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Trader Joe’s Vegan ‘Cheesecake’ Is A Dairy-Free Game Changer

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One of the most significant letdowns of lactose intolerance is not being able to fully enjoy desserts such as cheesecake without it doing a number on your insides. Trader Joe’s newest dessert entry, however, has just the fix for that cheesecake desire.

The supermarket chain has released a new cheese-less cheesecake that can be found in the frozen food aisle of your local Trader Joe’s.

Trader Joe’s Cheese-Less “Cheesecakes” are made with lima beans, coconut oil, and konjac to create the palatable vibrance that one would find in a single bite of cheesecake. The dessert is finished with a crust of oats and graham flour, resulting in a completely vegan dessert.

You can find this new take on cheesecake at participating Trader Joe’s locations. Each box comes with two cakes.

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8 Dairy-Free Desserts Every Bit As Creamy As Custard

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It can be quite the challenge to discover dairy-free desserts if you’re lactose intolerant. But it’s definitely not impossible! There are a few things you can whip up quick & easy to satisfy your sweet tooth. And yeah, they won’t pose trouble later on, once digestion starts. 

Having lactose intolerance can really take the joy out of eating sometimes. You can usually find plenty of main courses to enjoy that have no dairy. But it can be more challenging when it comes to having something sweet after a meal. But we’ve got you covered. There are some dairy-free desserts you can have, even if you’re lactose intolerant. And they’re delicious and healthy to boot!

8 dairy-free desserts you can handle

1. Black bean chocolate truffles

This take on truffles is gluten-free vegan stuff for your sweet tooth. Make yours vegan too, with healthy black beans, cocoa powder, oat flour, and coconut butter. Sweeten them with maple syrup. Coat them in more cocoa powder and get the party started.

2Cinnamon baked apple slices

An apple a day keeps the doctor away! Most of us have heard that in our childhood, but those of you who are parents probably know that it’s not that easy to have your kid eat that many apples. So, we have in store for you a simple, but tasty apple dessert. Plus, it has a low-calorie intake so you won’t have to worry about those extra pounds.

3. Oat bran porridge with fresh berries

Prepare for something special. Because how could it be otherwise when you cook raspberries, blueberries, and oat bran together? This is delicious health on a plate, so to speak. Serve hot, preferably in the morning! We suggest topping it with more berries. They are never enough, right?

4. Oat flake and carrot cookies

Let’s use rye flour for these cookies. Add pleasantly crunchy oat flakes and grated carrots into the mixture. Spike it with ginger and make them irresistibly crunchy by bringing crumbled walnuts into the sweet game. There is, however, one risk in all this: that you prepare too few of these brittle and delicious bites.

5. Sour cherry cake

Let’s play with sweet and sour by preparing this easy-to-make cake. The sour cherries bring freshness and a welcomed tangy touch to this sweet treat. Flavor it with some vanilla sugar and if you want it even sweeter, dust it with powdered sugar. Here’s our tip: serve this with coffee.

6. Oat and banana chocolate muffins

Chocolate and fruit never get old, right? Indulge your sweet tooth with chocolate and cocoa muffins. Upgrade the chocolate flavor with bananas, peanut butter, and almond milk. And don’t say ‘no’ to a hint of vanilla. Also, give them some texture with chewy healthy rolled oats.

7. Chocolate mousse

Serve this mousse straight from the glass. Make it by mixing the melted chocolate with whisked egg whites and yolks. It’s a delicious no-brainer.

8. Butternut squash and coconut pie

If you’re on a dairy-free diet, try this butternut squash pie without fear. It’s made with coconut milk, which brings extra flavor to this delicious dessert.

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Article by Ruxandra Grecu from So Delicious. View the original article here.

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Hummus Shakes Are A Thing Now And Are Looking To Be The Milkshake Alternative

So we’ve all had hummus, it’s the best alternative to a cheese dip for any party platter, or a great healthy late-night snack. For a while now it’s been coming up in popularity, we’ve seen hummus on burgers and even in burritos, but it wasn’t until I heard about a new shake coming from the east coast made up of hummus that my attention was really piqued.

The Hummus & Pita Co. is debuting an original and justifiably questionable new product called the Hummus Shake starting May 13.

Right off the bat it sounds like you’re gonna be sucking down a tub of Sabra. But never judge a book by it’s chickpea cover.

While the shake might look like a Frappuccino on the outside, inside is an entirely different beast.

Rather than being made up of fats and sugars like a regular shake, this one is a combination of basically the same ingredients as hummus, with added natural flavors.

Chickpeas, tahini, frozen bananas, dates, almond milk, a little pure vanilla, and cinnamon are all that this healthy little dessert consists of.

And no, it won’t taste like Sabra either. There’s a variety of flavors, just as with any other shake, like butter pecan, chocolate, pistachio, and strawberry.

The Hummus Shake is an all-natural vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free treat that boasts many health benefits, including high amounts of protein and fiber.

Though I haven’t had the pleasure of satisfying my curiosity and trying the shake myself, food bloggers have had a great time detailing their reviews of the shake.

One in particular, David White, said, “the simple ingredients and the health factor of each individual ingredient create a two-fold feeling of comfort and ease in knowing that what you’re ingesting is good-tasting with benefits that are also good for you.” You can read White’s complete review here.

Seeing as this is primarily in NYC, an apt comparison could be to the prominent Shake Shack with their frozen custards.

A normal serving of frozen custard at the Shack is going to clock in at around 600 calories, with a heap of sugar and fat indicative of a traditional milkshake.

While the sugar levels are too close to call, the Hummus Shake is blessed with all natural sugars.

If any of those details are still not enough to convince you to try the new hummus shake, here’s a bit of incentive: From now until 5/20 you can buy one shake and get another free at any Hummus & Pita Co.

So go out and try the shake, let us know what you think, and maybe it’ll end up being the new worthy shake of the summer.