Going green? Always make sure you have a “rawnola” on hand. This super-nutty, super-fruity raw vegan buckwheat granola recipe is a crowd pleaser!
Cheesecake is kind of weird, isn’t it? I mean, it’s cake, made from cheese. What’s up with that?
Raw cheesecake is less weird, because there’s no cheese! Super delicious, not too sweet, and totally nutritious. This raw vegan lime cheesecake is made from hemp seeds, nuts, lime and coconut. Pure and delicious!
Sometimes you want cookies, and you want them FIVE MINUTES AGO! For those times, these super simple raw vegan peanut butter cookies are a good go-to recipe. Easy, delicious, and you can put them together in just a few minutes. Dates, peanut butter, almonds — simplicity!
Sometimes you need a snack that you can take with you and go. Nothing suits that purpose better than some tasty granola bars. An awesome energy and nutrient-rich snack that you can take with you to work or on the trail. With all manner of nuts and seeds, plus a good helping of chocolate to keep things interesting.
Berries! They aren’t just for smoothies. These delicious chocolate mousse berry tarts are a lovely way to take advantage of frozen berries — especially in the winter months when it can be harder to come across fresh ones! That chocolate mousse filling is made with avocado, and the crust is walnuts. It’s always amazing to see the rich, flavorful creations that can be made with wholesome raw foods!
Mint and chocolate go together like… pumpkin and spice. While pumpkin spice will have you thinking Fall, there’s something particularly wintery about mint chocolate. As our days grow shorter and colder, what better time to curl up with a delicious, chewy plate of raw peppermint chocolate fudge? With only a handful of ingredients, this recipe can easily be thrown together. It’s a great one for sharing with family and friends!
You can either buy nut butter from the store, or you can make your own! Simply toss a couple of handfulls of almonds into your food processor, and process until the nuts release their oils and break down into a smooth consistency. You can speed the process up by heating the nuts in an oven for up to 10 minutes, but it isn’t necessary.
They’re truffles, but on a stick! After all, sometimes you want to eat some delicious chocolate truffles, but don’t want to get your fingers sticky. Solution: truffle pops!
This recipe is easy to make up, and makes more than enough for sharing. Great for parties, where it please both young and old!
Getting to have cake that is actually good for you is a clear sign that you’re doing alright. With this turmeric and ginger cheesecake, there’s really nothing unhealthy to be had. But not only is it not unhealthy, it’s positively healthy!
Ginger and turmeric are actually closely related, and they’re both super powerful, safe anti-inflammatory natural medicines. Ginger has been shown to be particularly useful for helping with arthritis, while turmeric is great for asthma and auto-immune disorders affecting the skin.
Plus they’re super duper tasty! And that in an of itself is enough reason for anyone to want to get into this turmeric ginger cheesecake!
This German chocolate cake was inspired by the popularity of date balls. If you’ve ever enjoyed a date ball and wondered “what if this was cake?”, then this German chocolate cake is surely for you!
Even if you’ve never had that particular thought, you probably do like cake. And this cake is a great one. A chocolate cake that is healthy and nutritious is a lovely thing, especially one that is so simple to make!
With the natural sweetness of dates, there’s no need for any additional sweeteners except for a touch of agave in the drizzle. If you’ve ever had date balls, you’ll know that’s all the sweetness you’ll ever need!
This cheeseless cheesecake is just about the prettiest cheesecake you’ve ever seen, even if it isn’t really a cheesecake. And with berry season upon us, there’s hardly a better time to whip up this delicious piece of edible art.
The raspberries and the blueberries mingle into the most wonderfully pink hue. Somehow, this cake tastes how it looks, too. The flavors blend perfectly into a smooth, rich sweetness with just a little bit of tang. You’re going to have to let the cheesecake sit for a while before adding the sauce, so be patient! It’s the hardest part.
There’s nothing like lemon tarts. That bright tangy yumminess unique to lemons makes for just about the most delicious pastries and pies you’re likely to find. Combine that with some sweet raspberry jam and some apricots and you’ll never look back.
With this lovely raw vegan variation on the lemon tart, we’ve got macadamia nuts and almonds making up the chewy crust, along with some medjool dates — the raw “bakers” secret weapon. Dates can be used to make all kinds of surprising treats, and tart or pie crust is one of the best.
These tarts require a little bit of planning ahead, since you have to thaw the raspberries and soak the nuts overnight, and there is some assembly required. But the effort is well worth the delightful zesty tarts you come out with in the end. Can you imagine a better summer picnic snack than these awesome lemon raspberry tarts??
Dates are incredible. There’s so much natural sweetness in these things it’s almost unfair. These Chocolate Coconut Date Balls are a great variation on the classic simple treat.
The tahini is a nice addition in this recipe, adding the slightest bit of unexpected flavor in with the standard chocolate/coconut combination. Dates really provide all the sweetness you could ever need. Chocolate coconut date balls are a great snack to take out and about. Just throw some into a jar or container when you’re heading out for a day of hiking or beach lounging or even a roadtrip.
They’re so dense and jam-packed with high-energy foods, they’re kind of like energy bars except they taste good without added sugar! The only trouble with these things is not eating all of them at once.
A chocolate nut butter smoothie doesn’t need much more of an introduction than that. It’s chocolate with nut butter, and it’s a smoothie. Therefore it’s the greatest thing ever.
If you haven’t been convinced that this smoothie is the greatest thing ever, consider the fact that it comes in layers. So not only is it a nut butter smoothie, with chocolate, but it’s fun and pretty at the same time. Think of other great things that have layers. Tiramisu. Cakes. Ogres. I think the point is made.
The optional cacao nib garnish is a nice way to add a bit of extra bittersweet darkness to the smoothie, and also for a bit of texture. But of course, this isn’t an all-chocolate showcase. That almond butter makes for a super creamy, delicious smoothie that will give you a boost of protein and amino acids on top of your daily recommended dose of chocolate.
I think if everyone knew that you could have a raw vegan cream cake that looks and tastes as amazing as this inspirational creation, there’d be a lot more raw vegans around! Is this what they call a case of “having your cake, and eating it too“?
It’s never made sense to me why anyone would want to have a cake and not eat it. I mean, the whole point of having cakes is to eat them. But looking at this Strawberry Cashew Cream Cake, I can see why people might want to just have it. Look at this thing! It’s a work of art. In cake form!
The combination of carob and maple syrup is amazing. The dark sweetness of these two flavors really compliment the tartness of strawberries. Carob is an amazing substitute for cocoa that comes from a cool Mediterranean tree. The taste is almost like a cross between chocolate and raisins. It works wonderfully as a drizzle, with it’s unique yet familiar flavor.
The hardest part about this recipe is waiting for your cream cake the set in the fridge. Try to wait at least 24 hours. Consider that the time to “have your cake”, and only after that you get to eat it!
Part brittle, part granola, it’s branola! Packing the power of sprouted buckwheat and nuts. It takes a little forethought to soak the ingredients overnight, but it’s definitely worth it for all those extra enzymes and nutrients. And because they’re sprouted, they’re easier to digest. And that’s great, because you’re probably gonna find yourself eating a lot of this.
Granola makes for an awesome snack, but so much of the stuff that comes pre-made is loaded with refined sugar and artificial sweeteners. This delicious granola brittle on the other hand is sweetened with fruit and raw honey, adding even more healthful enzymes to the mix. Apricots, bananas, dates and goji berries hold it all together and make for a super delicious snack.
With golden flax, nuts, and sprouted buckwheat, it’s is also a delightful way to load up on healthy your essential fatty acids. Whether you enjoy it as a brittle or as granola; for breakfast or for a nice afternoon snack, this banana nut branola will keep you smiling.