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One this is for certain, when it comes to raising kids having a creative mind is of the utmost importance. This is especially true in relation to diet. The more creative, colorful and FUN we can make meals for our children the more likely they are to take part in things such as beets, broccoli and yes *gasp* even KALE. Here are two amazing juice blends by Lisa Viger of Raw On $10 a Day Or Less that are perfect for the kiddos. Sweet yet low glycemic and packed with nutrition for healthy strong bodies, both big and small.
A raw, flourless Holiday cake by Kokos Kitchen bursting with spicy gingerbread flavor made with nuts, dates, raisins, lemon zest and coconut sugar, topped with a deliciously tangy, lemon infused cashew cream cheeze frosting. Garnish with a sprinkling of raw pomegranate seeds, dried cranberries, or goji berries for a delectable pop of color (and a few extra antioxidants) and maybe a few cacao nibs too! Enjoy!
A creamy and hearty blended soup by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake made with pureed celeriac, apple, lemon and soaked almonds. Seasoned with garlic, fresh sage, and black pepper, this soup really hits the spot! The act of soaking your almonds will help them blend into a nice creamy consistency and also de-activate those pesky enzyme inhibitors for a more fully digestible meal. Serve it at room temperature with a side of greens or try warming it up gently on the stove top or in your food dehydrator. Garnish with a drizzle of hemp or flax oil on top!
This recipe by Summer Sanders of Radiantly Raw inspires both the taste buds AND the eyes with its creamy, ivory-toned cheesecake filling complete with vibrant stains of bright red raspberry juice. Food SHOULD be a work of art, and with this particular cheesecake the task is achieved. Scroll down to read what simple ingredients you'll need along with the easy steps it takes to bring it all together.
If looking at the picture of this mouth watering creation by Brandi Doming of The Vegan 8 conjures mental images of an ingredient list a mile long you'll be pleasantly surprised - it is actually super simple to make! A creamy and rich dairy-free cheesecake filling made with raw cashews, fruit juices, and swirls of cinnamon infused maple syrup (or agave) tops a crust of almonds, dates, and yes, even MORE delicious cinnamon. You will love slicing into, devouring, and sharing this decadent dessert with your loved ones!
"A raw enchilada, how is it even possible?" you may be wondering...
While this recipe isn't going to imitate a hot dish of cheese and sauce laden corn tortilla-based enchiladas it IS going to blow your mind by how delicious it is! Yes it is raw, so the textures will vary from a cooked enchilada, but you will get that irresistible combination of Mexican-esque flavors within the fresh salsa, cheesy cashew sauce, walnut and pumpkin seed nut meat and fresh veggie and flax based tortillas. When everything is combined your mind and taste buds will be blown away. Enjoy this truly gourmet (yet surprisingly simple) savory recipe by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life!
A truly elegant raw cake by Ulyana Michailov of Forest Faery featuring roses and fresh lemon! The crust is a sweet and simple combination of pistachios, coconut, green sultanas and vanilla. The filling is a rich and luxurious merging of raw cashews, coconut oil, strawberries, rose petals and lemon zest, juice and essential oil. The entire cake is then topped with a generous drizzling of decadent white chocolate cacao butter ganache. You will be transformed with each heavenly bite!
Raw, vegan, paleo-friendly, gluten free and superfood enhanced (whew!) mini cheesecakes featuring two of the best fruits nature has to offer: mango and persimmon! This recipe by Ariane Resnick features some truly unique and tasty ingredients such as Ancient Wisdom's herbal superfood blend and Dastony's truly raw nut butters in flavors cashew and sprouted almond.
Any mushroom lovers in the house? These creative, savory, juicy mushroom "burgers" by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life are just too intriguing to pass by. At first glance your reaction will go one of two ways: you'll either think it looks amazingly delicious or odd and maybe a bit scary - as even the chef admits on her blog. Regardless of your reaction we encourage you to try this one out! Especially if you love marinated shrooms. It reaches a level of deliciousness that not many raw recipes are able to achieve. And it's super easy to make as well. Enjoy!
Cheese-Its sound great - until you pick up a box and look at the ingredients... These deliciously crunchy and cheesy tasting raw crackers by Amie Sue of Nouveau Raw are the perfect healthy alternative to keep around the house for both kids and adults alike. They'll most definitely satisfy those cravings. Delicious on their own, paired with a salad, or dunked in a bowl of soup!
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!
Savory and satisfying, these raw vegan burgers by Nikki Stokes of Eating Vibrantly are amazing in lettuce wraps with your favorite fixings! Top with a raw spread of your choice (tomato-based works great!), avocado, onion, fresh tomatoes and sprouts. Super filling and made with 100% veggies, nuts, herbs and spices!
Recipe adapted from Karen Knowler's Go Raw For A Day Ebook.
Is it possible for a salad to be so yummy it's addictive? With this recipe by Nikki Stokes of Eating Vibrantly the answer is a definite yes. A flavorful and hearty raw walnut taco "meat" combines with fresh greens, tomato, avocado, spring onions and a delicious, lemony cashew sour cream in this healthy raw version of a Mexican inspired classic. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and enjoy what's sure to become one of your favorite salads of all time. Recipe inspired by Oh She Glows and Naked Avocado.
You'll be drooling before these are even ready to eat! Sumptuous little lemon squares by Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish made with unsweetened shredded coconut, freshly grated lemon rind (organic of course), authentic vanilla bean, coconut oil, coconut nectar and fresh lemon juice! If you want a creamy orange version sub lemon zest and juice for fresh orange!
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!
A vibrant sweet treat offering a great mid-day energy boost from pure matcha green tea powder. Matcha is awash with antioxidants to protect the integrity of our cells. It is a great superfood to consume during the summer when the UVB rays are at their most intense and our skin could use an additional boost of protection. These truffles are rich with oils of macadamia and coconut and have a zesty, tart kick of lemon to perfectly balance their sweetness. Use honey, pure clear agave, or other liquid sweetener of your choice.
Hemp is such a divinely nourishing food and is something we all can benefit from eating more of. The ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 fats is perfectly balanced in hemp seeds - whereas many nuts and seeds are omega 6 and 9 dominant. Omega 3's in particular are vital for the flexibility of our cell membranes - specifically in our brains. A flexible cell wall means all of those delicious nutrients can move to areas of the cell where they are needed, and waste can be transported away.
This recipe by Cali England is an awesome way to incorporate hemp into your diet! The pesto is bursting with flavor and is very easy to whip up. The pasta noodles are a simple combination of kelp and julienned zucchini. Add the pesto to your noodles and let things marinate together for at least a few hours before you dig and an enjoy!
Don't rely solely on external sunscreen to protect your skin from UV rays. Get plenty of antioxidants from superfoods such as goji berries and you'll be protecting your skin from the inside out! Healthy skin will never lie within a jar or tube. A radiant complexion begins with optimal nutrition! Consume this mega antioxidant loaded beverage by Sarah Britton of My New Roots throughout the summer months to protect your skin and get your glow on!
Gourmet raw food does not need to be complicated, in fact it can be down right easy. This delicious recipe for falafel balls with a tasty cashew and garlic aoli sauce derives most of its hearty texture from fresh carrot, sunflower seeds and flax. Spices of cumin and curry combine with fresh parsley, onion and garlic to create an explosion of flavor with every bite! Leave them in the dehydrator a little longer for a crispy finish. These will last up to a few weeks in your fridge - ready to serve up for dinner. Try them wrapped up in a leaf of fresh lettuce!