Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Raw Diet Recipes

Banana Smoothie:

Blend one cup water w/ 5 large ice cubes
Blend in 5 ripe organic bananas
Blend in 10 ripe strawberries
Blend in 2 sticks of celery

Breakfast Blend - found here
2 cups of grapes, with seeds
slice of cantaloupe about 2 inches wide, with seeds
1/2 avacado (you can include the seed if you have a REALLY good blender, but we don't include it)
1 carrot
1 pear, cut in pieces
about one cup of spinach, kale, or collards (NB: cruciform vegetables, eaten raw, are not recommended for people with thyroid problems. Spinach is O.K.)
2 tablespoons of flax seeds ( you can also add oatmeal, wheat berries, or whatever )
1 scoop of protein powder of your choice
1 raw organic egg
a handful of ice cubes
You may want to sweeten it, with whatever you like for sweetener

We put some frozen fruits, such as blue berries, strawberries or raspberries in place of ice cubes sometimes; cucumber is very good in it; pineapple is great; mango is often in the mix

Basically use your imagination

We blend this in a BlendTek on the "Whole Juice" setting, and don't have to worry about the timing. It always works, but in other machines, you want to check the texture to match what you want.

This thing perks up your morning a great deal.


2. RE: is there raw cheese
Apr 21 2008, 2:01 PM EDT | Post edited: Apr 21 2008, 2:01 PM EDT
2 cups sunflower seeds, soaked for 2-4 hours, sprouted of you like, either is fine.
1 cup pine nuts
2 lemons, juiced, all lemons are different alter to your own taste
⅓ cup raw olive oil
1 bunch of spring onions (aka green onions)
1 tablespoon raw salt
In your food processor process the dry ingredients (sunflower seeds, salt and pine nuts) until a fine meal. Then add lemonjuice and olive oil. Process again until smooth, Scrape off sides as needed. Get it so it is rolling as it moves around your processor. Add a little water slowly at this stage to keep the mixture rolling and rolling. Process until smooth yet very thick. Dont be scared to let it go for ages, the longer it goes the creamier it is. Then at the end add the spring onions, everything except the roots, process slightly to break down spring onions. Allow to stand for 30 mintues. If you taste it while it is being made or roght after, expect the lemon to stand out. It dies down after it has sat for a while.

You can shape into cubes or balls and dehydrate for a while to get a firmer cheese for cheese salad, feta etc.

Cucumber Curry Salad


1/2 C olive oil
1/3 C honey (start small and add to taste)
2 T curry powder
1 T salt
dash cayenne
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
1 bunch spinach
2 cucumbers, sliced
1/2 C cashews, chopped

Ice cream potential
Almond Milk Recipe
Cool, creamy and refreshing, use this almond milk drink recipe as a base for a raw foods diet drink or a raw foods diet frozen dessert!

As a milk substitute try making almond milk by blending almonds soaked overnight (1.5 cups) with ½ teaspoon vanilla and 2.5 cups water and then straining. You can even then freeze it in an ice cream maker to create “ice milk.”

Mint Smoothie
Minty Fresh Smoothie Recipe

Cool, and refreshing for sure--try this delicious and power-packed mint smoothie!

2 medium bananas
1 medium cucumber
2 tbs fresh basil
1 tbs fresh mint
2 small peaches or 1 apple

Put all ingredients in blender, and create a creamy and delicious smoothie!

Need a Dehydrator
Veggie Burger Recipe

Tasty, tempting, and oh so delicious! Try this phenomenal raw food diet veggie burger recipe!

1 large red onion
1 large bell pepper
3 carrots
1 small head cauliflower
1 lg. stalk broccoli
1 C almonds, soaked 12-24 hours
1 C sunflower seeds, soaked 5-6 hours
1/4 C sesame seeds, soaked 5-6 hours
5 cloves garlic
2 T Braggs or to taste
1 t cumin
2 T dried Cilantro or 1-2 C fresh Blend all of the above ingredients and seasonings in a champion juicer with solid plate, or a food processor. This blended food is your patty mixture. Form and put 1/2" thick patties on a teflex sheet and place trays in dehydrator. Dehydrate at 105 degrees for 8-12 hours or until desired texture is obtained. Flip your burgers after 4 hours and remove teflex sheets, continue to dehydrate for 4-5 hours or until desired moisture is obtained.

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
End your day perfectly by using the perfect recipe of butternut squash soup still containing your raw foods diet!

3 cups Butternut Squash, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 mango, cubed
2 teaspoons curry
4 cups orange juice
½ cup honey or dates For garnish:
1 plantain or banana, sliced
½ cup chopped mint
A pinch of minced jalapeno
1 mango, seeded, peeled and diced In a blender, combine the butternut squash, mango, curry, orange juice, and honey or dates and blend until creamy. Garnish with plantain or banana slices, mint, jalapeno, and mango. Serve immediately after blending. Serves 4 people.

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