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Delicious Desserts for Ramadan


Delicious Desserts for Ramadan

By now, you may have had your fill of traditional Ramadan desserts and are ready for something easier on your digestive system (and waistline) but still satisfies your sweet tooth.

Here are a few favorite desserts as well as a relaxing drink to enjoy after Iftar.



Raw Chocolate Pudding


Who doesn’t love chocolate? Here’s a healthy chocolate pudding alternative:

1 avocado
1 large ripe banana
1-1/2 cups water, coconut or almond milk (add gradually)
2-3 Tbs raw cocoa (depending on how chocolate-y you like it)
1-2 Tbs raw honey to sweeten


Add to a blender until smooth. Serve with unsweetened shredded coconut or fruits.


Nutty Date Balls


nutty date


2 cups walnuts (or other nuts, such as almonds, pistachios or a mix)
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
2 cups pitted Medjool dates
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Feel free to experiment with other additions to this recipe; for example, mixing in raw cacao powder adds a superfood punch, while rolling the balls in dried ginger adds a spicy element! You can also add dried fruits to the mix. Have fun with this.


Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large food processor, chop nuts and ¾ coconut until well combined.
Add dates, salt, vanilla, and process until a sticky batter is formed.
Scoop by the tablespoon and roll into 1-inch balls.
Roll in remaining shredded coconut and place on baking sheet.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, and up to several hours to set.
Store in the refrigerator for up to a week or make a double batch and freeze extras!


Simple Baked Apples Dessert




2 apples, sliced thin
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon raw honey


Heat oven to 350°F/180°C. Slice apples into thin slices and place in a baking dish or pie dish. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix so that all apples are coated. Place a small amount of water in the dish (about ¼ in).Bake apples uncovered for 30 minutes or until apples are soft and break apart easily. Remove from oven, top with honey and serve.


Turmeric Milk




Turmeric contains loads of nutrients and this turmeric milk is not only high in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds, healthy fats (especially when using coconut milk), but also manganese and iron.

2 cups almond milk or coconut milk (stay away from dairy milk as dairy increases mucous)
1 tablespoon raw honey to taste
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 cinnamon stick or 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
small pinch of black pepper and grated ginger (fresh is best)

Simply pour all ingredients into a small saucepan and bring to a light boil, whisk to combine ingredients. Reduce heat to low and simmer for up to 20-30 minutes. Strain the milk if you have large pieces of ginger, cinnamon, etc. To serve, add honey or a dash of cinnamon.


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Dana Dinnawi

Dana Dinnawi is an Integrative Nutrition health coach specializing in empowering women to improve their health and family life. She received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she studied more than one hundred dietary theories and a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. She can be reached through her website and Facebook page.

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