Increase Energy, Lose Weight and Nourish Your Body With These 10 Raw Food Recipes
Eating raw organic foods is good for everybody. You’re helping to sustain important local farmers, as help as promoting a ton of good health inside your own body. How do you incorporate raw foods into your diet though?
Grab some fruits and veggies and make a smoothie or a juice. One problem people have with a raw diet is they think they may be missing out. Missing out on protein, specific nutrients, vitamins, and enzymes that help your entire system stay happy.
These healthy raw food recipes won’t only make you feel better, but when you start eating a raw food diet you’ll notice increased energy and a better working metabolism. You’ll notice weight loss and a much healthier immune system.
Raw food diets even have the ability to fight cancer. In one case even reverse cancer’s effects. So what meals, snacks, desserts, and soups fall into the raw foods category?
The Best Healthy Raw Food Recipes
Vietnamese summer wraps
These Vietnamese wraps are crazy-good and perfect for a summer meal with friends in the dog days of summer. With a make-your-own style set up is easy: just put everything on the table and have everyone create their perfect wrap. You can use other leafy greens, or even rice paper for the wrap.
This recipe serves 4.
Raw fruit crumble
When you think “dessert” you think “sweet” which usually means “added and/or refined sugars”. This fruit crumble is not only delicious, but it is naturally sweet thanks to the raw fruits. It’s also healthy and filling, which makes is as good a breakfast as it is a dessert.
This recipe serves 4 to 6. Just try to save a some for breakfast!
Pineapple and cucumber gazpacho
Light and refreshing, this cool soup will hydrate and deliver sweet and spicy flavors. This recipe is made better when you use very ripe and sweet pineapple and ease off on the jalapeño just a little.
This recipe serves 4 to 6 and is a great summer starter.
Sea bass is the best fish for ceviche and delivers all sorts of health benefits like omega-3 fatty acids, but you can use whichever firm-textured white fish you can get your hands on. As long as it’s very fresh. The fish marinates in “tiger’s milk” which is a Peruvian blend of citrus juice, salt, ginger, garlic, and chilli.
This recipe serves 4 and is another cool, delicious summer appetizer.
Spanish summer fruit salad with mint and olive oil
This may be a new twist on fruit salad that you’ll love. Instead of cream, olive oil is used in this mix to make it more refreshing and give you the healthy fats. Using fruit that’s in season will give you the best flavor, so change the ingredients to whatever fruits are ripe, sweet, and fresh.
This recipe serves 4.
Courgette with basil cashew pesto
Here’s one you can add a little bit of your own taste to. Do you like shrimp, prawns, or pan-fried fish? Well they’ll pair well with this dish. Or if you need a bit of red meat or lamb, try meatballs. The cashew basil pesto sauce tossed into this mix makes for a great side dish to whatever’s cooking.
This recipe will comfortably serve 4, but you’ll probably want extras.
It’s common knowledge that our first bite is taken with our eyes. And when something looks this tasty you’re bound to take that second bite. Dig in to the colorful combination of tomatoes, onion, herbs, and lemon. And, of course, cauliflower. This meal will leave you satisfied and refreshed.
This recipe serves 2 so you might want to double it up.
Raw mint chocolate chip cookies
Time for dessert but don’t want the refined sugar-filled cakes? Here’s a recipe for raw chocolate that can be turned into lots of desserts, including mint chocolate chip cookies. Super simple to make and only a few ingredients, this chocolate is much healthier than the store-bought options. Interesting side note: cacao is the term raw foodists use for cocoa that is processed without temperatures exceeding 115°F.
Make as many of these cookies as you want. They’re great as a snack or a dessert for a dinner date.
Raw chocolate cherry mousse cake
Another raw recipe that you’ll first eat with your eyes, this chocolate cherry mousse cake looks delicious and is delicious. A more wholesome alternative to cheesecake and less heavy, this cake is full of healthy fats, protein, and plenty of fruit to sweeten and fill you up with antioxidants.
This recipe makes one 22cm cake. Which means dessert all week long. Unless you share.