Enjoy some of the best cashew recipes on the internet. Cashews are great for your bones and are a great weight loss food.
A delightfully healthy treat that will satisfy a chocolate craving without giving you the cacao jitters. Marlie Centawer of Barefoot and Frolicking utilizes carob powder for the majority of that chocolate flavor, along with a sprinkling of cacao nibs to garnish in this delectably chewy and gooey carob and cacao square recipe. In the mood for a brownie of the less healthy persuasion? Reach for one of these gluten and refined sugar-free beauties instead and enjoy without a trace of guilt!
Carrot cake and cupcake lovers rejoice! Marlie Centawer of Barefoot and Frolicking has ingeniously created a truly healthy recipe that will satisfy both parties equally. A raw carrot cake cupcake made from fresh carrots, buckwheat flour, shredded coconut flakes, dates, and cinnamon frosted with a creamy vanilla cashew icing. Who wouldn't want to sink their teeth into that? Enjoy!
Best served immediately with a cup of tea, or keep them in the fridge for a few days or freezer for a few weeks.
This recipe was lightly inspired by the work of This Rawsome Vegan Life.
Looking for that PERFECT vegan cream cheese spread? There may be a few pre-packed options these days at your local health food store, however if you've tried them you may have encountered something bland or downright unappetizing. Try making your own instead! You'll love this recipe by Ann Oliverio of An Unrefined Vegan made with whole raw cashews, unsweetened coconut flakes, sweet white miso (or chickpea miso if you're soy-free), fresh lemon, and a touch of agave and salt. Perfectly pure and wholesome. Raw "Black Bread" recipe featured in the image above coming soon!
This is the ideal birthday cake for fruit lovers everywhere and makes a great treat for kids as well! The entire cake is made from fresh watermelon topped with a sweet, creamy and lemony cashew frosting. The combination of juicy watermelon with creamy vanilla frosting is just divine and such a treat. If you're in the northern hemisphere watermelon season hasn't struck yet so be sure to bookmark this one for the warmer weather ahead! Enjoy this creative recipe by Eva Hajkova of RawEva.com!
Tangy, spicy, crunchy and salty, these delicious kale chips by Karielyn Tillman of a Healthy Family and Home pack a serious amount of flavor with each handful. More than a little addictive, you can indulge knowing that you're eating something actually good for your body with nutrients galore! Using Himalayan salt in your kale chip recipes is a sure way to get an even heftier dose of minerals. This recipe is for the people out there that like it HOT!
If you love carrot cake and have a special adoration for the cream cheese frosting that often accompanies it you will fall in absolute LOVE with this dessert masterpiece by Ann Oliverio of An Unrefined Vegan. Two heart shaped layers of yummy raw vegan carrot cake made entirely free of gluten and sugar sandwich a generous amount of sweet vanilla and lemon cashew cream cheese frosting. Divine!
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.
This Raw Caramel Sauce by Nikki Stokes of Eating Vibrantly tastes absolutely amazing paired with fresh apple slices or berries. The perfect healthy sweet treat that only takes a few minutes of blending to make. Gluten, dairy-free, raw AND paleo friendly! You really can't go wrong with this simple and classic recipe that even the children in your household will love.
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!
Fresh zucchini noodles topped with a creamy cauliflower and cashew-based alfredo sauce spiked with a touch of miso, garlic, coconut nectar, nutritional yeast and spices of pepper, paprika and coriander. The cauliflower adds body to the sauce and cuts down on the amount of cashews needed to create that divinely creamy texture. Enjoy!
Triple chocolate heaven! A truly masterful dessert by Fee O. of Raw Fit and Happy combining gooey dark chocolate brownie dough with a creamy chocolate cashew filling, crunchy outer chocolate shell and chocolate dipped strawberries. If you have a hankering for something ultra chocolatey and decadent that comes together pretty effortlessly than this is a great recipe to try out. Perfect for Valentines day right around the corner too...Enjoy!
A vibrant raw vegan ice cream flavored with berries, rose, and vanilla complete with saucy swirls of pureed raspberries and strawberries and chunks of sugar cookies throughout. This Valentines day recipe by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake is just about as festive and decadent as it gets and will win the hearts of all who try it. Enjoy and feel the love!
If you love apple pie you will love these little flavor-packed bites of guilt-free goodness from Rebecca Almazan of A Raw Education. Sweet, chewy, and spiced to perfection with clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice, these raw apple pie bites are a truly healthy way to satisfy any craving for the baked pie version. The walnuts, cashews and coconut butter add delectable richness and texture, really mimicking the taste of a pastry crust. Finish by rolling them in toppings such as crushed pecans, powdered cinnamon or coconut sugar. Enjoy with a nut milk latte by the fire. A great treat for kids too!
A sweet and creamy mango beverage by Nikki Stokes of Eating Vibrantly inspired by a delicious yogurt drink known in India as lassi. Traditionally this blended beverage is served with spicy food to help refresh the palate and cool the system. This yummy raw version is free of all dairy, and instead relies on cashews for creaminess, fresh lemon juice for an added tang, fresh mango and banana for that deliciously fruity flavor and natural sweetness, and spices of nutmeg and cardamom for a traditional Indian flavor. Try it out, you wont be disappointed!
Ribbons of thinly sliced cucumber wrap around a delicious filling of parsnip and cashew rice speckled with raw nori flakes. Such a cute, simple and healthy appetizer or snack from Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish! Top with a chunk of fresh avocado for the perfect bite sized savory treat.
If you love the refreshing and vibrant flavor of lemons you will love this mouthwatering dessert by Joelle Amiot of jarOhoney! The crust is a delicious combination of truly raw cashews, hemp hearts, coconut and dates - raw AND paleo friendly. The filling combines the delicate and nearly floral flavor of meyer lemon with the more robust and acidic standard lemon for a nice balance of sweet and tart. Fresh banana makes the filling nice and creamy, while omega rich chia seeds are used to thicken things up. Wondering how to achieve that pop of bright yellow? Sun dried, organic turmeric root is the secret ingredient there. Store these lovely mini-tarts in the freezer for a healthy treat anytime.
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.
Soy-free adzuki bean miso paste combines with homemade "nofu", pure hot water, a dash of sea salt and yummy garnishes of nori seaweed, hemp seeds, cayenne and turmeric in this belly warming miso soup recipe by Matt Amsden of RAWvoltion. One sip and you will feel instantly soothed and nourished.
A delicious raw vegan nori roll by Matt Amsden of RAWvolution that will satisfy any craving for non-vegan sushi! Raw nori seaweed sheets wrap around a filling of stone ground mustard, raw pickle, and a savory mock-tuna salad complete with a creamy nut-based mayo sauce. This recipe is packed with flavor! You can choose to slice your rolls sushi-style or if you're impatient you can eat it like a wrap- burrito style. Add avocado, julienned bell pepper, or a handful of sprouts for more variations. Enjoy!
This yummy dessert draws it's inspiration from a classic recipe native to the south: pecan pie. This raw and gluten-free version by Christina Ross of Love-Fed.com is ooey and gooey and luckily leaves all that refined sugar and butter to the wayside, instead getting it's sweetness from organic dates, lucuma, coconut crystals, coconut nectar, and raw honey (or maple syrup). Seriously yummy, rich, and completely satisfying. Serve with a side of frozen banana ice cream or for a more cozy experience, a cup of hot herbal tea.