Awesome New Rawfood Recipes added!!
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.
If you love sweet and spicy flavor combinations, and love all things fresh, juicy and full of life you will LOVE this salad by Lisa Viger of Raw on $10 a Day or Less. After mixing your ingredients let it marinate for a minute, scoop it onto a bed of fresh lettuce or your favorite greens, and enjoy each bite of deliciousness to the max.
Only in raw food cuisine can you eat a dessert as decadent and tasty as this and be getting medicinal health benefits and a boost to your immune system with antioxidants, flavonoids, vitamins, minerals, and nourishing fats a plenty. Enjoy this delicious raw chocolate and goji berry tart by Stefania D'Alessandro of La Tortoise.
Fill your hungry belly with a delicious raw nori wrap by Eva Hajkova of Raw Eva.com. Instead of relying on rice she uses a creamy cashew spread to help bind the ingredients together. Fill up your nori rolls with the fresh, seasonal vegetables of your choice such as cucumber, red bell pepper, micro greens and sunflower sprouts. Enjoy!
Getting a little bored with your usual smoothie combos lately? Give this one a try from Gena Hemshaw of Choosing Raw! Fresh banana and grapes add that perfect level of sweetness while cucumber and coconut water add refreshing hydration. Avocado bumps up the creaminess factor while kale, spinach, cilantro and parsley add more nutrients and help the body detoxify. Enjoy!
You haven't lived until you try this amazing raw sorbet by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake! Two flavors combine together, strawberry cherry and black and blueberry, to create a perfectly chilled, refreshing and antioxidant-rich frozen treat you will feel absolutely great about putting in your body!
Everyone needs a good creamy salad dressing in their back pocket! A salad is just so much more satisfying when it’s loaded with healthy fats that protect your brain, give you glowing skin and balance your hormones.
Looking for something simple with just a few key ingredients? Voila, may I present to you the Avocado and Cilantro Lime Detox Dressing.
Recipe from our friends at Young and Raw. Enjoy!
Need something packed with energy, protein, essential fatty acids and a hefty dose of raw chocolate? Look no further than Marquis Matson of Real Raw Kitchen's Larchmont Bars inspired by Cafe Gratitude!
Packed with raw nuts and seeds such as pistachios, hemp, and almonds, dried fruits like dates, goji berries, and cranberries, yummy spices and a thick layer of dark chocolate ganache, you'll be savoring each and every delicious bite.
Enjoy your 4th of July weekend with these festive Red White and Blue Layered Berry Bars by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake! A raw and gluten free crust made from a base of coconut, flax and dates combines with 3 creamy layers of cheesecake-like goodness in flavors vanilla bean, strawberry-raspberry, and blueberry-blackberry. Delish!
There's a trend these days: acai smoothies and smoothie bowls galore! If you can't get enough of all things fruity and acai you will love these yummy Acai Bery and Banana Mini Cheesecakes by Karielyn Tillman of Healthy Family and Home. A great dessert for both adults and children full of antioxidants, vitamins, phytonutrients and healthy fats. Enjoy!
Cheesy, crunchy, perfectly spiced and salted, and jam packed with blood-fortifying nutrients such as trace minerals and Vitamins K and C...this recipe by Iselin Stoylen of Vegetarian Taste leaves nothing to be desired. Be sure to bookmark this classic kale chip recipe as you'll want to make it time and time again!
Strawberry and rhubarb is a combination forever synonymous with summer, and often brings forth memories of family recipes passed down through generations, or long summer days spent at grandma's house eating a little too much sugar.
If you love this classic combo you'll be thrilled to try out this recipe by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake. Keep cool this summer with her healthy, sugar-free Strawberry Rhubarb Popsicles, a recipe great for all ages!
Chia is a true superfood all-star with loads of omega 3's, fiber, minerals including calcium and iron, essential amino acids and antioxidants! The antioxidants, in fact, help keep the chia seeds' delicate oils from going rancid, making them a great alternative to more volatile seeds such as flax when it comes to an omega 3 boost.
Enjoy this delicious and health promoting chocolate pudding by Jodi Burke featuring our favorite superfood seed along with raw cacao, avocado and vanilla!
Do you find yourself getting a little giddy every time cherry season rolls around? You're not the only one! Nothing beats biting into a perfectly ripe, sweet, and juicy cherry....well, except for combining the euphoric experience with some chocolate. Enjoy these Double Chocolate Cherry Bars by Iselin Stoylen of Vegetarian Taste - a recipe that truly does these delicious seasonal fruits justice.
Roll those sleeves up and try your hand at a delicious and nutrient-rich Berry Bliss Splish Splash superfood smoothie shared via Breakfast Criminals! Follow the recipe exactly, or use this quote as inspiration to get creative and follow your own intuition:
“And remember to have fun during this time, don’t strive to be perfect. Perfection is overrated so most importantly pay attention to how your body is responding and journal in the food diary.” – Elena Kulakovska, KUL HEALTHY YOU
An inkling for pizza can be a hard craving to beat. Why not make a healthy, raw version! This recipe by Iselin Stoylen of Vegetarian Taste starts with an herbed pumpkin, sunflower and walnut-based crust topped with a tasty spinach and basil pesto. Top your pizza with fresh arugula, red bell peppers, and dehydrated mushrooms, serve with a salad, and enjoy a delicious and hearty raw meal free of all dairy and gluten. Enjoy!
Summer is the season for outdoor activities and adventures of all sorts and you're going to need plenty of healthy treats to fuel you along the way! If you naturally gravitate towards all things chocolate peanut butter you will love this super easy protein ball recipe by Gena Hemshaw of Choosing Raw. Use a chocolate rice, pea, or hemp protein of your choice, however we highly recommend Epic Protein with its added benefits of maca. For a completely raw version use jungle peanuts or raw valencia peanuts. Enjoy!
There is not a single person on the planet who would turn down a piece of this layered Hazelnut Cacao Fudge by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake. Whole coconut butter combines with freshly mixed homemade hazelnut butter, raw cacao, low glycemic coconut nectar, vanilla and sea salt creating a decadent yet healthy twist on classic chocolate fudge. Enjoy!
Craving a fresh salad with plenty of delicious flavor? Give this one a try by Emma Potts of Coconut and Berries! Mixed salad greens combine with sliced avocado, segmented oranges, red onion and an absolutely delicious black olive vinaigrette you will turn to time and time again. Enjoy!
Fill your hungry belly, nourish yourself fully and induce a lovely superfood glow with a delicious, satisfying and effortless Berry Tahini Chia Pudding by Breakfast Criminals! Enjoy plenty of omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, calcium, magnesium, iron, protein, antioxidants, and Vitamins C and E all within this tasty and highly nutritious recipe.
One of Breakfast Criminals' most shared and well loved recipes to date!
By adding oats to your smoothies and chia puddings the texture becomes thicker, creamier and ultra delicious. Read on for a fantastic superfood variation of a classic chia oat smoothie bowl complete with magenta-colored pitaya (also known as dragonfruit) and deep green spirulina. Breakfast SHOULD look like a brightly colored work of art, don't you agree?
Beyond simple to make and packed FULL of the good stuff! You will love the combination of crunchy chocolate that melts in the mouth revealing chewy-sweet mulberries. This recipe by Erin Bosdet of Simple Dish can be adapted to please a variety of taste buds - it serves as a great chocolate base for the superfoods of your choosing. ENJOY!
Love coconut, mint, AND chocolate? You'll find all 3 of these tasty things rocking out a beautiful synergy together in this recipe by Emily von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life. A buttery filling of creamy coconut spiked with real peppermint essence is sandwiched between two layers of gooey chocolate date and walnut brownie. Enjoy!
A delicious take on a traditional Japanese nori roll by Joelle Amiot of jarOhoney. These tasty bites are packed full of fresh and vibrant ingredients including cucumber, purslane, red bell pepper, pink oyster mushrooms, green onion, ginger and even a touch of jalapeño for a nice kick of spice. Serve these at your next tapas/cocktail party for a completely healthy appetizer. Enjoy!
Decadent raw and gluten-free chocolate hazelnut thumbprint cookies by Emma Potts of Coconut and Berries, made extra tasty with the addition of Rawmio's Original Chocolate Hazelnut spread. Garnished with a dollop of homemade sugar-free strawberry chia jam, because strawberry and chocolate is a match made in heaven!
This recipe by Kerry Ogden is ALL about the chocolate!
Yacon syrup is a low-glycemic sweetener that’s loaded with prebiotics. The flavor is reminiscent of molasses and lends a rich flavor that accentuates the chocolately goodness. Orange zest is the “secret ingredient”, adding a sweet burst of citrus flavor without raising the glycemic index of the recipe.
Using four-ounce mason jars is the perfect way to grab and go when you’re hankering for a special treat. Enjoy!
Make your very own perfectly textured raw dark chocolate with this sumptuous recipe by Iselin Stoylen of Vegetarian Taste. The superfood toppings are completely up to you! Try a combination of shredded coconut, goji berries, nuts and seeds (try hemp or chia!), dried fruits (try Incan and mulberries!), citrus zest or even edible flowers.
Remember those epic ice cream cakes from childhood celebrations? Well now is your chance to relive the glory in the healthiest way possible. This masterpiece by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life is made with a base of banana "nice cream", frozen blueberries, raw cashews, real vanilla bean, and even has a dose of antioxidant-rich matcha powder thrown in for a beautiful contrast of color. Enjoy!