Some are Absolutely Mind-Boggling
When the summer gets hot, I don’t always feel like cooking. The thought of adding any more heat to the house (or to me) has less than no appeal.
But the same is often true with no-cooking-required recipes. My repertoire in this departments extended to salads, sandwiches, and jello. Not exactly the most inspiring option. Then I found this list.
Some of these are not surprising, like the banana smoothie or broccoli raisin salad. Others, however, are simply mind-boggling.
Vegan collard wraps offer a completely different take on the usual wrap, and the vegan green bean casserole adds a whole new dimension to the old standby. Then there’s the raw cauliflower mash that whips up in no time with help of a food processor. Or the raw chocolate cupcakes with cocoa avocado frosting.
Vegan Collard Wraps
Deli wraps seem like a healthy lunch option, but too often the person behind the counter slathers on the condiments like spackle and only puts two leaves of spinach on top. Take control and make these easy, gluten-free, vegan, and raw wraps. Collard greens replace the usual tortilla for a wrapper that’s packed with antioxidants, while a simple pecan and tamari mixture makes a satisfying and addictively savory spread.
Vegan Green Bean Casserole
For an updated take on a favorite casserole, toss green beans with a creamy cashew dressing, some sliced mushrooms, and sun-dried tomatoes. Miss the crunchy onion topping? Toss a few extra cashews on top for healthy fats (the canned onions are made with saturated-fat-heavy palm oil) and energy-boosting magnesium.
Raw Sweet Potato Mash
Some mashed sweet potatoes taste like a big hug thanks to lots of butter and brown sugar. To make this dish healthy for everyday life, the vibrant tuber (a source of manganese and potassium) goes on a trip through the food processor with some water and dates. Top with almonds and raisins for a little extra flourish, and you’ve got a hug that’s as good for the body as it is for the soul.
Raw Chocolate Cupcakes
No need to fire up the oven for decadent cupcakes with rich, creamy frosting. Simply pulse a walnut, date, and cocoa mixture to form the cake. Stick them in the fridge, and then frost with avocado and cocoa icing. Our favorite portion-controlled dessert just got easier.
Visit Greatist for the full list.