Diets for Dessert Lovers


Raw Food Diet

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Eat as much dessert as you want on the Raw Food Diet—so long as you don't mind making it from scratch. Three-quarters or more of what raw foodists eat each day consists of plant-based foods never heated above 115 degrees F., so prep can be time-consuming. To make chocolate chip cookies, for example, you grind steamed cashews and uncooked oats in a food processor or blender to make dough; mix coconut oil, powdered carob and cocoa, maple syrup, and vanilla to make quasi-chocolate chips, and then combine, shape into cookies, and place them in the freezer for 30 minutes. Other choices: almond cherry macaroons, apple cranberry cheesecake, and walnut fudge made with cacao beans, used in certain types of chocolate.

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