Thursday, May 17, 2012

Raw Food Recipes :)

Some my favorites! :) 
Raw Recipes:
No-Bean Hummus

2 zucchini, peeled and chopped                                      ¾ cup tahini
½ cup fresh lemon juice                                                    ¼ cup olive oil
4 cloves garlic, peeled                                                      2 tsps. Seasalt
½ Tblsp. ground cumin

In a high-speed blender or food processor, combine all the ingredients and blend until thick and smooth.

Thai Cabbage Salad

1 head of cabbage, chopped like slaw                           1 garlic clove
1 red pepper, chopped                                                       3 carrots, shredded
½ cup sliced lengthwise scallions
1 inch piece of fresh ginger                                             ½ cup red wine vinegar
3 tbsps. Braggs Amino                                                      2 tbsps. Agave
1/3 cup of raw almond butter

Prepare your cabbage, red pepper, carrots and scallions, toss in large bowl.  In blender mix the remaining ingredients and pour over salad………toss well.

Herb Pesto
1 cup pine nuts or raw walnuts, soaked overnight, then rinsed
3 cups chopped fresh basil, lemon balm, etc.
5 cloves garlic
¾ cup olive oil
1 tsp. sea salt

Combine all ingredients in a blender or a food processor and puree until smooth.

Truffles J
In its raw form, cacao contains many beneficial rejuvenating and anti-aging elements, including antioxidants, magnesium, and the beauty mineral sulfur. Another key ingredient, coconut butter, is a cold pressed, cholesterol-free oil that stimulates thyroid function, increases metabolism and promotes weight loss.
¾ cup raw cacao powder (available at health stores)
2 cups ground raw almonds
¾ cup raw agave nectar (a low-glycemic plant sweetener)
1 Tbs. organic coconut butter (sometimes called oil)
Pinch of Celtic sea salt
1 cup shredded, dried unsweetened coconut flakes

“Combine all the ingredients except for the coconut flakes in a large bowl and mix thoroughly,” “Roll up your sleeves, take a small amount of the mixture, and roll small balls between your palms. Dip each ball in a separate smaller bowl containing the coconut flakes.”

“Freeze overnight to harden the truffles-I keep them frozen until they’re ready to serve. Enjoy!”

Tortilla Soup

3 cups water                                                         1 carrot
1 tomato                                                               1 rib celery
1 thin slice onion                                                                1 garlic clove
1 thin slice squash                                              1 thin slice red pepper
1 thin slice cabbage                                           ½ jalapeno
Season with cumin, chili powder or whatever you might enjoy.
Optional:  ¼ cup olives, ¼ cup corn, ¼ cup tortilla chips

Raw Butternut Squash Soup

3 cups butternut squash, peeled and cubed
1 mango, cubed
2 tspns. Curry
4 cups orange juice
½ cup dates
½ tsp. chopped jalapeno peppers – optional

Blend in blender until smooth and serve immediately.  Garnish with fresh mint, sliced bananas or mango.

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