These easy raw recipes are a great introduction to some of the possibilities of raw foods preparation. A few contain vinegar; if you wish to adhere to a very strict protocol, use raw apple cider vinegar or lemon juice as a substitute. <br>
The list includes drinks, entrees, side dishes and salads, as well as dessert. Bon appetit!
This potent green drink is full of liver cleansing greens, and is guaranteed to give you a pleasant rush of energy help and to move a sluggish digestive system. The banana is an optional addition for those who may not do well with a potent green flavor, as it “softens” the intensity of it. Make sure all of your ingredients are organic please!
Do not eat anything else for 30 minutes before and after this drink, so the body can absorb it.
This fresh and delicious raw recipe for “spaghetti” with tomato basil sauce is a wonderful summer dish and is perfect if you can’t bear the thought of turning on your stove. Delicate strands of zucchini are topped with a light tomato and basil sauce. Use a mandoline, julienne peeler or spiralizer (spiral slicer) to cut the “pasta”. If you don’t have any of these, a good, sharp peeler can do the trick to cut wide ribbons. Pick slender squash that are as uniform as possible, and preferably not the big thick ones, which tend to be spongy and full of seeds
This quick and easy raw recipe for Mediterranean marinated kale includes red onion, sun dried (or fresh) tomatoes, optional olives, olive oil and lemon juice. The lemon and olive oil naturally tenderize the kale, and yield a fabulous side salad. This dish is wonderful in the spring and summer months, when our bodies naturally need more raw food.
This cooling salad is a summer favorite. Cucumbers, tomatoes, basil, red onion and light balsamic vinaigrette make for an exceptional summer side salad that is even better served on a bed of arugula. Cucumbers are thirst quenching and anti-inflammatory; tomatoes are ultra-rich in lycopene. Basil is a potent anti-oxidant, and is believed to have anti-cancer and anti-viral properties.
10. Zesty Guacamole
This zesty guacamole recipe will not disappoint. As simple as guacamole is, there is a definite art to making a great one. Choose ripe but firm Haas avocados, which are rich in potassium, fiber, and beneficial fat. Guacamole is wonderful on a salad platter, served with tortillas and Salsa Cruda, or as a sandwich filling.