Raw cheesecake heaven! You will absolutely love this recipe by Brandi Doming of The Vegan 8, especially if you're a fan of that irresistible combination of chocolate and almond. A raw chocolate almond crust is topped with a thick layer of perfectly sweet, creamy cashew cheesecake filling marbled with Rawmio's chocolate almond butter spread. A fine example of what can be done with a few wholesome ingredients and a hefty dose of artistic creativity!
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!
A powerfully nutritious, creamy and delectable yet simple raw milkshake by Kristina Ladecka of Spiced Blueberry Shake made with several amazing superfoods: hemp seeds, goji berries, raspberries and fresh vanilla bean! You will get a mega dose of omega fatty acids, antioxidants, immune boosting polysaccharides and tissue repairing protein with every delicious sip! Garnish with extra hemp seeds and goji berries!
It doesn't get much more simple and timeless than this classic combination of coconut and chocolate. Even the world's biggest candy bar corporation knows it! Leave it to Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish to create a recipe with equal parts simplicity and deliciousness. Store these healthy treats in the fridge or freezer for an immediate and healthy sweet tooth-satisfying dessert on the fly!
A delicious and versatile creamy basil cashew sauce by Brandi of The Vegan 8 spiked with a flavorful dose of garlic and onion powder, ground black pepper, nutritional yeast and a splash of lime. Blend your ingredients until smooth and then get creative! It tastes amazing paired with fresh kale and veggies as an alternative to salad dressing, or use it as a delicious sauce for spiralized root vegetable pasta, or as a yummy dip for celery, carrot, cucumber or bell pepper crudite. An absolutely simple and tasty way to add a little sauciness and pizazz to any vegetable dish!
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.
This recipe by Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish will be absolutely adored by health conscious mama's (and their children) everywhere! Follow the instructions below to create almond milk 3 ways: plain, chocolate, and strawberry. No dairy, no soy, no corn syrup/sugar or artificial flavors, just pure, clean, nutrient-rich ingredients that will nourish every member of your household!
Make sure to soak those almonds for optimal creaminess and digestibility.
If you love the spicy, peppery flavor and hearty texture of chili you will love this recipe by Marquis Matson of Real Raw Kitchen. Her recipe is completely raw, legume AND nut free, and even contains a few yummy surprises such as dried goldenberries. The blend of chipotle, smoked sea salt, cumin, onion, and garlic really gives it that classic chili flavor while fresh mushroom, bell pepper, and tomatoes add body. Warm it up for a bit in your dehydrator or a low temperature setting in your oven, and if you want an even more filling version add more avocado or some soaked and diced almonds. Enjoy!
In the spirit of this season of all things pumpkin, we bring to you Fragrant Vanilla Cake's amazing raw chocolate pumpkin pie cups! Amy Lyons has taken two of the most beloved fall- time desserts and combined them in a way you may have never seen done before. Step away from those peanut butter cups, and leave the leftover pumpkin pie alone and instead indulge in this blissful recipe that will leave you without a trace of guilt.
Healthy and entirely sinless no-bake vegan date bars without a stitch of flour, butter or sugar! Yes, it's true. This recipe by Leanne Vogel of Healthful Pursuit will blow any baked date bars you've ever had right out of the water - and you're tummy will be happy with you too! It is always recommended to soak your nuts, and Leanne recommends then drying them to crispy, crunchy perfection. If you don't have a dehydrator, and aren't ultra picky about your food processing temperatures, you can easily use the lowest setting on your oven. These date bars are super delicious served with a cold glass of brazil nut or coconut milk. Sink those teeth in and enjoy!
In honor of the very last day of October (and Halloween!) we've got a frighteningly delicious and simple recipe to share with you from Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life. An all raw, vegan pumpkin pie free of all grain, gluten, dairy and refined sweeteners topped with a generous helping of coconut or cashew whipped cream! Life sure is magical...!
The ultimate beverage for yogis and yoginis everywhere! This recipe by Akshata Sheelvant of Jeeva Lifestyle.com will hydrate, energize, provide cleansing fiber for the digestive system and omega fatty acids for lubricated joints and flexibility. Every yogi will tell you to avoid a heavy meal right before yoga class. This recipe offers a nice boost of energy and nutrition all the while being light in the tummy. The sweet, sour, and salty flavor combination and hydrating aspect is also thought to bring balance to the Ayurvedic dosha type Vata. Enjoy this healthful drink and have a wonderful yoga session!
A moist and decadent raw chocolate cake by Chris Anca of Tales of A Kitchen complete with a layer of gooey caramel and a sprinkling of cacao nibs and cacao powder for that perfect finishing touch. Each bite delivers a firm yet creamy texture with a delicious intermittent crunch of walnuts and cacao nibs. If your life could use a healthy dose of chocolate right about now than we encourage you to try this incredible recipe (which Chris admits is one of her finest!). Be sure to bookmark this one for the Holidays ahead!
This gorgeous antioxidant-rich drink by Shernell Cooke of The Raw Food Beginner Chef was inspired by what she calls the most delicious Caribbean soft drink you will ever taste! Her version just so happens to be completely healthy for you as well, and incorporates two of Fall's most celebrated fruits: fresh grapes and pomegranates. Try it for yourself and have a sweet day!
If you're a true lover of raw cacao and gravitate towards new chocolate flavor experiences than you'll absolutely adore this by recipe Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish. She's combined dark chocolate cups with a very creative filling of fresh basil and orange zest for a bright and dynamic mix of flavors. Sprinkle a few cacao nibs on top to garnish and add an additional layer of crunch. This recipe is open to adaptation! Choose the filling of your fancy such as mashed fruit or raw nut butters (try sprouted pumpkin seed or cashew) and throw in some superfoods such as hemp seeds, blue green algae, or goji berries for fun!
Looking for ways to sneak a little more dark green action into your life? This is it... After one sip of this delicious shake you'll be so lost in the zesty, citrus-infused chocolate flavor and thick, creamy texture to ever suspect that hidden within is one of the world's most healthy and nutrient dense foods: beet greens. Try it out for yourself - in doing so you'll benefit from loads of Vitamins K, C, A and minerals calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese, and copper - all of which are found abundantly in beet greens!
Thank you to Lisa Viger of Raw on 10 a Day or Less for another great recipe!
Tis the season for SOUP! Delicious bowls of hearty, comforting, belly warming soup. And if you're a raw foodist don't think you're exempt from this nourishing experience. Raw soups can be adapted to hit the spot during any season - even the colder months! Try this recipe by Kibby of Kibby's Blended Life for a creamy and filling blended cauliflower and zucchini soup made complete with a side of cheesy crackers (recipe also included!). Bon Appetit and stay warm out there!
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!
There is something absolutely mouth-watering about the combination of flavor, spice, and textures found within traditional Indian food. However, most Indian-inspired recipes are pretty heavily cooked and often contain a lot of dairy! If you're a fan of both Indian food AND raw food you'll absolutely love this recipe by Joelle of jarOhoney! You can enjoy the delicious blend of flavors and spices synonymous with this style of cuisine all the while maintaining a raw, vegan path. Cashew cream cheese infused with curry spice, pink salt, currants and green onions is encrusted in raw "dry roasted" peanuts, layered with a spicy Bengali chutney, and served with fresh cucumber rounds, bell pepper strips or carrots. Delicious!
Is your body craving a serious dose of minerals? This ultra healthy cucumber and seaweed salad by Kibby of Kibby's Blended Life will give you the nourishing mineral fix you desire! Arame, a highly nutritious and mild flavored seaweed, is rich in fiber, calcium, iron, iodine, magnesium and Vitamin A, and has a delightfully tender texture once soaked. Enjoy!