Raw food recipes

July 6, 2018 6:27 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Our previous general manager, Maria, followed a raw food diet for a number of years. She experimented with all manner of foodstuffs and new ingredients, to find food that provided her with optimum nutrition – and also tasted amazing. She’s not a strict raw foodie any more, but still appreciates the benefits of eating fresh, unprocessed food. We’ve got four of her favourite raw food recipes listed below: suitable for absolutely anyone!

Marinated Mushrooms

Half a punnet of organic chestnut mushrooms, sliced

1 capful of apple cider vinegar

Juice of 1 large lemon

A glug of olive oil

1 clove garlic, crushed

Pink Himalayan salt (optional)

Pour the olive oil into a bowl with the vinegar, lemon, garlic and salt (if using). Mix together. Add the mushrooms and toss until coated.

Pour the whole mixture into a large flat dish and leave covered to marinade for a few hours. Turn the mushrooms occasionally, so that both sides absorb the liquid.

When they are ready, they will keep in the fridge for a couple of days and will taste like they’ve been cooked! Amazing with a salad or just as a snack.


Decadent Raw Chocolate Mousse

2 ripe bananas

2 dessertspoons raw cacao powder

1 avocado

1-2 dates (optional)

If you use very ripe bananas for this then you may not need the dates.

Add everything to the blender and blend with a little water until you have a mousse-like consistency.

Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!


Chocolate Mylkshake

1/3 cup of raw cashew nuts

2 dessertspoons raw cacao powder

1-2 Medjool dates


Blend the cashews with a cup of water for 30 seconds.

You can strain it at this point – or just add the other ingredients and blend.

Drink – and delight in the fact that this is good for you!


Almond Mylk

Soak a handful of raw almonds for 8 hours in just enough water to cover them

Add 1-2 dates if you like (it depends if you are used to having sweetener or sugar in your tea and coffee, or not. I don’t bother adding the dates: I like it as it is).

Rinse the almonds and pop them in a blender with between ½ to 1 pint of water (depending on how creamy you want the mylk to be – the more water, the less creamy).

Blend for 20 seconds.

Strain through muslin. Either drink it like milk or use it in tea and coffee.


Interested in finding out more about raw food? See our previous blog: The Raw Food Fight.

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