Raw Pear Sauce 

When my fruit gets too ripe to eat whole I turn it into a sauce. This is super easy and quite delicious. This is minimal ingredients as well. 

Ingredients for pear sauce:

2 over ripe Pears 

1/4 cup almonds 

3 medjool dates 

Directions:

Cut up pears and add all ingredients to high speed blender. Blend and voila super easy healthy snack. 

Enjoy!

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Pumpkin Cream Sauce (Plant Based )

Even though it’s way past pumpkin season I wanted to give a go at making a pumpkin cream sauce.  I saw a pumpkin cream sauce while shopping at whole foods, but it had heavy cream in it. Thats a big no no in the vegan world. 
This was my version, super easy to throw together and quite yummy to devour. If it were pumpkin season I would have plated it inside of a pumpkin, but guess that can wait until next fall. 

Ingredients for sauce :

1 can pumpkin pure ( not pumpkin pie filling )

1 cup of canned diced tomatoes 

1 cup cashew cream ( soak 1 cup cashews for at least an hour drain, then add to high speed blender. Add 1/2 cup water and blend. If too thick add a bit more water. Should be creamy though not watery) 

1 tablespoon liquid sweetener ( I used coconut syrup) using 2 medjool dates will work as well. 

1 teaspoon onion powder 

1 teaspoon garlic powder 

1 1/4 teaspoon dried sage 

1  teaspoon cinnamon 

1 1 /2 teaspoon dried rosemary 

1 teaspoon basil 

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Directions:

In a high speed blender add all the ingredients and blend well. I used my vitamix so I heated it in that, if you don’t have a vitamix add to a sauce pan and heat. I used gluten free rice pasta to go with the sauce. 

Enjoy!

Rasberry banana nice cream (Raw, Vegan) 

When I say banana nice cream creations are endless, I am not lying. Seriously I try to come up with new concoctions every time I make it. 

This version is super easy plus I got to use my adorable cone cup!

Ingredients for nice cream:

1 frozen banana 

1/3 cup raspberries 

Non dairy milk to blend

Directions:

Add all ingredients to high speed blender or food processor and blend together. I topped mine with cacao nibs and a rasberry. 

Enjoy!

Banana nice cream with date caramel sauce (Raw, vegan)

Oh how I love banana nice cream. I make so many different types and creations are endless. 

This is a yummy one I created and was able to slip in a super food to bump up the amazingness! I added a bit of maca powder. If you have never heard of or tried maca powder I highly recommend it. I get mine from whole foods. 

Here’s the breakdown on why maca powder is so beneficial. It’s rich in vitamins B,CA and Enjoy. Provides plenty of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and amino acids. Helps with sexual function, women’s health and mood, general health, and skin. So what’s not to like about all of that. You only need about 1/2 of a teaspoon in recipes so a bag of it lasts awhile. 

Ingredients for nice cream:

2 frozen bananas 

1/4 cup almond milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 

1/2 teaspoon maca powder 

Directions:

Simply blend in either food processor or high speed blender. 

Ingredients for caramel date sauce:

7 medjool dates

1/2 tablespoon coconut oil

1/3 cup almond milk 

Pinch of shredded coconut ( optional) 

Pinch of sea salt

Directions:

Blend ingredients in high speed blender. Then layer the nice cream and caramel date sauce in glass. 

Enjoy!

Raw carrot, sweet potato, avocado, and rutabaga soup. 

Simple soup and quite tasty. Sometimes I just look in my fridge and grab some random stuff and toss it in my vitamix. Not sure if it’s luck with some of my recipes or maybe vitamix blenders really are magical!

I was fully raw for 3 months awhile back, but gave it up due to drastic weight loss. I still do like raw foods a lot so I make them often. 

This soup is quite yummy and I did warm it in the vitamix to a raw temperature. 

Ingredients for raw soup:

1 sweet potato peeled 

1 large carrot 

1/2 ripe avocado 

3 inch piece rutabaga 

Spices:

1 teaspoon trader Joe’s 21 spice blend ( can use Mrs dash if you can’t use the trader Joe brand )

1 teaspoon onion powder 

1 teaspoon garlic powder 

Sea salt to taste 

Directions:

Blend all the ingredients in high speed blender. Can eat cold or heat to raw temperature of 110°. I added a bit of avocado for presentation purposes. 

Enjoy!

Yellow split pea soup (vegan) 

Who doesn’t love a great bowl of soup on a cold winter day. I won’t lie I’ll eat this on a summer day, because I love this soup. It’s a slow cooker meal so easy peasy!

My mom used to make a huge pot of split pea soup when I was a kid and I loved it. Not sure what took me so long to create a vegan version, but happy I did. This could be done with green split peas as well, I just chose yellow.

This is packed with vegetables so I love when I can squeeze a ton of healthy goodness into one delicious recipe.

Ingredients for split pea soup:

1 lb yellow split peas ( rinsed off)

4.5 cups vegetable broth ( I used 4.5 cups water and 3 tablespoons vegetable based better than bouillon low sodium)

1 medium onion

3 carrots

2 large yellow potatoes

10 cauliflower florets

1 teaspoon olive oil

Spices:

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon tumeric

1/2 teaspoon curry powder

Hemp hearts for topping ( optional)

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Directions:

In the slow cooker and in the pound on split peas and water with broth and turn slow cooker on high. Let cook for 3 to 4 hours until you can stir the soup and the split peas blend well. In a pan add oil and chop of onion and saute the onion not browned just cooked. Once split peas are cooked add in the onion, carrots, potatoes and cauliflower to the slow cooker. Cook for 3.5 hours on low. Make sure all the vegetables are fully cooked may take a bit longer. I topped my bowl with hemp hearts, but that’s optional.

Enjoy!

Raw brownies 

I was hoping to bake brownies, but wanted a healthier version. So I whipped up simple raw brownie bites. 

If you are a brownie lover I suggest you give these wonderful treats a try. Simple to make, but be warned you may eat a bunch in one sitting. 

Raw brownie recipe: 

1 cup pitted dates 

2 cups walnuts or almonds ( I used almonds)

4 to 5 tablespoons cacao powder 

1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

Pinch of sea salt 

Directions:  

Add ingredients to your food processor and blend until well combined. Form dough into balls and refridgerate for at least a half hour. If you chose almonds for the base you can blend in some chopped up walnuts for added texture.  You can coat them in cacao powder as well. 

Enjoy!