Cooking foods makes them tender, warm and, often, more palatable. But there are great benefits to adding more raw foods to your diet.
Raw foods retain nutrients and natural enzymes that are destroyed by heat, and fans of this eating plan often report experiencing better digestion, reduced inflammation and improved immunity. Give these nutritious raw recipes a try for a burst of fresh, unprocessed ingredients that only Mother Earth can provide.
One of the best ways to nurture your body's natural microbiome is to eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. That's a mission easily accomplished with these delicious raw bowls, featuring marinated mushrooms, lentils, spinach, beets, carrots and a host of other nutrient-rich ingredients.
Coconut flour varies greatly between brands. We prefer Bob’s Red Mill coconut flour for these cakes because it is moister. Since unsweetened, shredded coconut is also dry, you may need to add the water gradually or add more water to get to the desired texture.
You don’t need to boil water to make blooming rice, which makes this salad a perfect choice for a hot, late-summer meal or potluck. You can bloom a batch of rice ahead of time and refrigerate it up to 5 days prior to making this salad or using it in other recipes.
Serve this herb-forward salad with hummus, falafel, labneh and olives, as part of a Mediterranean spread. It’s also delicious as a filling for lettuce wraps. For a more substantial meal, stir in cooked chickpeas.
Serve this recipe as a creative salad course, or serve open-faced as appetizers. If serving as appetizers, top beet rounds and cheese with a few arugula leaves and drizzle with dressing.
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