Whole30 is one of the most common elimination diets out there. The aim of the Whole30 program is to eliminate certain food groups that are causing problems in the body. The program will help reset your diet, improve your overall health, and help you lose weight. Desserts are an essential part of Whole30.
In the Whole30 program, you cannot take your regular desserts. You have to stick with approved Whole30 desserts to achieve the aim and purpose of the program. In this guide, we will share some amazing Whole30-approved dessert recipes with you. To make an approved Whole30 dessert, you need to use Whole30-approved ingredients.
Your desserts do not have to be boring because you are doing Whole30, and we are here to provide you with some fantastic Whole30 dessert options to spice up your 30 days journey.
Whole30 Dessert Ideas
1. Banana Coconut Ice Cream
As you may already know, ice cream is not allowed in the Whole30 program. However, you can spice things up and make a homemade version of Whole30 ice cream. Interestingly, this recipe is both Whole30-approved and vegan. It is very easy to make, and you only need a few ingredients to make it. Here is how to make this Whole30 dessert and what you need to make it:
- 3 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
- 4 medium bananas
- 6 tablespoons of date syrup
- Sliced almonds (¾ cup)
- Full-fat coconut milk (1 can)
How to Prepare It
Set the temperature of your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Get your baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Peel and put the bananas on the baking sheet. Pour the coconut and date syrup on the bananas. Put the bananas in the oven and allow them to roast for about 20 minutes.
If the bananas are ripe, roast them for only ten minutes. Take them off the oven and pour them into a blender. Pour in the coconut milk and blend. After blending, transfer it to a bowl and allow it to chill in the fridge overnight. If you cannot leave it overnight, you can refrigerate it for a minimum of four hours.
Once the mixture is chilled, put it in an ice cream machine and allow it to freeze. To make the topping, put the almonds in a frypan with date syrup and cook for about five minutes. Make sure you stir it occasionally. Add the caramelized almonds to the ice cream as a topping and serve.
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2. Fresh Mango Salsa
The Fresh Mango Salsa is one of the best Whole30 dessert recipes out there. This Whole30 dessert is very easy to make, and it consists of only five key ingredients. You do not need to spend a lot of time in the kitchen to satisfy your taste buds with this delicious Whole30 dessert, and it is best served with chicken or salmon. You can also serve it with your favorite taco bowls, quesadillas, or burrito bowl.
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- Red onion (minced) – ¼ cup
- Diced mango – 4 cups
- Fresh cilantro (minced) – ¼ cup
- Squeezed lime juice – 2 tablespoons
- Minced jalapeno – 1 teaspoon
- Sea salt – ½ teaspoon
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Add all the salsa ingredients into a bowl and mix. Mix it thoroughly and add sea salt to taste. If you want it to taste better, allow it to sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes.
3. Star-Spangled Fruit Kebabs
This Whole30 dessert is not only delicious but fun to make as well. You would have to cut white and red fruits into star shapes. It is easy to prepare, and you can make it with your kids. The dessert is gluten-free, vegan, soy-free, low fat, low carb, low calorie, heart-healthy, dairy-free, and more. Here are the simple ingredients you need to make this special dessert:
- Large apples – 3
- Orange juice – ¼ cup
- Watermelon – 1.5 pounds
- Blueberries – about ¾ cup
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Wash and peel all the apples. Cut two half-inch slices on both sides of the apple. Get a star cookie (three inches preferably) and cut out stars from the slices of apples. Put the star-shaped apples in a bowl and add the orange juice. Allow the apples to sit in the orange juice for about ten minutes. That would prevent the apples from turning brownish.
Cut the watermelons into half-inch slices and cut them with the cookie cutter. Get 12 skewers; add six blueberries, one apple, and two watermelon stars to each skewer. You can leave it in the refrigerator to cool for a few hours before serving.
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4. Whipped Chocolate Coconut Pudding
Chocolate is another dessert that is not allowed during the Whole30 program. Interestingly, you do not have to give up chocolate completely when on this diet. You can make Whole30-compliant chocolate coconut pudding with very simple ingredients. It is flavorful and very delicious. It only takes a few minutes to make, which means you do not have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen making dessert.
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- Raw cacao powder – ¼ cup
- Coconut cream – 1.5 cups
- Date syrup – 3 tablespoons
- Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
- Espresso powder – ¼ teaspoon
- Sea salt – ¼ teaspoon
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Put ¾ cup of coconut cream in the fridge to cool and put the remaining ¾ cup in a small pan. Add the date syrup, cacao powder, and whisk it properly. Cook over low-mid heat for about five to eight minutes (stir continuously). Take it off the heat and add the espresso powder, sea salt, and vanilla extract.
Allow the pudding to cool a bit and share it between two bowls. You can serve it warm or chilled. Add the chilled ¾ cup of coconut cream to a blender and blend until fluffy and airy. Add the mix to the pudding bowls.
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5. Coconut Fruit Tart
If you are not in the mood to work with the oven, you can make the coconut fruit tart. This Whole30 dessert is completely raw, and it is naturally sweetened with fruit and dates. You can use any fruit of your choice, including fresh berries, peaches, citrus, or chopped plums. Here is how to make this simple yet delicious Whole30 dessert.
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For the crust
- Almond flour – ¼ cup
- Walnuts – 1-3/4 cups
- Coconut oil – 1 tablespoon
- Pitted dates – 8
- Ground cardamom – ¼ teaspoon
- Salt – ¼ teaspoon
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For the topping and filling
- Juice of one lemon
- Soaked and drained overnight cashews – 1 cup
- Canned coconut cream – ½ cup
- Fresh berries or any fruit of your choice – 2 cups
- Sea salt – ¼ teaspoon
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Add the dates, almond flour, salt, cardamom, coconut oil, and walnuts to a blender and blend. Blend until the mixture comes together, and you can pinch it with your fingertips. Add the crust mixture to a tart pan and set aside.
Put the coconut cream, cashews, salt, and lemon juice into a blender and blend until smooth and airy. After blending the filling, pour it into the crust and chill for a minimum of one hour. Use the berries or sliced fruits as topping before serving.
6. Date Squares
Whole30 eliminates the consumption of added sugars. However, you can still enjoy natural sugars from whole foods such as dates. Date squares serve as great Whole30 desserts. They are one of the easiest Whole30 dessert recipes to make. In addition to being tasty, they are highly nutritious and healthy. Here is how to make date squares with clean, whole, and whole30-compliant ingredients:
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For the topping and crust:
- Unsweetened coconut flakes – 1 cup
- Almond meal – 2 cups
- Coconut oil (chilled) – 2.5 tablespoons
- Sea salt – ¼ teaspoon
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For the filling:
- Pitted dates – 1 pound
- Zested and juiced orange – 1
- Water – 1 cup
- Salt – ¼ teaspoon
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Preheat your oven to about 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Get an 8-inch pan and line it with parchment paper. Add the dates, salt, water, and zested and juiced orange to a small pan. Cook over mid-heat for about six minutes or until it starts bubbling.
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Take it off the heat, add it to a blender, and blend until thick and smooth. To make the crust, add the coconut flakes, almond meal, coconut oil, and sea salt to a blender. Blend until they stick together.
Put ½ of the crust mixture in a pan and bake for about eight to ten minutes. Take it off the oven and spread the filling over it carefully. Drizzle the other ½ of crust mixture over the filling. Bake until it is a bit browned or for 25 to 35 minutes. Take it off the oven and allow it to cool. Once it is cool, chill the bars for about two hours for easy slicing and serving.
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7. Grapefruit and Avocado Salad
You can have a mix of veggies as dessert as well. You need just a few ingredients to make this Whole30 dessert, and you can prepare it in just a few minutes. It is very flavorful, satisfying, and mouthwatering. Here are the ingredients and instructions for making this dessert:
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- Medium grapefruit – 4
- Ripe avocados – 2
- Flatleaf parsley – 1 cup
- Whole lime – 1
- Coarse salt – a pinch
- Olive oil – 2 tablespoons
Wash and peel the grapefruit. Cut them into bite-sized chunks. Add the slices to a bowl and put them aside. Peel the avocados and cut them into bite-sized cutes. Add the avocado slices to the bowl containing the grapefruit.
Chop the parsley roughly and add it to the avocado and grapefruit mix. Toss it gently to mix the three of them. In another bowl, add the olive oil and lime juice and mix. Pour the mixture over the avocado and grapefruit and toss gently to coat. Add a little salt to taste. You can serve it immediately.
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8. Cashew Energy Balls
If you are looking for a very sweet and Whole-friendly dessert, you should consider making cashew energy balls. This dessert is nutty and super delicious. It does not involve any added sugar. It is naturally sweet, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and you need just five ingredients to prepare it.
With this homemade Whole30 dessert, you can spice your Whole30 journey and satisfy your taste buds. If you are intimidated by complex, long Whole30 approved dessert recipes, you should try this Whole30 dessert option.
- Soft dates – 1 cup
- Raw cashews – 1 cup
- Unsweetened shredded coconut – ¾ cup
- Vanilla extract – ¼ teaspoon
- Sea salt – 1/8 teaspoon
Wash and add the cashews to a blender or food processor. Blend until it becomes very smooth or flour-like. Once flour-like, add the remaining ingredients to the blender and blend until it becomes very smooth.
Pour the mixture into a bowl and make small balls with the dough. You can also use a cookie scoop to make the small balls. Put it in the fridge, leave it for a minimum of 30 minutes, and serve.
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9. Healthy Panna Cotta
Healthy panna cotta is a creamy and light dessert. The dessert is free of lactose, dairy, gluten, nuts, grains, soy, refined sugar, and oil. It is very healthy and easy to make. Here are the simple steps to make yours:
- Turmeric powder – 1.5 teaspoon
- Tiger nut milk – 1.25 cups
- Ground ginger – ¼ teaspoon
- Ceylon cinnamon powder – 1 teaspoon
- Ground black pepper – 2 pinches
- Agar-agar powder – ½ teaspoon
Add the cinnamon, turmeric powder, black pepper, tiger nut milk, ginger, and agar agar powder in a saucepan. Whisk and allow it to dissolve. Let it sit for about ten minutes. After ten minutes, put it over mid-heat and bring to a boil (stir constantly).
Allow it to boil for about three minutes and take it off the heat. Once the mixture cools a bit, pour it into two glass ramekins and allow it to cool completely. Put it in the refrigerator until it sets or about two hours. Bring it out and serve. You can store this Whole30 dessert in the fridge for up to two days.
The Whole30 program is highly restrictive. However, that does not mean you have to deal with boring meals and desserts. You can still enjoy great Whole30 desserts while enjoying the benefits of the program. You can use the Whole30 approved dessert recipes in this guide to spice up your Whole30 program.