Are you bored with green salads and typical dressing? Here are 5 delicious and refreshing raw food recipes that are great for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Garden Collard Wraps
Dreaming of pita or tortilla version on a raw food diet? Collard wraps can be your best friend in the kitchen. Throw in slices of your favorite vegetables, avocado or hummus as a substitute for dressing and anything else raw or unprocessed in the bunch. Slice some avocado and then cut carrots, cucumber and onions into thin strips. You can also shred the carrots and some cabbage. Lay the collard leaf and layer the ingredients on it. Roll it up like a burrito and there you go, a veggie filled wrap that’s perfect for snacks and even for lunch. For those craving protein, you can add some slices of mushroom or organic meat.
Alternatively, you can try this mix for raw tacos made from a cup of walnuts, 1 tablespoon of shoyu, and chipotle pepper. Shoyu is the unpasteurized version of soy sauce. Blend these in a food processer but do not over mix because you might create your own walnut butter spread. You can add 1 tablespoon of cumin and olive oil. Serve this with large chops of lettuce or collards.
Post Work-Out Smoothie
Craving for energy and replenishing drink after a workout? Drop in handful of baby spinach, avocado slices, cucumber and zucchini into the blender. Add a dash of cinnamon as a natural spice and sweetener.
Shaved Asparagus Salad
Is it fettuccine? No, it’s a salad made from shaved stalks of steamed asparagus. Wow your friends with this simple yet unique salad that looks like a pasta dish. The secret to this is just your handy vegetable peeler. Steamed asparagus can go with almost any type of dressing but you can try a simple combination of a quarter cup of lemon juice, one teaspoon honey or light agave and another teaspoon of Dijon mustard.
Lemon Carrot Salad
This tangy and brightly colored salad can brighten your lunch hour. Take a cup of shredded carrots and whisk in with dressing made from 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, fresh dill and some finely chopped scallions. Toss lightly for the dressing to coat the carrots.
Tuna Sashimi Donburi
Looking for protein options for dinner? Donburi means dish in Japanese and this recipe can easily be made in minutes. First grate a tablespoon of ginger and mix it with ¼ cup of orange juice and ¼ cup of lemon juice. Add a tablespoon of sherry vinegar and sunflower or safflower oil. Make sure that the sashimi slices you have are from fresh fish and do not have any aroma. Arrange the slices on your plate and pour over the dressing. Add mint leaves, and season with sea salt and black pepper. Serve with organic rice or chopped salad.