Raw, vegan diets have become more popular recently. To some, going raw may seem extreme, but we should all try to eat more raw foods as part of a healthy lifestyle. Raw food can be surprisingly delicious. Here are 10 raw dishes everyone needs to try, whether you’re raw or not. Try some of these recipes from our Food Monster App, and you’ll be loving the raw lifestyle in no time at all!
Made with cashews, almond pulp, coconut oil, cacao butter, and fruit, Nadia Petrova‘s decadent Raw Blackberry Breakfast Chocolate Cake is healthy enough for breakfast. It’s sweet and low in calories and carbohydrates.
Source: Raw Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cake
Source: Enchiladas With Chunky Salsa
You wont believe Emily von Euw‘s Enchiladas With Chunky Salsa is raw and vegan. A salsa and walnut taco meat, spiced with cumin, and coriander, is wrapped up in tomato-corn tortillas and covered in a creamy cashew cheese sauce.
Source: Raw Zucchini Pasta
Pasta lovers will be impressed with this refreshing Raw Zucchini Pasta by Rachael Campbell. Prepare noodles by cutting zucchini julienne style or spiralized. Then, make a creamy, non-dairy sauce using avocado and cucumber.
This Raw Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fudge by Pauline Hanuise takes only five minutes to prepare and calls for only five ingredients: coconut oil, unsalted crunchy peanut butter, raw cacao, dates and unrefined sea salt.
Impress your date with Emily von Euw‘s Raw Pizza With Red Pepper Flax Crust for two (or really impress yourself and eat a whole lotta pizza!). There’s a lot of flavor happening in this pizza, with the red pepper flax seed crust topped with fresh tomato sauce, veggies and a delicious non-dairy cheese made with pine nuts, nutritional yeast and garlic.
Source: Raw Lavender Lemon Cheesecake
Amber St. Peter‘s Raw Lavender Lemon Cheesecake tastes like a lighter version of a key lime pie with lavender added. Its creamy filling and crunchy crust plus the whipped cream will make you forget it’s a raw, vegan dessert.
Prepare this Raw Moroccan Vegetable and Chickpea Stew on a day when you have time to spare. Flavors of cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, and lemon are paired with spicy cauliflower couscous with oranges, cranberries and walnuts and a side of kale. It’s a perfect dinner for a warm winter night.
The beautiful presentation of Jenn Freedman‘s Raw Fruit and Coconut Ice Cream Cake makes it a fantastic show-off dessert for a party. The crust is made from walnuts, oats, dates, cacao powder. The raw, vegan ice cream gets its creamy texture from banana and coconut milk.
Source: Raw Strawberry Banana Cream Cake
As you can see from this array of fabulous dishes, eating raw doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor. From tasty breakfasts and quick lunches to impressive dinners and beautiful desserts, you can make a raw version of most dishes, whether savory or sweet.
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