Healthy Living Series – 20 Delicious Desserts & Treats

I know it sounds crazy to hear (or read) healthy and dessert in the same sentence, but it’s true and it is possible! Desserts no longer need to be loaded with refined processed sugars, additives, high fructose corn syrup or any of that other nasty stuff. You can even find the most insanely delicious dessert gluten free, dairy free, egg free and vegan! It’s pretty awesome how far we’ve come in the world of health, it’s no longer this big scary undertaking to be healthy, there are so many more options out there now which is just really cool.

Even I can appreciate this shift towards a more healthy lifestyle, on my mini vacation this weekend I was able to continue to eat healthy and mostly plant based at the restaurants, shops and bakeries in the area. It seems they’ve either created new menu items or are willing to modify them to accommodate those with dietary restrictions and diet/lifestyle choices. There’s also a huge increase in vegan, gluten free and healthier bakeries which brings me to the purpose of this post! Desserts and treats can be healthy and yummy! I’ve listed the top 20 recipes I think you all will really enjoy and hope you have the chance to make a few of them too.

All recipes listed below are vegan/vegetarian friendly, gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free and are incredibly delicious.

  1. Quinoa and Cacao Crispy Treats
    Recipe By: Deliciously Ella
  2. Apple Spice Nice Cream
    Recipe by: Jen Goes Green
  3. Toffee Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Bars
    Recipe by: Oh She Glows
  4.  Coconut Bliss Balls
    Recipe by: Her Balanced Life
  5. Vegan Chocolate Chip Maple PB Swirl Brownies
    Recipe by: Southern Blonde Vegan
  6. Peanut Butter & Goji Berry Fudge
    Recipe by: Naturally Meghan
  7. Pumpkin Almond Butter Oat Bars
    Recipe by: The Balanced Blonde
  8. Sweet Potato Brownies
    Recipe by: Deliciously Ella
  9. Raw Snickers Candy Bar
    Recipe by: This Rawsome Vegan Life
  10. Blueberry & Blackberry Crumble
    Recipe by: Green Kitchen Stories
  11. No Bake Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake
    Recipe by: Chocolate Covered Katie
  12. Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
    Recipe by: Minimalist Baker
  13. Lemon Curd Tarts
    Recipe by: Coconut and Bliss
  14. Coconut Mocha Energy Bar
    Recipe by: Honey & Figs Kitchen
  15. Chocolate Ginger Almond & Oat Cookies
    Recipe by: Spoonie Sophia
  16. Flourless Blackberry Chocolate Cake
    Recipe by: Nutrition Stripped
  17. Grain-Free & Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie
    Recipe by: Against All Grain
  18. Raw Thin Mint Peppermint Patties
    Recipe by: Rawmazing
  19. Lavender & Maple Coconut Macaroons
    Recipe by: Hemsley & Hemsley
  20. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Glazed Doughnuts
    Recipe by: Oh She Glows


Now if one of these photos doesn’t make you drool and run to your kitchen to recreate then…. you must be from a different planet. 😉 Until next time, stay Balanced! 

xx HBL



  1. April 7, 2015 / 11:41 am

    I love your blog, your posts are all beautiful and amazing! I just followed you, it would be great if we can support each other 🙂 I am so glad I got to discover you <3

    • April 8, 2015 / 4:36 pm

      Your too kind Arielle 🙂 Keep up the good work too!

  2. January 21, 2015 / 7:59 pm

    These are some delicious-looking healthy desserts! Will definitely be trying a few of these recipes.

    • January 21, 2015 / 9:22 pm

      Arn’t they just great! I hope you do try some 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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