Enjoy some of the best almond recipes on the internet. From simple almond milk to almond pate.
If you ever enjoyed eating lemon pudding as a child this recipe by Rachael Campbell will take you right back to those days! The highly alluring flavors of raspberry, lemon and vanilla fuse into a creamy and dense cheesecake filling made with a base of raw cashews and coconut oil. This is a truly classic dessert you will surely make time and time again.
PS. If you end up with any leftovers Rachael has a great tip! Simply store a few slices in your freezer for a quick and healthy raw dessert for when your sweet tooth strikes.
A tender and flavorful veggie salad by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake perfect for late winter/early spring. Made with raw beets, carrots, fresh young asparagus, golden raisins, sprouted almonds, and sesame seeds, the textures of which compliment each other perfectly. Whisk up the easy Moroccan spice-infused vinaigrette and let your veggies marinate in the dressing for just a bit so the flavors meld together. Each bite will deliver an explosion of tastiness!
Amazing and decadent raw desserts don't have to be complicated or time consuming, and this recipe by Eva Hajkova of RawEva.com is a perfect example of this. A beautiful raw cake made with a chocolatey almond and date crust, topped with a layer of delicate and creamy vanilla infused peach cream, coated with a rich dark chocolate shell. So yummy!
So you just stocked up on superfoods and are now wondering how to utilize them in tasty recipes? This one by Lauren Felts of The Holy Kale makes an excellent starting place as it packs in many of the best: goji berries, cacao nibs, maca, raw almonds, brazil nuts and coconut flakes. Tasty and nutrient-rich energy bites to fuel you on all of life's adventures.
A crisp and bright raw cabbage slaw with juicy pearls of pomegranate fruit and a creamy almond butter-based ginger dressing that will make your taste buds sing! Enjoy this healthy and delicious salad by Emma Potts of Coconut and Berries for your next meal!
Heaven on Earth! Raw almond and coconut butter fudge squares by Dreena Burton of Plant Powered Kitchen speckled with real authentic vanilla bean. Dense and smooth with a melt-away-in-the-mouth texture that is pure pleasure with each bite. This simple recipe calls for brown rice syrup, which is a nutritious vegan sweetener, however it is not raw. For a raw version you can substitute clear raw organic agave nectar or if you're beegan some humanely harvested manuka honey.
Photo credit: Emma Potts of Coconut and Berries
Omega 3's play a crucial role in the health of our bodies on a cellular level! Having enough of these delicate fats ensures that our cell membranes remain permeable for the ultimate flow of nutrients and removal of toxins. This recipe by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home is rich in plant-based omega 3's with powerful ingredients such as chia, hemp and flax. If you want to make it completely vegan simply replace the raw honey with a liquid sweetener such as coconut nectar, yacon syrup, or agave. Enjoy!
The perfect balance of creamy texture, sweetness and carrot cake spice.... Have your (carrot) cake and drink it too with this absolutely delicious and satisfying smoothie recipe by Emma Potts of Coconut and Berries! Garnish with a sprinkling crumbled Dastony coconut butter to mimic the flavor of a coconut butter frosting. So yummy!
Organic almonds covered in gently warmed truly raw honey then rolled in raw sesame seeds and dehydrated until perfectly crunchy. If you like sweet and crunchy nut mixes but would rather not indulge in the processed junk sold at the supermarket than make your own! It's so very simple. This recipe by Joelle Amiot of jarOhoney would also work well with other varieties of nuts such as pistachios or cashews. You may also soak and sprout your almonds beforehand for easier digestion and an even lighter, crunchier texture. Enjoy!
If you've got a thing for key lime pie you'll be thrilled to try this clean and healthy version by Karielyn Tillman of Healthy Family and Home. She's left the mess of sugar and dairy by the wayside and subbed in ingredients you'll feel amazing about putting in your body: raw macadamia nuts, virgin coconut oil, fresh almond milk, maple syrup, organic lime juice, real vanilla and Himalayan salt to name a few. Rich and creamy with that perfect sweet/tart combination, this is one heavenly dessert! Be sure to scroll down for suggestions on more variations for the crust and toppings.
If you're searching for a yummy and healthy treat to make for a child's birthday party this recipe by Eva Hajkova of Raweva.com would make a wonderful option! It is super easy to make and the ingredients are very kid-friendly. Frozen berries blended with fresh banana and the optional sweetener of your choice combined with a crust of almonds, dates, coconut oil and just a smidgen of raw cacao powder. Beautiful, tasty, and perfectly healthy for a growing body.
Do you have a picky eater in your household who refuses to eat their veggies? The trick is all in the presentation! If you're on the look out for ways to sneak those leafy green veggies into your child's (or your own!) diet than this recipe by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen will be very well received! A creamy green smoothie with spinach, fresh mango, banana, cashew milk, ginger, vanilla, and a dash of green tea powder forms the actual base of a deliciously fruity cake. Agar, a thickener derived from algae, is added to help things set properly. Serve it with a sprinkling of macadamia shavings and fresh mint leaves to garnish.
A sublimely decadent yet surprisingly simple dessert creation from Emma Potts of Coconut and Berries featuring fresh bananas, coconut whipped cream, and an all-raw caramel sauce. It's a banofee pie made with 100% body-loving whole food ingredients. The taste is very akin to banana cream pie only with an additional element of gooey caramel made with dates and raw almond butter. This is a great recipe to make if you are new to raw desserts! It is pretty fool-proof, doesn't require many ingredients, and is guaranteed to please the crowd. It also makes an incredible template for pies of other flavors. For instance you could swap out the banana for fresh berries, apples, or even pears for a delicious alternative.
Yummy energy-rich power bars by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home topped with a nice layer of raw chocolate. The bars themselves are a wholesome blend of raw and organic nuts, nut butter, seeds, coconut oil, raw honey (or if vegan - maple syrup), and vanilla extract and come together effortlessly with a few whizzes in the food processor and some easy mixing. Dessert? Snack? Who cares! Delicious absolutely any time of the day. These could also be easily formed into cookies for a different variation. Enjoy!
Easy peasy raw apple crumble bars by Fee O. of Raw, Fit and Happy made with a simple blend of dates, raisins, nuts, seeds, cinnamon spice, vanilla and fresh fruit. Serve with coconut vanilla bean ice cream for dessert or make a batch for breakfast or brunch and feed the whole family something healthy and delicious!
A simple and wholesome banana cream tart by Shernell Cooke of The Raw Food Beginner Chef topped with your favorite fresh fruits! The beauty of raw food is that the simplest and purest of ingredients can combine together to really create something sensational. Ripe bananas blend with young coconut and cashews to create a divinely creamy tart filling layered over a simple date and nut crust. The topping can be any fresh fruit of your choice - choose your favorite and choose whatever is juicy and in season!
For more recipes from Shernell be sure to purchase her recipe book The Joy of Raw and Vegan Cooking!
A classic, unbeatable recipe for raw holiday fudge by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home. This one takes but a few simple ingredients to make and turns out so melt-in-the-mouth silky, smooth and rich that no one will question the absolute absence of dairy or refined sweeteners. Bring a platter to your Holiday party this year and you will most definitely be invited back next go around. Enjoy!
Healthy, raw and gluten-free doughnuts with actual nutritional benefits to match the pleasure of eating them? Yes, you read this right and while it may seem to good to be true this recipe by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen proves that with raw food cuisine miracles can happen. The actual doughnut base is a simple combination of raw cashews ground to a flour, flax, chia, dates, ginger, lemon zest and a dash of turmeric to lend that pop of orange. The frosting is a creamy, sweet, metabolism boosting combination of young coconut meat, coconut oil and a liquid sweetener of your choice. Both ginger and turmeric are highly anti-inflammatory herbs, as are all of the omega 3's found in flax and chia. Top with grated almonds and a few crunchy cacao nibs. Delicious!
A creamy and hearty blended soup by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake made with pureed celeriac, apple, lemon and soaked almonds. Seasoned with garlic, fresh sage, and black pepper, this soup really hits the spot! The act of soaking your almonds will help them blend into a nice creamy consistency and also de-activate those pesky enzyme inhibitors for a more fully digestible meal. Serve it at room temperature with a side of greens or try warming it up gently on the stove top or in your food dehydrator. Garnish with a drizzle of hemp or flax oil on top!
This recipe by Summer Sanders of Radiantly Raw inspires both the taste buds AND the eyes with its creamy, ivory-toned cheesecake filling complete with vibrant stains of bright red raspberry juice. Food SHOULD be a work of art, and with this particular cheesecake the task is achieved. Scroll down to read what simple ingredients you'll need along with the easy steps it takes to bring it all together.