Make sure the pandemic does not kill the festive vibe. Here are some easy desserts that you can make at home to bring in the festive cheer.
This year festivities and celebrations will be quieter in the wake of COVID-19. People around the world have been dealing with challenging times that have resulted in low-spirits and dejectedness. However, a sweet indulgence can uplift anyone’s mood at any time. We know that this pandemic has made our head turn towards healthy diet but still that can never stop you from indulging in some mouth-watering desserts packed with protein and goodness of health and taste. Though, a healthy dessert still merely remains an oxymoron to most of the people. But no more!
We bring to you delectable recipes with a healthy twist but easy to prepare at home.
Vanilla Powder Gajar Halwa
This is one dessert that everyone relishes and is made for almost every Indian occasion. Here we have a Gajar halwa with a twist, and it is protein-packed and healthy.
INGREDIENTS (3 servings)
- 2.5 cups of grated long carrots
- 2 tbsp each of chopped pistachios, cashews, almonds
- 2 tbsp of vanilla banana plant protein powder
- 3-4 cloves of cardamom, opened.
- 1/2 cup stevia
- 1 cup almond milk
- 3 tbsp of coconut oil or cooking oil
In a pan, on medium heat the oil and lightly fry the grated carrots for a few minutes. Then slowly add almond milk and mix well and cook again on low leat till the mixture thickens, add in the stevia, cardamom seeds and the vanilla banana protein powder. Keep cooking until the mixture thickens, taste check the halwa’s sweetness, add more stevia if required. Once done, then add into a bowl and top it with the chopped pistachios, cashews and almonds. Your vanilla power gajar halwa is ready. Eat it hot or cold, tastes best both ways.
Kheer is the foremost dessert made throughout India and is mainly consisting of milk, but today we have a vegan-friendly kheer that is not only appetizing but also a kick of sweet mango.
INGREDIENTS (For 5 servings)
- 1 cup of vermicelli (sevai)
- 2 tbsp of coconut oil
- 4 cups of almond milk
- 1/2 cup mango plant protein powder
- 1/2 tbsp of lightly crushed cardamom seeds
- 4 tbsp of chopped almonds2 tbsp of raisins
- 1/2 cup stevia or sugar
- 5-6 saffron strands
In a pan on low heat add in coconut oil, and add in the vermicelli and fry it lightly till it becomes golden brown, remove and set aside. Then add in the almond milk, cardamom and mango plant protein powder and simmer. Slowly add the vermicelli, almonds and raisins and simmer again. Check sweetness and adjust accordingly. Once cooked well, put it in a serving bowl to cool off. Top it with saffron and your mangolicious kheer is ready to eat.
Nutty Choco Ladoo
These ladoos are super easy to make and have minimal ingredients. They are also high in protein and good fats, making them not only scrumptious but also healthy.
INGREDIENTS (8-10 ladoos)
1 cup of peanuts
1 cup of almonds
1 cup deseeded dates
½ cup of raw chocolate plant protein powder
½ cup of coconut or almond milk
3-4 tbsp stevia or as per taste
2 tbsp of finely cut pistachios
In a grinder, finely grind the peanuts and almonds to make a powder like texture and set aside in a mixing bowl. Then grind the deseeded dates to make a sticky paste. Add that into the powdered nuts, and mix well. Once mixed, add in the raw chocolate plant protein powder, stevia and coconut/almond milk to make a thick paste, you can add more or less as per requirement. Once done, then make them into ladoo like balls and to garnish roll them in the pistachios.
Serve them immediately and store in an air-tight container.
Recipes By Rishubh Satiya, Founder & CEO, Plix
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