Check out this combination of beets, carrots and blood oranges with greens in a sweet orange vinaigrette. The color combination is lovely, but the sweetness of the salad is delicious and so light. Very healthy and tasty! Thanks to Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake!
Rich and fudge, these brownies are a healthier version of the original.They include raw almond meal, sprouted oat flour, dried shredded unsweetened coconut, raw cacao powder, medjool dates and small organic bananas. These look amazing and taste fantastic! Thanks to Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake.
This yummy dessert recipe calls for a dense coconut cream which due to the use of cold pressed coconut oil will set to the shape of your ramekin mold. You can use either cultured almond milk yogurt from your local health food store or make you own using soaked, sprouted, and blanched almonds blended into a creamy, thick puree and cultured overnight with probiotics. You may also choose to emit the yogurt and substitute a few tsp of lemon juice for a hint of citrusy tang. Fresh clementines blend with coconut nectar and vanilla bean to create the thick, sweet fruit "coulis" or puree. A pure and simple dessert!
Chef Raw Loulou says - "One thing I used to love about Holloween as a child were the 'Toffee apples' (aka Pomme d'amour as the French call them.... such a great name!!) my Mom used to make for us. I felt like making a healthier version of these today, but not using apples, but bananas instead......"
The perfect fall treat that will bring you back to childhood. Crisp apples coated in raw maple caramel with cacao nibs and cashew bits.
In need of a mid day snack to accompany that tall glass of refreshing ice tea? How about these apricot jam bars with sweet apricot puree sitting elegantly atop a light and crumbly coconut flour crust. The flavors of fresh coconut butter, apricots and vanilla will dance on the tongue and uplift the spirit. This recipe requires no dehydration at all, only a brief moment in the fridge to set. Coconut flour is available from a few different companies these days, but we highly recommend Coconut Secrets brand. EnJOY!
How does one go about creating the taste of butterscotch in a raw vegan recipe? Through lucuma of course! This peruvian superfruit comes in a fine powder that has a deliciously sweet, buttery, graham cracker-esque flavor. Frozen bananas, almond milk, young coconut, maca, vanilla bean, and dates combine with lucuma in this recipe by Heather Pace to create a divine fusion of sweet creaminess! You will not be sorry you tried this out!
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.
This recipe tastes like a refreshing lemon yogurt drink and makes the perfect light breakfast or even dessert on a warm summers evening. Young Thai coconut meat blends with a fresh burst of citrusy flavor from lemon juice and lemon flavored stevia. Also included in the recipe is fresh coconut water for hydration and electrolytes as well as ice to create the ultimate refreshment that is also nourishing for the body. This delicious drink is also very low glycemic!
It seems as though Lisa Pitman of Vegan Culinary Crusade has the will to find a way to re-create pretty much anything when it comes to wholesome food. We all know that chocolate chips are possible on a raw vegan diet, but what about caramel? Lisa shows us that the answer is Yes! These decadent little caramel chips make a great alternative to cacao based chocolate chips as something different to try or as a substitute if you are sensitive to cacao. Lucuma is an amazing Peruvian super-fruit that adds a great sweet caramel flavor to recipes, perfect for these caramel chips! Read on for the simple recipe.
Sun cured vanilla bean make everything better. This sweet cream recipe is so easy to prepare and makes an amazing cream layer in a berry parfait, or drizzled over fresh cut fruit like in this particular recipe. A touch of fresh lemon juice gives this recipe juuuust the right amount of tang without detracting from the sweet vanilla flavor and richness of the cashew nuts.
Dense, rich, perfectly textured, and cute to boot! These truffles will definitely satisfy that sweet tooth and leave you feeling energized and alive. Raw honey is rich in enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates to give you a boost of energy and goes so well with the rich earthy tones of almond butter. Coconut flour is an amazing raw product that gives a lightness to recipes such as these truffles, and a great coconut flavor without any added fat. Flax is of course incredibly rich in omega 3 fatty acid and can be ground fresh in a coffee grinder or high speed blender. This recipe calls for carob powder for rolling as the finishing touch but chocolate (raw cacao) powder can be substituted if you're feeling especially decadent.
Something about the combination of cashews, coconut, goji berries and peppermint oil really does taste like candy cane! The red bits of goji berry with white coconut and cashew even gives the truffles an appearance that is reminiscent of this classic Holiday candy. Even though this recipe was inspired by the Holidays it can be made any time of the year and is absolutely delightful frozen too as a cooling summer treat. Truffles are so easy to make, look completely gourmet, and are fun because you can roll them in all sorts of toppings to vary both the appearance and flavor. And they're so cute!
Chef Marlie Centawer was inspired by the amazing recipe Goddesses over at Golubka to create a modified version of the truffles she found there. These densely satisfying truffles combine raw cacao with warming, grounding spices of mesquite, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The natural unprocessed coconut and walnut oils add a nice malleability to the recipe. Make this recipe for a special occasion, a gift for a friend, or just any ol' time! They also store very well in the freezer for a few weeks and are really nice little treats to have on hand when the need for chocolate hits.
Summer is right around the corner and what's every raw foodie's favorite part of the season? The abundance of fresh summer produce of course! This smoothie is packed full of antioxidants from dark cherries and makes for an equally pleasing dessert or breakfast. Add a vegan protein powder like Epic Protein (Lucuma Vanilla flavor would be amazing) Or turn it into a green smoothie by throwing in a handful or two of greens. This treat is based on Kristen's Chocolate Cherry Bomb recipe.
Don't let this mouthwatering picture deceive you by it's lovely gourmet composition into thinking this is a complicated recipe. It is actually very simple and only requires 4, yes only 4, ingredients!
Green tea and raw cacao? Now that is a combination surely made in heaven! Experience these chewy, sweet, richly dense brownies for a dose of antioxidants, nutrients, chlorophyll, fiber, and yes a bit of caffeine too! Matcha green tea contains a substance called L-theanine which helps to relax the mind.
Gena says "This pudding will be a great dessert option for any starch-based meal, but you can also enjoy it with some fruit if you like! It would also taste wonderful with freshly squeezed lime juice for a “key lime” variation."