You can enjoy desserts without being scared of gaining weight due their saturated fats. Discover awesome dessert recipes with herbs in this article. Basil, coriander, borage, mint, rosemary, cilantro, bay leaf, sage, chamomile, bergamot, and chervil are some of the herbs that go well with desserts.
Below is an herbal dessert recipe with pineapple, honeydew, mango, ginger, and cilantro.
2 cups diced peeled fresh pineapple, 1 cup diced seeded peeled honeydew melon, 1 cup diced peeled pitted mango, 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil, 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, 2 tablespoons honey, 1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh cilantro or mint, 1 tablespoon minced crystallized ginger, 1 tablespoon minced red bell pepper, 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Mix all ingredients except sesame seeds in large bowl. Let stand 10 minutes for flavors to blend. Divide fruit mixture among wineglasses and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Ginger has many medicinal properties. It can be an effective remedy for nausea and vomiting. It may also reduce soreness of muscles and inflammation of the joints (osteoarthritis). Other benefits of ginger include reduced heart disease risk factors and blood sugar levels.
Malunggay (Moringa) is another popular herb that can be infused into your dessert recipes. It is a healthy ingredient in smoothies. It is a healthy ingredient in smoothies because it has antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. It contains antioxidants that fight free radicals.
- 1/4 cup malunggay leaves, cleaned and removed from the stem
- 2 pcs. señorita bananas (or 1 pc. of latundan or lakatan banana)
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 2 tsps. honey
Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a blender. Process until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy.
You can also think outside the box and create your own dessert recipes at home using your favorite herbs. Enjoy the health benefits and savings!
Watch the video below for a guide on how to use mint on your next dessert recipe.