Happy Raw Foods Thursday! I’ve had a fabulous raw foods week, and I hope you have too. I am loving eating high raw/vegan, and Thursdays are the highlight of my week. This is when I learn from raw experts and newbies alike and plan my menu for the next week. Last week’s raw fun culminated with our Raw Foods Potluck. I’m sharing that experience in the linky below.
Raw foods have delighted me for years now. But every other time I’ve committed to a raw diet, I’ve gone all in, 100% raw for a specific amount of time, anywhere from 21 days to a month. I’ve done raw bootcamps, 21 day raw cleanses, one month raw challenges, and I’ve loved every one. But when it was over, it was over. But committing to high raw/vegan has been a refreshing decision. It isn’t militant or restrictive. I can enjoy my raw meals, but if I want some cooked quinoa or some hummus on a raw cracker, there is nothing stopping me. Right now, this is working. Well. And your submissions are helping me immensely! Just look at some of my favorite submissions from last week.
This gorgeous Cleansing Beet Salad by Kimmy of Rock My Vegan Socks is on my list for next week. Kimmy brilliantly mixes root veggies with arugula and fennel. What a flavor combination!
These Raw Paleo Strawberry Macaroons by Tessa the Domestic Diva are nut-free raw treats that you can feel good about.
This Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse by Dawn of Small Footprint Family is just another reminder that avocado and cacao are the “two great tastes” in the raw foods world.
I ‘ve been inspired to dehydrate fresh mangos for these Raw Mango Energy Bars by Janet of The Taste Space.
And berries, ginger, and beets in a smoothie? Yes! Try this Anti-Inflammatory Berry Good for You Smoothie by Erin of Sift, Stir & Savour.
These Raw Superfood Cookies by Sadie of Sweet Smart Vegan showcase gogi berries which are packed with antioxidants, carotenoids, and over 20 vitamins and minerals. Yes, please!
Just one more sweet treat…can you tell I have a bit of a sweet tooth this week?
Laura’s Wild Orange Chocolate Balls – a delicious combination of two classic flavors.
This week I’m sharing my post about last weekend’s Raw Foods Potluck. There are links to all sorts of amazing raw recipes that you’ll love! What do you have to share?
Here’s how you can participate:
- Simply link up a raw foods recipe (see What is Raw Food?), mention Raw Foods Thursdays, and link back to this post so your readers can join in the fun!
- Please link to the recipe, not to a blog’s home page, so we can all find your raw foods recipe.
- You may link up a recipe that you’ve made in the past. Just make sure to share something different each time you participate.
- Be sure to leave a comment letting us know who you are and what you’re sharing.
- Feel free to use the Raw Foods Thursdays blog badge created by the lovely, talented Heather Peters!
What are Raw Foods Meals?
- Plant-based meals that are not cooked. Dehydrators may be used no higher than 118 degrees. (The raw foods community has differing views on temperature, but the range is between 104 and 118 degrees.)
- Raw Ingredients: vegetables, fruit, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, gluten-free sprouted grains, beans, and oils.
What isn’t raw?
- Anything cooked above 118.
- Anything processed. If it comes from a can or a package that lists more than one ingredient, chances are it’s not raw!