Raw Vegetable Platter Recipe With Broccoli

The blend of vegetables in this dish complement one another well. Shape the center mound like a volcano and fill with the spinach and chopped vegetables for an attractive presentation.

Raw Vegetable Platter Recipe With BroccoliIngredients:
1 cup seaweed
2 oz fresh spinach
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons olive olive oil
1/4 head broccoli, very finely chopped
1/2 head cauliflower, very finely chopped
4 tomatoes, chopped
10 pieces of dried tomato, chopped
2 yellow bell peppers, chopped
1/2 cup ripe olives, chopped
1 cup broccoli sprouts

2 avocados, peeled, pitted and coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons sea salt
2 teaspoons pepper
2 cups water
Juice of 1 lemon
1 bunch parsley

Put the seaweed in water to soak. Mix olive oil, lemon juice and salt and soak. Add spinach and allow to soak for 30 minutes.

Blend all sauce ingredients in a blender until smooth.
Mix the chopped cauliflower and broccoli. In a separate bowl, mix all other chopped vegetables.

Place the chopped cauliflower and broccoli in the middle of the plate, leaving a lot of space around the outer edge. Surround with the seaweed. Pour sauce over the seaweed. Surround it with broccoli sprouts. Now, make an indententation in the cauliflower/broccoli and place the softened spinach in it. Put the remaining chopped vegetables in the spinach.

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Raw Apple Pie Crust Recipe

Who doesn’t love apple pie? Kids, friends family; everyone will love this raw spin on the traditional apple pie. It is also easy to make and can be ready quickly for unexpected guests, but if you have time, make it the night before for the best flavor.

Crust for a 26 cm (10 inch) pie plate:
150 grams of walnuts or pecans, soaked for 1 hour
100 grams of almonds, soaked 8 hours or overnight
250 grams raisins
6-10 dates

First layer filling:
4 bananas
Juice of 1/2 of a lime or lemon
1 tablespoon of ground coconut (optional)

Second layer filling:
2 large Goudreinet (Golden Reinett) or other soft tart apple, sliced thinly
Juice of half a lime or lemon
Cinnamon to taste
Grated fresh ginger or ginger powder to taste

Grind the nuts in a food processor. Add dates and raisins and process until a dough-like consistency forms. If the dough is too thin, add more ground nuts. If it is too dry, add water or dates to help it stick together. Press the dough into baking pan, spreading evenly.

First Layer:
Mash the bananas. Mix in the juice and coconut. Spread it over the crust.

Second Layer:
In a separate bowl, mix the juice, cinnamon and ginger. Add the sliced apples and stir gently to coat. Layer the apple slices on top of the first layer.

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Raw Spinach Cream Soup recipe

When you chose a raw diet, you may have thought creamy soups were a thing of the past. Not a chance! Soaked raw nuts can be blended to a rich texture that is both tasty and nutritious. Try this flavorful, creamy spinach soup for a hearty meal on a chilly day.

4 cups fresh spinach
1 cucumber
1 cup unroasted cashews, soaked 8 hours and rinsed
1 cup macadamia nuts, soaked 8 hours and rinsed
3 teaspoons lemon juice
Sea salt to taste
Pinch nutmeg
1 cup water plus extra if needed

Place all ingredients in the blender and blend on medium speed until it is completely smooth and creamy. If it gets too thick, add water by the tablespoon until it is the right consistency.
Serve at room temperature.

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Raw Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Chocolate mouse is a decadent treat that is delicious for dessert or all by itself. You’ll have a hard time convincing your family that this rich, creamy raw mousse is dairy-free. Kids love it, and the nutrients from bananas, avocado and flaxseed are great for growing bodies.

4 bananas
4 tablespoons raw cocoa
2 tablespoons avocado oil
3 tablespoons agave syrup
1 teaspoon flaxseed oil

Place everything but the water in a food processor or blender. Blend on medium to high speed until smooth. If the mixture gets too thick, add water by the tablespoon and blend again until it is the right consistency.

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Raw Smoothies for Stressful Days

Smoothies are a good way to get nutrients into your body quickly. They are also easy on your stomach for days when you’re too stressed to eat. Just pop these ingredients in the blender and mix until smooth.


Stress-Stomach Relaxer:
2 kiwis
¼ cantalope
1 banana

Chocolate Banana:
3 cups almond milk
1 tablespoon almond butter
2 tablespoons carob powder
1 frozen banana
Dash of vanilla
Add honey or stevia if you’d like extra sweetness.

Green Coconut:
2 handfuls of mixed greens (spinach, arugula, chard, kale, romaine, etc).
Coconut water
1 tablespoon coconut oil (organic cold-pressed)
2 avocados, peeled and pitted

Green Berry Melon:
1 cup strawberries
1 cup raspberries
1 slice watermelon
1/2 cup parsley

Goji Banana:
2 1/2 cups almond milk
1/2 cup goji berries
1 banana
1 teaspoon honey

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Raw food recipe: Stuffed Iceberg Lettuce Rolls

Stuffed lettuce rolls are a quick and easy appetizer or snack. Even kids like these cute rolls, and you can be happy knowing your friends and family are enjoying a delicious, healthy treat. A balsamic vinaigrette or Greek tzatziki dressing is a good companion if you’d like to offer a dip.

1 head iceberg lettuce
1 small container grape or cherry tomatoes
1/2 cucumber
Handful of crushed, shelled walnuts
1 onion
3 cloves garlic
4 tablespoons olive oil
Juice from 1/2 of a lemon
Fresh basil leaves
3 tangerines

Remove the whole leaves of iceberg lettuce. (Don’t chop and try not to tear them.) Wash and place in a colander to drain.

Chop the tomato, cucumber, onion and garlic very finely. In a separate bowl, mix the oil and lemon juice and add to the chopped vegetables. Add basil and walnuts and blend well.

Lay a lettuce leaf on a flat surface. Place a thick line of the filling at the edge of the leaf and roll it up. Secure in place with a toothpick. Repeat until you run out of leaves or filling.

Arrange the leaves on a platter and garnish with tangerine segments. Serve immediately while the lettuce is crisp.

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