Waiting for an oven to preheat? No thank you. Give your oven a break in preparation for Earth Hour on Saturday, March 28, at 8:30 pm.
Waiting for an oven to preheat? Doesn’t sound like fun to me. And with Earth Hour taking place at 8:30 pm on Saturday, March 28, we have an added incentive to give our ovens a break.
If you can’t wait for Earth Hour, Meatless Monday is a perfectly acceptable excuse for treating yourself to some of these no-bake treats.
1. Raw Chocolate Hedgehog Truffles with Cacao Nibs
Energy bites are quick, easy, and delicious. These tiny multitaskers work equally well for a snack or dessert, and you can’t go wrong with hazelnuts and chocolate.
2. Raspberry Avocado Mousse
Avocados have a creamy texture that makes for melt-in-your-mouth mousse. Raspberries lend a pink hue to this easy dessert, which is naturally sweetened with a touch of maple syrup.
3. Choco Chip Mint Smoothie
This drink tastes just like ice cream, but we promise that it’s much healthier: avocado is rich in heart-healthy fats, and cocoa nibs are loaded with age-defying antioxidants.
4. Frozen Banana Ice Cream Truffles
When frozen, bananas make a sweet base for ice cream. These creative truffles have a banana ice cream filling, surrounded by mouth-watering chocolate and shredded coconut.
5. Silky Chocolate Blood Orange Cheesecake
Go ahead and indulge in a piece of cheesecake! You’ve earned it. This blood orange creation is vegan, using blended cashews to emulate the traditional cheesecake taste and texture.
6. Avocado Lime Cheesecake Bars
These whimsical, citrusy bars are a different twist on cheesecake. Although not vegan, they’re made healthier with nutrient-dense ingredients such as oats, pecans, and avocadoes.
7. Berry Tart with Blueberry-Banana Ice Cream
Fruits, nuts, and oats make up this beautiful blue tart. A simple blueberry ice cream adds to the fruity deliciousness.