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This started as one of those ‘how do I start using up all the food I have in my cupboards’ kind of situations. I had lots of cacao powder and Sunwarrior raw vegan protein powder, among other things.

They are incredibly easy to make, and I found them best served frozen or chilled otherwise they get a bit soft.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup raw walnuts
1/3 cup raw almond butter
1 tbsp organic cold pressed coconut oil
1 1/2 tbsp raw honey
5 medjool dates, de-pitted
1/4 + 1/8 cup raw cacao powder + extra for coating
1/4 + 1/8 cup raw Vanilla Sunwarrior protein powder
2 tsp raw maca powder

Directions:

In a food processor, mix all ingredients until smooth. If they are a bit too wet to roll, you could add more protein or cacao powder. And if they are too dry, add a bit of extra honey or coconut oil!

Roll into small balls and coat with extra cacao powder.

Freeze and eat frozen or chilled.

Boom.

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I can’t believe I haven’t posted this before because this is one of my oldest recipes of all time! Since I came up with it, I have been making it at least once a week. It’s a classic.

Ingredients:

2-3 ripe avocados
1/3 cup chopped tomato
2 tbsp finely chopped red onion
1 minced garlic clove
juice of 1/2 lemon
himalayan salt to taste
minced chives (optional)

Instructions:

Mix all ingredients together in a food processor or put everything in a large bowl mash with a fork until you achieve the consistency you desire! Serve right away and top with minced chives (optional).

I like this dish served with paleo lettuce tacos, portobelllo mushroom burgers, and lettuce BLTs. And lets just be honest here, this shit is good with pretty much anything!

Enjoy 🙂

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This recipe is inspired and tweaked from the Gorilla Food recipe book by Aaron Ash. This book is a keeper! I’ve made a lot of stuff out of it and enjoyed it all.

I really liked how this recipe was made without the use of sugar and sweetened solely by dates, shredded coconut and bananas. Great for anyone on a sugar free diet! (or mostly sugar free like me)

This recipe is made from all raw foods, except pumpkin because I couldn’t get any.

You will probably want to use a good quality food processor to make this, but a decent quality blender will also do the trick. It’s just painful, from my experience!

Ingredients:

Crust:

1/3 cup raw brazil nuts
1/3 cup raw pecans
1 3/4 cup coconut flakes
13 pitted dates (up to 20 if they’re small)
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla powder

Filling:

1/2 cup coconut oil
10 pitted dates
3-4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 large bananas
2 3/4 cup canned pumpkin (use raw if you can!)
1 tsp vanilla powder

Directions:

In food processor (preferably) or blender, mix all all crust ingredients until oily and almost smooth. Press or pour it evenly into 1 pie pan. It may look runny but will firm up in the fridge. Chill for a couple hours or put in the freezer for 15 minutes.

In blender, combine all filling ingredients until smooth. Pour into pan with crust and chill for a couple hours, or if you can’t wait like me put it in the freezer for 15 minutes.

Make sure to keep this one refrigerated otherwise it will become runny. Leave chilled until ready to serve.

Try it with some vanilla cashew cream or if you want it a bit sweeter some coconut palm nectar sugar!

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This one is really rich and creamy, and it filled me right up! It would be perfect for breakfast or dessert.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 large banana
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
1/4 cup raw cashews or cashew butter
2 tsp vanilla powder (ground vanilla beans) or good quality vanilla extract
2 tbsp raw hemp hearts
1 tbsp raw coconut oil
1 cup filtered water

Optional: if you want to sweeten it up a bit, you could add some coconut palm nectar sugar, raw honey or dates.

Directions:

In a blender or food processor, mix everything until smooth. Chill in the fridge or freezer for 10-15 minutes and serve.

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Once you start eating these, it’s hard to stop! But at least you can feel less guilty about it because they are raw (unprocessed and high in enzymes) and sugar free! 😉

These are inspired by Gorilla Food, a raw vegan organic restaurant in Vancouver.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup raw cashew butter
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
2 tsp raw maca powder
2 tsp vanilla powder (ground vanilla beans)
1/8 – 1/4 cup filtered water

Directions:

Combine all ingredients except water and 1/2 cup coconut flakes (leave aside) in a bowl or food processor and mix. It will most likely be a bit dry still, so add water small bits at a time until everything sticks together. Be careful not to add too much water or they will fall apart when you try and roll them into balls. Roll them into balls and coat in remaining coconut flakes. Store in fridge.

Because they are raw, they require no cooking and you can eat them right away! Woo hoo!

When I was down in Vancouver last week, I went to eat at Gorilla Food (raw food restaurant created by Aaron Ash) and picked up his recipe book.

I looked through it and went out and bought all the ingredients to make wicked raw desserts and smoothies/shakes!

This morning I came up with the recipe for this smoothie on the fly and it turned out awesome! I didn’t get a picture (how could i forget?!) but here it is!

Ingredients:

1 large banana
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
2 tbsp raw cashew butter
2 tsp raw maca powder
1 – 2 tsp vanilla powder (you could also use organic vanilla extract, no sugar added)
1-2 cups of water (depending how thin/thick you like it)

Blend everything in blender until smooth!