Awesome New Rawfood Recipes added!!
If you've yet to really master your raw cheesecake creations Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake will help guide you along with her perfected recipes such as this one. A creamy and dense coconut cheesecake filling infused with lemon zest, vanilla and thyme combines perfectly with an all raw sprouted buckwheat crust and sweet pluot puree. This cheesecake is like a homage to summers fruity abundance.
A tasty, light and absolutely refreshing side dish by Gena Hemshaw of Choosing Raw. If you avoid gluten but miss making cooked grain dishes you can easily sub in cauliflower for a gluten-free and raw alternative. A simple pulse or two in the food processor will break down your cauliflower florets into a consistency that resembles rice. Adding olives, tomato, capers, lemon, herbs and cold pressed oil brings on a plethora of delicious flavor your taste buds will thoroughly enjoy.
Make these snack bites by Stefania D'Alessandro of La Tortoise if you like a little zest and spice in your life. Sticky sweet dates combine with raw almonds, cashews, coconut oil, ginger, lime juice and zest and a dash of heat from chili pepper. Wake up those taste buds while giving the ol' blood sugar a boost. Enjoy!
Prepare yourself for autumn ahead with a boost to your immune system courtesy of this delicious and sunshiney smoothie by Marquis Matson of Real Raw Kitchen. What's not to love about citrusy fresh orange juice, creamy sweet bananas, enzyme and Vitamin C-rich pineapple and immune-boosting ginseng. Make this one a staple for the weeks to come and help stave off any change-of-the-season ickies.
Many kale chip recipes rely heavily on nuts to get that addictive flavor and crunchy texture, however not this recipe by Amy Lyons! She's combined carrots and coconut flakes as the base, added nutritional yeast for an extra dose of "cheese", acv for a little tang, and garlic, cloves and jalapeno to turn up the flavor and heat. We could all benefit from consuming more kale on a regular basis; after-all it's high in protein and loaded with minerals such a magnesium, calcium and iron and critical vitamins such a Vitamin A, K and C. With so many tasty options it's easier than ever to add more kale into your diet. Enjoy!
When it comes to this masterpiece of a cake by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life the magic is in the frosting. Raw cashews (or coconut meat), lemon, ginger, vanilla bean, coconut nectar and a few other tasties combine to form creamy ambrosia in your blender mug. YUM! You will be tempted to eat it all up right out of the blender!
Bring out your inner child with this guilt-free yum in the tum recipe by Jessica Petrovic of Inner City Hippie! Nothing satisfies a sweet tooth better than a piece of soft, rich, sweet, velvety fudge. Try this quick and easy treat the next time your tempted to go for something processed and full of refined sugar. Enjoy!
If you're looking for a raw dessert recipe absolutely guaranteed to impress anyone and everyone around you than behold your answer here! This Raw Lemon Caramel Coconut Yogurt Cake by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake is perfection. She utilizes probiotic powder in the coconut yogurt to give the recipe an extra boost of authentic yogurt flavor AND immune boosting friendly flora. Creamy tangy-sweet coconut yogurt and zesty lemon merge with gooey ribbons of sweet caramel atop a nut-free/gluten-free crust. Swoon.
While Fridays are about relaxing into the weekend and decompressing from a busy week, Mondays are all about healthy choices and fresh starts! If your Friday cocktail involved some sort of alcoholic substance, give your liver a little love today with this juicy raw version of a bloody mary by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life. Your body will thank you for the serious boost of hydration, vitamins, minerals, and lycopene! Enjoy!
If you feel yourself falling under the weather halt those ickies right in their tracks with this immune system boosting smoothie by Emma Potts of Coconut and Berries. Medicinal ingredients like goji berries, turmeric, and ginger combine with fresh oranges, coconut water (or almond milk), a splash of coconut nectar (or maple syrup), and plenty of ice to create a cooling, soothing, perfectly sweet and antioxidant loaded super-smoothie!
Check out Emma's dissertation on each key ingredient:
Goji berries: Touted as a “superfood”. Gram for gram, goji berries contain more vitamin C than oranges and more beta-carotene than carrots. Beta-carotene is important for healthy skin and eyes.
Turmeric: High in curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Ginger: Boosts immunity, eases digestion, improves circulation and also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Oranges: Very high in vitamin C, vital for a healthy immune system.
If you love that thick, hearty, and filling feel of porridge in the morning this recipe by Lauren Glucina of Ascension Kitchen is a must-try! Chia seeds will naturally swell with water and become quite gelatinous once soaked, making them the perfect substitute for grains in porridge. They are also far superior nutritionally with plenty of calcium, antioxidants, gentle soluble fibers, complete protein profile and loads of brain-boosting and inflammation fighting omega 3 fatty acids. This is a true breakfast treat - sweet vanilla chia porridge with a layer of cherries, pistachios and cacao nibs at the bottom of the glass waiting to be devoured. Enjoy!
Is a healthy treat or quick afternoon pick me up in order? Try these delectable Vanilla Goji Bliss Balls by Jessica Petrovic of Inner City Hippie! The combination of coconut, vanilla bean, goji berry and lemon proves to be an absolutely irresistible trifecta of yumminess and they also happen to be low glycemic too! Enjoy!
This recipe by Koko Brill of Kokos Kitchen was just too gorgeous not to share! Fresh rice paper hand rolls with sliced mango, mint, avocado, cucumber, bell pepper, and green onion fixings paired with a delectable Thai-inspired peanut sauce.
This recipe was originally shared on the blog Drop Dead.
*The rice paper, while vegan and gluten-free, is not 100% raw. You can always substitute nori seaweed for the rice paper if you wish.
This yummy and simple recipe by Raw Eva can be either dehydrated or eaten fresh as is. Kids love it too! For a raw lunch box idea try cutting the tomatoes into quarters. This recipe makes a great way to get in a solid dose of healthy omega 3 fatty acids found abundantly in fresh walnuts. Enjoy!
September is here and you know what that means....the end of watermelon season as we know it. Indulge fully in nature's most juicy and hydrating fruit with this refreshing Watermelon and Strawberry Smoothie by Charmaine San Pedro of Not Another Models Blog. She's even given us a green version for those of us addicted to chlorophyll. Enjoy these final days of summer to the max!
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!