Enjoy some of the best date recipes on the internet. From simple stuffed dates to date and nut balls. Enjoy!
Get some sunflower seeds soaked, sprouted and dried so you can whip these nutritious and delectable raw truffles up in mer minutes! Jenné Claiborne of Sweet Potato Soul shares with us that she was surprised how moist and crumbly these simple raw truffles turned out. In fact they are very reminiscent of a fresh donut hole only minus the rancid oils, refined sugars and bleached flours! Life on the raw path sure is sweet!
Chef Lisa Pitman of Vegan Culinary Crusade says, "with just seven ingredients, a food processor and ten minutes you can create a cherry concoction that will delight your little ones and please your palate. Since this sensational sweet is made entirely of fruit, nuts and whole grains feel free to serve it up for breakfast, an afternoon snack or an evening treat." Lisa also notes that if you have children this is the perfect recipe to get them involved with in the kitchen! It is fun and vibrant and loaded with healthy nutrients and energy for a growing body and they will definitely ask for seconds!
Craving a dessert with fresh seasonal mango that's cute and summery? Try out these epic tartlets by Heather Pace of Sweetly Raw complete with sweet silky mango mousse, fluffy coconut whipped cream and a nut free date and oat crust. If you haven't tried incorporating irish moss into your dessert recipes yet now is the time. It lends an incredibly smooth and light texture to pudding and mousse recipes that would otherwise be unreachable. Irish moss gel is that "secret" ingredient that takes your dessert recipes to the next level! Made completely of seaweed, it also packs a hefty dose of nourishing trace minerals!
Chia is a true power food and makes for an amazing base to a sweet and more than easy to prepare raw vegan pudding. Gena Hemshaw of Choosing raw shares with us her technique for making a delicious vanilla flavored chia pudding rich in all 21 known amino acid, essential omega 3 fatty acids, iron, calcium and gentle soluble fiber. This pudding has a very "hempy" flavor, so it you prefer you can replace some of the hemp seeds with truly raw cashews to create a milder flavor. This is THE recipe to prepare when you need a no fuss breakfast.
Get ready for berry season! It's definitely on its way and let's keep our fingers crossed for an abundantly juicy, sugary year with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries abound! Heather Pace has a gift for taking fresh seasonal fruits and transforming them into raw desserts that look and taste positively gourmet. This mango berry crumble is no exception and it is so easy to make! Book mark this recipe so you can whip it up at the end of summer when your fridges and freezers are stocked up with antioxidant loaded berries. Best served with a scoop of raw vanilla bean ice cream (of course!).
Peaches are one of summer's finest treats! Luscious, nectar-like, serenely delicious, they are something to look forward to every year. Here is a recipe from Sarah Britton that utilizes fresh seasonal peaches and a handful of other healthy ingredients to create this tasty cobbler! And if you find yourself gobbling this up for breakfast instead of dessert (maybe with a glass of freshly blended almond milk!) we promise not to tell! In fact, you can enjoy this recipe anytime guilt free because it is 100% healthy.
Adorable little cranberry coconut tartlets by Lisa Pitman sweetened only with fruit juices and dates. The crust is a delectable and simple combination of pecans, medjool dates, and shredded coconut and the filling is a creamy and sweet fusion of tart cranberries, coconut milk, orange juice and cinnamon. Make sure you find cranberries that are dried without added oils and sugar, and soften them by soaking in freshly squeezed organic OJ. Rich in healthy fats, vitamin c and phytonutrients, this tart is full of nutrition, flavor, and pizazz!
So creamy, so rich, so decadently cheesecake-like. Is this a dream or is this real life? That is the question that you'll be asking yourself as you take a bite of this raw raspberry dream cake. This is definitely the recipe to take with you to a party, something that everyone will enjoy! If you don't have raspberries available try strawberries, blackberries, or even a combination of the 3! Don't be turned off by the coconut oil in this recipe. Many people don't realize that even though coconut oil is a saturated fat, the molecules are medium chain triglycerides which digest quickly and are utilized as energy by the body almost instantly. This is much different than other forms of saturated fat (long chain triglycerides) from both plants and animals which require a lot of energy and enzymatic breakdown by the body to utilize and are much more likely to be stored as fat. And to top it off coconut oil is also very anti-fungal and also helps give our skin and hair a glow from the inside out!
Amanda Maguire describes her bars in the following way, "simple ingredients with a texture that’s similar to a Larabar, but at a fraction of the cost. These bars can be easily customized to suit your tastes." All it takes is a quick whirl in the food processor and you're good to go. Store these bars in the fridge or freezer so they last a bit longer and take with you to work, school, or on your next nature adventure!
Sweet caramelly dates, creamy rich avocado, succulent and juicy strawberries, and a smooth pop of sweet aromatic vanilla bean come together to form a fantastic (and easy!) raw strawberry vanilla pudding that takes hardly any time to prepare. While it can indeed be enjoyed as a dessert, this recipe also makes a great breakfast pudding. Add more fresh berries, a generous sprinkling of goji berries, and maybe even some raw granola on top and enjoy a breakfast fit for royalty.
Chef Sarrah Britton describes her amazing recipe! "If being delicious were a crime, this dessert would certainly be put in the big house. So incredibly creamy, rich, and satisfying, it tastes like decadent chocolate mousse, but you’d never guess that it’s healthier than a salad!" This dessert is rich in healthy raw fats from avocado, which is the main ingredient believe it or not. Avocado adds an incredibly dense, silky, rich mousse-like consistency and when combined with cacao, leaves no trace of an avocado flavor. In fact, we bet that unless told, no one will be able to guess what's in this recipe! A heart healthy dessert that is equally healthy for your smile!
Can the term "healthy" be legitimately used in the same sentence as "brownie". Well, with this recipe the answer is absolutely Yes! This recipe has few ingredients, so Chef Sarah Britton recommends you purchase the best quality, raw, organic ingredients you can find for optimal flavor pay off (and health benefits from the highly nutritious ingredients like raw cacao and walnuts!) When you bite into these brownies you will be amazed by how light and cake-like the consistency is. Grinding the walnuts into a fine powder will help you achieve this effect. You will never need to turn to an unhealthy sugar, dairy, and gluten laden cooked brownie again! Thank you, Sarah Britton!
Bee pollen is a powerful superfood that is rich in b vitamins, essential amino acids (a complete protein!), antioxidants, minerals and trace elements, and can also help with seasonal allergies. In this recipe Sarah Britton combines this magical food with even more yummy ingredients: blueberries, banana, dates, fresh nut milk and a nice sized chunk of ginger. Follow her advice and start small with the bee pollen. It may even be good to try a single grain in the rare case that you might be allergic. This is the Perfect breakfast smoothie for a relaxed or busy weekend alike!
This is a fantastic and easy recipe that works great for children especially if you are looking for ways to get them interested in fruit. Cut up fresh applies, pears, or even celery sticks and scoop up this dense, creamy, sweet caramel dip. It has hints of lemon and vanilla and is made a bit richer with use of nut or seed butter. Soaking the dates beforehand will ensure a very smooth texture.
What exactly is a dream cream pop you may ask? These raw vegan culinary wonders are creamy, sweet, frosty, blueberry, lemon and vanilla flavored frozen treats. They happen to be the perfect thing to celebrate the arrival of summer! Chef Lisa Pitman describes her blueberry cardamon treats as a uniquely fragrant and flavourful treat. They are so cute and fun to eat as well! If you are not familiar with cardamon it is a very warming, grounding, and sweet spice used in Indian cuisine and adds an element of the unexpected to this recipe. These would make the perfect post-workout treat on a hot summer's day.
Sheleana of Young and Raw decided to create a raw vegan strawberry milkshake after a Facebook fan requested a recipe. This milkshake is definitely thick, creamy and sweet but actually contains no sugar, instead it relies on the natural sweetness of a single date, frozen banana, and the inherent sweetness of strawberries. Using frozen strawberries and banana for this recipe is crucial as it will add to that chilled milkshake effect. You could even freeze the nut/coconut milk in ice cube trays if you want an even more frozen style shake. Adding hemp seeds, vanilla protein powder, maca, and tocotrienols will bump this tasty dessert into super nutrition status.
Marlie Centawer combines cashews, coconut, and dates with some of her favorite superfood standbys: goji berries, cacao nibs and lucuma. The recipe for these bliss bars is very simple, yet the finished outcome looks fancy and elegant, especially if you get creative like Marlie and make cute floral patterns with the goji berries. This is a very versatile recipe and you could potentially make cookies or even a pie crust with the ingredients for the bars. Serve up a batch of these at a potluck and make a few new friends!
Really easy to throw together, these superfood protein bars will give you energy and nourishment when you most need it. They make a great breakfast on the go for those mornings when time is not on your side. Feel free to add any other superfoods that you'd like: goldenberries, hemp seeds, maca, lucuma, spirulina, etc. You could even add some Epic Protein to further boost the amino acid content for strong healthy tissues.
An amazing Spring and Summer appropriate dessert from the Queen of raw desserts herself, Heather Pace! Look at the beautiful color combinations of bright berry red and creamy muted ocre. The crust of this tart is extremely simple, just nuts and dates. The filling is equally simple and combines a layer of mashed raspberries with a layer of sweet decadent mango cashew cream with added richness and texture from coconut oil, and cacao butter. This tart will slice well and plate up very nicely. Heather has really mastered the texture of her desserts! Sunshine has just been confined to a pie crust!
Gone are the days when enjoying a tasty salad dressing also means enjoying loads of fat, salt, and processed ingredients. You will love this creamy rich caesar salad dressing by Young and Raw. It works very well as a dip for veggie crudités and of course as a healthy and vegan alternative to the traditional caesar dressing found in many restaurants and stores. Sheleana from Young and Raw states that, "A good caesar dressing should be creamy, tangy, and bold in flavour." and this particular dressing hits the mark on all 3 fronts. Don't be afraid to share this dressing with non-vegan friends, they will love it just the same.