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22 Raw diet recipes that taste positively incredible

Marnely Rodriguez-Murray is the author of the food blog Cooking with Books. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, she has worked as an overnight bread baker in Colorado and a chocolate maker in Virginia. She currently resides ...

A proven aid in digestion among its health benefits, raw food diet comes to the rescue!

Raw diet lifestyles have popped up everywhere, from famous YouTube and Instagram personalities to books and more. It's a diet that might help you lose weight, since it's so low in calories, fat and sodium, but not only that — you'll get the full potential of nutrients since you won't be cooking or heating anything up.

Just a fair warning: You need to make sure you're getting enough iron, calcium and protein, because these are typically found in meats, fish, dairy products and eggs, which you won't be consuming. When you think raw diet, think uncooked, organic, whole foods. You'll need to stock your fridge and pantry with raw fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. You might want to start sprouting your own seeds as well.

Depending on how extreme you are, you might completely forget about fish, although some raw dieters consume raw fish (sashimi style). Basically you're wanting your food to always stay below 118 degrees F — anything above that would not be considered raw. A perk of this is that you can definitely use dehydrators to make bars and snacks as well as fruit leathers, since those don't get hot enough. We've lined up a list of some amazing raw recipes that won't have you starving by dinnertime. (Remember, before starting any new diet, talk to your doctor.)

1. Tropical fruit salad recipe

A proven aid in digestion among its health benefits, raw food diet comes to the rescue!

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Nothing tastes better than fresh tropical fruit, so if you can get your hands on some, make this tropical fruit salad.

2. Blueberry, strawberry and jicama salsa recipe

A proven aid in digestion among its health benefits, raw food diet comes to the rescue!

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Adding a crispy and refreshing vegetable like jicama adds great texture, like in this blueberry, strawberry and jicama salsa.

3. Orange honey rainbow fruit salad recipe

A proven aid in digestion among its health benefits, raw food diet comes to the rescue!

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Fruits will make their own syrup and create this gorgeous orange honey rainbow fruit salad, a truly luscious treat.

4. Berry-cantaloupe salad recipe

A proven aid in digestion among its health benefits, raw food diet comes to the rescue!

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Adding herbs to fruit salad really mixes it up, and this berry-cantaloupe salad includes mint, but you can add fresh basil, rosemary or even sage.

5. Citrus-mint fruit salad recipe

A proven aid in digestion among its health benefits, raw food diet comes to the rescue!

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Make sure to get your vitamins with enough citrus fruit in your diet with this citrus-mint fruit salad.

6. Spiralized raw zucchini salad with avocado and edamame recipe

A proven aid in digestion among its health benefits, raw food diet comes to the rescue!

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This spiralized raw zucchini salad with avocado and edamame is one of our favorites. The avocado adds great creaminess, and the edamame adds great crunch.

7. Zucchini pasta with raw marinara sauce recipe

A proven aid in digestion among its health benefits, raw food diet comes to the rescue!

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If you miss your classic pasta and sauce, then this zucchini pasta with raw marinara sauce will kick that craving to the curb.

8. Raw carrot pasta with peanut sauce recipe

A proven aid in digestion among its health benefits, raw food diet comes to the rescue!

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We're loving this raw carrot pasta with peanut sauce — spice up your raw diet.

9. Zucchini noodles with pesto recipe

A proven aid in digestion among its health benefits, raw food diet comes to the rescue!

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Just make sure to not use any Parmesan cheese in your pesto, and you're ready to eat these zucchini noodles with pesto.

10. Green monster salad recipe

A proven aid in digestion among its health benefits, raw food diet comes to the rescue!

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Avocados are a great source of nutrients, and this green monster salad is packed with them.

11. Citrus, fennel and avocado salad recipe

A proven aid in digestion among its health benefits, raw food diet comes to the rescue!

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Another gorgeous avocado salad, this citrus, fennel and avocado salad is a raw dieter's dream.

12. Italian guacamole recipe

A proven aid in digestion among its health benefits, raw food diet comes to the rescue!

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Italian guacamole, because yes. Guacamole is raw and oh so delicious.

13. Edamame-basil hummus recipe

A proven aid in digestion among its health benefits, raw food diet comes to the rescue!

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Another raw dip is this edamame-basil hummus. You can dip fresh celery or carrots into it as a snack.

14. White bean and sun-dried tomato dip recipe

A proven aid in digestion among its health benefits, raw food diet comes to the rescue!

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Make this white bean and sun-dried tomato dip, and you can even toss it with zucchini noodles for a quick and hearty meal.

15. No-bake carrot cake energy bites recipe

A proven aid in digestion among its health benefits, raw food diet comes to the rescue!

Keep a batch of these no-bake carrot cake energy bites for a quick snack.

16. Cranberry-pistachio energy bites recipe

A proven aid in digestion among its health benefits, raw food diet comes to the rescue!

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Start your day with a green juice and these cranberry-pistachio energy bites.

17. Organic raw energy bars recipe

A proven aid in digestion among its health benefits, raw food diet comes to the rescue!

Need a quick pick-me-up? These organic raw energy bars are awesome and simple to make.

18. 5-Ingredient chocolate brownie energy bites recipe

A proven aid in digestion among its health benefits, raw food diet comes to the rescue!

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Have a chocolate craving? Make these five-ingredient chocolate brownie energy bites, and keep them in the fridge to eat them cold.

19. Sublime strawberry ice pops recipe

A proven aid in digestion among its health benefits, raw food diet comes to the rescue!

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Sugary cravings are tough to ignore, but did you know that ice pops are raw? Like these sublime strawberry ice pops — frozen treats, yay!

20. Whole fruit ice pops recipe

A proven aid in digestion among its health benefits, raw food diet comes to the rescue!

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Just the fact that these whole fruit ice pops are so gorgeous will get you excited to eat them.

21. Raspberry strawberry watermelon ice pops recipe

A proven aid in digestion among its health benefits, raw food diet comes to the rescue!

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We're loving this recipe for raspberry strawberry watermelon ice pops, perfect for a quick snack or treat.

22. Honeydew pops recipe

A proven aid in digestion among its health benefits, raw food diet comes to the rescue!

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Another fruit treat, these honeydew pops are perfect for when honeydew is in season in your local markets.

More healthy recipes

Raw food detox: Tricolor cauliflower curry
Raw zucchini noodles with creamy avocado sauce
Shredded veggie summer slaw

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