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Raw Foods Thursdays: 10/17/13

14 Comments 17 October 2013

Raw Foods Thursdays: 10/17/13

I love how sneaky raw foodies are. They can serve ice cream to guests and never let on that they just whipped up frozen bananas and drizzled in a raw cacao sauce. They can fool their kids into drinking kale in Green Monster Smoothies. They can make veggie sandwiches on bread made from carrot pulp. Raw Foodies are definitely creative when sneaking raw nutrients into their meals.

Last week there was a lot of sneakiness going on at Raw Foods Thursdays. Take a look at some of these recipes that were shared.

Would you believe that there is red cabbage and kale in these Veggie Wraps by The Fussiest Eater?

Red Cabbage and Kale Veggie Wraps

Red Cabbage and Kale Veggie Wraps

Or carrots in this Paleo Pumpkin Pie Smoothie by Tessa the Domestic Diva?

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Or raspberries in this Chocolate Maca Smoothie by Janet of The Taste Space?


Chocolate Maca Raspberry Smoothie

Or cucumber in this Peach Salsa by Sonja of Practical Stewardship?

Cucumber Peach Salsa

Cucumber Peach Salsa

Or grapes in this Green Juice by Claire of Almost Skinny Vegan Food?

Grape Green Juice

Grape Green Juice

Pretty sneaky, right?

This week I’m submitting my sneaky red velvet cake packed with beets.

Raw Red Velvet Cake with  "Cream Cheese" Frosting

Raw Red Velvet Cake with “Cream Cheese” Frosting

How are you sneaking nutrients into your diet this week?

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!

Sharing the Raw Love:

  • All raw submissions will be pinned on the Raw Foods Thursdays Board.
  • All raw submissions will be shared on Facebook.
  • Feel free to share this event in your social media communities as well!

What are Raw Foods Meals?

  • Plant-based meals that are not cooked.  Dehydrators may be used.  (The raw foods community has differing views on temperature, but the range is between 104 and 118 degrees.) Feel free to link up recipes that use a slightly higher temperature as long as they could be made at 118 with a longer dry time.
  • Raw Ingredients: vegetables, fruit, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, gluten-free sprouted grains, beans, and oils.

What isn’t raw?

  • Anything cooked or heated 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!
  • If your recipe contains an ingredient like maple syrup that makes your submission “almost raw”, please share it anyway. Raw sweeteners are easy to substitute.

Your Comments

14 Comments so far

  1. Thank you so much for hosting <.3
    I just found your blog and it's awesome

  2. Thanks for featuring my Cucumber Peach Salsa! This week I am sharing my Raw Vegan Ranch Dressing. Hope you have a great weekend! Sonja

  3. amber says:

    Hi Heather,

    I was hesitant to share my new smoothie recipe, as it has baked ingredient, but I see that Tessa shared hers smoothie with baked pumpkin, so I’m in.

    This week I am sharing a delicious smoothie combination. Butternut, Coconut, and Hemp.

    Enjoy the rest of your week lovely lady.


    • Amber, that’s why I added a “mostly raw” category to Raw Foods Thursdays. My passion is whole foods, raw or not. Pure foods make me giddy so I’m thrilled that you shared your smoothie! I’m off to find it!

      (I giggled at a friend who recently posted on facebook that he had a secret ingredient for his morning smoothie. TWIX BARS! Oh my!!!)

  4. Emma says:

    Your cake looks so gorgeous Heather! I couldn’t not submit my raw berry cream brownies this week!
    They’re super fudgy and taste almost like they’re baked :)

  5. HI Heather! This week I am trying to keep summer alive with my Peaches and “Cream” Ice Cream :)
    I hope you are having an amazing week!

  6. Mmmm look at all of those fantabulous recipes!!!
    I need to make some more raw foods to share! I keep making cooked food ;p


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