Raw_Manda

801010 | Raw Vegan Lifestyle

Washington, DC

Raw Thin Mints 🍃
Thanks for 30,000 followers? 😳 Ummmm wow!!! I can’t believe how much support the Instagram community has given me🙏 It’s been an incredible experience to inspire even the smallest change towards a healthier lifestyle for many of you. I appreciate the valuable connections I have made here and have grown in many ways from them. I look forward to continuing to share my passion here, as long as everyone is still willing to put up with me 😉 I’ll be announcing a competition to celebrate this amazing milestone soon!

I’m working on a clean recipe for my all time favorite Girl Scout cookie! 🍫 these will be in the eBook, my version is 7 heathy ingredients, tastes better and well… the original thin mint has… I don’t know, I lost track counting but you can check them out for yourself 👉 Enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), sugar, vegetable shortening (palm and/or partially hydrogenated palm kernel oils), cocoa (processed with alkali), caramel color, high fructose corn syrup, salt, baking soda, soy lecithin, natural and artificial flavor, peppermint oil😷🙅💀 http://ift.tt/1x2NWRB

Mushroom Lettuce Wraps
Tonight I used my leftovers from last night’s dinner to make some yummy lettuce wraps. If you haven’t tried cauliflower rice yet.. get on it!! I have a few recipes for cauli-rice in my previous posts and will have more in my ebook! I’m also building a website, so let me know what you’d like to see on there! Earlier today I asked where all my followers are from and it’s freaking awesome to connect with like-minded people around the WORLD!!! So I’m really motivated to get these things done for you all!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich
Low fat (nut-free) raw vegan ice cream sandwich anyone!? Not sure why it took me so long this childhood favorite!! 🎈This cookie dough is so simple to make {1/2 c gf rolled oats, 5-6 medjool dates, 1/2 tsp vanilla bean/extract, 1/2 tsp cacao nibs}. Use any ice cream you want!

Pie Pan Fruit Platter
Happy Sunday to all my fruit lovers! I’ll be grazing on these beauties today. Can’t believe summer is over! Fall is a beautiful time here in Washington DC!

Veggie Burrito + Cauli-rice
One of the best raw dinners I’ve ever made! You can’t even tell that the “rice” is actually cauliflower. I marinated my mushrooms in fresh local organic rosemary along with lemon, garlic, garam marsala and a few other ingredients.  I really wish pictures did raw foods more justice, cause the flavors and textures of this burrito is just out of this world!! I’m saving this recipe for my ebook. I’m really excited to share all my raw plant-based creations with you all!

My Kind of Fast Food
That’s right! Everything is ready to eat 👌Sure you can blend fruits and veggies together to make a smoothie or chop them up into a salad/fruit platter, but that’s as complicated as it gets around here… and it’s not required! You can pretty much bite right into anything pictured here 🙊 I experience 100% of the benefits from my produce in it’s natural state and no nutrients are lost by eating it all RAW! Since raw foods are easier to digest, the energy in my body will be used for healing and cleansing ✨ I also want to quickly say thank you for following me - your support motivates me to keep this lifestyle going and hopefully I am able to inspire my followers to make healthy choices as well! 🙏 Much LOVE! x

Kiwi Watermelon Salad
I was extremely pleased with the refreshing flavors and complimentary textures of this creation! I chopped up most of what was left in my fridge: a mini watermelon, 3 kiwis, 1/4 red onion and 1/4 lime. My salad was about three times as big as what is pictured. It may seem strange but I really really really love raw red onions so it worked out!

Raw Blackberry Tarts! 🍓

Nana Ice Cream + Homemade Rawnola!
I will never get over how easy this is to make!! Just 4 frozen bananas blended! I literally eat this every day and never get sick of it or get sick from it. I topped it all off with @lonijane inspired raw granola!

Recipe in my previous post 😘

Homemade Rawnola
I used to snack on store bought granola like crazy! Then I began to avoid unrefined sugars and processed snacks, so I would make my own. Sadly, most recipes call for loads of liquid sweeteners and a majority were not raw. I personally avoid agave, maple syrup, liquid stevia, etc. because I honestly don’t know what’s in them most of the time! Dates to the rescue!!!! This is an incredibly versatile recipe inspired by the lovely @lonijane! I used less shredded coconut and added mulberries + cacao nibs.

Recipe is on Facebook.

Pitaya Party
Enjoying a thick and creamy tropical pitaya banana ice cream for lunch! No dairy, refined sugars, chemical preservatives or artificial colors were involved with the making of this. Most ice cream brands are loaded with harmful chemicals and toxic ingredients. Not this ice cream!! Eat real foods - raw, living, plant based foods! x

Fresh Kiwis + Strawberries
Keeping breakfast naturally sweet and simple 👌 a quick 5 minute (if that) prep to start my day the right way ❤️ no empty carbs here.. these carbs are actually full of life and energy that will help me power through the morning ✨ Eat dead food, feel dead inside… or eat living foods to feel alive inside? I’ll gladly pick the latter. There’s nothing boring about this meal, why would I want to make life any more complicated than this! I hope you all have a great day full of healthy choices my loves!

Fresh greens + homemade salad dressing
This is what real food looks like. Raw, fresh, living, unprocessed, plant-based foods!! Tonight’s dinner was zucchini noodles, kale, broccoli, grapes, red onion and a clean homemade dressing made from cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, dates and coconut water!

Pink Ombré Smoothie
I forgot how much I love pitaya smoothies! Has it really been over a month since I had one? I made this with just frozen bananas and pitaya (dragon fruit). Remember the less water you add the thicker the consistency will be! x