Raw food: It’s the craze that’s sweeping the nation. Why? Because raw food is healthy, yummy, and, yes, even a little bit sexy. Eating certain foods raw helps preserve their vitamins and antioxidants, and preparing raw vegan recipes can also be fast and simple. So here are 14 recipes that will take no time at all to give your body that raw power it loves.
1. Raw-vocado Toast
Starring avocado, an herb-cashew spread, and sesame seeds on a Wrawp, this recipe is heaven-sent, if you ask us.
2. Raw Carrot Coriander Rolls
You can make raw “rice” by pulsing nuts, parsnips, cauliflower, or, in this case, carrots, in a food processor.
3. Chilled Avocado & Cucumber Soup
This might be the simplest soup ever. Just blend avocado, cucumbers, garlic, and spices.
4. Banana ‘Nice Cream’ Sundae
Frozen bananas blended with coconut water, cinnamon, and dates, then sprinkled with blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries. Magically delicious!
5. Raw Vegan Zucchini Marinara Pasta
If you want to get serious about eating raw, invest in a handy vegetable spiralizer. But if you don’t have one (yet), don’t fret. This sun-dried tomato sauce can also be served with cooked pasta.
6. Summer Cherry-Berry Fruit Salad
This colorful fruit salad, which combines cherries, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, is as fresh as a summer day.
7. Silky Green Smoothie
This budget-friendly smoothie stars inexpensive bananas, oranges, apples, and spinach.
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8. Spicy Asian Cucumber Avocado Onion Salad
This recipe’s secret ingredient is coconut aminos, which are similar to soy sauce but lower in sodium. You can find this tasty, amino acid–packed condiment at natural-food stores.
9. Rad Rainbow Raw Pad Thai
This raw pad Thai has got you covered—soy beans, zucchini noodles, bell pepper, and red cabbage, plus a spicy lime–almond butter sauce.
10. Acai Bowl
Coconut water, dates, acai, and blueberries help to round out this delectable and healthy smoothie bowl.
11. Raw Marinated Mushrooms
Mushrooms, olive oil, soy sauce, and sesame seeds are really all you need.
12. Basic Raw Cashew Cheese
This raw ricotta-style cashew cheese is so easy to make, you’ll always want to have some on hand to stuff in wraps, spread on crusty bread, or slather on raw veggies.
13. Pear Squash Purée with Pecans and Rosemary
Such a pretty side dish, this would be perfect on a vegan Thanksgiving table.
14. Kale Shitake Salad
You only need a few ingredients—including kale, mushrooms, and olive oil—to make this masterpiece.
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