We love to make raw vegan smoothies, especially as the weather begins to warm up. We both love this chocoberry smoothie and think it’s the perfect way to kick off smoothie season! This smoothie is great for breakfast and can be enjoyed as a snack throughout the day. It’s easy to put into a seal-able container to bring with you on the go as well. Continue reading Chocoberry Smoothie
I was making some cookies one day recently when Athanasia came up with this idea for raw caramel thumbprints. She wanted to keep the recipe somewhat simple yet delicious. I must admit she succeeded. I ate these like they were going out of style!
What happens when hazelnuts decide to take cacao out on a hot date? Hazelnut hot chocolate of course! This recipe is raw vegan if you do not let it heat up too much in the blender. I’m happy Athanasia figured out how to make this because it’s delicious!
Kick back and watch your favorite movie tonight and enjoy it with some vegan nacho cheese! This is one of my personal favorites. It’s not for everybody because it has a little kick to it; ye be warned! Continue reading Vegan Nacho Cheese Dip
Here in Greece it is time for exams and Athanasia needed a good brain boosting food. Hemp seeds are very nutritious indeed, but most people do not understand they are truly a superfood! Did you know they contain an almost perfect balance of essential fatty acids which help the brain with memory and concentration? Just ask Marjorie Nolan Cohn of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics! So, for our last post during our 30 day raw challenge I present to you the brainiac smoothie! This smoothie also features 7 grams of protein from the hemp seeds alone, here is how you can make one: Continue reading Brainiac Smoothie
Well, here we are winding down with 3 days left of our 30 day challenge. I feel like sharing another recipe I have made twice during the challenge: raw red pepper hummus. I originally made this recipe in Athens a few weeks ago but we loved it so much I made it again last week. We enjoyed it with raw carrot and raw zucchini sticks in Athens and with our raw flax seed crackers here in Patra. It is simple and easy to make provided you have a high powered blender like a Vitamix or Thermo-mix. If you do not you can soak the cashews in water overnight and try using a food processor for a slightly chunkier hummus. Continue reading Raw Red Pepper Hummus
As I have mentioned before in an earlier raw challenge post, I miss pizza! Pizza is my favorite food so it was time to make a raw vegan pizza. I couldn’t be happier with the result and I must say even one piece of this raw vegan pizza is very filling!
It’s time for another smoothie as we have 8 days remaining on the raw vegan challenge! We have made some exciting foods that are delicious during this challenge. Maybe too delicious… We certainly use more nuts than we probably should be using if we really wanted to embrace the challenge. As a result I have only lost 7 kilograms (15.5 pounds) so far. I suppose I could go running more often too though. So, let’s get back to a smoothie with this amazing cinnamon vanilla banana smoothie! Continue reading Cinnamon Vanilla Banana Smoothie
We had not made or had any kind of a dessert since we started our 30 day raw vegan challenge. We both thought it was a good time to try to make one which is how this raw vegan chocolate caramel pie was born! It was important to us to not use any sugar and we were successful thanks to dates and a little bit of agave syrup in the chocolate cream. There are three elements to this pie: the crust, caramel cream and chocolate cream. Let’s get started:
One of our favorite recipes we have made so far is our Vegan Chicken Alfredo Pasta. Since we are still doing our 30 day raw challenge I wanted to make a raw vegan Alfredo pasta. We used raw carrots and raw zucchinis to make the noodles and a delicious Alfredo sauce to drown them in. If you are not following a strict raw diet you can enjoy this dish with a side of marinated tofu (click here for recipe) and some mini-rusks for a more filling meal.