Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Creamy Raw Recipes


Breakfast: Raw Strawberries & Dream



Lately I've been looking for smoothie alternatives for breakfast. This simple dish is perfect for breakfast - or dessert if you add more sweetener.

"CREAM" -
  • handful of cashews, soaked overnight
  • few drops of vanilla extract (alcohol free)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of raw sweetener (or more if you like)
Mix everything in a blender until smooth. Pour the "cream" over fruit and chow down! I like the "cream" a bit warm (from the blender) but it could also be made ahead of time and served chilled from the fridge. Sprinkle with cinnamon or cacao if desired.

Snack: Ginger Snap LĂ„RABAR

This flavour is fast becoming one of my favs. The light ginger-y taste is fresh, which makes it great for a snack.

Lunch: Creamy Raw Tomato Soup




Leftovers from a previous batch of soup. I added an avocado for a creamier texture.

Dinner: Raw Pasta with Raw Creamy Basil Sauce (recipe from gone raw)
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 medium cloves garlic
  • Juice of one medium lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion
  • A dash of coarse black pepper
  • One big handful of fresh basil, leaves only
Mix everything (except the basil) in the blender until smooth and CREAMY (word of the day). Add the basil last and blender for 5-10 seconds. The basil should fleck the sauce with speckles of green. Pour over zucchini noodles.

This one never fails, and the sauce will keep in the fridge for several days. See my previous post where I made this yummy dinner.

Dessert: Raw Peaches N' "Cream"
I have so many peaches right now, that I decided to make this dessert again.
  • 3 peaches
  • 1/2 cup whole raw cashews, soaked
  • 2-4 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract (alcohol free)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Pinch of sea salt
Soak the cashews for 30 minutes. Drain and rinse. In a blender mix the cashews, honey, lemon juice, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and sea salt until smooth. Cut the peaches in half and remove the pits. Peel the peaches and slice into thin slices. Fold the cashew sauce into the sliced peaches. Spoon the peach and cashew mixture into dessert cups. Allow to chill for an hour or two in the refrigerator.

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