coconut oil, vanilla, and salt into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and quickly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for about 30 seconds, using the tamper to press ingredients into the blades.
  5. Reduce speed to Variable 3. Remove the lid plug.
  6. Add reserved strawberries, bananas, pineapple, and optional pecans through the lid plug opening, and continue to use the tamper as needed.
  7. In about 30 seconds, the sound of the motor will change and four mounds should form.
  8. Stop machine. Do not over mix or melting will occur. Serve immediately. 

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