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Raw vegan desserts on a paleo diet?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 20, 2013 at 1:33 AM

Hi,

Coming from a long term vegan background I miss many of the raw vegan desserts I used to enjoy and looking at the ingredients now some of them seem reasonably paleo.

I'll give an example:

Blueberry pie. Crust: dates, almonds, walnuts (all blended). Filling: 2 bananas and two punnets of blueberries (all blended). Put in fridge until it sets.

Would these kinds of foods; eaten occasionally such as when you have a REAL craving for sweet foods be acceptable on a paleo diet?

Thanks!

3b580249b149dcf54a18069396d148e9

on April 21, 2013
at 02:23 AM

Yeah, I don't eat agave. Makes me feel and go a bit bonkers. What do you think of coconut nectar then?

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on April 20, 2013
at 05:16 PM

More specifically agave nectar is super-high in fructose. I'm not sure whether fructose is 100% "bad" or just bad in the context of a hypercaloric SAD. It's good for glycogen repletion and good for keeping your blood sugar stable, which for some people may be an even more critical consideration than not putting on a gram of fat.

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on April 20, 2013
at 05:15 PM

Except for the uncooked sprouted legumes. Not only is that not formally paleo, but my understanding is that you're way better off cooking them.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on April 20, 2013
at 04:44 AM

Sounds pretty darn good to me!

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on April 20, 2013
at 01:40 AM

Your example is entirely compatible with paleo.

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on April 20, 2013
at 01:59 AM

Raw vegan is typically, also, paleo.

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on April 20, 2013
at 05:15 PM

Except for the uncooked sprouted legumes. Not only is that not formally paleo, but my understanding is that you're way better off cooking them.

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089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on April 20, 2013
at 03:35 AM

Im the same. I followed raw veganism for so long that i love making them as a paleo follower. My favorite is raw carrot cake since i havent seen a paleo one yet.

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on April 20, 2013
at 02:10 AM

I'm paleo, my sister is vegan and makes raw food vegan deserts all the time. They're almost always paleo. The example you gave sounds pretty paleo to me..

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on April 20, 2013
at 04:18 PM

Anything raw vegan is compatible with paleo, though perhaps not with some versions of paleo or health protocols. For example, a lot of these recipes use nuts which may upset your omega-3/omega-6 balance. It goes without saying that they tend to be very high in carbs/sugar (dates and fruit). The thing to be most wary of, though, is that some of these deserts contain agave nectar/syrup which is very bad for you (this has been the consensus with both raw vegans and paleo folk).

I've seen raw chocolate products which seem to be quite low carb. Ingredients like: cacao mass, cacao butter, coconut oil, vanilla powder.

Basically, incorporating raw vegan deserts per se is not problematic. Just check the ingredients to see if it contains anything you personally want to avoid.

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on April 20, 2013
at 05:16 PM

More specifically agave nectar is super-high in fructose. I'm not sure whether fructose is 100% "bad" or just bad in the context of a hypercaloric SAD. It's good for glycogen repletion and good for keeping your blood sugar stable, which for some people may be an even more critical consideration than not putting on a gram of fat.

3b580249b149dcf54a18069396d148e9

on April 21, 2013
at 02:23 AM

Yeah, I don't eat agave. Makes me feel and go a bit bonkers. What do you think of coconut nectar then?

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on April 22, 2013
at 04:02 AM

Absolutely! I make raw vegan treats that have paleo-approved ingredients for special occasions

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