Healthy RecipesAyurveda Inspired Desserts
Enjoy a dessert that satisfies your sweet tooth without sabotaging your health!
There is a time and a place for the traditional dessert full of fat, white flour and white sugar. However, these recipes will show you that you can fully satisfy your desires for that special dessert treat in a healthier way. I take my healthier dessert recipes to community events and receive only compliments and empty plates back!
When cooking at home, I never use white sugar due to its depleting and imbalancing affect on all three doshas. Instead I use natural sugars such as sucanat (evaporated cane juice), maple syrup, honey, brown rice syrup, and coconut sugar. These sugars are less processed, maintaining more of their nutrients and creating less of a spike in your blood sugar. Even so, moderation is key in all added sweeteners.
Cooked fruit with a granola and coconut topping make up this simple crumble.
A snack full of healthy fats with seeds, nuts and ghee.
These energy balls make a tasty dessert or snack.
These are simple, tasty and gluten free. A healthy option that is always popular with the crowd.
A tridoshic option to celebrate the holidays in a balanced way.
This light and lovely dish of spiced apples and pears can be either a snack or a simple dessert.
This graham cracker makes a great snack or dessert for both kids and adults.
This is a simple refrigerated sliced cookie that can be stored in the freezer for up to a month to have a quick dessert or tea-time snack later.
Enjoy this American classic but with some healthy modifications.
Coconut by nature is cooling so this treat is more balancing for pitta dosha and the summer season.
A simple and delicious sweet pear treat perfect for the cooler fall and winter seasons.
Jamie Durner, Holistic Wellbeing Coach
As a Wellbeing Coach, I know the importance of food in creating health. As an Ayurveda Practitioner, I know that different foods have different impacts on you as an individual. I promote a whole foods diet and help cue you as to how the recipes will affect the vata, pitta and kapha doshas so you can support your own needs. But even if you don’t know about the doshas or Ayurveda, you can use these recipes to add new variety, try out vegetarian main meals, and expand your definition of what a healthy treat might be!
I don’t love to cook, but I make time to cook as part of my daily sadhana and strive to find recipes that are easy, quick and fit into a busy life. Recognizing that we live in a complex world with many demands, I don’t expect myself or my clients to be any kind of diet purest, skip desserts, or eat tasteless “health” foods. If you’re mind and heart aren’t happy eating the food, even if it is the healthiest in the world, it isn’t going to fill you up.
I invite you to find your yummy foods with recipes that meet your unique bodymind needs.
If you find modifications that are awesome, please share in the comment section.
If you’ve got a fabulous recipe you’d love to share, send it to me!