Celebrate with Raw Food Holiday Recipes!


In case you are wondering how to celebrate a great Thanksgiving, Christmas or Kwanzaa on a raw vegan diet, here are a few raw food holiday recipes for a terrific holiday menus. Remember, even if you’re not a raw vegan, but you want something light, these healthy recipes will be great for you, too!

NOTE: If you have sugar issues, avoid the recipes that use fruit. This post contains the following free raw food recipes.

  • Mock V-8 Juice
  • Apple Pineapple Ginger Juice
  • Apple Kiwi Juice
  • Cucumber Celery Cooler
  • Calcium Drink
  • Potassium Drink Recipe
  • Mock Tuna Salad ( with juicer pulp)
  • Raw Mayonnaise
Mock V-8 Juice
  • 1/4 cup spring water
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1-2 carrots
  • 1/4 sweet onion
  • 1-2 celery stalks
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1-2 shots hot sauce to taste
Apple Pineapple Ginger Juice
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, cubed, skin removed
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger

Juice the apple and ginger together, then juice the pineapple and serve.

Blueberry Grape Juice
  • 1 handful of grapes
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or thawed from frozen

Process the fruit in a juicer and serve.

Apple Kiwi Juice
  • 3 kiwis, peeled
  • 2 apples, cored and sliced

Process the fruit in a juicer and serve.

Pineapple Orange Strawberry Cocktail
  • 1 orange, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, cubed, skin removed
  • 5 strawberries

Process the fruit in a juicer and serve.

Cucumber Celery Cooler
  • 4 medium carrots, greens removed
  • 1/4 medium cucumber, peeled
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 apple, sliced
  • 1/2 lemon, peeled (optional)

Process the ingredients in a juicer and serve.

Calcium Drink
  • 1/2 cup fresh broccoli pieces
  • 3 medium carrots, greens removed
  • 1 apple
  • small handful fresh parsley
  • 1/2 lemon, peeled (optional)

Process the ingredients in a juicer and serve.

Potassium Drink
  • 4 medium carrots, greens removed
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 1 apple
  • handful of fresh parsley
  • handful of fresh spinach
  • 1/2 lemon, peeled (optional)

Process the ingredients in a juicer and serve.

Mock Tuna Salad Using Juicer Pulp
  • carrot or vegetable pulp
  • raw mayonnaise (see below)
  • whatever else you’d like (celery, onions, etc.)

Add raw mayonnaise to your juicer pulp. Add other veggies to taste (scallions, celery, etc.). Add spices to taste. Add to salad dressings, use on greens, etc.

Raw Mayonnaise
  • About 1/2 to 1 cup soaked almonds or cashews
  • 1/2 – 1 cup Spring Water (to desired consistency)
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1/2-1 tabs. honey (optional)
  • ½ tsp sea salt (or dried seaweed)
  • Apple cider vinegar to taste
  • Cold Pressed Olive oil to taste

Soak the almonds or cashews over night, then rinse and drain. Put all the ingredients except the olive oil in a heavy duty blender (like a Vita-Mix or bullet-type). Puree ingredients until very smooth. With blender still in on, slowly dribble olive oil through the opening in your blender cover. Continue to puree until you reach the desired consistency. Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to one week.

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I studied nutrition at U.C. Berkeley and was a nutrition writer for Shaklee Corp. in the 1980s. I became a raw foodist in 1995 at the Optimum Health Institute of San Diego where I taught raw food for several years. Later, I taught at New Life Expos, Wild Oats stores and many other venues. I created this website in 1996. My greatest joy is learning about raw food, nutrition, health and more then sharing it with you. Thanks for making RawFoodLife.com the #1 website for Raw Food!