Monday, August 26, 2013

Recipe Books for Raw Cooks

And a Quick Oh! Mega Healthy Green Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

When I started eating mostly raw food in mid-1980s there were hardly any raw food recipe books on the market. People who embraced raw food lifestyle back then made juices and salads, ate fruits and carrot sticks. Those who were not vegetarian or vegan, dared to eat raw fish without fear of mercury poisoning. In Europe you could still buy French raw milk cheese and unpasteurized yogurt. I even dared to eat raw meat and raw eggs. This, however, was nothing new to me. I ate raw eggs since my childhood. I was raised by parents who made the best beef tartar in the world. I also loved their special raw egg dessert called "kogel mogel." But this was back in times when raw eggs were safe to eat.

This was back then, but when you enter a bookstore today shelves are full of raw recipe books. The change occurred when celebrities embraced raw food. Many professional cooks began experimenting with raw foods and changed the way raw foodies eat today.

I have hundreds of my own raw food ideas, but still love to see what others are doing in their kitchens. Thankfully, many talented people are sharing their recipes online and some even published recipe books. My personal raw recipe book collection is growing and I can honestly suggest some of them to the readers of my blog. Whether you are an experienced raw foodie or a beginner, you will love these books. They were written by three amazing ladies. They are full of raw recipes and real fun to read.


Today is Monday and many people I know have a slow start into a new week or are late and in a terrible hurry to get to work on time. Whether this is true for you or not you will definitely enjoy my new Oh! Mega Healthy Green Smoothie.

I started making raw cashew nut cheese today and saved a little cashew nut milk for my morning smoothie. You can use whatever nut milk you've got in your fridge. 

This is a really quick recipe. Both, argan oil and chia seeds are rich in omega fatty acids. Together with all the other ingredients they will keep you going until noon. Grab an apple on your way out to work. It will help you balance the blood sugar.

~ Quick Oh! Mega Healthy Green Breakfast Smoothie Recipe ~

  • 2 cups raw cashew nut milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup organic spinach
  • 1 Tbsp raw argan oil (you can use flax oil if you do not have argan oil in your pantry)
  • 1 Tbsp raw honey
  • 1/3 cup chia sprouted powder
  • 1/2 cup supergreens
  • 1/3 raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp probiotic powder
  • 2-3 ice cubes

  • Throw all the ingredients into a blender and process on high speed until smooth. 
  • Pour smoothie into your favorite smoothie glasses and enjoy in good company!

In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique

Dominique Allmon©2013


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