Enjoy some of the best flax seed recipes online. Make your own flax crackers to healthy pizza doughs.
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!
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!
Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake knows how to whip up some pretty unreal desserts. This Raw Zucchini Carrot Spice Cake is no exception. If you've got an abundance of zucchini on hand, either from your own garden or maybe even a nearby farmer's market, try giving things a sweet spin with this amazing recipe. In order to acquire the carrot/zucchini pulp for this recipe you'll need to make yourself a delicious and nutrifying veggie juice! Perfect for sipping on while you master your skills at raw "baking". Enjoy!
A light and tasty raw olive spread makes the perfect accompaniment to crunchy dandelion-infused flax crackers in this double recipe feature by Jodi Burke. She recommends enjoying this tapenade-like olive/almond spread on romaine leaves as well for another tasty and equally healthy alternative. Fresh dandelion leaves make a wonderful addition to your green juices especially if you feel like your liver could use a little love. Now you have the perfect use for that leftover pulp!
This recipe by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake will have you fooled into thinking there's no way it can be raw! A soft and dough-like shell wraps around a nectarous filling of fresh cherries, rhubarb, dates and coconut nectar. A whole coconut butter glaze adds the perfect finishing touch. Way better tasting and most definitely way better for your body than those processed pie snacks available at convenience markets. Gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free, and raw. Step into the light.....
Enjoy your 4th of July weekend with these festive Red White and Blue Layered Berry Bars by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake! A raw and gluten free crust made from a base of coconut, flax and dates combines with 3 creamy layers of cheesecake-like goodness in flavors vanilla bean, strawberry-raspberry, and blueberry-blackberry. Delish!
One of Breakfast Criminals' most shared and well loved recipes to date!
By adding oats to your smoothies and chia puddings the texture becomes thicker, creamier and ultra delicious. Read on for a fantastic superfood variation of a classic chia oat smoothie bowl complete with magenta-colored pitaya (also known as dragonfruit) and deep green spirulina. Breakfast SHOULD look like a brightly colored work of art, don't you agree?
Decadent raw and gluten-free chocolate hazelnut thumbprint cookies by Emma Potts of Coconut and Berries, made extra tasty with the addition of Rawmio's Original Chocolate Hazelnut spread. Garnished with a dollop of homemade sugar-free strawberry chia jam, because strawberry and chocolate is a match made in heaven!
Need a creative idea for utilizing fresh veggie pulp leftover from making juice? Try making raw veggie burgers! If you don't know where to begin, start here with this tasty recipe by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake. Spring Veggie Burgers made with hemp, sunflower and flax seeds, savory herbs, and a touch of miso and nutritional yeast to flavor. Serve with her spicy chipotle strawberry ketchup and plenty of fresh sprouts!
Even if you have only 10 minutes of time to devote in the kitchen today you'll STILL be able to create these amazing lemon and lucuma macaroons by Emma Potts of Coconut and Berries . Lucuma is a fine powder with a naturally sweet, butterscotch-like taste. It is derived from a fruit which hails from South America. Rich in iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, potassium, beta carotene (which converts to Vitamin A), and antioxidants lucuma adds a delicious flavor AND loads of nutrition to this recipe! The almonds, dates, flax and coconut also add a hefty dose of fiber to aid digestion. ENJOY!
A delectably chewy black caraway bread made raw, vegan, and gluten free by Ann Oliverio of An Unrefined Vegan. You'll find that this hearty bread pairs perfectly with her Cashew Coconut Cream Cheese spread. If you desire something a little denser and more filling with your meals on a raw vegan diet than this makes a perfect option. You can have your bread and eat it to! Store in an airtight container for use throughout the week.
Delicious no bake, raw, vegan, and gluten-free double chocolate mint bars by Ann Oliverio of An Unrefined Vegan. Enjoy as a healthy sweet snack to boost the blood sugar and overcome a mid afternoon energy slump or eat as a wholesome chocolatey dessert at the end of the day. Be sure to use certified gluten-free oats if you have a true gluten sensitivity. Enjoy!
Chia seeds have seen a huge boost in popularity in the recent years due to their unique nutritional benefits and versatility in recipes. They make an amazing binding agent in recipes that would typically call for eggs to do the trick. This recipe by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake will satisfy the craving for something sweet, dense and doughy all the while giving you a nice hit of omega 3 fatty acids, complete protein, calcium AND antioxidants from chia! If glutenous baked goods are your downfall than try out this tasty recipe, you'll be happy you did.
Once you realize you can make a healthy raw replacement for just about any junky snack food craving you might have an entire world will have opened up before you. These tasty raw crackers by Ann Oliverio of An Unrefined Vegan are crunchy, cheezy and nutty and don't require anything but whole food ingredients. Instead of the typical peanut butter filling try using raw almond butter!
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!
Sweetly spiced and delicious gluten-free cookies by Akshata Sheelvant of Jeeva Lifestyle complete with a decadent Rawmio chocolate hazelnut topping. These little morsels of zen-inducing godliness are so easy to prepare and don't require a single ounce of heat to make (no baking required!). Enjoy a few of these scrumptious cookies with a glass of fresh nut milk or while sipping on your favorite herbal tea.
ps. Akshata is hosting a GIVEAWAY for 1 free jar of Rawmio Chocolate Hazelnut Butter: please visit her blog for details - the winner will be chosen 3/14/14.
A creamy fruit smoothie rich in anti-inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids from flax and walnuts along with a powerful dose of antioxidants from blueberries. Ground cinnamon gives it a bit of spicy warmth while molasses adds another layer of flavor, a touch more sweetness, and blood-building iron.
Chocolate, cherry and vanilla : is there a combination more sweet and enticing? A chocolatey base made from ground flax, sesame, maca, cacao and vanilla is topped with a coconut nectar sweetened and cherry infused coconut cream. A thin layer of pure raw chocolate adds the perfect finishing touch. This recipe by Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish is so tasty, healthy, and easy to make!
Omega 3's play a crucial role in the health of our bodies on a cellular level! Having enough of these delicate fats ensures that our cell membranes remain permeable for the ultimate flow of nutrients and removal of toxins. This recipe by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home is rich in plant-based omega 3's with powerful ingredients such as chia, hemp and flax. If you want to make it completely vegan simply replace the raw honey with a liquid sweetener such as coconut nectar, yacon syrup, or agave. Enjoy!