Raw Food Recipe Menu: March 16, 2014 … Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Green is associated with Saint Patrick’s Day because it is the color of spring, of Ireland, and of the shamrock. Enjoy these green recipes today and any day!

Green Smoothie (or Popsicles)
makes one batch ~ $2.40 per batch

This recipe is really two recipes in one! It’s a recipe for a green
smoothie, and also a recipe for spinach popsicles! You can make one,
either, or both!

You’ll need:

  • 2 bunches of spinach ($1.80)
  • 3 bananas, sliced and frozen ($.60)
  • 1 to 2 cups water
  • a little stevia, which is optional

 Blend the water and spinach in a blender until smooth. The add the
frozen bananas and a little stevia and blend again on high speed until

For a smoothie, just drink it like it is.

For popsicles, pour the mixture into popsicle trays and freeze for several hours or overnight.

This recipe can be doubled or tripled if you’re really hungry!

Here’s our recipe video!

Green Pea Soup
serves 2 ~ $1.70 per serving

Not all peas are created equal. There are “snap peas,”
which have edible pods, and “shell peas,” which have inedible pods and
the larger peas inside are the parts used. This recipe calls for shelled
peas, which can be fresh or frozen. Frozen peas will work really well,
though they may not be raw.

  • 2 cups peas ($1.75)
  • 1 avocado ($1.49)
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk ($.70)
  • 1 small onion ($.15)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper (or to taste)


  • Set
    aside a half cup of the peas. 
  • In a blender, puree the rest of the peas, avocado, almond milk, and salt and pepper until very smooth.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour in bowls and top with the reserved peas and minced onion.

nutritional information 

calories: 298      fat: 19 gr      carbs: 34 gr      protein: 12 gr
Cucumber Salad
serves 2 ~ $2.75 per serving
  • 2 cucumbers ($1.00)
  • 1 medium onion ($.05)
  • 1/2 avocado ($.75)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil ($.20) 
  • 1 teaspoon  tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 oz arugula ($3.50)
  • red pepper flakes
This is super simple and it’s the dressing that makes it creamy and delish.
In a small bullet type blender,
puree about half of one of the cucumbers, a couple onions slices, the
half avocado, olive oil, tarragon, salt and pepper until very creamy and
smooth. This will take a couple minutes.
Slice the rest of the cucumbers and onion and toss with the arugula. Dress and add a few crushed red pepper flakes.
Store any leftover dressing in the refrigerator for up to a week.
nutritional information:       calories: 307      fat: 49 gr      carbs: 40 gr      protein: 9 gr

Pistachio Ice Cream

serves 2 ~ $1.19
  • 1 ripe avocado ($.88)
  • 4 ripe bananas ($.60)
  • 2 tablespoons agave ($.20)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ($.20)
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup pistachios ($.50)
Fruit and nuts. That’s all this is, but it feels like a treat …
In a food processor with the “S”
blade, puree the avocado, bananas, agave, vanilla, and salt until very
smooth. This will take a few minutes. Process in an ice cream maker
until the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Fold in the pistachios
and freeze until firm.
If you don’t have an ice cream
maker, just freeze the puree and stir every half hour or so until it’s
firm, adding the pistachios just before firm.
nutritional information:       calories: 552      fat: 22 gr      carbs: 92 gr      protein: 8 gr


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4 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hippy Mom, this blog is beautiful…

  2. Anonymous says:

    this food looks so good! I am not a strictly raw eater but this is inspiring. Best "raw food" thing I've had is kale pineapple salad with lemon coconut oil dressing and red pepper flakes and maybe sesame seeds were in there too-very good. The lemon "cooks" the kale, it is sweet, spicy and great textures/tooth.