All posts tagged: raw

Rainbow Bowl

Ingredients: Arugula green mix with carrots, radishes, tomatoes, cucumber, steamed asparagus and bean sprouts, white beans for a complete source of protein and some healthy avocado fat all topped with organic soy sauce, tahini, pure chipotle and lastly sesame seeds Salads have always been a favourite of mine and  the combinations of veggies are endless and full of nutrition. When created with a balance including protein and healthy fats  it makes the perfect filling lunch!

Chipotle Mayo

Ingredients:  1/4 cup Cashews 1/4 cup Pumpkin seeds 1/2- 1 freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/4 tsp pure Chipotle (chili powder) Dash of Himalayan salt Blend all ingredients together – adjust ingredients to desired taste

Cheese Dip

Ingredients: 3/4 cup Cashews 1 cup Carrots 1 Lime 1 Green onion 1 Garlic clove 3 tsp Nutritional yeast 1 tsp Pink Himalayan sea salt 1 tsp Cayenne pepper 1 tsp Chilli powder 3/4 cup Water In a food processor blend all the ingredients together till a smooth consistency forms. If you want to make the dip more smooth and watery just gradually add more water and keep blending.

Basic Chocolate Smoothie

Here’s a basic Chocolate tasting smoothie for those sweet cravings Ingredients: 3 Bananas 1 tbsp Cacao Powder 1/4 cup Almond milk 250mL water Blend together and add 1 tbsp of peanut or almond butter to make it even tastier Garnishing: Cacao nibs and coconut flakes

Green Tea Chia Pudding

The famous chia pudding that everyone knows and loves, but with the addition of green tea! I’m generally not a huge fan of green tea, but I know how great it is so I try and sneak it into my food whenever I can. Paring Green Tea with Almond milk vs. Lactose milk White, green and black tea are powerful sources of antioxidants. A major benefit of green tea is its ability to relax the arteries. This increases blood flow which decreases cardiovascular disease. The European Heart Journal published a study in 2007 showing that its healthy effect is blocked when milk is added to tea. The casein (protein) in lactose milk binds to the catechin (polyphenols – natural antioxidant) found in green tea preventing its antioxidant effect. It has been suggested that casein could also inhibit other beneficial effects found in tea. Almond milk does not contain casein, so adding it to your green tea still lets you get all the health benefits from it! Chia Pudding To make the pudding use 2tbsp. of Chia seeds. Cover them with the combination of green tea …

Raw Chocolate Brownies

Serving Size: 1-2 Sunday nights are lazy nights and the best part is getting to spend some quality time cuddling with the TV remote… or maybe that’s just me. Regardless, I’m craving something sweet! All you need is 15 minutes and you’ve got yourself chocolate brownies. Feel free to devour them, the remote won’t judge xo Ingredients: 1/2 cup Rolled oats 4 Pitted Dates 7 Almonds 1 tsp. Cacao powder 1/3 cup water Directions: In a food processor blend the almonds till they become a powder consistency. Add the pitted dates, rolled oats and cacao powder into the food processor and blend together. Scoop the mixture out, spread into a pan and place in the freezer for 10 minutes (or just scoop the mixture into a bowl and call it a night). Remove from freezer, cut into small square, and that’s it. You’ve made brownies!! Garnishing: unsweetened coconut flakes PROTEIN PACKED ADDITIONS: add one/some/all of the following as desired: 1 tsp Maca root (energy level booster & contains vitamin B12 which you sweat out during cardio workouts) 1/2 -1 Scoop of chocolate vegan protein …

Red Bell Pepper Soup

Ingredients: 1 Red bell pepper 1/4 cup Cashews 1 cup water Watercress or other leafy greens Directions: Set oven on medium – low; bring water to a boil Blend red pepper and cashews in a food processor Once water is boiling for a couple minutes remove from the oven top and add the red pepper and cashews Let the soup sit for a minute and then transfer to a bowl Garnish with red pepper and watercress

Raspberry Kiwi Brownie Cake

yields: 8″ cake Ingredients: 3/4 cup Almonds 1 cup Dates 1/4- 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder 1 tsp. Chia seeds 1 cup Raspberries 3 Kiwi’s 1 tsp. Chia seeds Coconut flakes Optional sweetener: 1 tsp honey Instructions:  Blend almonds, dates, cocoa powder, (optional sweetener) in a food processor till brownie consistency forms Scoop the mixture into an 8″ pan and spread evenly Mash the raspberries in a bowl, add chia seeds and pour over the brownie mixture Mash the kiwi’s in another bowl and add on top of raspberry mixture Place in freezer for an hour Before serving place in fridge for 15minutes otherwise keep frozen Sprinkle coconut flakes as garnish