Enjoy some of the best date recipes on the internet. From simple stuffed dates to date and nut balls. Enjoy!
Fresh berries will always go hand in hand with the sunshine and fun of summer! If you're like us you've stored a little bit of that joy away in your freezer to partake in throughout the winter. This gorgeously purple recipe by Gena Hemshaw of Choosing Raw calls for blackberries, and while of course fresh is best, you can also use frozen - organic or wild harvested of course. The crust is a simple mixture of walnuts and dates, and the filling turns out smooth, creamy and cheesecake-like; sweet of course but with that perfect hint of tart from the berries. If you have a hard time slicing the perfect raw cheesecake slice you'll find freedom and portability with the bar structure of this recipe. Enjoy!
This creamy concoction is perfect for these end of summer, early Fall days since it takes advantage of the last of the summer’s seasonal fruit, but is also a rich and satisfying mélange to ease the body into heavier foods as the autumn and winter seasons roll around. This is the crème-de-la-crème of creamy beverages – so simple, but elegant!
With Fall comes the promise of many delicious culinary creations utilizing all that Nature has to provide - including apples! What better way to celebrate apple season than with the enjoyment of a healthy, creamy, apple pie flavored smoothie complete with fresh almond milk, dates, raw oats, cinnamon, all-spice and vanilla. This "apple pie in a glass" comes courtesy of Stephanie from Good Girl Gone Green. Click the links below for her amazing raw apple sauce and quick almond milk recipes too!
Searching for a classic and easy sweet treat for a little end-of-the-week decadence? If yes then you must try this amazing recipe by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake for Raw Blondie Bites! It makes the perfect treat if you're a fan of all things vanilla but also have a hankering for some good old fashioned chocolate. You'll find plenty of omega 3 fatty acids in this recipe with both hemp seeds and flax used, and the sweetness comes from soft medjool dates and coconut nectar only.
Put down that Cherry Garcia ice cream and back away from the freezer cause there's a MUCH healthier and equally as tasty alternative for you here! This recipe by Amanda Maquire of Pickles and Honey is made with a base of freshly made cashew milk and coconut cream, dates, frozen pitted cherries and dark chocolate chunks. It can be made in an ice cream maker or a blender (instructions for both included below). Think ice cream can't be deliciously decadent without the use of dairy or sugar? Try this recipe and prepare to be amazed.
Enter into a state of blissful nirvana by cozying up to a slice of this epic raw banana cream pie by chef Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life! A nut and date crust is topped with layers of dark, rich chocolate avocado pudding, fresh slices of ripe banana, and fluffy, white coconut whipped cream. Does it get any better than this? Nope!
Add a little chocolate Yum to your day with this recipe for Chocolate Cream Caramel Bars by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life! They are chocolatey, dense and will satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy way guaranteed. This recipe is easy to make and only requires a few ingredients!
Preparing raw cuisine with no heat enables us to preserve every ounce of nutrition and utilize our foods as a pure form of medicine. When it comes to medicinal foods choices nothing beats wild food! Wild berries are an especially potent superfood option because they contain vastly more antioxidants and are usually more flavorful to boot. If you don't have access to wild blueberries choose the 2nd best option - fresh organic ones preferably from the farmers market or U-pick farm.
This Blueberry Mousse Cake by Heather Pace of Sweetly Raw is packed with the richness of flavor and nutrition found in wild berries, and looks so cute placed in mini mason jars. A silky, fluffy mousse-like filling tops a classic crust of dates, walnuts, coconut and vanilla. Each jar acts as an individual serving. Enjoy!
A luxurious, elegant and highly nutritious white chia pudding by eco-chic goddess Rebecca Leffler of Lafluer Parisny.com made with Dastony's limited edition white almond butter. This sweet, creamy, vanilla bean infused pudding also includes mesquite pod meal, cinnamon and fresh coconut water! Enjoy it for a snack, a dessert, or a nourishing and decadent breakfast.
Walnut and dates are surely one of the best combinations in raw food dessert making history! The crunchy, oil-rich nature of walnuts mixes so well with the ultra sweet and gooey-soft flavor and consistency of dates. These yummy morsels of truffle goodness by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen can also be formed into cookies for another variation. High in omegas from walnuts and flax, and healthy, easy to burn carbs from dates, you'll be left feeling nourished and energized after enjoying these!
Nanaimo bars are a Canadian treat hailing from a city in British Columbia from which they're named after. Typically made with layers of sweet wafer crumbs, vanilla butter frosting and chocolate, these treats while yummy, are obviously not the most healthy for us. Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish has created a simple raw vegan version with ingredients you'll feel awesome about putting in your body. This recipe also happens to taste amazing as well giving traditional Nanaimo bars an overall run for their money! Share them with your family, your children, and your friends!
A layer of smooth, gooey caramel paired with silky raw chocolate mousse on a thick almond flour and coconut crust. Top with cacao nibs, goji berries, and extra shredded coconut! Simple. Gourmet. Decadent.
An epic raw blackberry cheesecake marbled with syrupy berry juice swirled into an ultra smooth and creamy cashew filling. You need to make this cheesecake! If you've ever been mystified by how dessert chefs acquire that gorgeous marbled effect Amie Sue of Nouveau Raw shows us exactly how it's done!
This is how a burger and fries should be done! Leave the cows to graze happily in their pastures, and the cholesterol and weight problems at the fast food restaurants, and instead load up on fresh veggies and spices, bust out the dehydrator, whip these burgers and fries together, load them up with all the fixings, and happily devour!
There is something so comforting and nourishing about a bowl of cereal dowsed in creamy milk. This sweet, crunchy cereal by Fragrant Vanilla Cake is all raw and free of refined sugars and gluten, and will absolutely fill your surroundings with the intoxicating smell of berries, cinnamon and vanilla. A dash of maca root gives the recipe a subtle malty flavor and also adds a unique endocrine nourishing and energy boosting aspect. Add an extra dose of flavor and antioxidants by using freshly picked blueberries and blackberries - tis the season after-all!
A zesty, garlicy tomato sauce made with sun dried tomatoes, fresh herbs, and cold pressed olive oil atop a bed of spiralized zucchini. The addition of 1 date gives it the perfect hint of sweetness while the cashews add a slightly creamy element. Rich in water and nutrients and absolutely free of all gluten, this recipe will never leave you weighed down.
A completely impressive and delicious raw vegan version of the eternally classy and sophisticated lemon meringue pie by Koko's Kitchen! This recipe calls for Irish Moss gel to create a nice thick, fluffy, mousse-like texture for the filling and meringue topping. Use turmeric powder for that fantastic pop of bright yellow color! Learn exactly how to make it by watching Kok's video here! You will also learn about more fun ways to use Irish Moss unrelated to food!
A sweet sprouted buckwheat and walnut graham cracker crust layered with coconut and cashew marshmallow, date and pecan butter caramel and a generous drizzling of raw chocolate glaze. Wowzee!
Summer brings with it the promise of fresh, ripe, juicy berries, and many an opportunity to create fabulous berry themed recipes. If you're craving a berry pie but don't want to sweat over an oven (or degrade those lovely antioxidants with heat!) this recipe by Dreena Burton of Plant Powered Kitchen is perfect for you.