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Raw Vegan Recipes: Tasty Treats For A Raw Halloween

Posted Oct 31 2012 3:49pm
Written by Deborah on October 31, 2012 – -



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!

Here is an eerily tasty beverage idea for a healthy raw Halloween party.

  • 6 fresh pineapple spears
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup water
  • For garnish:

  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 6-8 of the tiniest mint leaves
  • 6-8 goji berries, soaked and sprinkled with a few chia seeds, optional for ladybugs
  • 1 coconut skull ice cube, optional*
  • *For ice cube, blend the meat and water from 1 young coconut until smooth, then freeze overnight in a skull mold.  Wilton’s makes a nice one.  The mold holds 3 cups, and the coconut will make about 2-1/2 cups, so it may not fill the mold completely, which is just fine.  Pass the mold under warm water to make it easier to pop the ice cube out of the mold.

    If using a coconut ice sculpture, put a small custard cup up-side down in the bottom of the punch bowl, as the ice will sink. You can let it sink if you want it to reveal itself as your guests serve themselves a  smoothie.  Another suggestion is to use two ice molds (back to back), or just an ice block, to elevate the skull from the smoothie.

  • Combine pineapple, banana, spinach, mint, and water in a high speed blender until smooth.
  • Pour into a prepared bowl. Lay the skull onto a custard cup, if using.
  • Sprinkle with hemp seeds, chia seeds, tiny mint leaves, and goji ladybugs, if using.
  • Of course, you can make this with any flavor smoothie and ice sculpture. A green smoothie skull in a light tropical smoothie would look awesome, too!

    The ladybugs could be used for Ladybugs on a Log.  They would be a cute snack for the little ones at the party.

  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 5 dried goji berries, soaked for 1 hour
  • 1 sprinkle chia seeds, poppy seeds, or black sesame seed
  • Wash and dry celery.
  • Fill with almond butter.
  • Sprinkle berries with seeds, and place across almond butter.
  • Top sliced apple, pear,and banana the same way.  Sprinkle the fruit slices with lemon or orange juice, if making ahead (to slow their browning).  Sprinkle with cinnamon, optional, before adding the “ladies”!

    Another quick fruit idea for the kiddies

  • Simply cut slices of any fruit. Apples and pears can be sprinkled with lemon or orange juice to prevent browning. Melons work well for this idea, as well.
  • Cut out the center of the apple or pear slices with a tiny cookie cutter shape large enough to remove any seeds.  Discard this cut out if it has seeds.
  • Cut out a contrasting color of fruit slice (the same thickness) with the same shape.
  • Fill in the hole with a contrasting colored fruit shape. All edible scraps can be blended into a smoothie.
  • You can also make these with geometric shapes to teach basic shapes to little ones when Halloween is over.

    This next eerie edible is a version of goji jam and apple fries.

  • ½ cup dates, pitted
  • ¼ cup goji berries
  • ¼ cup water
  • Soak the dates and berries in water for at least 1/2 an hour to soften.
  • Blend until smooth; it may need additional water if the dates aren’t juicy.
  • Serve as ketchup with apple fries.  Cut apples, sprinkle with lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and date sugar.  You can cut the fruit with a bone-shaped cutter and serve with a side of the red jam for dipping.
  • Remember to sprinkle the apples and pears with lemon juice, as well as a sprinkle of cinnamon if the little ones like it:)

    Of course, you can try other fruit for the fries, such as pears or mangoes, and play around with the jam by mixing other dried fruit with the dates, or substitute fresh berries for the dried ones and water.

    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,

    Joanna 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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