It’s amazing what you can do with a few frozen bananas and strawberries. And some cacao, of course! A delicious and totally healthful strawberries and cream brownie ice cream treat!
These simple to make crispy chia crackers are a great snack, for a whole bunch of reason! Packed with calcium, protein, fiber, and antioxidants, chia is a powerfully nutritious food. It’s always nice to have crackers for dips, spreads, and for transporting delicious avocado to your mouth!
Who doesn’t love chocolate truffles? These nutty honey chocolate truffles are made from wholesome raw ingredients, and they only take a few minutes to prepare. Feel free to substitute other forms of honey for the manuka honey.
A raw vegan couscous with a bit of southwestern flair! A quick, refreshing, and delicious light meal.
This delicious summer salad has a super special ingredient: raw vegan mozzarella balls! These tasty bocconcini make an already great salad something to write home about. A perfect light lunch on a warm summer day!
There’s nothing quite like a nice chewy shiitake! No, it’s not meat: it’s better than meat! It’s a mushroom! Big juicy shiitakes perform the role of “bacon” in these delicious BLT avocado wraps.
The nori is a brilliant and unexpected combo with the BLT flavor. The combination of nori with the kind fo tex-mex flavor of the BLT makes for a delicious kind of fusion. You can also substitute collard greens for nori, if you prefer a more leafy wrap!
Some things are meant especially for two: tandem bicycles, bunk beds, teeter-totters, and this chocolate strawberry almond shake! With plenty of dark luscious cacao and maca powder, this strawberry chocolate shake is fit for Aphrodite and all her admirers. This recipe makes enough for two, so maybe save it for date night! And of course, any leftover strawberries might add to the romantic atmosphere, too! You could even double-down with some chocolate strawberries!
Innuendo aside, this awesome smoothie/shake is full of delicious fruit, is packed with nutrients, and is a scrumptious chocolaty treat for any occasion. It takes an extra bit of care to get the layering right, but don’t worry! No matter how it turns out, it’s bound to be a lovely and delicious treat.
Peanut butter cups are great, but why limit yourself? The best thing about making your own treats is all the choices you get to make! Do you prefer carob, or cacao? Cashews, or pecans? Sea salt or Himalayan salt? These delicious caramel nut butter cups are a choose-your-own-adventure story, where every ending is blissful. Have your nut butter cups and eat them, too.
Onion rings might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of nourishing raw foods. But that’s precisely what makes this incredible raw recipe so amazing! There’s raw pizza, raw burgers, so how could we not have some raw onion rings, too? With all the raw food creativity out there, there’s no limit to what can be done with wholesome, nutritious raw foods!
Fall is here, one of the most beautiful times of year. And with the fall come the apples. What better way to celebrate this great season than with one of the best rustic treats of all time: caramel apples!
There’s something magical about this time-honored dessert. It’s a childhood memory that really lasts. One of the great and understated aspects of this old-fashioned recipe is the use of real wooden sticks. It adds a certain element of charm, and really ties in with the season! A great way to create some warm memories with your friends and loved ones ―especially the youngsters!
I can’t think of much that looks as delicious as a plate of caramel apples!
If you’re a gardener, now might be just about the right time to start pulling up some of your carrots. And what could be a better use for fresh carrots than this gorgeous carrot cake with “cream cheese” frosting? Mm.
A deliciously moist carrot cake is one of life’s great pleasures. It really is a testament to this maybe under-appreciated little root vegetable that it can compete on the same stage as chocolate cakes and fruit cakes and hold its own. And with a delectable lemon cashew frosting, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better cake anywhere.
Corn chowder, with a kick! Corn gets a bit of a bad reputation these days what with all the weird stuff we do with it now. But there’s all kinds of wonderful, wholesome healthy stuff we can do with it, too! Here’s one of them.
Spicy and sweet is one of life’s most pleasant and complex combinations. With some creamy almond milk bringing in the texture, this raw take on corn chowder will have you channeling your inner East Coaster.
To properly enjoy this delectable meal, be sure to loudly exclaim the words “corn chowder”, but make sure you pronounce it chow-dah!
Nothing says ‘sharing’ like a Neapolitan nice cream banana split! Three different flavors of nice cream, sweet syrupy sauce, creamy banana… Maybe you won’t want to share it after all.
Sure, this recipe might be a little bit more involved than walking down to the grocery store and buying a tub of ice cream. But really, it’s not even fair to compare this with anything you’re likely to find in a store. Coconut oil, raw cacao, and delicious fresh fruits provide way more yumminess than any refined and artificial sugars.
And of course, it’s not just the taste that’s better about this awesome rawsome Neapolitan nice cream! Gone are the days when you had to feel guilty about eating a banana split! And that’s amazing, because there’s hardly anything more comforting in times of need than a gooey helping of syrup covered fruity frozen dessert, and the last thing you want at such times is to feel guilty!
Don’t be shy to mix up the toppings to suit your taste. It’s your nice cream, be creative! Maybe you feel like sharing, or maybe you don’t. Maybe you’re in the mood to celebrate or maybe you aren’t. No matter what the occassion, this Neapolitan nice cream banana split is there for you, in all it’s glorious wholesome deliciousness!
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.
These elegant raw chocolate pear tartlettes are winter festivity incarnated. Just seeing the pictures is enough to get jubilant holiday music stuck in your head. Combining cocoa, caramel, vanilla and the subtle sweetness of pear, these make for some truly delectable confections. As author Juliane Porter says of these decadent chocolate pear tartlettes “they sing holiday carols to our taste buds”.
The vanilla bean ice cream is, of course, optional, but I recommend it. These treats prove yet again that you don’t have to give up anything to gain the benefits of a raw diet. There’s nothing like a cold dollop of ice cream over a sweet and gooey tart to celebrate the winter. And really, there’s nothing like it in the summer or spring, either!
This recipe requires a bit of involvement, which makes it great for those special occasions that call for going above and beyond (Valentine’s day?). But when it’s winter time and it’s cold outside, it’s sometimes worth it to put in a bit of extra time in the kitchen. Especially if you’re making something as beautiful as these raw dark chocolate pear tartlettes. Your loved ones will surely appreciate it, and of course, chocolate has it’s benefits.