Raw Vegan Recipes
Raw vegan recipes are made from fresh, uncooked, unrefined, plant based foods consisting of fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, nuts, and seeds.
Cooking changes the chemical composition of food and degrades the nutrients contained within. By eating raw food, you get the most bang for your nutrient bucks.
Some people worry that they won’t get all the nutrients they need from a fully raw vegan diet. However, raw foods contain all the fat, protein and carbs in the right balance when you eat the right things.
Most raw vegans follow the “80/10/10 diet”: 80 percent carbs (fruits and vegetables), 10 percent fat (avocados, coconut and raw olives), and 10 percent protein (nuts and seeds).
Eating a fully raw vegan diet can be challenging so some people opt for the Raw Til 4 Diet. With this variation, you eat fully raw foods until 4PM and then you can cook normal healthy recipes, but without oil.
If eating a fully raw vegan diet or even raw til 4 is too much for you, it’s still a good idea to eat a variety of raw fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds as part of a balanced vegan diet.