Monday, May 17, 2010

Healthy snacks when you are transitioning to a raw foods diet

Transition Snacks are not all raw living foods, but are compromise recipes for when you're tempted to eat outside of the Raw and Living Foods Lifestyle. From Handbook to Going Raw.

Banana and Raw Nut Butter- Grab a banana, a jar of your favorite nut butter, a spoon, and spread. Devine!

Ambrosia - Almond mylk, chopped avocado, berries, chopped apple, chopped orange, pumpkin seeds, raw honey, and shredded coconut. Mix in a bowl and enjoy.

Avocado and Honey - Cut an avocado in half, skin it, and pour honey over it. Yum, yum, yum…

Thick Shake - Cup of Almond mylk, half of an avocado, and banana. Wow!

Figs and Olives - 5 dried figs, and small bowl of Greek olives. Molto bene!

Chocolate Pudding - 1 Avocado, 2 Tbs. raw carob powder, and a big scoop of raw honey. Whip it up and enjoy each creamy mouth full!

Ahhhhh-Almond - Jar of raw almond butter and a spoon. It's that simple.

Cherimoya Blues - If you're feeling down, eat one of these. If you don't know what a cherimoya is, find out. Also try it whipped in a blender with an avocado.

Date Crunch - Pitted Dates and Almonds. Stuff the date with the almonds and munchidy, crunch, crunch.

Banana Creme - Mash a banana and avocado together, or put it in a blender.

Melon Deluxe - 1/2 of a cantaloupe, one avocado. Blend!!!

Just Eat An Apple - When all else fails one of the best things one can do is eat an apple.

Ice Cream - One avocado, two frozen bananas, and a blender. Cut the bananas into small pieces before placing them in the blender

Creamy Crunch - Two stalks of celery and your favorite raw nut butter. Spread it in the valley

Fudge - 1 avocado, 2 Tbs. of coconut butter, 1 cup of blueberries, 1 Tbs. of raw honey, and 3 Tbs. of Carob powder. Blend! Refrigerate for 3 hours for hard fudge.

Three-Minute Burrito - One avocado, Romaine lettuce leaves, chopped tomato, juice of one lemon, chopped onion, chopped garlic, dash of cumin, dash chili powder, and pinch of cayenne and salt. Mash avocado in a bowl and mix in lemon juice, garlic, cumin, chili powder, cayenne, and salt. Wrap avocado mixture with tomatoes and onions in the romaine lettuce leaves.

Two-Minute Guacamole - One avocado, one clove of garlic chopped, half a red onion chopped, the juice of one lemon, one tsp cumin, one tsp coriander, pinch of cayenne, and salt. Mash in a bowl with a fork. - Use the Two minute guacamole to stuff tomatoes, peppers, portabello mushrooms, add it to salads, or just use it as a dip.

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