Raw food contains naturally-occurring enzymes, and some nutrients can be destroyed through the cooking process. You might find that doing a raw food detox can help you get back on track! You’ll need to decide how strictly raw you want to be, which might involve altering some of the recipes on this list. Maple syrup, for example, is usually considered acceptable for a raw food diet—but technically it is heated above raw temperatures, so do what’s right for you. In any case, all of these raw meals and treats are healthy and delicious!
1. Veggie Sushi Rolls
Filled with just raw veggies and avocado, these delicious raw vegan sushi rolls are absolutely the bomb (do people still say that?). They have no rice, and are stuffed with mashed avocado, red bell pepper, carrot, zucchini, and sprouts, and they’re served with a “secret sauce.”
2. Liver Detox Smoothie
Made with extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, peeled ginger, orange juice, and cayenne pepper, this smoothie may sound a bit strange. But trust me, it actually tastes very good! And it’s made with raw ingredients and fats to help your live mop up toxins.
3. Chocolate Avocado Tart
This delicious no-bake tart is made with dried dates and shredded coconut to make a yummy crust, and it’s filled with an avocado pudding filling sweetened with maple syrup (use raw honey for it to be truly raw), fine sea salt, and coconut cream. Drizzle with gently-melted chocolate (use a raw bar if you need to).
4. Dark Fudge Chip Popsicles
The creamed cashews are the secret to making these popsicles extra creamy without any dairy. Coconut milk and avocado help, too! Raw cacao powder, maca powder, and cacao nibs are the superfood additions that turn them extra delicious.
5. Grapefruit Green Smoothie
Green smoothies are a classic raw healthy treat, and I love this one with curly kale, grapefruit, frozen banana, frozen pineapple, and water. It has really simple ingredients, so there’s no need to run out and buy anything fancy or expensive to make this smoothie.
6. Raspberry Coconut Fool
Like a creamy, sweet, light, and tangy dream, this sugar free (or refined sugar free, if you use a natural sugar instead of xylitol) treat is made with full fat coconut milk, raspberries, vanilla, and extra coconut flakes or nuts. Stevia would be a good alternative to xylitol.
7. Strawberry Cheesecake Vegan Smoothie
The creamed cashews in this recipe take the credit for its cheesecake-like texture, while the only sweeteners needed are bananas and strawberries. Golden flax meal, cashew milk, lemon juice, and vanilla complete the flavors and nutritional profile for this easy drink.
8. Pasta Marinara
But not just regular pasta marinara…RAW pasta marinara! This creative and completely raw meal will fill you up and satisfy you differently from the sweeter recipes, with tomatoes, dates, lime juice, olive oil, fresh basil, lots of herbs, spiralized zucchini, and raw cashew cheese.
9. Super Green Superfood Smoothie Bowl
With all of those greens, this smoothie bowl is the perfect thing to wake up to and fill your body with energy. Make it with coconut water, spinach, kale, orange, lemon, pineapple, English cucumber, apple, kiwi, and chia seeds. If you’re strictly raw, leave out the brown rice cereal topping.
10. Raw Vegan Peanut Butter Cheesecake
This cheesecake is smooth and creamy, and it’s made with healthy super food ingredients like raw cacao powder, slivered almonds, sultanas, goji berries, and coconut oil. If you’re very strict about staying 100% raw, replace the maple syrup with raw honey.
11. Cucumber Mint Smoothie Bowl
With cucumber, apple, lemon, mint, greens, and stevia, this simple smoothie is perfect for cooling off on a really hot afternoon. It’s rich in nutrients and has an alkalizing effect on the body, which can help you recover from inflammation and prevent disease.
12. Detox Juice
For a simple, cold-pressed raw juice to drink during your detox, try this recipe. It’s made with oranges, cucumbers, carrots, celery, and ginger root, and has a flavor that’s a bit sweet, very refreshing, and easy on the palate if you’re not used to green juices yet.
13. Raw Vegan Chocolate Beet Truffles
You can hardly taste the grated beets in this recipe, and they give the truffles a red velvet kind of color to their ooey-gooey deliciously fudgy filling. The other ingredients are dates, almonds, sunflower seeds, cocoa (or cacao) powder, vanilla, and sea salt, so they’re totally guilt-free.
14. Spicy Watermelon Spinach Salad
Watermelon makes a great sweet-and-savory salad just as it does a treat, and I really love this recipe for its simplicity and spicy flavors. You’ll need baby spinach, red onion, watermelon, lime juice, maple syrup (or raw honey) and cayenne pepper.
15. Raw Vegan Walnut Tacos
Using savory seasoned walnuts with tamari, cumin, chili powder, sea salt, paprika, and more, these walnuts tacos taste amazing and you won’t miss the meat. They also have mango, peppers, avocado, and a homemade chipotle vegan sour cream, so what’s not to love?
16. Lucuma Chia Seed Pudding With Blueberries
Topped with a sweet blueberry compote, this pudding has the yummy flavors of lucuma, cinnamon, vanilla, and caramel-like dates. The chia seed base is rich in protein, Omega 3 fatty acids, and other goodness. And without refined sugar, you can eat it for breakfast.
17. Raw Baklava Balls
So, baklava. In my opinion, it’s one of the best desserts ever created. You’ll need almonds, pistachios, walnuts, allspice, cinnamon, and rice malt syrup. To make it totally raw, use raw nuts and raw honey instead of the rice malt syrup. It’ll be just as tasty.
18. Creamy Maple Dijon Salad Dressing
Need a raw dressing to go with your salads? Try this one with avocado, maple syrup, lime juice, water, Dijon mustard, salt, and a few sprigs of fresh dill. It’s a super creamy dressing with a thicker texture, so it would be excellent for chicken salad or tuna salad.
19. Crunchy Veggie Rainbow Salad
With cucumbers, arugula, red cabbage, orange pepper, red pepper, avocado, and pomegranate seeds, this salad is a rainbow of colors and textures to fill your body with delicious nutrition. You can top it with a balsamic dressing or a raw dressing of your choice.
20. Acai Parfait
Acai fruit is known for being rich in antioxidants, and it’s pretty trendy these days in smoothie bowls. This recipe, though, is a yummy parfait made with frozen acai, banana, medjool dates, and avocado. Top it with your favorite raw granola, fruit, and coconut flakes.
21. Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Sometimes we need to go back to the basics to remind ourselves that healthy food doesn’t have to be fancy and complicated unless we want it to be. This smoothie is made with just frozen bananas, fresh strawberries, and a little bit of water to thin it out.
22. Raw Ferrero Roche Truffles
These truffles are made with smooth chocolate hazelnut butter (use homemade to avoid additives), coconut oil, cacao powder, coconut milk, vanilla bean paste, and more. Use raw honey instead of maple if you need them to be completely raw.
23. Salted Caramel Hazelnut Truffle Bars
With fancy flavors like dates, cacao powder, hemp hearts, buckwheat groats, maple syrup, coconut cream, cacao butter, vanilla, and more, these bars are going to be your new favorite dessert. They have so many delicious layers—perfect for dessert with company!
24. Beet and Pineapple Juice
Beets have a strong and earthy flavor that some people love, and some people aren’t as much of a fan. But you can make beet juice tasty with sweet flavors like pineapple, refreshing additions like cucumber, and spicy ginger that gives the juice a tangy zing.
25. Raw Strawberry Peach Buckwheat Porridge
Buckwheat porridge is a healthy breakfast that you can soak the night before for optimum digestion. This one is made with raw buckwheat, walnuts, almond milk, strawberries, and a pinch of cinnamon. It’s so simple and you can make two days’ worth at once.
26. Light and Fresh Spring Rolls
Homemade spring rolls are an excellent way to get lots of veggies into a meal. This version is made with avocado, cucumber, lettuce, and carrots, and there’s a perfect peanut Thai dressing with powdered peanut butter, coconut sugar, rice vinegar, and soy sauce. Add sriracha for a kick!
27. Mexican Chocolate Date Truffles
The spicy and sweet flavors of these truffles with red chili powder and cayenne pepper are absolutely amazing, and they’re so easy to make with just a few ingredients. Coconut oil adds healthy fats that also help the truffles keep their shape.
28. Cucumber Watermelon Cooler
I love the combination of cucumber and watermelon. The sweet watermelon and cool, refreshing cucumber make a super tasty drink, and in this case, fresh ginger, lime juice, and fresh mint add spunky and delicious flavors to a simple, easy drink.
29. Broccoli With Tahini Miso Dressing
This simple salad can be steamed or served raw, so in this case you’ll likely want to keep it raw. The yummy dressing is made with tahini, white miso, lemon, tamari, and if you like some extra heat, red pepper flakes. Serve it as a side dish or a light lunch.
30. Moroccan Raw Carrot Salad
Shredded raw carrot salads are some of my favorite kinds of salad. I love the sweet flavor of the carrots with seasonings like cinnamon, cumin, paprika, and fresh parsley. To make it completely raw, use raw pecans instead of toasted ones.
31. Heavenly Almond Milk With Vanilla Bean and Dates
Homemade almond milk is an entirely different drink than the store-bought stuff—it’s just so much better. For this recipe, you’ll also need pitted dates, vanilla beans, and Himalayan sea salt. If you need a raw alternative to less-than-healthy drinks, this is the one.
32. The Best Acai Bowl
If you’re just getting into smoothies and healthy bowls like acai, this is all you need to know to make the best acai bowl ever. It’s full of almond butter, raw granola, berries, banana, bee pollen, coconut chips, coconut milk, cacao nibs, mango, and more.
33. Mint Chocolate Energy Balls
Energy ball recipes are a must-have for any raw kitchen, because they’re easy to make, customizable to any flavor combination, and a super tasty source of energy. This version is made with cashews, hazelnuts, pistachios, dates, cocoa (or cacao) powder, chia seeds, mint extract, and coconut milk.
34. Raw Mango and Passionfruit Cake
You can use rolled oats in this cake’s crust, or if you’re going strictly raw, you can use almonds or cashews as a substitute. It’s still delicious, with a cashew filling, fresh mango, coconut oil, cacao butter, sea salt, and everything else delicious and good.
35. Beautiful Raw Blueberry Lemon Slices
The base of these blueberry lemon slices is made from dried figs, macadamia nuts, and raw almonds. With a cashew and vanilla filling sweetened with rice malt syrup (or raw honey), you won’t be able to get enough of the gorgeous colors and yummy flavors.
36. Raw Chocolate Cupcakes With Nettle Frosting
Nettle frosting? You bet. Nettles are a nutritious herb that’s rich in iron and other nutrients. For the cupcakes, you’ll need walnuts, pumpkin seeds, medjool dates, coconut oil, raw cacao powder, cinnamon, and sea salt. The frosting is the perfect complement with coconut butter!
37. Raw Strawberry, Lime, and Macadamia Slice
Just like you can make cheesecake-like fillings with soaked cashews, macadamia nuts also make a creamy filling! These slices have a creamy macadamia filling with banana, strawberries, coconut oil, chia seeds, vanilla, and shredded coconut. Don’t forget the lime frosting!
38. Strawvo Dream
Would you believe me if I said this recipe only has two ingredients? Well, you better believe it, because all you need for this yummy treat is frozen strawberries and fresh avocado. The result is a sweet, creamy, and semi-frozen treat that’s something like healthy strawberry soft serve.
39. Two Tone Beetroot Spiralized Salad
Using red and golden beets, this simple salad has a fun spiralized texture, flat leaf parsley, sesame seeds, chili flakes, and a creamy dressing made from coconut cream, tahini, grated ginger, lemon juice, tamari, and raw honey or maple syrup as an optional addition.
40. Raw Spicy Lime Bites
For a neat change of pace, these spicy lime bites are made with dates, coconut oil, almonds, cashews, lime juice, ginger, and chili peppers! These do have a sweet flavor from the dates, but instead of lots of other fruity flavors, they have a fun kick that’s a little different.
P.S. Have you signed up for my free 24 Hour Detox Challenge yet? If not, you can download the free meal plan and sign up here (includes my favorite raspberry and peach morning detox water, avocado and blueberry salad in a jar, ginger lemon tea and 4 other detox recipes for weight loss).