Awesome New Rawfood Recipes added!!
Another fantastic idea from Lisa Viger's blog, Raw on $10 a Day or Less. This recipe really goes to prove that a tasty raw snack does not need to be an elaborate affair, in fact it shouldn't take more than just a few minutes to prep! She's combined simple cucumber boats with an avocado/onion/cucumber/sea salt filling for an ultra nourishing, low-glycemic/sugar-free snack full of water, enzymes and life. Enjoy!
Four words: Healthy. Nutella. Freezer. Fudge. Now that we have your attention scroll below and discover how you can whip up a batch of this Raw Coconut Nutella Freezer Fudge by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen! If you're not in the mood to share your chocolate we recommend storing these in the back of the freezer, hidden behind the frozen peas; otherwise they will go quick!
Just because you want something crunchy and salty doesn’t mean it can’t be good for you! Kale chips are the junk food darling of the raw world and they’re a cinch to make. Learn how with this simple, tasty, and extra cheesy recipe by Kerry Ogden!
This makes a great mock cheese sauce. Be sure to save some for spiralized noodles or for a dipping sauce paired with your favorite veggies.
Why eat a processed candy bar when you could devour one of these bad boys right here? These Almond Joy Balls by Andrew Davis of Millennial Kitchen are packed with the good stuff and leave all the corn syrup, hydrogenated oils and additives by the wayside. In fact there are just 6 simple, wholesome ingredients in this recipe: coconut flakes, almonds, cacao, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla- a combination that proves irresistible!
Iselin Stoylen of Vegetarian Taste really sums things up when she says, "Sometimes all you want is a huge bowl of greens to nourish your body." If you're craving a hearty yet simple salad full of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, omega 3's, enzymes, fiber and COLOR you've come to the right recipe. Summer may be nearly over but while it's still here be sure to take advantage of all the freshness and life around you!
Once you start crafting your own superfood smoothies you may find yourself not wanting to consume anything else. They are just so delicious, however the main benefit is how amazing they make you feel. This tasty version by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home combines fresh coconut milk with banana, mango, and a handful of high-nutrient goodies such as maca, hemp seeds, camu camu and chia for a totally high vibe and power-packed smoothie treat that will stick with you for hours!
Yep, we're already thinking about pumpkin and it's not even September yet. These Easy Raw Pumpkin and Onion Wraps by Lauren Glucina of Ascension Kitchen really are simple and quick to make and help add a bit of flare to a raw foods diet. The filling options are pretty much endless! Lauren recommends an abundance of greens, avocado, and sesame tahini. Add a little pizazz to your usual salad by stuffing it in one of these delicious savory pumpkin wraps. Enjoy!
If you're looking to make a successful batch of raw crackers it's always best to follow a tried and true recipe. Even the best of us have created crackers a time or two that have gone straight to the compost bin. Try this one by Choosing Raw; it's fool proof! She's created a Pretty In Pink flax, chia and pumpkin seed cracker and bulked it up with some leftover veggie pulp (use beet for that pretty pink hue!), added some tasty herbs, a dash of salt, a splash of water and that's it. Easy to follow, nutritious, and delicious!
You've just hit a true jackpot of a recipe. Raw Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies by Emma Potts of Coconut and Berries made with both homemade dark chocolate AND white chocolate chips. When life calls for a tall glass of (almond) milk and a chocolate chip cookie you can snuggle up with one of these along with a completely clear conscience. A truly guilt-free treat = the best kind.
Do macaroons leave you seduced every time? You will love this healthy raw version by Karolina Eleonora of The Raw Dessert Kitchen made with a base of coconut flour and (of course) coconut flakes, real cacao butter, vanilla bean, lucuma fruit, mesquite pod meal and more. These are like a healthier and more moist version of shortbread; so tasty!
This delicious recipe comes to us exclusively from Karolina Eleonóras new ebook Snack Smarter. Please pick up a copy of your own and ENJOY!
A really quick and easy superfood snack by Jodi Burke that is absolutely packed with all of the essential nutrients your body craves. Trace minerals, vitamins galore, essential fatty acids, highly digestible protein containing all essential amino acids and plenty of detoxifying and alkalinizing chlorophyll. With all of those benefits it's clear that spirulina is a truly powerful food we could all benefit from eating on a more regular basis. Think of it as nature's multi-vitamin/mineral supplement in a whole food form. These Spirulina wraps really hit the spot especially if you have a bit of a salty/savory tooth. Enjoy!
Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake knows how to whip up some pretty unreal desserts. This Raw Zucchini Carrot Spice Cake is no exception. If you've got an abundance of zucchini on hand, either from your own garden or maybe even a nearby farmer's market, try giving things a sweet spin with this amazing recipe. In order to acquire the carrot/zucchini pulp for this recipe you'll need to make yourself a delicious and nutrifying veggie juice! Perfect for sipping on while you master your skills at raw "baking". Enjoy!
This is the kind of recipe that will render a moment of silence with the first bite. Raw Salted Honey Peanut Butter Truffles by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen made with ingredients that actually nourish your body. Organic peanut butter (use jungle peanut for a truly raw version), real sea salt, raw honey, juicy dates, raw chocolate and a sprinkling of cacao nibs combine to create a true delicacy. YUM!
From the chef, Kerry Ogden:
"When I taught raw food at the Tree of Life, my mantra to students was 'It’s always edible.' That’s beauty of raw. It’s hard to ruin. This recipe is a classic example. Snack bars didn’t stick? No problem! Call it a crumble, whip up some chia cream and you’re set to mix and match a medley of meals.
Swirl a dollop of chia cream in your morning smoothie or eat it plain as pudding. Top the crumble on soaked raw oats or add more tahini and roll into calcium-rich, energy balls. Or, go all out, and make this delicious fresh fruit parfait. Pear is pictured, but many fruits will work wonderfully - think peaches, plums, and cherries."
Just in time for what we lovingly refer to as "tomato mania", this recipe by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home comes to us in the most appropriate of seasons. It's August and gardens near and far are pumping out the abundance like its going out of style. Nothing is better than a fresh cherry tomato, and the simpler the recipe the better so you can really taste their deliciously sweet flavor. Fresh cherry tomatoes paired with a robustly flavorful raw spinach pesto. Simple and perfect.
Any recipe that incorporates medicinal edible flowers into it is worth a try in our book. And this delicious beauty bar recipe by the talented Lauren Glucina of Ascension Kitchen is far beyond worth a try. You may be familiar with calendula flower for its topical uses. Extremely anti-inflammatory, soothing, and healing it is wonderful for nicks, scrapes, and irritations of all kinds. It also has benefits internally as its astringent quality is great for our digestive systems. This recipe is also full of beautifying Vitamin A from 2 beta carotene all stars: goji berries and raw carrot. ENJOY and let your natural beauty shine!
If you've ever wondered what it was like to sip on pure nectar of the God's than this recipe by Ann Oliverio of An Unrefined Vegan is it. Fresh cantaloupe melon blended with banana, a touch of lemon, raw cashews and creamy coconut butter. The result is ambrosia in your glass. Enjoy!
Dinner is just outside the door! This delectable dish by Kerry Ogden is all about summer gardens bursting with zucchini, tomatoes, kale, garlic and savory herbs. Simple, satisfying and sophisticated – this one is sure to please and comes together in less than ten minutes. Bon appétit!
Once in a while a smoothie recipe comes along that will absolutely transport you into a completely different reality upon first sip. This one by Emma Potts of Coconut and Berries is one of those recipes. Fresh pear combines with juicy medjool dates, creamy cashews, homemade almond milk, spicy ginger root, ice and chocolatey-rich cacao nibs to tie it all together with a crunch.
Here is a simple way to enjoy one of summer's greatest and most refreshing pleasures: fresh watermelon! The combination of naturally sweet melon with a touch of fresh lime juice and hint of Himalayan salt really brings an entirely new dimension of flavor to this seasonal treat.
And check out all of the fantastic benefits of watermelon (shared directly from Jeeva Lifestyle)
Aids Weight Loss
Excellent post-workout snack
Natural Stress Buster (high in Vit B6)
Great for Skin
Fights Fatigue and keeps your Metabolism in High Gear
Improves Insulin Sensitivity
Helps in Urine Infection
Helps clean and eliminate toxic waste from intestines
Good for cardiovascular health
Hummus is so darn tasty and makes for the perfect savory snack served with fresh veggies, raw buckwheat or gluten-free pita chips, flax crackers, or even as an accompaniment to avocado on sprouted toast. On a raw or even paleo diet hummus is often blacklisted due to the fact that it's made from a base of garbanzo beans. However, such is not the case with this tasty recipe by Elaina Love of Pure Joy Planet. This classic recipe uses raw zucchini as the base, and is made extra creamy with a blend of cold pressed olive oil and raw tahini butter. Her ratio of spices is perfection. This is a must-try recipe!
In a salad rut? Pull yourself right out of there today with this delectable kale salad by Gena Hemshaw of Choosing Raw!
Fresh curly kale chopped finely with red bell pepper then dressed generously with a tangy-sweet blood orange and evoo vinaigrette dressing. Garnish with segments of fresh blood orange and almond slivers. If you don't tend to love raw kale salad this recipe may change your life (and taste buds) forever. ENJOY!
Recipe inspired by Edible Perspective
Succulent mango and peach puree layered with lucuma enhanced crunchy sprouted buckwheaties and a dense and chocolatey raw cashew cacao mousse. The perfect sweet treat by Stefania D'Alessandro of La Tortoise packed with Vitamin C, flavonoids, and antioxidants. You could even serve it up for breakfast because, when you're eating raw, chocolate for breakfast is pretty standard. Enjoy!
This raw soup by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake was definitely inspired by summer gardens everywhere now in full glory! If you've got an explosion of zucchini, tomatoes, basil, corn, and bell peppers in your garden (or have a great farmer's market close by!) this soup makes for a truly delicious way of putting everything to use. Super flavorful and since no heat was used FULL of vitality and life. Enjoy!
A fresh, healthy, and easy summer salad recipe by Jodi Burke created in honor of International Raw Day! With an abundance of garden fresh goodness exploding this time of year it's easy to whip up simple meals that take little effort to make taste amazing. Such is the magic of fresh and in-season foods!
These cute little popsicles by Iselin Stoylen of Vegetarian Taste are super healthy and fun to make and the best part? Take 10 minutes tops to prepare. Perfect for busy summer days. Enjoy them as is or drizzle them with a homemade raw chocolate sauce (coconut oil, cacao powder, and sweetener whisked together) like in the picture here. Enjoy!
Are you hip to the health benefits of hemp seeds? These chewy little beauties offer a wealth of perfectly balanced essential fatty acids, concentrated complete plant protein, and essential trace minerals and vitamins. And as this recipe by Natalia Vanthienen of Naturelle proves they are also incredibly versatile! A delectable dairy free vanilla ice cream made with a base of hemp seeds, cashews, banana, and avocado, sweetened with raw honey (or liquid sweetener of choice), and enhanced with a touch of lemon and real vanilla bean powder.YUM!
Want to experience the tropics in your ice cream bowl? Then this is the recipe to make it happen! Frozen mango and pineapple come together with ripe banana to create a sorbet so full of sunshine and joy you will literally trick your taste buds into thinking you're on vacation. Garnish with fresh berries for a bright pop of contrasting color. Recipe by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life. Enjoy!
Sometimes the simplest of ingredient combinations create the most delectable of taste experiences. Such is the case with these sweet, creamy cashew maple vanilla spread by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home. This is such a treat paired with apple slices or fresh fruit of all kinds. It also makes a great spread for sprouted toast, muffins, or even waffles. Enjoy!
Fresh coconut water combines with creamy avocado, antioxidant-packed dragon fruit (also known as pitaya), fresh apricot and banana, mineral-rich kale, a dash of hormone balancing maca powder, superfood toppings and a drizzling of Rawmio chocolate hazelnut spread to finish things off in high style. Another amazing love-infused superfood smoothie bowl creation by Ksenia Breakfast Criminals!
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These tangy Mango Lime Cheesecake Bars by raw dessert guru Heather Pace of Sweetly Raw are the perfect embodiment of summer's sweetness. Not overly sweet, we also love how this recipe wont leave you in a sugar coma. Enjoy and get back to soaking up that glorious sunshine!
This green smoothie by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen is packed with all the good stuff: fresh fruit, leafy greens, coconut water, popped (or sprouted) quinoa, and even an added medicinal boost of fresh turmeric and ginger root. If you like smoothies with added crunchiness for a fun variation of texture, and like your green smoothies to be substantial enough to hold you over until lunch, you will love this nutrient-packed recipe. Enjoy!
This lovely green salad by Iselin Stoylen of Vegetarian Taste will come together for you in a matter of minutes! Leafy spinach and kale combines with fresh and sun dried tomatoes, garlic, red onion, a sprinkling of pumpkin seeds and a very simple evoo and acv vinaigrette. Full of minerals, healthy fats, and just the right amount of flavor to satisfy those taste buds. Enjoy!
A light and tasty raw olive spread makes the perfect accompaniment to crunchy dandelion-infused flax crackers in this double recipe feature by Jodi Burke. She recommends enjoying this tapenade-like olive/almond spread on romaine leaves as well for another tasty and equally healthy alternative. Fresh dandelion leaves make a wonderful addition to your green juices especially if you feel like your liver could use a little love. Now you have the perfect use for that leftover pulp!
This recipe by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake will have you fooled into thinking there's no way it can be raw! A soft and dough-like shell wraps around a nectarous filling of fresh cherries, rhubarb, dates and coconut nectar. A whole coconut butter glaze adds the perfect finishing touch. Way better tasting and most definitely way better for your body than those processed pie snacks available at convenience markets. Gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free, and raw. Step into the light.....
Simple and utterly tasty raw brownies by Stefania D'Alessandro of La Tortoise made with soaked almonds, cashews, raw cacao, gooey dates and apricots, coconut oil, shredded coconut and a hidden dose of superfood magic from raw maca. Use agave nectar to sweeten or your favorite liquid sweetener of choice. Process your ingredients until perfectly smooth or alternatively cut down the processing time and enjoy the unexpected chewy bit of date or apricot. Enjoy!
What a creative way to prepare raw veggies! A tasty sesame vegetable "stir fry" made with celeriac rice, fresh celery, bell pepper, carrots, onion and mushrooms all dressed up with a delicious Asian-inspired tahini shoyu garlic sauce. Planning a stir fry night? Keep your veggies in their most vibrantly fresh state by enjoying this raw version by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake.
A so-simple-it's-genius recipe shared by Gena Hemshaw from her highly anticipated recipe book Choosing Raw. This is a great way to get a well rounded snack into your body with a balanced ratio of healthy carbs, essential fats, proteins, and fresh greens. Green smoothies are great but sometimes you need to chew!
Please head over to Gena's blog for 2 more simple variations to play with including original pb +maple and cookies and cream. Tasty, nutritious, quick, beyond easy and GREAT for kids too!
Breakfast Criminals is all about sharing superfood recipes straight from the heart. This particular smoothie bowl happens to also help nourish the heart *chakra* with plenty of green leafy ingredients. If you haven't yet jumped on the superfood smoothie bowl band wagon now is the time and here is a great recipe to start you out on the right track! You wont believe how wonderful and satisfied you'll feel.
This recipe was originally shared on AuraCacia.
If getting a serious dose of antioxidants and brain-nourishing efa's is on today's agenda then you've come to the right recipe! Delicious truffle treats made with a base of pistachio nuts, juicy medjool dates, organic matcha powder, coconut oil, nut butter and vanilla bean. Oh yes, and chia, who could forget!
Recipe by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home.
With an irresistible combination of coconut and chocolate it's no wonder that bounty bars have been a classic confection for decades. Wouldn't it be nice to enjoy a version free of refined sugars, oils and additives? Now you can with this easy raw, vegan and healthy recipe by Stefania D'Alessandro of La Tortoise
Looking for a quick, easy, and ultra fresh idea for dinner tonight? Try this gorgeous zucchini pasta by Stefania D'Alessandro of La Tortoise. A mouthwatering pesto made with wild garlic leaves, fresh lemon, cashew nuts, pine nuts and ripe avocado combines with freshly spiroolied zucchini to create a heathy dinner you can prepare in a few minutes time. Enjoy!
Attention all snickers addicts! Before you succumb to an impulse buy at the checkout counter (that you'll be regretting later) give this wholesome recipe by Natalia of Naturelle a try. Make extra and keep them in your freezer for when those cravings hit. No refined sugar, corn syrup, additives, dairy derivatives, palm oil, hydrogenated soy oil, or GMO contaminated ingredients here. You can thank us later.
Need a little decadence in your life this weekend? Try this amazing frozen dessert by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life. Two chocolate walnut brownie cookies sandwich a dense layer of coconut chocolate chip mint ice cream. Does it get any better? We can't fathom how...
If you miss being able to add croutons to a salad then you'll be pleased to know there is an entire world of crunchy, salty, perfectly seasoned goodness to be had even on a raw foods diet! Spice up your next salad with this mouthwatering blend of seasoned and dehydrated nuts, seeds, and brussels sprouts by Gena Hemshaw of Choosing Raw.