Raw Food Recipes Menu: May 19, 2013

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
Very Hungry Caterpillar Fruit Salad
serves 2 ~$2.75 per serving


  • 1 apple ($.70)
  • 2 pears ($1.60)
  • 3 plums ($2.00)
  • 4 strawberries ($.60)
  • 5 oranges (we used five orange segments each, so about one orange) ($.60)


  • cut the fruit
  • put into bowls
  • eat until you’re not hungry anymore

Here’s the recipe video!

nutritional information:      calories: 315      fat: 2 gr       carbs: 81 gr      protein: 5 gr


Mimi Kirk’s Simple Mediterranean Salad
serves 2 ~ $3.82 per serving
  • 4 firm heirloom tomatoes or slightly green tomatoes, cut into wedges ($3.00)
  • 2 sweet red or yellow peppers, seeded, cored, and sliced into thin strips ($2.10)
  • 1small or 1/2 medium sweet onion or red onion, sliced into strips ($.10)
  • 1/2 cucumber, coarsely diced ($.25)
  • 1 cup raw olives, pitted ($1.59)
  • good quality extra-virgin olive oil ($.30)
  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice ($.30)
  • himalayan or celtic sea salt, to taste
  • freshly milled pepper to taste
This recipe is from Mimi Kirk’s wonderful new book, Live Raw.
This is one of the best raw food books I’ve read. Mimi’s recipes are
elegant and gourmet, but they’re also very simple and easy to make.
To make the Simple Mediterranean
Salad … place the vegetables in a bowl and sprinkle generously with
extra-virgin olive oil, lemon, salt, and pepper. Let salad rest for
15-20 minutes to meld flavors together.
Taste for salt and pepper and adjust if necessary. Flavors should be lemony and light. 
Serve on chilled lettuce leaves.
nutritional information:      calories: 274      fat: 20 gr       carbs: 19 gr      
protein: 5 gr


Maple Bacon Ice Cream
serves 2 ~ $1.00 per serving

I recently saw an old advertisement for a maple bacon ice cream from a
fast food place. That seems like the perfect example of what not to eat,
for all kinds of different reasons. But, being a big fan of the sweet
and savory combo, I thought I’d try to see if I could make it vegan …
and raw. It’s basically just a maple zucchini bacon over vanilla banana
ice cream. Super easy.


  • 1 zucchini, sliced 1/4″ thick ($.70)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil ($.20)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup ($.40)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar ($.10)
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Slice the zucchini into strips about 1/4″ thick. In a small bowl, whisk
together the remaining ingredients. Toss with the zucchini until well
coated, then dehydrate for several hours or overnight, until just a
little bit crunchy but pliable.

Tear the zucchini bacon into pieces and serve over vanilla banana ice
cream with maple syrup.  To make the ice cream, slice and freeze four
bananas. When ready to use, grind them in a food processor with one
teaspoon vanilla and a splash of almond milk. Process until smooth,
which may take a few minutes and some scraping down on the sides. This
will cost about $.30 per serving.

nutritional information:      calories: 298      fat: 14      carbs: 45      protein: 2 gr

Total cost for the day: $8.76
total calories: 1,439
total fat: 58 gr
total carb: 237 gr
total protein: 20 gr

4 Responses

  1. Breakfast pistachio ice cream?! Sign me up!! 🙂

  2. Your kids are gorgeous! Lovely video (and fruit salad!). Do they eat raw too?
    The whole day's meals look fabulous.