Pepita butter, where have you been my entire life? Also known as pumpkin seed butter, this spread tastes a lot like peanut butter, is incredibly nutritious, wonderfully delicious and really, really green.
Nut-free recipes and articles
Many raw food recipes are packed with nuts, but these beauties are free of nuts, so you can breathe a sigh of relief.
This raw kelp noodle chili salad is a quick, easy and delicious way to start using kelp noodles. It takes barely 10 minutes to pull together, it's amazingly low in fat and yet it's also incredibly tasty and satisfying. Yum.
Raw chocolate hemp pudding with only four ingredients - dates, hemp, cacao & vanilla - and the richness and creaminess you'd expect from chocolate mousse. But it's dairy-free and nut-free! So simple, so quick and SO delicious. You will thank me, I promise.
These watermelon Christmas trees are the perfect raw treat to take to any party. Frankly they're so impressive, so delicious and SO easy, I say take them everywhere! And I can tell you from experience, they're a great way to encourage kids to eat more fruit - my 4yo daughter loves them.
I've eaten this crunchy hemp coconut fruit salad for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It's light enough and yet filling enough to be eaten at any time of day, and you can make it in 5 minutes flat, with no special equipment necessary.
This healthy, homemade, oil free popcorn is fast and easy to make on the stove-top, and also incredibly delicious. It's also vegan, wholefood and great fun to make with kids. I just love it.
This raw pina colada smoothie combines the rich and creamy taste of coconut milk with the tang of fresh pineapple, which is then perfectly melded together with banana, dates and vanilla. And did I mention that there's tiny paper umbrellas?
This amazing delicious, incredibly versatile winter green smoothie recipe uses pears, apples and bananas, and works amazingly well with every leafy green I’ve thrown at it. So far I’ve tried spinach, chard/silverbeet, arugula/roquette, kale, bok choy, chicory, collards and chinese broccoli. Amazing.
This vegan chocolate coconut ice cream recipe gives you rich, flavoursome, creamy scoops of chocolate goodness. It's also nut-free and kid-friendly, and it goes so well with so many things. In my case, it's usually more chocolate.
What do you get when you cross raw coconut macaroons with chocolate? Raw chocolate coconut macaroons, of course! So simple and so delicious, and being nut-free, gluten-free and dairy-free, they're perfect for social gatherings and school lunches.
This high raw rice salad is based around cooked rice and packed full of raw veggies, so it's satisfying, healthy and bursting with flavour and nutrition. You'd be proud to take this salad to your next potluck or function because healthy or not, it tastes absolutely fantastic.
With just four wholesome ingredients, these raw date coconut macaroons are gorgeous balls of pure bliss. Just coconut, dates, vanilla beans and a pinch of salt, which makes them gluten-free, nut-free, vegan and paleo. So simple, so easy, so quick, so tasty! Just. Too. Delicious.
I’ve never eaten bacon often enough to be any kind of expert, but one thing I can tell you for sure – this raw eggplant bacon is delicious! Mmmmm, so crisp and crunchy and packed with flavour.
Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best, and these all natural homemade rainbow sprinkles are no exception. I didn't realise just how effective and simple using shredded coconut and natural food colourings could be.
I didn't appreciate the importance of this simple raw food staple at first. But do you know just how many things you can put on raw flax crackers? All of them. Seriously. So I’d like to suggest that if you’re trying to eat more raw, or even just a bit healthier, that flax crackers are a MUST.
These raw coconut macaroons are armed with a taste so dangerously compelling, that I dare you to eat only one. Oh yeah, these babies are irresistible. The perfect coconutty balance of crunchy outsides with soft melty insides.
This Mediterranean salad dressing is one of my favourites. It's so quick and easy to make, and it's perfect for leaving in the fridge, ready to use any time you have a craving for a delicious salad. The balsamic vinegar. The earthy herbs. The sun-dried tomatoes. It really works.
I love the simplicity of this basil mustard salad. The tang of the mustard, the wonderful aromatics in the basil, the creaminess of the avocado and the chunks of tomato just do it for me. And it’s the kind of thing you can make up on the spot for lunch in less than 10 minutes.
There's nothing quite like a good tomato sauce. This simple and delicious raw tomato sauce (or ketchup), is a tangy, sweet, super tomato-y experience. And there are so many different ways to enjoy it.
This raw chocolate bark is crunchy, chocolately and goes perfectly with ice-cream. This chocolate bark contains activated buckwheat and quinoa sprouts, which packs it full of nutrition. It also creates a fantastic crunch and flavour.
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~ Nikki, Eating Vibrantly