Browse through easy vegan recipes. If you are just getting started on the vegetarian lifestyle these will be a breeze to learn and help you stay on your journey!
Another fantastic idea from Lisa Viger's blog, Raw on $10 a Day or Less. This recipe really goes to prove that a tasty raw snack does not need to be an elaborate affair, in fact it shouldn't take more than just a few minutes to prep! She's combined simple cucumber boats with an avocado/onion/cucumber/sea salt filling for an ultra nourishing, low-glycemic/sugar-free snack full of water, enzymes and life. Enjoy!
Four words: Healthy. Nutella. Freezer. Fudge. Now that we have your attention scroll below and discover how you can whip up a batch of this Raw Coconut Nutella Freezer Fudge by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen! If you're not in the mood to share your chocolate we recommend storing these in the back of the freezer, hidden behind the frozen peas; otherwise they will go quick!
Just because you want something crunchy and salty doesn’t mean it can’t be good for you! Kale chips are the junk food darling of the raw world and they’re a cinch to make. Learn how with this simple, tasty, and extra cheesy recipe by Kerry Ogden!
This makes a great mock cheese sauce. Be sure to save some for spiralized noodles or for a dipping sauce paired with your favorite veggies.
Why eat a processed candy bar when you could devour one of these bad boys right here? These Almond Joy Balls by Andrew Davis of Millennial Kitchen are packed with the good stuff and leave all the corn syrup, hydrogenated oils and additives by the wayside. In fact there are just 6 simple, wholesome ingredients in this recipe: coconut flakes, almonds, cacao, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla- a combination that proves irresistible!
Iselin Stoylen of Vegetarian Taste really sums things up when she says, "Sometimes all you want is a huge bowl of greens to nourish your body." If you're craving a hearty yet simple salad full of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, omega 3's, enzymes, fiber and COLOR you've come to the right recipe. Summer may be nearly over but while it's still here be sure to take advantage of all the freshness and life around you!
Once you start crafting your own superfood smoothies you may find yourself not wanting to consume anything else. They are just so delicious, however the main benefit is how amazing they make you feel. This tasty version by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home combines fresh coconut milk with banana, mango, and a handful of high-nutrient goodies such as maca, hemp seeds, camu camu and chia for a totally high vibe and power-packed smoothie treat that will stick with you for hours!
Yep, we're already thinking about pumpkin and it's not even September yet. These Easy Raw Pumpkin and Onion Wraps by Lauren Glucina of Ascension Kitchen really are simple and quick to make and help add a bit of flare to a raw foods diet. The filling options are pretty much endless! Lauren recommends an abundance of greens, avocado, and sesame tahini. Add a little pizazz to your usual salad by stuffing it in one of these delicious savory pumpkin wraps. Enjoy!
If you're looking to make a successful batch of raw crackers it's always best to follow a tried and true recipe. Even the best of us have created crackers a time or two that have gone straight to the compost bin. Try this one by Choosing Raw; it's fool proof! She's created a Pretty In Pink flax, chia and pumpkin seed cracker and bulked it up with some leftover veggie pulp (use beet for that pretty pink hue!), added some tasty herbs, a dash of salt, a splash of water and that's it. Easy to follow, nutritious, and delicious!
A really quick and easy superfood snack by Jodi Burke that is absolutely packed with all of the essential nutrients your body craves. Trace minerals, vitamins galore, essential fatty acids, highly digestible protein containing all essential amino acids and plenty of detoxifying and alkalinizing chlorophyll. With all of those benefits it's clear that spirulina is a truly powerful food we could all benefit from eating on a more regular basis. Think of it as nature's multi-vitamin/mineral supplement in a whole food form. These Spirulina wraps really hit the spot especially if you have a bit of a salty/savory tooth. Enjoy!
This is the kind of recipe that will render a moment of silence with the first bite. Raw Salted Honey Peanut Butter Truffles by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen made with ingredients that actually nourish your body. Organic peanut butter (use jungle peanut for a truly raw version), real sea salt, raw honey, juicy dates, raw chocolate and a sprinkling of cacao nibs combine to create a true delicacy. YUM!
From the chef, Kerry Ogden:
"When I taught raw food at the Tree of Life, my mantra to students was 'It’s always edible.' That’s beauty of raw. It’s hard to ruin. This recipe is a classic example. Snack bars didn’t stick? No problem! Call it a crumble, whip up some chia cream and you’re set to mix and match a medley of meals.
Swirl a dollop of chia cream in your morning smoothie or eat it plain as pudding. Top the crumble on soaked raw oats or add more tahini and roll into calcium-rich, energy balls. Or, go all out, and make this delicious fresh fruit parfait. Pear is pictured, but many fruits will work wonderfully - think peaches, plums, and cherries."
Just in time for what we lovingly refer to as "tomato mania", this recipe by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home comes to us in the most appropriate of seasons. It's August and gardens near and far are pumping out the abundance like its going out of style. Nothing is better than a fresh cherry tomato, and the simpler the recipe the better so you can really taste their deliciously sweet flavor. Fresh cherry tomatoes paired with a robustly flavorful raw spinach pesto. Simple and perfect.
Any recipe that incorporates medicinal edible flowers into it is worth a try in our book. And this delicious beauty bar recipe by the talented Lauren Glucina of Ascension Kitchen is far beyond worth a try. You may be familiar with calendula flower for its topical uses. Extremely anti-inflammatory, soothing, and healing it is wonderful for nicks, scrapes, and irritations of all kinds. It also has benefits internally as its astringent quality is great for our digestive systems. This recipe is also full of beautifying Vitamin A from 2 beta carotene all stars: goji berries and raw carrot. ENJOY and let your natural beauty shine!
Dinner is just outside the door! This delectable dish by Kerry Ogden is all about summer gardens bursting with zucchini, tomatoes, kale, garlic and savory herbs. Simple, satisfying and sophisticated – this one is sure to please and comes together in less than ten minutes. Bon appétit!
Once in a while a smoothie recipe comes along that will absolutely transport you into a completely different reality upon first sip. This one by Emma Potts of Coconut and Berries is one of those recipes. Fresh pear combines with juicy medjool dates, creamy cashews, homemade almond milk, spicy ginger root, ice and chocolatey-rich cacao nibs to tie it all together with a crunch.
Here is a simple way to enjoy one of summer's greatest and most refreshing pleasures: fresh watermelon! The combination of naturally sweet melon with a touch of fresh lime juice and hint of Himalayan salt really brings an entirely new dimension of flavor to this seasonal treat.
And check out all of the fantastic benefits of watermelon (shared directly from Jeeva Lifestyle)
Aids Weight Loss
Excellent post-workout snack
Natural Stress Buster (high in Vit B6)
Great for Skin
Fights Fatigue and keeps your Metabolism in High Gear
Improves Insulin Sensitivity
Helps in Urine Infection
Helps clean and eliminate toxic waste from intestines
Good for cardiovascular health
Hummus is so darn tasty and makes for the perfect savory snack served with fresh veggies, raw buckwheat or gluten-free pita chips, flax crackers, or even as an accompaniment to avocado on sprouted toast. On a raw or even paleo diet hummus is often blacklisted due to the fact that it's made from a base of garbanzo beans. However, such is not the case with this tasty recipe by Elaina Love of Pure Joy Planet. This classic recipe uses raw zucchini as the base, and is made extra creamy with a blend of cold pressed olive oil and raw tahini butter. Her ratio of spices is perfection. This is a must-try recipe!