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    A Taste of Raw Food Heaven

    Three Vibrant and Healthy Recipes by the UK’s Leading Raw Food Coach Karen Knowler

    The Green Smoothie

    The Green Smoothie takes just three minutes to make, uses just two ingredients, can easily be considered a meal in and of itself, and will give you energy and taste to fuel you up for the next exciting activity!

    Serves: 1–2

    Equipment: Blender

    Ingredients

    1 large sweet and ripe mango (or 2 small ones)
    5–6 large handfuls of spinach

    Directions

    1. Chop your peeled mango into pieces and put into a blender first (it’s important that you put the mango in first, as it creates the juice which the spinach can be blended into).
    2. Wash your spinach thoroughly and add to the blender.
    3. Blend the two together thoroughly until a thick but bit-free consistency is achieved.
    4. Taste-test: If it’s not sweet enough for you, add 1–2dates or more mango. If it’s too sweet, add a bit more spinach.
    5. Finally, if you prefer your smoothie less thick, simply add water to reach desired consistency.
    6. When you’re happy with taste and texture, pour into a tall glass and swoon. Feel the green goodness flooding into you!

    Karen’s Tip

    I recommend that you make 2 pints worth (the above recipe will make roughly this amount) and drink one immediately and put the other into a pint glass and keep in the fridge until later in the day. The latter makes for a great afternoon ‘snack’ or satiating pre-dinner filler. Two in a day? It’s super-efficient, doesn’t take any extra time to make and you’ll be feeling so much better in no time at all!

    Fresh Strawberries Dipped in Raw Chocolate Sauce

    This treat is beautiful to look at, tastes divine, feels naughty – and is the perfect dish to share with a lover!

    Serves: 1–2

    Equipment: Food processor

    Ingredients

    Fresh strawberries (as many as you desire)
    1 cup raw cacao powder (cocoa powder also works but may be stronger)
    1 cup agave nectar

    Directions

    1. Wash your fresh strawberries well, taking care to leave the stalks on. (Sensual Eaters like the contrast!)
    2. Put your cacao powder and agave syrup into the food processor and blend until you have a thick, smooth, chocolaty mixture that is the same consistency all the way through.
    3. Place your strawberries in a medium-sized bowl and pour the chocolate dipping sauce into a smaller bowl in the middle.
    4. Enjoy by simply dipping the strawberries into the sauce and eating/sharing/feeding as many or few as desired.

    Karen’s Tip

    This sauce keeps brilliantly in the fridge for a few weeks, so make as much as you want and enjoy!

    Raspberry Passion Pudding

    This recipe is a dessert or summer brunch recipe that’s universally adored, can be decorated any way you like for the wow factor and, better still, takes only a couple of minutes to make. Well, we wouldn’t want to keep you from your guests now, would we?

    Serves: 1–2

    Equipment: Blender

    Ingredients

    3 cups frozen raspberries
    1 passion fruit (cut in half and seeds squeezed out, shell discarded)
    1 mango, peeled and pitted

    Directions

    1. Place the prepared fresh fruit into the blender first, then add the frozen raspberries on top.
    2. Blend all ingredients until the mixture is smooth and creamy with no lumps.
    3. Taste-test before serving. If too tart for your palate, add some honey or dates to your blend.

    Karen’s Tip

    Feel free to add any other fresh fruits of your choice and decorate as desired.

    Meet Karen at Naked Dragon


    If you are interested in learning more about the part that a raw food diet can play in creating a state of optimum health and well-being, you are warmly invited to come and hear Karen speak at Naked Dragon on Wednesday 28th March at 7.30pm.

    For further details and to book your ticket, please click HERE

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