Holiday Raw: Superfood Salad Wreath

This salad wreath is not only festive, but highly nutritive due to the upgraded ingredients.   This dish is simple to make, and is sure to brighten any holiday feast table.  

 

Superfood Salad Wreath

Superfood Salad Wreath

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Holiday Raw: Grinch Kabobs

Here is a quick, easy, and most importantly, healthy snack that is sure to be the highlight of the table.   It’s always best to purchase organic produce, especially with strawberries and grapes, as they are on the top most contaminated fruit list. 

This is what you’ll need for this recipe:

Grinch Kabobs

Grinch Kabobs

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Oh My! Superfood Sweet Potato Pie

When we think of comforting winter foods, sweet potatoes are always high on the list, as they are inexpensive, readily available, and delicious!  Sweet potatoes are a good source of mag­nesium, which is the relaxation and anti-stress mineral…something we can all use during the holidays.   The crust for this sweet potato pie could easily be used for other pie recipes. 

Superfood Sweet Potato Pie

Superfood Sweet Potato Pie

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Raw Pumpkin Cheesecake

Raw Pumpkin Cheesecake

Raw Pumpkin Cheesecake

What could be better than pumpkin pie at the holidays?  Raw Pumpkin Cheesecake of course!

We made this for our raw Thanksgiving meal and everyone voted this the best cheesecake yet.  We expect you and your dinner guests will agree.

Raw Pumpkin Cheesecake

Crust

3 Cups Walnuts (soaked and re-dehydrated is best)

3/4 Cup Medjool Dates (pitted)

¼ tsp Sun Fire Salt

1 tsp Ground Vanilla Bean

Make the crust by grinding the nuts in a food processor and pulsing until you have small crumbles. Add the salt, vanilla and dates (a few at a time) and process until a dough begins to form. Spread the crust over the bottom of a spring form pan and press it into the pan.

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Holiday Raw: Turkey Balls

No Thanksgiving table is complete without turkey!   With all the yummy Thanksgiving spices in here, you may not even desire any stuffing on the side.  Just plenty of mushroom gravy and fresh raw cranberry sauce.

You’ll need a dehydrator to make the turkey balls.  If you don’t have a dehydrator, you can try using your oven on low or saute the turkey “meat” on low with a little water added to the pan to make a “ground turkey meat” effect (works great for turkey tacos).

Holiday Raw: Turkey Balls

Holiday Raw: Turkey Balls

Here’s the recipe – let me know how you choose to play with it and if you find even more upgrades to make with this basic solution.

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Raw Holiday: Mock Whip Cream

If you’re going to have pumpkin pie, in my world, whip cream is a necessity!  Enjoy this whip cream anywhere else you would use regular whip cream, only without the dairy and just as quick and easy to make as old-fashioned whip cream.

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½ Cup Macadamia Nuts

½ Cup Cashews (or substitute all macadamia nuts)

½ Cup Almond Milk

2 Tbsp Agave Nectar

1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract

1 tsp Psyllium Seed Powder

If you’re using cashews, soak them for ~4 hours (macadamia nuts do not require soaking).  Blend almond milk, agave, nuts, and vanilla in high powered blender until creamy.  Add psyllium powder and blend until mixed.  Pour into a container and chill for a couple of hours for best taste and thickness.

Enjoy!