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Raw Vegan “Doughnut”

Almost 2 years ago, when I was being a demo girl for Twirly Girls at the San Jose Fitness Expo, I had a chance to meet Bryan Au, the author of Raw Star Recipes. He was super, super nice, and very enthusiastic about food. I got to sample two desserts that he’d made and was instantly sold. (Yes they were that delicious. :O ) Somehow, this is actually the very first recipe of his that I’ve tried out, but once I get my hands on chickpea miso, the rest will likely follow! I adapted this from his “Doughnuts” recipe! :] Since I didn’t put anywhere near as much flax seed (1/4 cup instead of 3/4 cup) as he did, I suspect this is why my doughnut didn’t “firm up” as much. To me, it didn’t really matter since it was still delicious (I just ate it with a spoon, haha).

Raw Vegan Doughnut

249 calories, 38g CHO’s, 12g fat, 7g protein, 12g fiber, 13mg sodium!

Ingredients:
-1 banana, mashed
~1/4 cup milled flax seed
-handful coconut flakes, sweetened

Instructions:
1) Mash up the banana and mix thoroughly with the flax seed.
2) Roll it up into a ball and poke a hole in the middle.
3) Top with desired toppings! (I just used dried coconut flakes, but your options are pretty endless here.)

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Strawberry “Cheesecake”

Strawberry “Cheesecake”

76 calories, 11g CHO’s, 3g fat, 1g protein, 2g fiber, 43mg sodium per slice!

(For the record, this is what happens if you don’t wait for it to hang out in the fridge for about an hour.)

I was also a genius and didn’t read into the whole copyright business/legalities from the website I adapted this from, so if you want the actual recipe, go there! (Sorry! :x ) The only things we changed up are listed below:

  • Using sweetened shredded coconut instead of unsweetened (we couldn’t find unsweetened at the store :[ )
  • Murdering 3/4 cup of cashews in the food processor for the cashew butter in the filling
  • Using the cashew pulp we had from making cashew milk in the crust
  • Not adding the sweetener into the filling

It made enough to fill a small cake pan and a loaf pan, so…loosely 24 small-ish servings (slices). We polished both of them off within 2 days of break. This probably needs to stop.

“Pour the tea, or you shall never bring honor to your family!”