Desserts

Check out this archive of Jenna Volpe, RDN, LD’s delicious, nutritious recipes for desserts that will help support people looking to improve and optimize their digestive health, immunity, blood sugar, and mental health!

cacao powder hot chocolate

Creamy Antioxidant-Rich Hot Chocolate with Cacao Powder

There’s nothing like a creamy cup of cacao powder hot chocolate any time of year, in my opinion… But December is here, and after living in TX for almost a year and a half, it’s still very strange not having any snow (hey, I’m not complaining!). Regardless of the weather, I do love me some …

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cacao brownies with sweet potato

Flourless Cacao Brownies with Sweet Potato

If you love chocolate half as much as I do, and you’re someone who prefers gooey, fudgy brownies over the cakey texture, you’ll absolutely love these flourless cacao brownies with sweet potato! These brownies aren’t just rich and melt-in-your-mouth good – they’re also loaded with micronutrients (vitamins, minerals and antioxidants) from superfoods like cacao powder …

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Coconu Cacao Balls

Paleo, GAPS & Low FODMAP Coconut Cacao Balls

If you’re a fan of Mounds bars, you’ll LOVE these simple 4-ingredient vegan, Paleo, GAPS-friendly & low FODMAP  coconut cacao balls. They’re the perfect sweet treat for any time of year – but I personally love making these during the winter and holiday season, since my family likes to call them “chocolate snowballs”. 😀 (Updated January …

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GI-Friendly No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge

Let’s be honest – who doesn’t secretly (OR openly) prefer the taste of fresh chocolate chip cookie dough over the actual baked cookies?!  I guess you can’t go wrong either way… When it comes to food, especially foods like homemade chocolate chip cookies, it’s not just the about the yummy taste.  Almost everybody I know …

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vegan mousse

Vegan Mousse with Cacao and Avocado

This vegan mousse is one of my FAVORITE go-to recipes when I’m craving something sweet. It’s SO easy, and it’s a fun, tasty way to increase your iron, magnesium, potassium and vitality from the cacao and avocado. What a simple and delicious combo of nutrient-dense, plant-based foods! For your convenience, I’ve decided to keep this …

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