Raw Food Books To Inspire and Entice!
If you are wanting to learn about raw foods, then you should get your hands on a couple of the best raw food books. This page looks at different raw food books from some of the top selling authors in the holistic lifestyle movement.
If you are wanting to lose some weight, you will find raw diet books. If you are wanting to create amazing, healthy meals – then a raw food cook book will be what you need.
There is something here for people at all stages of learning.
Until you start looking into just what you can do with raw food, you will probably have no idea how truly scrumptious, visually appealing and beautifully presented completely raw meals can be.
Eye candy – belly candy – and health promoting to boot!
Raw Food Books Intro
First A Little About Raw Food
I was first introduced to the concept of living completely on a raw food diet around 20 years ago, when I had a stay at the Hippocrates Health Center. I loved the foods so much, and how they made me feel that I jumped in head first- boots and all. I must admit that, today, I am not 100% raw, but do the best that I can. I certainly know how much better I feel all over when I am eating a high percentage of raw, whole foods regularly.
Not only can you make salads, both simple and grand, but you can also make things like butter and cheeses out of nuts and seeds. Glorious dressings and toppings. The most amazing mains and desserts – all raw, and all so good for you.
My most favorite dessert of all time is simply soaked dates and figs, processed until smoothish then smothered with a mix of blended, soaked figs and avocado. It is without a doubt the most heavenly food I have ever eaten. And, although it tastes so decadent, it is extremely healthy for a dessert.
So as a raw foodie and a book-a-holic, I would love to share these great books on how to actually prepare and serve raw foods with you. These books below are ones that I recommend and that I am sure you would love.
(If you want to check out the AMAZING desserts you can make – check out this page: Raw Food Desserts)
Raw Energy Book Review
124 Raw Food Recipes for Energy Bars, Smoothies and Snacks to Supercharge Your Body
Raw Energy is stuffed full of healthy information, beautiful photos and great raw recipes. Here are the categories inside which cover everything you need to know about going raw:
- Raw snack basic
- Raw Pantry
- Raw Snack Prep 101
- Raw milks, shakes, smoothies plus frozen fruit creams
- Fruit and Veggie Juices
- Energizer Bars, Balls and Bites
- Nut Seed and Fruit blends
- Raw Cereals and Fruit Parfaits
- Dips, Chips and Spreads
- Cold Fruit and Veggie Soups
- Goodies and Desserts
Raw Energy offers 124 recipes for energy bars, smoothies and other snacks. All of the included raw recipes are simple and easy to prepare. You will need a blender and some of the recipes also call for a food dehydrator. If you are already into raw foods, you probably own one already.
The author of Raw Energy is Stephanie Tourles. She is a licensed holistic esthetician, a certified aromatherapist and also a gardener with training in Western and Ayurvedic herbalism. She is the author of eight natural health books.
Get it here: Raw Energy
Going Raw Book Review
Everything You Need to Start Your Own Raw Food Diet and Lifestyle Revolution at Home
Going Raw is both a really great intro to starting a raw food lifestyle for newbies, as well as being very helpful for seasoned experts.
Apart from an array of healthy and delicious raw recipes, this book covers a whole heap of great information on how to “go raw” including how to sprout and dehydrate foods.
The recipes and steps to take described in Going Raw are easy to follow so you can turn out amazing meals – all from 100% raw, living food. And the reviews are very positive.
Of course there is a whole mass of simply delectable looking photos, that will have you drooling just looking at them. Here is just one review of the book:
5.0 out of 5 stars
Curious about raw? Look no further. By Pinot Noir
This book is a great place to start if you’re curious about the growing raw food scene. Judita Wignall, in a warm, practical and easy tone, explains it all. She lays out the kitchen basics including tools and techniques, offers a range of wonderful recipes from the simplest, throw-it-together-and-eat-in-your-hand wraps to wonderful tasty raw main dishes and the prettiest desserts. Each recipe has a step-by-step photo series, showing exactly how to get it done. There’s nothing precious or intimidating about her recipes, and she has included foods that are not too far removed from the already familiar, like her gorgeous raw vegan pizza, and her OMG brownies.
A great feature of the book is the planned menus, and the clear and easy nutritional information. She seems to have covered all the FAQs, including what she herself eats in a day.
And…the bonus DVD, tucked inside the cover, features Judita demonstrating recipes and techniques, which just brings it all to life.
Even if you’re not into raw food, the book itself is a beautiful piece of art for its design and photography alone. Just a lovely thing to look at and admire.
I can’t recommend this book highly enough if you’re a beginner, and need guidance on how and why and what to do.
Get it here: Going Raw Book
Raw Food Book Review
Complete Raw Food Guide for Every Meal of the Day
The authors of “Raw Food” – Erica Palmcrantz Aziz and Irmela Lilja have put together a very practical, visually attractive full-color guide, that is ideal for any raw-food newbie but also for long term raw food people.
Although the authors do not seem to be 100% raw foodies, which may disappoint some readers,you will find that a lot of the recipes and inspirations are a little different than found in most raw food books.
For example, none of the recipes in Raw Food need you to own a dehydrator, so you can find lots to make without having to spend a lot on this expensive extra appliance.
Raw Food is a beautifully laid out book, with gorgeous and inspiring photos, and has a number of very positive reviews. Here is one of them:
5.0 out of 5 stars
Haven’t Found A Recipe I Don’t Like – By Jason
I cannot list all the recipes that I love from this book, as this review would never end, but my girlfriend thinks I’m a master chef due to this book, and I never was that good in the kitchen to begin with.
As someone who used to work for a smoothie company, I can attest that the fruit smoothie recipes in this book are the real deal. I’ve even concocted my own recipes based on the ones from the book, all though the originals always seem to taste better than mine.
Overall this book is an A+. The food is consistently good, the recipes are easy to follow (which is important) and I’m eating healthier every single day, and have even given up fast food!
Please buy this book, you won’t regret it.
Get it here: Raw Food Book Review
Make a Raspberry Ganache Fudge Cake
by Ani Phyo – Expert Raw Foodie!
In this video you can see renowned raw food expert Ani Phyo making what is her now famous Raspberry Ganache Fudge Cake recipe. This truly amazing cake is 100% raw – and uses “Superfood” ingredients for exceptional nutritional value.
This recipe comes from the book “Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen” which you can see highlighted right below this video.
Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen Review
The author of Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen – Ani Phyo is considered to be one of the leading experts in raw food teaching.
In this book you are given not only tantalizing raw recipes but encouragement and an introduction on how and why to eat raw foods.
Looking for an easy yet totally awesome meal? Then how about a Ginger Almond Nori Roll, or a Coconut Kreme Pie with Carob Fudge? Or even Stuffed Anaheim Chili with Mole Sauce?
There are many totally amazing, yet easy to prepare raw food recipes in this highly recommended, must have book for raw foodies.
Get it here: Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen
More Raw Food Books From Ani Phyo
Raw Food Books You Will Love
Ani Phyo has written a number of best sellers in the raw food field. Here are some more of her extremely popular books you might like to browse:
List Of More Great Raw Food Books
Raw Recipes, Tips And Tricks
Here is a great selection of some more raw food recipe and instructional books.
Review of Superfoods by David Wolfe
Superfoods Are The Food and Medicine of the Future
The author of Superfoods – David (Avocado) Wolfe – has penned many best-selling books on and is considered by many to be one of the world’s leading authorities on natural nutrition and health. As a raw food mogul, he doesn’t just preach, he walks-the-walk and lives the raw lifestyle. In this book, he proves once again that he is a living encyclopedia of nutritional facts.
Superfoods includes very detailed information about what Wolfe considers the top 10 Superfoods, along with an in-depth scientific rationale of why they are so special, and healthful for the human body. These are Goji berries, Cacao (raw dark chocolate), Maca, Bee products, Spirulina, AFA Super Blue-Green Algae, Marine Phytoplankton, Aloe Vera, Hempseed and Coconut.
Wolfe also includes a section with information another 7 other Superfoods that didn’t make his top 10, but are still excellent sources of nutrition. These are: Acai, Camu Camu Berries, Chlorella, Incan Berries, Kelp, Noni and Yacon.
Superfoods covers the practical uses of these special wonderfoods, including recipes and dosage, and decorated throughout with fantastic color photo.
This book is written by one of the best and is a valuable tool to have. Highy, HIGHLY recommended!
Get it here: Superfoods by David Wolfe
More Books by David Wolfe
… including different topics
If you have had anything to do with raw food and natural living lately, then I am sure you already know of David Wolfe. A living compendium of almost encyclopedic knowledge on a range of nutritional subjects, Wolfe is also a brilliant writer.
Check out some of David Wolfe’s other books here:
Green Smoothie Recipes
Good Books on How To Make Green Smoothies
Great ideas, hints, tips and recipes for making healthy, Green Smoothies.
One of the best way to fast-track a weight loss diet, or to detox and cleanse your body, raw green smoothies are tops. They are stuffed full of superb, high quality nutrition, that gets assimilated into your body almost immediately.
Green smoothies do not have to taste bad. There are plenty of sweeter foods that you can add in to enhance the taste. Hey, if my “he-man” brother will drink a healthy green smoothy every day – then anyone can.
Here are some great books with recipes, tips and tricks on making green smoothies, that you might like to have a look at:
Raw Cupcakes – Chocolate!
How To Make Raw Food Cupcakes
This video will show you a raw recipe for cupcakes. I am drooling now …
Raw Food Desserts and Treats
Amazing things can be done with 100% raw food!
Presented here are books where you can learn to make the most incredible looking and tasting, healthful desserts, cakes and other treats. All from raw food!
Raw Nut Butter Milkshake Video
Raw Milkshake Recipe
This video shows how to make a Raw Nut Butter Milkshake!
More Raw Food Book Reviews:
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Best Raw Food Books – Desserts: Visit a whole world of amazing, healthy raw recipes. This is my book review page on raw food desserts.