Berry-licious Mood-boosting Dessert Recipes - Chef Cynthia Louise
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Boost Your Mood with Berrylicious Desserts

Indulging in delicious desserts doesn’t have to come at the cost of your well-being, especially when you opt for mood-boosting plant-based treats that not only satisfy your sweet tooth but also nourish your body. In this blog, we’re diving into the world of vibrant berries, unlocking the secrets to creating tantalizing plant-based desserts that elevate your mood with every bite.

Imagine sinking your teeth into a slice of Black Currant and Strawberry Crumble, where the natural sweetness of berries meets the comforting warmth of a crumbly crust. Craving something richer? Our Dairy-Free Chocolate Ganache and Berries Cake seamlessly blend the decadence of chocolate with the goodness of berries. And for those moments when you need a quick, guilt-free fix, we’ve got you covered with Easy and No-Bake Goji Balls that burst with energy and flavor. Get ready to transform your dessert game with these irresistible, mood-lifting plant-based berry delights!

Black Currant And Strawberry Crumble Slice

This crumble slice is in honour of my good mate Kate, who grew up in country Victoria. Every Saturday the “tennis club ladies” would put on a spread of sandwiches, drinks and sweets for lunch and afternoon tea. The jam crumble was Kate’s favourite and it just made her wild with excitement. She reckons the recipe was probably from one of those old Women’s Weekly magazines. My version tastes just as good, with the timeless combination of flavours, homemade jam and a biscuity base. Here’s to childhood memories of growing up in the country. Here’s to Kate for nagging me to make this beauty.

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This decadent Dairy-Free Chocolate Ganache and Berries Cake, luscious layers of rich, chocolatey goodness meet the vibrant burst of fresh berries. This heavenly dessert caters to those with dairy restrictions without compromising on taste, delivering a sumptuous blend of velvety ganache and the natural sweetness of ripe berries. Treat your taste buds to a guilt-free delight that celebrates the perfect marriage of indulgence and health-conscious choices.

This is one of my son, Jayman’s favourite cakes of all time, this cake took a while to master as it needed to be passed by the sugar addict himself (Jayman), who had an extraordinary pallet that could pick up the smell of what he called “Hippy” and along with that Jayman came with a ticked of checklist that went like this.

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Easy and fuss-free, these No-Bake Goji Balls are a delightful snack. Simply blend together dates, nuts, and vibrant goji berries, then roll the mixture into bite-sized balls. No oven required, just pop them in the fridge to set, and enjoy a tasty and nutritious treat in minutes!

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My Thoughts

These recipes not only satisfy your sweet cravings but also uplift your mood with every delicious bite. Adding these plant-based treats to your cooking skills not only improves your dining experience but also emphasizes the pleasure of mindful, health-conscious eating.

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About the Author

Chef Cynthia Louise is an Internationally acclaimed MasterChef, speaker, author, restaurant consultant, teacher and television presenter in wholefood, dairy-free cooking. She also has the worlds first online cooking classes focused on dairy-free plant-based whole foods with recipes that people are raving about and changing people's health, one delicious bite at a time. Chef Cynthia loves nothing more than educating people about the simplicity and vitality of a plant-based, whole foods lifestyle. Each dish is like art on a plate and her flavour combinations nourish the soul and get everyone talking.