Thai Coconut Bliss Soup

Thai Coconut Bliss Soup
Recipe from The Raw Food Detox Diet by Natalia Rose
makes 2-4 servings

It is one of Natalia’s favorite soups and now I know why. It is beyond divine!! Such creamy deliciousness! I love all things coconut so was excited by a soup that used 3 young coconuts! It was so creamy and full of flavor. I know that anyone would love this soup, as long as they don’t mind coconuts of course! Plus I love that you have coconut water left over after the recipe. I love love love coconut water, it is totally magical. And of course, as with most raw soups this is super easy to make (once the coconuts are open!).

soup top

 1 cup sliced thinly shiitake mushrooms
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
Meat of 3 young coconuts
1 1/2 cups coconut water
1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger
1/4 cup olive oil
4 dates, pitted
1 tablespoon Nama Shoyu soy sauce
1 clove garlic

  1. Place the mushrooms, basil, 1/4 cup of lime juice, and the sea salt in a small bowl. Mix well and set aside.
  2. Blend the coconut meat, coconut water, ginger, olive oil, dates, soy sauce, the remaining 1/4 of lime juice, and garlic in a blender until smooth.
  3. Pour the blended mixture into bowls. Garnish with the marinate mushrooms and basil mixture.

soup close up side

soup close up

Raw Chocolate Pudding

I find that I come back to Natalia Rose’s books time and time again and always love her recipes. I have made Chocolate Pudding with an avocado before and it comes out divine (it does not taste like an avocado, only gets the creaminess from it) but I have been wanting to use more and more Young Coconuts. Love them! So here is the take on Chocolate Pudding with young coconut meat. Plus once you open the coconuts you get the water; which is the Nectar of God! It is so delicious, nutritious and very healing! mmmm Of course you can get bottled coconut water, but there is nothing like the real thing!

This was so amazing! My husband and I both had scratchy throats and this was so soothing and perfect for us! This is something to enjoy all the time; so easy and so good!

chocolate pudding

Raw Chocolate Pudding
Recipe from Natalia Rose’s  The Raw Food Detox Diet

Makes about 2 cups

Meat of 2 coconuts
6 dates
4 tablespoons Pure cocoa powder

Blend all the ingredients until smooth. Deeeelish!!!

Sunshine Joy Soup

sunshine soup

I love Natalia Rose and often find myself going back to her advice and her recipes. Here is a recipe for a go-to soup that she has in her book The Raw Food Detox Diet. She suggests having it as a snack or a meal. I thought it was enough for a meal, but I do like her suggestion of having it 30+ minutes before another meal. The soup was divine, I just loved it! It is super sweet, yet you know you are getting all that alfalfa and kale goodness. Like so many raw recipes, all that is required is to clean & cut the ingredients and then throw them in your Vitamix or blender and you are ready to enjoy! So simple and perfect!

Sunshine Joy Soup

2-3 servings
1 cup organic alfalfa sprouts
6 organic dates
2 cups fresh pineapple
3 leaves fresh kale, removed from stem
1-2 tablespoons packed fresh mint

Blend until very smooth. You may want to blend a few ice cubes as well so that the mixture does not heat up while blending. The soup is best when served immediately, but will last in refrigerator for 2 days.

Amazing Raw “Peanut” Sauce and Zucchini Noodles

Peanut sauce

Shocker! I am making Zucchini Noodles 🙂 They are just so good and there are so many sauces you can serve with them! Tonight I made Natalia Rose’s  Delicious Amazing Raw “Peanut” Sauce from her The Raw Food Detox Diet Book. It really tastes super peanuty to me, but there are no peanuts in this sauce. Raw peanuts are really hard to find although they are available.

I love that this makes a full 2 cups of sauce, so we have enough for tonight for dinner and more for salads for lunch tomorrow! SO awesome and tasty!!

Males 2 cups

1 cup raw almond butter
2 tablespoons fresh ginger
1/2 cup water (to thin)
4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
3 tablespoons Nama Shoyu soy sauce
4 tablespoon sesame oil
2-3 cloves of garlic
1/2 serrano or jalapeno chile

Blend all ingredients at high speed until smooth. This makes an unbelievable dipping sauce for carrots other veggies, and it is amazing as a salad dressing or a sauce over Young coconut noodles.

Pumpkin Pie in a Bowl Revisited by Natalia Rose

More from Natalia Rose! In her book Raw Food Life Force Energy  she has a great recipe called Pumpkin Pie in a Bowl. In her new book Detox for Women  which concentrates on limiting the intake of sweets to starve out Candida, which can wreak havoc all over your body if not properly handled! So she updates her recipe and calls it Pumpkin Pie in a Bowl Revisited. The basic difference is that in the original you use 4 dates* and in the revisited recipe you use stevia. If you are not familiar with stevia it is something great to check out. It is a natural plant that has sweet leaves. It has been used in the health and diabetic communities for years. My favorite brand (courtesy of Natalia Rose!) is NuNaturals.

I would not suggest this recipe if you are not a carrot fan or like carrot juice. But since I love both carrots and their juice this was a great one for me. Plus the gorgeous bright color is so appealing!!

Blended foods are so great for you and digestion. It is a perfect way to receive optimum nutrition that is simple for your body to digest. The most recognizable blended food item to picture is a smoothie. When we make smoothies in my house we always add greens to them to make sure we are getting the most nutritious meal we can. This soup is very similar, raw soups generally are just vegetable smoothies. They can be delicious and are really great for your body! I even drank my soup last night in a glass, so fun! You can make all sorts of recipes or try things out on your own. Blended foods are so incredibly easy! Take veggies, put in blender, enjoy! I don’t think it gets any easier!

* Dates are such a perfect food and nature’s sugar, but when trying to starve out Candida they should be avoided.

pumpkin pie in a bowl revisited

Pumpkin Pie in a Bowl Revisited

  • 32 ounce carrot juice
  • 1 cup sweet potato peeled cubed (I used 2 small sweet potatoes)
  •  1 or 2 packet stevia or drops
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Blend to perfection 🙂

Natalia Rose’s Raw Caesar Dressing

Natalia Rose is such a super star! I love her and all her books. If you are a woman you should check out her new book Detox for Women. She has great ideas, fabulous recipes, and really explains everything about eating this way pretty simply. Her book The Raw Food Detox Diet was one of the first books that I read on Raw food. I already knew some about eating that way, but her book really opened the door for me. In her books there are always different levels of the diet and she is never saying go from meat to raw overnight. There is a simple, easy approach that I found so welcoming and loved it!

Here is one of her fabulous recipes from The Raw Food Detox Diet that is so delightful! I have another Caesar dressing posted that is very different and Delicious. This one has such a great flavor and plus it is Nut free!!! The flavor was almost an asian caesar because of the nama shoyu and the miso. So awesome! Enjoy, I did 🙂

Natalia Rose’s Raw Caesar Dressing caesar salad from natalia rose

1/4 cup cold-pressed olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
4 medium stalks celery, cut into thirds
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup Nama Shoyu soy sauce
2 tablespoons sweet white miso
5 organic unsulfured dates, pitted
freshly ground pepper to taste

Blend all the ingredients in blender and serve over romaine lettuce. You can use less water for a thicker consistency to use as a mayo.

*** I also added Grape Tomatoes for color, and the fact that lately I cannot get enough of them! I have never been a huge tomato fan and now I find myself seeking out these little gems. SO sweet and Delicious!

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