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Healthy Halloween Watermelon Brain Recipe

Posted Oct 17 2013 9:25am

By Angela (from the happy raw kitchen)

It’s that time of year again, when swampy green smoothies, spooky fresh fruit carved into monsters, and dragon blood green juices are all the rage! That’s right, you can have a healthy Halloween celebration where fun and costumes are enjoyed by all without the sugar crash and tummy aches. Enjoy our series of healthy raw vegan Halloween recipes, and share them with your friends and loved ones!

This is the easiest of raw Halloween treats. The famous Watermelon Brain. The idea for this has been around for a while, but in case you missed it, here are some step by step instructions for creating a brain from a watermelon.

If you are short on time, this takes about 20 minutes. It can be made ‘ahead’ of time and kept wrapped in a clean damp cloth in the fridge.

  • 1 small seedless watermelon
Also needed, a peeler and knives – a large one for bigger slivers, and a smaller one for the more intricate carving.

    Wash and peel watermelon. You may use a soft fruit peeler. Look at the melon and see which side will make the best looking brain. The narrow oval looking side on top usually works best. Cut a small slice off the bottom so it is stable. Using a very thin or sharp knife make the first cut down the middle. Widen the cut slightly by making another cut next to the first one at a slight angle about 1/8 inch away from the first cut. This will allow you to remove a V-shaped sliver of melon and reveal the red ‘flesh’ underneath. Using a , such as the one from Instructables used here, continue to carve out slivers of melon in a brain-like pattern.
Hope you enjoy this healthy raw Halloween treat!


Cavities, Sugar Highs and Sick Kids Are the Real Spooks of Halloween! Love our healthy Halloween recipes for awesome raw vegan celebrations? Try this recipe and share your photos on RawMom’s Facebook Halloween page! Or, share your own original creation in the same photo folder. The day after Halloween, we will pick the lucky winner of 1 copy of Monkey Mike – The Uncook Book for Kids and 1 copy of The Healthy Lunch Box!

The deadline to enter the contest is November 1st. Each recipe with photograph is equal to one entry, with a maximum of one entry per recipe (i.e: if you make one recipe several times and post several photos, you only get 1 entry, but you get a new entry for each new recipe you make).

In February 2007, Angela discovered the benefits of raw food. Since then, she has enjoyed the challenge of creating healthy, delicious meals using fresh vegan ingredients. You can read her blog filled with scrumptious and original recipes on her blog,

Raw Mom Joanna Steven and sonJoanna Steven is the director of the Raw Mom Club. She’s also the author of Well-Rounded:The Ultimate Guide to a Healthy Raw Food Pregnancy and The Milky Way – The Ultimate Guide to Breastfeeding on a Raw Food Diet.

To learn more about Joanna and get more delicious family friendly recipes, access our free online community of thousands of raw food enthusiasts doing their best to raise healthy families and help their kids enjoy a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables. You can also interact with Joanna at the Raw Mom Facebook Page!



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