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Raw Foods Thursdays: 2/13/14 Valentine’s Edition

16 Comments 12 February 2014

Raw Foods Thursdays: 2/13/14 Valentine’s Edition

I hope you’re enjoying Love Week! With Valentine’s Day tomorrow, I thought it would be lovely to highlight some love-inspired raw creations. While chances are you’ll be nibbling Hershey’s Kisses, chocolates from heart-shaped boxes, or conversation hearts, know that there are some wonderful healthy recipes that spread the love without refined sugar or high fructose corn syrup.

Of course, it’s Valentine’s Day, so if you must, you must. But you might want to start your day with a healthy choice like one of these smoothies.

3-Berry Antioxidant Smoothie by Kathy of Kathy’s Kitchen, Health, and Nutrition


Goji Berry Lime Smoothie by Tara of Apples and Ginger


And here are two treats that shout “I love you!”

4 Ingredient Chocolate Coconut Delights by Sonja of Practical Stewardship


Raw Austrian Linzer Tarts by Janet of The Taste Space


I’m sharing my Can’t Beet Love Goji Berry Smoothie today. Come back tomorrow for one more Love Week smoothie!


What do you have to share today?

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

16 Comments so far

  1. Great list of recipes, especially the chocolate coconut delights – yum!

  2. Totally enjoying love week as well.
    I hope you have a great week!

  3. That’s a lot’a love :)
    More LOVE weeks is what we need, yum!

    Finally I can share a raw foodie find again, phew… my Lemon Coconut Melty Jellies

  4. amber says:

    Hi Heather,

    Happy early Valentine’s Day to you! Hope things are great in NYC!

    This week I am sharing some archive recipes (ones I have already shared) but I think worth sharing again for the holiday.


  5. Yum! Here’s to a delicious V-Day. Thank you for highlighting my tarts!

  6. Ashley says:

    Love all the Valentine’s Day themed foods! This week, I’m submitting my cherry cheesecake cake pops.

  7. Sonja says:

    Hi Heather. Happy V-day! I am sharing an Apple Pie Smoothie today. Thanks for sharing my 4 Ingredient Chocolate Coconut Delights!

  8. Oh wow – so many awesome recipes this week!!! Thanks for hosting Heather =)

  9. Erin S says:

    It’s been too long since I linked-up! Finally, I have a raw recipe to share :) I’m sharing my Tropical Dessert Smoothie this week!


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