Kick-Start Your Raw Food Diet With 3 Ravishing Raw Food Recipes For Beginners
Many humorously refer to the preparation of raw food as ‘uncooking’. Indeed, as no actual cooking is involved, preparing a mouth-watering range of raw food recipes is far easier than you think. Great news if you’re not exactly a Jamie Oliver or Nigella Lawson in the kitchen!
We do, however, recommend that you invest in some quality kitchen accessories that you’ll find utterly indispensible in creating all your favourite raw food recipes such as:
And that you choose a respected raw food recipe book (preferably one that is specifically tailored for those new to eating raw) for inspiration.
In the meantime, to help you get started, we’ve compiled three classic raw food recipes for beginners that also showcase a wholesome range of organic superfoods. So, all that’s left for you to do is tie on your apron, roll up your sleeves and let your creative juices flow!
Homemade Almond Milk
This lovely raw food recipe makes a perfect milk substitute for those who are lactose intolerant and is an ideal ingredient in raw smoothies.
- 1 cup of organic almonds
- Water (for pre- soaking the almonds)
- 3 cups of (spring) water
- 2 organic dried dates
- 1/2 tsp. of organic vanilla bean powder
First pre- soak the almonds in water for a minimum of six hours and ideally overnight. Next drain the almonds and pop them into your blender, along with 3 cups of water, the dates and vanilla powder. Blitz until smooth. Finally strain your almond milk using a nut mylk bag or a cheese cloth and chill before serving. Keeps in the fridge for up to four days.
Ultimate raw chocolate bar with goji berries
What better introduction to raw food than a yummy raw chocolate bar crammed with vibrant goji berries? If you only master one raw food recipe, then makes sure it’s this one!
- 250 grams of organic cacao liquor
- 200 g organic cacao butter
- 1- 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- 100 ml agave nectar
- 1 tsp. of organic vanilla bean powder
- 1 handful of organic goji berries
- A dash of Himalayan pink salt
Gently melt both the cacao butter and cacao liquor to no more than 30 degrees C. Add in the cacao powder, Himalayan salt, vanilla bean powder and mix thoroughly. Next stir in the agave syrup and add in your goji berries or other dried fruits and nuts of your choice. Finally pour the chocolate into suitable moulds and place in the fridge or freezer to set. Irresistible!
Green for go smoothie
Green smoothies are a staple of the raw food diet – this simple raw food recipe can be enjoyed at breakfast, lunch or whenever a quick boost of nutrients is required.
- 1 cup of almond milk (preferably homemade)
- 2 cups of organic spinach
- 1/2 an avocado
- 1/2 a banana, frozen
- 2 tbsp. of organic shelled hemp seeds
- 3 ice cubes
Simply place all of the ingredients into your blender and blitz for 30 seconds or until smooth. Pour the contents into a glass and top with some remaining slices of banana and a scattering of hemp seeds.