Browse through some of the best vegan snacks online!
We're all about superfoods at Raw Food Recipes! And anything related to kale for that matter. This is a recipe shared via Amanda Maguire of Pickles'n Honey. Once you have your base kale salad recipe the sky is the limit as far as what can be added! This particular recipe inspired by one from Sunfood includes black botija olives, fresh dulse, fresh herbs and sprouts, goji berries, and hand shelled cashews. Have you ever tried throwing in a small handful of cacao nibs onto your kale salad? This is a total mineral overload and the taste combination is great too!
Relax with a cup of warm (or hot!) superfood haute chocolate and nourish your body and spirit with each delicious sip. This recipe also makes a fabulous DIY Holiday gift idea for friends and family. All of the dry ingredients can be mixed together and placed in a cute, festive glass jar with a bow or ribbon. A few suggestions from the chef, Sarah Britton: "If you do not like spiced hot chocolate, just use the first four listed ingredients, plus milk or water. If you do not have or cannot find coconut sugar, leave this ingredient out of the mix and sweeten the finished beverage with honey or maple syrup." Check out Sarah's blog for a complete description of ingredients and more fun recipes!
Selene says, "After tasting this decadent and unbelievably easy-to-make fudge, you'll understand how a simple seed can be so highly revered. Enjoy this rich, chocolate-y fudge with a glass of cold hazelnut milk." Sesame seeds are an ancient food and have a host of benefits for us! Rich in calcium for our bones and teeth, high in protein and essential fats, grounding and warming to the body; they are revered for a reason!
Just because you eat a healthy diet does not mean you have to miss out on old traditions like creating fabulous Holiday inspired desserts. This recipe by Jenné Claiborne of Sweet Potato Soul will surely ignite the spirit of the season within you! Fun, highly nutritious, and way more nice than naughty, serve these cookies with hot tea while sitting around the fireplace, or put out a plate for Santa (we've heard he's gone raw!)
Browsing through Laura-Dawn's recipe collection at Sacred Source Nutrition is always a good idea! You will surely be drooling and inspired to make some of her healthy raw treats. This recipe will have you licking your fingers and scraping the sides of your food processor for every delicious morsel. Macadamia nuts, raw honey, fresh coconut meat and sundried flakes, cacao nibs and vanilla...can you go wrong?!
A simple base (almonds and buckwheat), sweets (dates, goji berries), spices (vanilla and lavender flowers), superfoods (bee pollen) and seeds (sesame) make their way into this recipe, but feel free to modify depending on the depths of ingredients in your own panty.
Keep "stylishly sinful" with Karolina Eleonora's decadent recipe for a chocolate mousse containing both coffee AND chlorella. After-all, to be a true raw foodie you must get a little crazy in the kitchen at least once in a while! If you don't do coffee use maca instead for a malty flavor and nice mellow energy boost.
The texture of this hot chocolate is a bit thick due to the cacao nibs and the dates. For that reason, it reminds me a whole lot of the super-rich, upscale hot chocolates—the kind that are practically melted chocolate in a glass—that you’ll sometimes find at fine chocolatiers. Except this one is made with only almond milk, cacao nibs and powder, dates, and spice. A healthy spin on a decadent classic.
A quick recipe by Nicole Axworthy for Coconut Joy truffles using raw shredded coconut, agave, melted coconut butter and truly raw cacao butter and cocoa powder. A melt in your mouth chocolatey shell filled with chewy coconut. Yum!
This is a fabulous recipe to help clear the skin from the inside out! Skin care begins with what we are putting inside of our bodies. Clear skin is a reflection of balanced hormonal and detoxification systems. Aloe, ginger, and dandelion are all potent skin healers and detoxifiers, while cucumber and celery add a low glycemic base with plenty of structured water and electrolytes to mineralize and flush away toxins.
The Wild Empress Salad, an updated raw vegan version of the classic Waldorf Salad. The salad makes a perfect appetizer, light meal, or main meal.
Enjoy a gooey, doughy, sweetly spiced cinnamon roll while maintaining your raw diet! Hazelnut pulp, ground flaxseed, figs and dates form base ingredients for the rolls themselves. The almond cream is a simple and delicious blend of soaked almonds, dates, a touch of coconut oil and a dash of cardamon and nutmeg to spice it up.
The cinnamon rolls were an adaption of a recipe from Goneraw, check it out for more inspiration!: http://goneraw.com/recipe/cinnamon-rolls
Rice paper spring rolls are a fresh and fun way to get more raw veggies into your body! While rice paper isn't technically raw we consider it to be a healthy whole food option to use on a high raw diet. Julienne some strips of radish, red pepper, and cucumber, and dont be afraid to add in things like cultured veggies, bean sprouts, soaked nuts and seeds, or avocado for more bulk. Let this recipe act as a rough guideline for you to go on and make your own version of this popular Asian inspired appetizer!
A few other ingredients suggestions from the chef: marinated mushrooms, carrots, sauerkraut, mint, avocado, squash/zucchini and watercress.
This one is for the ladies! A dense, nourishing smoothie with frozen banana, coconut, goji berries, maca and plenty of easy to digest protein for a delicious treat perfect for breakfast or a mid-afternoon snack. Both goji berries and maca are known for their regenerative, gland nourishing, hormone balancing effects and also add a unique twist of flavor to this recipe.
A creamy bowl of nourishing raw vegan coconut yogurt topped with raw cacao nibs.
Buying these products (found in the freezer section of Whole Foods Market) makes for making easy raw vegan coconut yogurt. Just thaw and use. No need to crack open any coconuts. Plus, they’re organic.
A rich, buttery, antioxidant laden recipe with blueberries, vanilla and homemade coconut butter straight from Amber's fantastic recipe book Practically Raw. This is a sugar-free recipe that utilizes stevia's natural no-glycemic sweetness. Use a bit of honey, agave or coconut sugar along with the stevia if this suites your fancy! If you have some Dastony Coconut Butter on hand you can use this by replacing the shredded coconut with 1 cup of the butter, skipping the initial blending step.
It is gorgeous! You can spread it on any raw cracker you have, on a slice of bread or if you are expecting guests – cut and bake a french baguette with a little bit of olive oil…
Todays daily dose of pumpkin! This recipe is very simple and oh-so Fall! Sweet, thick and chock full of beta carotene, potassium and glucose to get your body moving.
Tasty and oh so fresh! These tacos are low fat, very simple, and contain absolutely no corn or gluten containing flour! Use very thinly sliced jicama root for your taco shell, wrap up lots of yummy fresh vegetables, and choose between a sweet and herby mango beet or a savory and tangy avocado lime sauce for dipping. Enjoy!
Be the hostess with the mostest (and yummiest!) of Holiday party snacks this year by using soaked nuts and seeds lightly seasoned or sweetened and dehydrated. Sweet, crunchy and easy to munch on. Soaking your nuts and seeds before hand is a win win situation! You'll de-activate enzyme inhibitors as well as increase the absorbability of things like amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Soaked pumpkin seeds are full of healthy protein and fats, and also contain loads of zinc for a robust immune system and healthy glow to the skin!