7 Days Eating Raw Foods Plan – Recipes to make 1 to 2 Days Before


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With this 7 days eating raw foods plan most of the foods that you will be eating during your raw week will be made prior to it beginning. At this point you have made your dehydrated items and now it is just a few days before your jump into eating raw foods completely. The menu plan provides lots of variety and delicious, satiating, nutritious foods that will make you feel vibrant and energized. Think of the week before, making your raw dishes, as a little education and an investment you are making in yourself. This is time and energy well spent. What better endeavor than to create a better, healthier and stronger you. 

This period of making the new raw foods recipes is most likely a huge new learning curve that you will be embarking on. So congratulate yourself. It is easier to stay the same but to think and make a change is to grow. Your mind and body will thank you, especially as your raw week begins and clarity and energy infuse your body. You will see how this 7 days of eating raw foods is worth many times over the investment that you put in.

The big bonus to doing this work, planning and preparing foods beforehand is that once your week eating raw begins, you can relax and enjoy the raw experience.

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Detoxing on Raw Foods

Keep in mind that when you begin eating raw foods your body will be going through a detoxification process. The body will be clearing toxins out of its cells, tissues and systems.  Eating raw foods provides a slower detox than a water or juice fast, or a green cleanse, but it is still going through a detoxification, and because of the abundant nutrients, also a healing process. Depending on many factors, including how much cooked and processed foods you had been eating previously, your body may go through a healing crisis.  You can read more about a healing crisis here.  The posts on Cleanses may also be interesting as most of the information will apply to a raw food diet, which is in effect a type of cleanse.

Related posts on Cleanses and Eating Raw Foods:

Why a Green Cleanse – Signs of a toxic overload

About the Green Cleanses and Tips to help you get the most out of them

How to Eat Raw – Tips to Get You Started on a Raw Diet


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Planning your Time

The day before, or just a few days before, it is time to start preparing many of the raw recipes that you will be eating.  While they can all be made in one day, it will mean a lot of time in the kitchen. If you prefer to split it up into 2 days, I will suggest the following:

Saturday: Make the cashew cheese, marinara sauce and/or beet salad.

Sunday: make the almond milk, herbed couscous and broccoli salad.

The chia pudding will be made Monday evening.

Extra Recipes

I have included below 2 other recipes, which are not necessary but would be nice to have. These include a salad dressing and pine nut parmesan. The parmesan is incredibly quick and easy to make and delicious on the pizza, the zucchetti and on salads. It is delicious on just about everything, but it is an extra and can be made at any time during the week, if you wish to add it. Also, you can pre-make a salad dressing if you desire, or make it during the week. Alternatively, you may choose to leave it and just drizzle a little lemon juice and olive oil on your salad, or eat it undressed. Your choice.

The ingredients for the pine nut parmesan and house salad dressing are not included in the grocery list.

One further recipe that is worthy to note, especially of you are a chocolate lover, is the Chocolate Avocado Pudding. It is super easy to make and you may like to try it during the week, or after, or anytime. It is delicious!


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Recipes to make 1 to 2 Days Before

Make the following amounts of each:
Almond Milk  – make 1 batch, and another batch Thursday. Ingredients for 2 batches in grocery list
Cashew Cheese – 2 batches
Marinara Sauce – 1 batch
Herbed Couscous – 1 batch
Broccoli Salad – 1 batch
Beet Salad – 1 batch
Chia Pudding – 2 batches

You will have extra salad. Increase portions if you are hungry, or share with a friend.


Abbreviation of Measurements in Recipes

c = cup
T = tablespoon
t = teaspoon


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7 Days Eating Raw Foods Plan – Recipes

Almond Milk

1 c Almonds
4 c Water

Soak almonds for at least 4 hours, this is for nutritional benefit and worth it for that, but not necessary to make milk. Rinse and drain almonds and then blend well in blender with water. Strain in mesh nut milk bag. The leftover almond pulp can be used to make Chocolate Protein or Rawlicious cookies. Milk will keep in the fridge for 3-5 days. Pulp will keep for up to a week.
Makes aprox 4 cups

For more info click the link to go to the Almond Milk post, or see recipe in The Joy of Living Foods. 


Cashew Cheese

2 c Cashews – soaked 2 to 4 hours
2 T Nutritional Yeast
1 T Lemon juice
1 Salt

Drain the cashews and process them in a food processor with the rest of ingredients until creamy and smooth. This cheese can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for a week.

For more info click the link to go to the Cashew Cheese post, or see recipe in The Joy of Living Foods.


Tomato Marinara Sauce

3 to 4 Tomatoes
½ c Sun-dried Tomatoes
½ Red Pepper
¼ Onion
1 Jalapeno
1 T Olive Oil
1 Garlic clove
1 T Agave
1 T Apple Cider Vinegar
1 T fresh Oregano & Basil (1 to 2 t dried)
1 t Salt
Dash Cayenne (to taste)

Blend sun-dried tomatoes with all of the ingredients except tomatoes, red pepper and onions in the blender and puree. Process the tomatoes, red pepper and onion in processor until chunky-fine consistency and mix all ingredients together. Sauce will keep for 1-2 weeks refrigerated.
Serve over spiralized zucchini noodles.

For more info click the link to go to the Tomato Marinara Sauce post, or see recipe in The Joy of Living Foods.


Herbed Couscous

1 small head Cauliflower
½ c Pine nuts
2 Green Onions
½ c fresh Herbs – chopped
1 bunch Parsley
½ Lemon – juiced
1 Garlic clove
1 T Tamari
¼ c Olive Oil
1 t Paprika, Cumin and Salt
½ t Black Pepper

Process all together in food processor until cauliflower is in little couscous sized bits. This may need to be done in 2 batches, unless you have an extra large processor.

For more info click the link to go to the Herbed Couscous post (coming soon), or see recipe in The Joy of Living Foods.


Broccoli Salad

1 bunch Broccoli – chopped small
1 Carrot – grated
½ Red Pepper – chopped small
2 Celery Stalks – chopped small
3 Green Onions – chopped
½ c Parsley – chopped

1/3 c Olive Oil
¼ c Water
2 T Apple Cider Vinegar (or  Balsamic Vinegar, which is not raw)
½ t Dijon Mustard
2 Garlic cloves- chopped
½ t Natural Herbal Seasoning blend (or mixed Herbs)
½ t Salt
dash Cayenne

Put all salad ingredients in bowl. Pour dressing on top and mix together well.

For more info click the link to go to the Broccoli Salad post, or see recipe in The Joy of Living Foods.


Beet Salad

5 medium Beets, peeled
4 Celery stalks, finely chopped
2 Apples, peeled and cored
3 Green Onions, finely chopped
3 T Parsley, finely chopped
3 T Olive Oil
2 T Apple Cider Vinegar
½ t Salt
Dash Cayenne

Grate or process beets in food processor with S-blade until small chunks. Transfer to bowl.

Likewise, grate or process apples. Add to bowl. Add the rest of ingredients and mix well. Let this sit for 1 hour before serving. Keeps well refrigerated for up to a week.

For more info click the link to go to the Beet Salad post, or see recipe inThe Joy of Living Foods.


Chia Pudding

¼ c Chia seeds
1 c Almond Milk
2 T Agave
½ t Vanilla

Mix together on lowest speed in the blender or stir or whisk by hand in a bowl and pour into glasses or containers. Place in the refrigerator to set. Will keep for 4 days refrigerated.

For more info, and a recipe for Chocolate Chia Pudding click the link to go to the Chia Pudding post, or see recipe in The Joy of Living Foods.  See another great variation, the Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding.


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Extra Recipes

These 2 recipes are not included in the grocery list, but would be great to have.


Zesty Lemon House Dressing

½ c Olive Oil
1 Lemon – juiced
1 T Apple Cider Vinegar
3 T Agave
1 t Salt
1 t Natural Herbal Seasoning blend
½ t Pepper
2 T Water

Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl or blend in a blender. This dressing will keep for a month in a glass jar in the refrigerator.

For more info,  click the link to go to the Zesty Lemon House Dressing post, or see recipe in The Joy of Living Foods.


Pine Nut Parmesan

1 c Pine Nuts
1 T Nutritional Yeast
1 t Salt

Process ingredients together in a food processor. Transfer and spread out onto teflex sheets and dehydrate several hours until dry. Store in glass jar.

For more info, click the link to go to the Pine Nut Parmesan post, or see recipe in The Joy of Living Foods.

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2 c Almonds
4 c Cashews
½ c Pine nuts

1 Lemon
2 Apples
4 Tomatoes
1 Carrot
5 Beets
1 bunch Broccoli
1 head Cauliflower
1 Red Pepper
6 Celery Stalks
¼ Onion
8 Green Onions
½ c fresh Herbs
2 bunches Parsley – extra can go into green smoothies
1 Jalapeno
4 Garlic cloves (1 bulb)

½ c Sun-dried Tomatoes

¼ c Nutritional Yeast
1 cup Olive Oil
5 T Agave
5 T Apple Cider Vinegar
1 T Tamari
½ t Dijon Mustard
½ t Vanilla
2 T Salt
2 t Oregano
2 t Basil
1 t Paprika,
1 t Cumin
½ t Natural Herbal Seasoning
½ t Black Pepper

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