It's so easy to get stuck in the dieting "rut", eat the same old salad or other (raw food) diet recipe every day. You follow the diet for a while, might even loose some weight but before you know it, you're back eating Haagen Dazs ice-cream before the TV like every body else. That's not going to happen this time, right?!
Not after using some of the easiest and most delicious raw diet recipes and tips below.
What do you want to achieve most with this diet? Weight loss, detox or improved health? Everything?
With some creativity and a bit of planning, you'll have everyone wanting to know your secret. People will be talking about how great you look for weeks. And you won't be hungry, ever! This diet is a breeze...
Because most of your planning has been done for you!
You will need four things to help you plan:
On this page you'll find the yummiest, quick and easy raw food recipes.
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup carob
1/2 cup finely ground almonds
1/3 cup agave sirup
1/4 cup coconut or cacao butter
Pinch of sea salt
For the chocolate filling
2 cups cocoa powder
1.5 cups agave sirup
1 cup coconut or cacao butter
1 tablespoon Vanilla extract (optional)
1 tablespoon Lucuma Powder (optional)
1 teaspoon Maca Powder (optional)
For garnishing: Strawberries, raspberries, or oranges for garnishing.
Combine and mix all ingredients. You can best do this by hand or standing mixer). It should have a dough-like consistency. Press the dough evenly into a 7 inch tart pan. (A removable bottom, a plastic cling wrap lining or one of these new flexible silicon pans are easiest.) Chill in the fridge for at least an hour if you have time.
Blend all the ingredients in a blender until very smooth. Poor into the cake crust. Put the cake back in the fridge and chill for at least another hour.
Before serving, decorate the cake with the berries, orange or other nice looking fruit.
Enjoy, this is the best raw food desert ever!
3 Avocados, pitted
1 onion, diced
2 tomatoes, diced
2 sprigs fresh cilantro, finely chopped
Juice of 1 lime or lemon
1 gloves garlic
cayenne pepper to taste
Sea salt to taste
1/2 cup coconut water or purified water (or more to get the right consistency)
Scoop the meat from the avocado skin. Cut the avocados into chunks, place in a large bowl, and mash with a spoon.
Gently stir in the onions, tomatoes and cilantro. Squeeze in the lime juice and stir in salt to taste. Add the water as desired. Mmmm!
Tip: this recipe is great with flax seed crackers, Ezenkiel bread or the rosemary crackers sold by Pure Food & Wine (by brand name one lucky duck, in health stores and whole foods). Also great dip for cruditee (carrots, celery, broccoli, bell peppers).
This is really the easiest and yummiest raw recipe! Juice a pineapple. It's so simple and yet so good. Pineapples are very healthy too. They contain bromelain, a special enzyme that is used in muscle injuries. It aids in digestion, blood thinning and rheumatoid arthritis. It thins mucus, is anti inflammatory and speeds up would healing. This one should be on top of your juice list!
This is my favorite raw breakfast recipe. I drink this smoothy every morning, or a variation of it. is really good and very filling! A nutritional bomb! Full of minerals, enzymes, co-factors and high quality protein. I can only use a tiny bit of raw chocolate and I could live on just these smoothies. I drink only 2 a day and then a salad at night. The raw chocolate is a great replacer for coffee. When you use warm water or tea (not heated above 170 F) you have a nice warm drink.
1 teaspoon of raw carob powder (or raw chocolate)
1 tablespoon goji berries
1/2 teaspoon maca powder
1 teaspoon bee pollen
1 tablespoon hemp seed
1 teaspoon raw honey (or yakkon root or few drops stevia)
1 teaspoon green powder (spirulina, chlorella, wheatgrass)
few leafs of greens (such as spinach or dandelion)
few scoops of coconut meat (optional)
2 cups special warm herb tea or pure water or coconut water
Mix all in a blender and enjoy!
1/2 head of white cabbage, shredded
1 carrot, shredded
1 avocado, pitted
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tsp of whole grain mustard
few tbsp of pure water
Mix the cabbage and carrot together in a large bow. Mix the avocado, mustard, and lemon juice with a fork until smooth (you may use a blender if you like). Add water if necessary. It should have the consistency of mayonnaise. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss.
Tip: you can prepare the cabbage & carrot in large quantities and save in the refrigerator for few days. Then you’ll always have some ready for a quick salad. To prepare, you’d then only have to add the dressing.
5 leafs of red leaf lettuce
2 stalks celery
juice of 1/2 lemon
5 stalks parsley or cilantro
2 cups water
Put all ingredients in your blender, blend and drink!
1 bunch of parsley
2 bunches of basil
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/8 tsp Himalayan salt
1/4 cup olive oil (or more if required for smooth consistency)
Put all ingredients in your food-processor, blend and ready! Great as a basis for salad dressings (just add some lemon juice), as a raw pasta sauce or with sprouted bread!
1 tablespoon golden flax seed
Put the flex seeds in the purified water and let sit overnight.
Peel the apples and cut them in smaller parts (for the blender). Peel the banana en break in parts. Rinse the flaxseeds.
Put all ingredients in a blender. This can be a hand blender or high speed blender such as Vitamix. Add 1/4 cup water, just enough to let the mixture blend well. Blend all ingredients until smooth. You may want to add a little more water if it's too thick.
Here you'll find the raw food diet recipe index of all recipes on this site: over 50 delicious healthy (mostly) vegan alkalizing recipes.Raw Food Breakfast Recipes
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