When many people hear the phrase “raw food,” they might picture a couple of carrot sticks and a few spinach leaves on a measly platter. But, we here at One Green Planet see raw food so much differently. Preparing raw food is a chance to get creative and think about each ingredient as an individual plant with dozens of transformative possibilities.

Aside from the  aesthetics, making raw dishes can actually be pretty easy. You might be surprised by how many recipes call for chopping up ingredients, then putting them into a blender as the only step. There are also intricate raw cakes and other desserts you can try if you have more time. Thanks to some awesome bloggers, we can all learn more about how to prepare raw food and find recipes that can transform our own eating into a  healthier, more enjoyable experience. Here are some raw, vegan bloggers to follow.

Emily Von Euw

Emily is raw food creator behind This Rawsome Vegan Life, a blog where she posts creations that look out-of-this-world. She also shares her experience living the raw vegan lifestyle. She says each day is a new adventure and feels wonderful about how she’s helping the planet! In her words, “food is love, love is happiness, and happiness depends on health.” When we look at her recipe images, we definitely get happy. When we look at the simple, whole foods ingredient list as well, we get even happier! Find her raw recipes on our site, especially the desserts like Carrot Cake With Creamy Cashew Lemon FrostingDeep Dish Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake, and Mindblowing Banana Chocolate Caramel Vegan Ice Cream Cake.

Raw Vegan Bloggers to Follow

Aine Carlin

Aine was an actor in “a previous life,” and she’s also a vegan with the blog Pea Soup. Aside from her recipes on her site, you can dive into her various ramblings and musings. Do you like your healthy food with a side of vintage digs? She’s even got photos of vintage clothes on her blog. If you’re looking some some excellent, hearty meal ideas, check out her recipes, like Ultimate Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms, Raw Vegan Cherry Cheesecake, and Vegan Matcha (Green Tea) Cupcakes.

Raw Vegan Bloggers to Follow

Karielyn Tillman

Need a push to eat a bit healthier? Karielyn is passionate about teaching others what makes up the food they eat. She is the blogger behind The Healthy Family and Home, where she posts healthy recipes, product recommendations and resources to make better food choices. She says to “eat like it matters … because it does!” She has some great recipes, such as Homemade Peanut Butter, Homemade Almond Butter, Healthy Vegan Fudge, and Cacao and Walnut Truffles.

Raw Vegan Bloggers to Follow

Rachael Campbell

Rachael graduated from Matthew Kenney Academy as a certified Raw Food Chef and will make a great virtual health coach for you! Her vision is to share her love and enthusiasm for plant based cuisine with the world through her blog, Rachael’s Raw Food. She provides recipes for food that nourishes, energizes and “breathes life into our bodies.” Check out her recipes on our site, like Avocado Kale Chili Salad, Raw Vegan Zucchini Marinara Pasta, and 5-Minute Basil Pesto Raw Zucchini Pasta. Eat this food and you’ll be well on your way to wellness!

Raw Vegan Bloggers to Follow

Kibby Miller

Kibby embraced a plant-based diet in 2010. After seeing awesome results in herself, she started her own blog, Kibby’s Blended Life, where she posts about healthy, plant-based eating. She takes the teaching another step by hosting her Healthy Cooking Classes. A landscaper by trade, she also does organic gardening and has an “inspiration” section on her blog for when you need some positivity. She has several recipes that run the gamut from savory to sweet. Check out her Spicy Asian Cucumber Avocado Onion Salad and Healthy Chocolate Avocado Vegan Fudge.

Raw Vegan Bloggers to Follow

Kate Higgins

Kate writes the blog Chocolate-Covered Katie, where she creates recipes while always thinking of three things: healthy, vegan and delicious. She shows us that we can have our vegan cake (preferably chocolate) and eat it too! We sure love that! Her dessert recipes make us salivate, and we love that they’re chock-full of nutrients as well as sweet flavor. Check out her sweet creations, like No Bake Brownies and DQ-Style Vegan Ice Cream Cake.

Raw Vegan Bloggers to Follow

Gena Hamshaw

Gena Hamshaw’s blog and book, Choosing Raw, has dozens of healthy recipes, but her food passion doesn’t stop in the kitchen. She says she plans on bringing her passion for plant-based nutrition and compassionate living to the practice of internal medicine. Check out her Raw Vegan Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting and Five Recipes to Help You Get Started with Fruit and Vegetable Juicing.

Raw Vegan Bloggers to Follow

Lead image source: Rachael’s Raw Food