Going raw is a great way to make sure you’re getting the purest, most potent nutrients from the foods you eat. But aside from munching on a piece of whole fruit or crunching on uncooked veggies, how can you add more raw foods to your day? This simple seed and fruit “crumble” makes a satisfying snack as is, or try tucking some into a parfait or piling on your plate along with fresh fruit for breakfast. It’s the perfect combination of crunchy and chewy textures, with plenty of natural sweetness from spices, pure maple syrup and coconut oil.
You might know fennel for its flavorful seeds, often embedded in breads (think: rye) and sausages. But the underground bulb of this versatile veggie is another edible part with spicy-sweet taste that’s enjoyed cooked or raw—such as in this crunchy, colorful salad. Mixed with shredded green or purple cabbage and thinly sliced red onion, then tossed with a zesty, citrus-balsamic dressing, it’s a side dish that rivals any vinegar-based or creamy coleslaw that’s ever graced your plate.
It’s all about chia! Little seeds with lots of power, these tiny treasures can be sprinkled on just about anything for an instant fiber, protein and omega-3 boost. You already love pudding, so why not make some that’s not just creamy, cool and sweet—but packed with bonus nutrition? The secret? Besides a heaping spoonful of chia seeds, you’ll sneak in some spinach, a potassium-packed banana and irresistible coconut cream.
Good thing bananas come in a bunch. You’ll be happy you have a few on hand after trying this quick, nutritious pudding! Simply blend a banana with a cup of coconut milk, a scoop of chia seeds and some cinnamon, chill for about an hour, and you’ve got the perfect single-serving dessert–sweet, creamy and (bonus!) packed with potassium, protein and omega-3s.
Before peeling back the foil seal on another tiny plastic tub of pudding, give this recipe a try. This creamy, chocolaty dessert is not only divine, it’s packed with superfood nutrition from organic cocoa, raw cacao nibs and chia seeds. A whirl in the blender and a quick chill in the fridge are all it takes to transform five simple ingredients into a dessert that’s always OK to splurge on!
Sunshine, a sandy beach, waves crashing, seagulls squealing—what’s missing from this perfect picture? A sweet, tropical drink, of course! Escape to your own little tropical paradise, no matter where you are, with a creamy, frosty Coconutty Shake. It’s made with nutty non-dairy milk, a heaping helping of coconut butter and cacao nibs for a touch of chocolaty taste. Make one today and let your worries melt away!
Need a snack to go? Pass on processed energy bars and make your own natural fruit and nut bars from pure, whole-food ingredients in line with the Paleo diet. Not only will you be sure you’re eating well, you’ll save on cost, too!
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