Browse through some of the best vegan snacks online!
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.
This is a recipe that never goes wrong. The ingredients are flexible with delicious results every time! Parsley is a terrific blood cleanser, lemon balances the body’s pH, and ginger aids digestion. Drink this winning combo as part of your daily wellness regime to keep your body going at its very best.
This Raw Caramel Sauce by Nikki Stokes of Eating Vibrantly tastes absolutely amazing paired with fresh apple slices or berries. The perfect healthy sweet treat that only takes a few minutes of blending to make. Gluten, dairy-free, raw AND paleo friendly! You really can't go wrong with this simple and classic recipe that even the children in your household will love.
What better way to start the day than with antioxidant rich superfoods, medicinally healing essential oils and clean burning protein? If you’re new to essential oils, be sure to use Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG). If you’ve got a ripe banana around, try topping the granola with a few slices. The sweetness perfectly balances the tang of the camu-camu berry. This recipe acts as a great guideline if you're new to using therapeutic grade essential oils in food - so be sure to give it a taste test and adjust the flavors to your liking. Enjoy!
Unfortunately in this modern day in age our bodies have to deal with many pollutants from those found in the air we breath to the water and foods we ingest. We can't avoid them completely, but what we CAN do is make sure to provide our bodies with foods that are highly detoxifying. This recipe by Summer Sanders of Radiantly Raw Lifestyles has lots of alkalinizing greens including cilantro (which helps draw out heavy metals), avocado for a healthy dose of brain-nourishing fat, and fresh citrus for a hefty dose of fiber, bioflavonoids and vitamin C. This is the perfect clean-fuel recipe to start your day off on the right foot.
So you just stocked up on superfoods and are now wondering how to utilize them in tasty recipes? This one by Lauren Felts of The Holy Kale makes an excellent starting place as it packs in many of the best: goji berries, cacao nibs, maca, raw almonds, brazil nuts and coconut flakes. Tasty and nutrient-rich energy bites to fuel you on all of life's adventures.
A simple and refreshing low fat sorbet from Doris Choi of Fresh Energy Recipes utilizing fresh orange and carrot juice, ginger, lemon, and agave nectar to sweeten. To make it even lower glycemic you can also emit some of the agave and add in a touch of stevia. Making your own healthy, raw sorbet couldn't be easier. Enjoy!
The weekend time calls for at least one special treat, and if you're looking for absolute healthy decadence than this recipe by Emily Von Euw is it! Avocado combines with banana, dates, fresh nut milk and chocolate protein powder to create a thick milkshake-like consistency. The recipe's real pizazz comes from a layer of coconut whipped cream, made simply from coconut milk, vanilla bean, and a pinch of stevia. Top with cacao nibs and you have one tasty creation!
Satisfy your hunger instantly with these delicious Goji Ginger Bites. This antioxidant rich recipe by Kerry Ogden is full of protein and healthy fats and take less than 5 minutes to make in your food processor. Perfect for a quick and nutritious snack or after dinner treat. Store them in your fridge - they are the perfect sweet treat to satisfy a gingersnap cookie craving!
A completely tasty and filing savory dish by Rachael Campbell with a lot of versatility! If you're looking to make your salads more substantial try adding a scoop of this mock tuna salad. It is full of healthy proteins and fats to keep you feeling satisfied, and the nuts and seeds are soaked beforehand for ultimate nutrition and ease of digestion. This also makes a great filling for wraps such as nori rolls, a delicious dip paired with sliced veggies, or a spread on raw crackers.
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!
When you combine the right ingredients together even the most healthy food can be exciting and taste absolutely amazing. This Super Love Smoothie Bowl was created by Summer Sanders of Radiantly Raw Lifestyles with a few key ingredients serving as inspiration: hemp seeds, avocado, maca and fresh strawberries. Show your body some LOVE this Valentines day by serving this vibrant superfood smoothie for breakfast. The whole family will enjoy it!
Heaven on Earth! Raw almond and coconut butter fudge squares by Dreena Burton of Plant Powered Kitchen speckled with real authentic vanilla bean. Dense and smooth with a melt-away-in-the-mouth texture that is pure pleasure with each bite. This simple recipe calls for brown rice syrup, which is a nutritious vegan sweetener, however it is not raw. For a raw version you can substitute clear raw organic agave nectar or if you're beegan some humanely harvested manuka honey.
Photo credit: Emma Potts of Coconut and Berries
An elegant and sweet taste of what's to be discovered within the (digital) pages of Nicole Axworthy's incredible ebook: Edible Gifts.
These chocolate truffles have a perfectly soft and silky smooth texture with a delectable balance of flavors: mint, vanilla, chocolate and maca. They make an excellent Vday gift for a friend or loved one. Place them in foil candy cups and package them in a nice tin for an ultra cute presentation that will mirror confections purchased from a fine candy shop.
This crunchy and sweet cinnamon pecan granola by Heather Pace of Sweetly Raw makes a delicious and satisfying breakfast or energy-rich snack anytime of the day! Try it with fresh almond milk poured over the top, an additional dash of cinnamon spice, and fresh fruit such as apples, pears, pineapple or berries. Enjoy!
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!
If you love apple pie you will love these little flavor-packed bites of guilt-free goodness from Rebecca Almazan of A Raw Education. Sweet, chewy, and spiced to perfection with clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice, these raw apple pie bites are a truly healthy way to satisfy any craving for the baked pie version. The walnuts, cashews and coconut butter add delectable richness and texture, really mimicking the taste of a pastry crust. Finish by rolling them in toppings such as crushed pecans, powdered cinnamon or coconut sugar. Enjoy with a nut milk latte by the fire. A great treat for kids too!
The perfect balance of creamy texture, sweetness and carrot cake spice.... Have your (carrot) cake and drink it too with this absolutely delicious and satisfying smoothie recipe by Emma Potts of Coconut and Berries! Garnish with a sprinkling crumbled Dastony coconut butter to mimic the flavor of a coconut butter frosting. So yummy!
With this crowd pleasing recipe by Christina Ross of Love-Fed you can fully enjoy a soft pretzel dipped in cheddar jalapeno sauce all the while avoiding flour, dairy, sugar and processed salt! Yes, your eyes have not deceived you. Scroll down to discover how to make raw vegan soft pretzels 3 different ways: topped with an "everything mix" of seeds, garlic and onion, rolled in powdered cinnamon and sugar, and a yummy cheesy cheddar jalapeno flavor. Enjoy on your next "game day"!