If your New Year’s resolution is to start eating healthier, then maybe you should start with your New Year’s Party menu. Today, we’ve got some awesome raw food recipes that will nourish your body and soul and get you in shape for the upcoming year. Raw food is so much more than just a fad, it’s a lifestyle and the healthiest way one could eat. It involves eating no processed foods, just fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. That means real food! All of it raw! You’re not supposed to cook your food, because cooking kills the enzymes in the food and they provide less nutrients. Give raw food go and you’ll be surprised how delicious raw food really is! Here are 10 awesome raw food recipes for a healthy New Year’s party!
Tools and Appliances
If you’re planning to go raw, then you should know that there are a few tools and kitchen appliances that you simply must have. The most important thing you should have is a blender and a good one. A Vitamix or a Blendtec are awesome, but also a bit expensive. Another very important tool is a good dehydrator. It will allow you to make raw crackers and bread!
10. Raw Cucumber and Avocado Soup
This delicious and wonderful homemade soup will not only cleanse your body, but also your soul. It’s both light and nutritious and in case you didn’t know, cold soup does wonders for the skin and hair. We recommend you use organic cucumber and only the ripest of avocados.
9. Raw Tomato Basil Soup
Another great raw soup, this one will definitely remind you of summer. You need a good blender for this recipe, but if you don’t have a powerful machine, then we recommend you peel the tomatoes before blending them, if you have an issue with their skin. You shouldn’t though, because their skin is full of vitamins and minerals.
8. Raw EgglessNog
If case you were lusting after some eggnog this New Year’s Eve and you didn’t want to cave in, we recommend this gorgeous raw egglessnog that will make you forget about the regular eggnog. Just look at it and tell us it doesn’t look like it’s the most delicious thing in the world!
7. Raw Gingerbread Cookies
If you think that being raw, means that you have to give up cookies, then you couldn’t be more wrong! These raw gingerbread cookies are absolutely delicious and great for a healthy New Year’s party. You do need a dehydrator to make them, or if you don’t have one, you could just set your oven at the lowest temperature and cook them with the door half open.
6. Yummy Green Smoothie
Start every day with a green smoothie and we guarantee your health will improve and you will shed the extra pounds. Choose a few greens that you love (and make sure kale is one of them) and add them to this quick smoothie. It’s a great and delicious detox smoothie!
5. Crispy Vegetable Mexican Crackers
So you thought that raw means no more bread or crackers?! Wrong! These crispy crackers are delicious, cheap and easy to make! If you don’t have a dehydrator, put them in the over and leave the door open, so that they don’t cook, but dry out.
4. Raw Vegetable Crackers
Great for lunch, dinner or as a snack, these simple vegetable crackers are life savers when you’re in the mood for a light snack or you need something crunchy in your soup. Have you ever tried raw crackers?
3. Raw Tomato Basil Zucchini Pasta
Who thought that you could make raw pasta from zucchini?! Well, you can and it’s both delicious and low fat. All you need is a little tool that shaves the zucchini into pasta, but if you don’t have one, you could use the vegetable peeler and make thin slivers.
2. Raw Cashew Dream Cake
Raw Cashew Dream Cake or the perfect dessert, how we like to call it. It tastes as great as it looks and it is going to be a hit wherever you take it. Even the most dairy loving person will adore this one, because… it’s the perfect dessert.
1. Raw Vegan Chocolate Cake
This raw vegan chocolate cake is so easy that kids could do it. Look at it! It absolutely belongs on your New Year’s Eve party table. We guarantee that your guests will love it and you’ll need to make it again and again for special occasions.
For more inspiration try Pinterest and YouTube!