raw food recipes

Easy and Nutritious Raw Food Recipes

The raw food diet, primarily popularized by David “Avocado” Wolfe, is touted by followers to cleanse, rejuvenate, energize the body and even slow the visible signs of aging.

But what does going raw really mean?

Raw food recipes relies on unprocessed, uncooked plant foods including fruits, vegetables, sprouts, seeds, nuts, nut butters, cold pressed oils, lacto-fermented foods (like Rejuvelac), sea vegetables (like spirulina), Celtic Sea Salt, and exotic antioxidant-rich foods like maca, lucama, acai, mesquite, camu and others.  Some raw foodists add raw dairy and even raw organ meats to their diet.

To be considered a raw foodist, at least 75% of the diet must be raw or living food that has not heated above 115 F.  Raw food proponents believe heating food destroys enzymes and the vital life force of food.

How to Make Raw Food Recipes

The specific “un-cooking” techniques for the raw food diet include:

  • Dehydrating
  • Sprouting seeds, grains and beans
  • Juicing
  • Blending
  • Soaking nuts and seeds

Drawbacks of Raw Food

  • Time Intensive: Making raw food recipes can be very time-intensive.  Dehydrating and sprouting require planning, waiting and harvesting.
  • High Cost: If you choose to purchase prepared raw foods, expect to pay a premium.
  • Nutrient Deficiencies: Poorly planned raw food diets can increase the risk of nutritional deficiencies in protein, calcium, iron and vitamin B12.
  • High in Sugar: If you’re eating raw food recipes, it’s all too easy to load up on sugar. That’s because dried fruits – especially dates – are relied on to sweeten many raw food smoothies and snacks. While rich in nutrients, dates are high in sugar (one date has 16 grams) and have a high glycemic load.

With some planning, close nutritional monitoring and smart supplementing, you can overcome these challenges and enjoy a raw food diet that is both healthy and simple.  Use the recipes in our  Raw Food Recipes section as inspiration!

Raw Broccoli Soup

Raw Broccoli Soup Recipe   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 5 mins Total time 10 mins   Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 c. raw cashews, soaked 2 c. chopped organic broccoli ½ Tbsp. Olivado Avocado Oil 3 c. filtered or spring water 1 medium organic avocado 1 clove organic garlic ½ tsp. Celtic sea salt 1 tsp. raw honey 0.125 tsp. dried cumin Instructions … [Read more...]

Kimchi

Kimchi Recipe   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 2880 mins Total time 48 hours 20 mins   Serves: 12 Ingredients 10 medium organic scallions, finely chopped 3 cloves organic garlic, crushed 1 tsp. fresh organic ginger 2 heads medium organic Napa cabbage, shredded 2 whole organic jalapeño peppers, minced 1 packet Body Ecology Culture Starter 2 Tbsp. crushed red … [Read more...]

Raw Avocado Gazpacho

Raw Avocado Gazpacho Recipe   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins   Serves: 2 Ingredients 1 ½ c. chopped tomatoes 1 tsp. organic maple syrup ½ tsp. Celtic sea salt 2 medium organic cucumbers, chopped ¼ tsp. organic paprika 1 medium avocado, diced ½ whole organic chile pepper, sliced 1 clove organic garlic, minced 2 … [Read more...]

Raw Crunchy Tacos

Raw Crunchy Tacos Recipe   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins   Serves: 4 Ingredients 10 pieces Mediterranean Organic Sundried Tomatoes Mediterranean Organic Sun Dried Tomatoes ¼ c. fresh parsley, chopped 1 ½ tsp. cumin 1 tsp. Celtic sea salt 3 medium organic avocados 1 medium organic onion 4 Tbsp. fresh organic lemon juice 2 cloves … [Read more...]

Raw Avocado Mayo

Raw Avocado Mayo Recipe   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins   Serves: 24 Ingredients 16 tbsp. organic pine nuts 1 Tbsp. organic lemon juice 1 tsp. Celtic sea salt 1 medium avocado 2 Tbsp. organic raw apple cider vinegar 6 whole, pitted organic dates ½ clove organic garlic Instructions Add all ingredients to a food processor or … [Read more...]

Raw “Spaghetti” Pomodoro

Raw “Spaghetti” Pomodoro Recipe   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins   Serves: 2 Ingredients 2 medium organic tomatoes 10 leaves fresh basil 1 medium organic zucchini 3 cloves organic garlic 2 Tbsp. organic extra virgin olive oil ¼ tsp. Celtic sea salt Instructions First, make your “spaghetti”. Cut the zucchini in half … [Read more...]

Spicy Tomato Maca Soup

Spicy Tomato Maca Soup Recipe   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 5 mins Total time 10 mins   Serves: 1 Ingredients 1 ½ c. fresh organic tomato juice 2 stalks organic celery 1 tsp. cayenne pepper ½ medium organic cucumber 1 scoop Navitas Naturals Organic Raw Maca Powder 1 whole, large organic yellow bell pepper ¼ tsp. Celtic sea salt Instructions … [Read more...]

Cacao Maca-Berry Smoothie

Cacao Maca-Berry Smoothie Recipe   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 5 mins Total time 10 mins   Serves: 1 Ingredients 1 c. Pacific Organic Almond Milk (Plain) Pacific Organic Almond Milk 1 c. filtered water ¼ tsp. Navitas Naturals Organic Stevia Powder 1 c. organic blueberries 1 scoop Navitas Naturals Organic Raw Maca Powder Navitas Naturals Organic Raw Maca … [Read more...]

Raw Hummus

Raw Hummus Recipe   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 720 mins Total time 12 hours 20 mins   Serves: 4 Ingredients 2 Tbsp. raw tahini 1 c. chick peas sprouts (sprouted overnight) 1 whole organic lemon, juiced 1 clove organic garlic ½ tsp. ground cumin ½ tsp. Celtic Sea Salt Instructions Add all of the ingredients to a VitaMix or high-powered … [Read more...]

Raw Mashed “Potatoes”

Raw Mashed “Potatoes” Recipe   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 40 mins   Serves: 4 Ingredients 6 c. organic cauliflower, chopped 12 tsp. organic, cold-pressed flaxseed oil ½ tsp. Celtic sea salt Instructions Process cauliflower in a food processor with "S" blade, chop until grainy. In a large pot or slow cooker on the lowest … [Read more...]

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