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Raw Chocolate Carrot Balls (Raw, GF, DF, SF, V, V+)

Raw Chocolate Carrot Balls (Raw, GF, DF, SF, V, V+)

This recipe is raw, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian and vegan. Nothing makes me happier than delicious dessert food that I can eat and know I’m also doing something good for my body. And I have to brag for a second, because I didn’t actually make these, my wonderful husband did! The recipe had been laying [...]

August 28, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Recipes 0

Delicious Raw Brownie (Raw, GF, DF, SF, V, V+)

Delicious Raw Brownie (Raw, GF, DF, SF, V, V+)

This recipe is: Raw, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian and vegan.   Oh. My. Gosh. So… a friend posted this recipe on her Facebook page last night. The moment I read it, I got up from the computer, went directly to the kitchen, and 10 minutes later, I had these ridiculously fabulous brownies in my mouth. [...]

December 6, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Nutrition, Recipes 0

Cashew Cream Cups (RAW, GF, DF, SF, V, V+)

Cashew Cream Cups (RAW, GF, DF, SF, V, V+)

This recipe is: Raw, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian and vegan. This recipe is DELICIOUS! Feel free to make them in rammekins instead of tart tins. Also, these are very similar to the Raw Fruit Tart, but the cashew cream filling has a lighter consistency, since the cashews are soaked longer. Enjoy! Notes Recipe Yields: 4 [...]

November 24, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Nutrition, Recipes 0

Coconut Carob Gel (RAW, GF, DF, SF, NF V, V+)

Coconut Carob Gel (RAW, GF, DF, SF, NF V, V+)

This recipe is: Raw, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, vegetarian and vegan.   One of my favorites! Also known as “Homemade GU”. I am absolutely obsessed with this recipe! For my longer workouts (i.e. runs lasting longer than 1 hour), it is CRUCIAL to replenish lost electrolytes. (Read more about The Importance of Electrolytes here). I say [...]

September 9, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Nutrition, Recipes 3

Pineapple + Avocado Gazpacho (RAW, GF, DF, NF, SF, V, V+)

Pineapple + Avocado Gazpacho (RAW, GF, DF, NF, SF, V, V+)

This recipe is: Gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian and vegan. I must admit, this combination, pineapple and avocado sounded a bit odd to me at first, but it is absolutely amazing! (Not to mention extremely easy to make).The best advice I can offer when it comes to this recipe, is do not cut corners. Use REAL [...]

August 29, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Nutrition, Recipes 6

Melissa’s Spinach Salad Recipe (RAW, GF, DF, SF, V, V+)

Melissa’s Spinach Salad Recipe (RAW, GF, DF, SF, V, V+)

This recipe is: Gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian and vegan*. *This recipe can easily be altered to include meat, dairy, gluten, etc. This is what I eat for lunch everyday, Monday through Friday, and I have done so for roughly the last 3 years. I know exactly what you’re thinking… “boring!” Ah, but it is not. I’ve [...]

August 8, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Recipes 9

Raw Nuts for a Healthy Snack

Raw Nuts for a Healthy Snack

Raw nuts are a great source of protein, fiber and healthy fats. But if you’re watching your calories, you’ll have to watch the amount of nuts you consume, as they’re fairly high in calories. A 1 ounce serving is a good amount for a snack. If you don’t have a scale handy… I mean, come [...]

August 8, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition 0

Zucchini Pesto Pasta (GF, DF, SF)(Raw, V, V+ Options)

Zucchini Pesto Pasta (GF, DF, SF)(Raw, V, V+ Options)

This recipe is: Gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free. It can be made raw/vegetarian/vegan by omitting the chicken.   There are lots of recipes out there for zucchini spaghetti, so feel free to explore. Below is a mixture of recipes I’ve found makes the best dish! If you’d like this dish to be Raw/Vegetarian/Vegan, omit the cooked [...]

August 7, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Recipes 0

Chocolate Recipe (RAW)

Chocolate Recipe (RAW)

This is a RAW recipe from Judita Wignall (2) to make your own chocolate. Use it for cooking, for dipping fresh fruit or anything else your little choc-o-holic heart desires. Notes Recipe yields: 2 cups Prep time: 15 minutes Chill time: 30 minutes Additional Equipment Needed: None  Ingredients 1 c. cacao butter, shaved into small [...]

August 7, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Nutrition, Recipes 0

Fruit Tart Recipe (RAW, GF, DF, SF, V, V+)

Fruit Tart Recipe (RAW, GF, DF, SF, V, V+)

  This recipe is: Gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian and vegan. I love desserts you can eat without feeling guilty, and this one falls into that category! This fruit tart is completely RAW, which means nothing is cooked, it uses all raw, whole foods as ingredients. It is also gluten-free. Thank you Judita Wignall (2) for [...]

August 7, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Recipes 1