Raw Food Sweeteners

One of the best parts of a raw food diet is guilt-free sweets! It’s so much healthier (and I think tastier) to eat a dessert or smoothie full of fruits than some concoction of highly processed sugars and flours. Plus, the additional fiber will even out the sugar rush and leave you feeling happy and … Read more…

A Guide to Strawberries

strawberry

Strawberries are the most popular type of berry in the world. Although you can often find them year-round, they are at their best from April through July. The farmer’s markets in California are overflowing with them these days! There are more than 600 varieties of strawberries that differ in flavor, size and texture. Most commercially grown strawberries come … Read more…

Stocking Your Raw Food Pantry

Starting a raw food diet can seem a bit intimidating. Even for veteran raw foodists, it’s easy for the hustle and bustle of daily life to challenge our best raw food diet intentions. Missing ingredients can complicate dinner plans and add unnecessary stress to your healthy lifestyle. Here’s a list of raw food staples to stock … Read more…

Avocado Basil Smoothie

avocado and basil vitamix smoothie

It’s finally Spring! Here’s a great way to celebrate, using in-season California avocados. This avocado and basil smoothie is a healthy start to the new season, and surprisingly refreshing! 1 ripe avocado, halved and pitted 1 1/4 coconut milk 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 1 lime) 1 tablespoon agave syrup 1 table spoon fresh basil, … Read more…

Spicy Avocado and Tomato Soup

spicy avocado and tomato soup

This is a really quick, filling soup. Perfect for lunch! 1 avocado 1 tomato 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil 1 tablespoon miso (unpasteurized, I used yellow) 1 teaspoon fresh ginger 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic Pinch of nutritional yeast Pinch of smoked paprika Put everything in your Vitamix and blend until smooth. Sprinkle with the nutritional yeast … Read more…