That’s where it all begins…at least after the idea is brought into form.
You can create some incredibly tasty snacks, treats and healthy desserts for the whole family that are gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, unprocessed and wheat-free.
And the best thing of all…they are “no bake,” easy to make, packed with nutrition and delicious!
Raw foods are the easiest to prepare and most natural foods of all…unprocessed, vibrant, full of life giving nutrients, they connect you directly with the life giving forces of the plant kingdom.
More and more people are tracing their long-standing healthy issues to “gluten-intolerance.” This condition happens because the wheat is not sprouted before it is cooed and the gluten that is part of the cell structure itself becomes indigestible and toxic to those that are vulnerable to it.
If wheat is first sprouted and cooked at a very low temperature below 112 degrees Fahrenheit it is still alive when eaten contributing to health rather than causing toxic reactions.
Preparing raw snacks is still a relatively new culinary pastime and therefore much of it is experimental in nature. It’s really just a matter seeing what works and what doesn’t…some things do, some things don’t.
Whether you love to experiment or are happy to stick to the ingredients listed, using the recipes I’ve included in “100 Healthy Raw Snacks and Treats” will give you great results. There are years and years of failed experiments that finally resulted in these highly successful ones.
Once you begin the process of creating super healthy snacks, treats and desserts, there will be no stopping you. This is one activity that you can get the whole family involved in. Children love to eat what they create and it stirs their imagination and appreciation of how enjoyable “good live-foods” can actually be.
Embracing your own kitchen again and using your creativity to produce healthy snacks, treats and desserts is not only a gift you give yourself but your family and friends benefit too. You’ll love the feeling you get when you serve these.
- 2 cups pecans (or almonds)
- 1 cup dates
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- water as needed
- 2 cups cashews soaked 1 hour and drained
- juice and zest of 1 lemon
- ½ cup agave nectar or honey
- 3 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- water as needed
- 4 large peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced ¼ inch thick
- Any other fresh or frozen fruit can be used for variation
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until well combined. It the mixture is a
- bit dry and crumbly add a little water a tablespoon at a time until the mixture is sticky and
- can hold itself together. Press the dough into the bottom and up the sides of a pie pan with
- a removable base.
- Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add water as necessary
- to blend it, but try to keep it as thick as possible. Spread the cream in the tart crust.
- Arrange the peaches over the top of the tart and chill for at least an hour before serving