Raw food (for those who don’t know) is that which is not heated or cooked in any way
This means that the foundation and nutritional value of each ingredient stay intact.
This not only adds flavor but also provides essential minerals and vitamins.
However when cooking with only raw ingredients, many vegans find it hard to add variety and flavor to a dish.
But it doesn’t have to be that way!
The 6 cookbooks featured below are guaranteed to add some fun and tasty meals into your raw vegan lifestyle.
I consider these 6 to be some of the best raw vegan cookbooks.
1. Raw. Vegan. Not Gross.
All Vegan and Mostly Raw Recipes for People Who Love to Eat
by Laura Miller
You may already know of Laura from Tastemade – where she creates great vegan recipes.
Raw. Vegan. Not Gross. contains everything from breakfast to weeknight dinners and plenty of deserts.
Some of the recipes in this cookbook include:
- Avocado Grapefruit Bowl
- Sweet Potato Curry
- Spicy Mango Chile Wraps
- Lavender Cheesecake
There are many satisfying, filling and moreish recipes to be seen.
Laura injects humor and enthusiasm into this book, and it is an all-round great read.
She even talks about her journey to the world of veganism and how body image impacts people.
This is a great book for those venturing into the world of plant-based and raw food.Available on Amazon
2. The Rawsome Vegan Cookbook
A Balance of Raw and Lightly-Cooked, Gluten-Free Plant-Based Meals for Healthy Living
by Emily von Euw
Emily writes a variety packed book, with raw and lightly cooked foods to excite any palette.
Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or neither – these recipes make a great addition to a balanced and healthy diet and lifestyle.
She piles her quirky personality into every page, making you want to read on through the whole book.
Each of the 80 recipes is paired with a stunning photo to showcase the dish, and for those of you who eat with their eyes – prepare for a feast.
Containing meals such as:
- Rawsome Pizza
- Zucchini noodle pasta
- Freedom Falafel
The Rawsome Vegan Cookbook has everything a vegan book should: style, flavor and easy to make recipes.
If you thought you were healthy before reading this book – it might be a big eye opener.
With detailed explanations about processed foods – this book is a great one for learning about raw eating.
This cookbook is also featured in our gluten-free vegan cookbooks article.Available on Amazon
3. The Raw Cure
Healing Beyond Medicine
by Jesse J Jacoby
An in-depth well thought out and explanatory guide to the world of eating raw.
The Raw Cure provides explanations of a range of different things; from the danger of meat and eggs to people’s dependency on prescription drugs.
It’s full of the ethics and theory behind becoming vegan.
A must read – this raw vegan cookbook brings a whole new perspective onto the way we eat.
It was written in an easy to understand way but also includes scientific research and terms, making for a full understanding of the benefits of raw eating.
Jesse writes in a compassionate way which helps you to identify and comprehend the topic without being bogged down with too many technical terms.Available on Amazon
4. The Fully Raw Diet
21 Days to Better Health
by Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram
Kristina offers a 21-day plan to help people enjoy and appreciate a raw, plant-based diet.
The book shared her advice on becoming raw and also corresponds with her YouTube channel ‘FullyRaw’ where she completed a 21-day challenge herself.
The Fully Raw Diet is a great book for those who want to step out of their comfort zone and away from the ‘fast food’ culture.
Refreshing and nourishing, these recipes will transform the way we think about food, and it is set out quickly for beginners.
It contains 3 section – One with recipes for each day of the challenge, another with exercise ideas and the last to talk about the need for self-love and positivity.Available on Amazon
5. Eat Raw, Eat Well
400 Raw, Vegan and Gluten-Free Recipes
by Douglas McNish
This selection of recipes will appeal to a range of people – from the novices to the seasoned raw eaters.
With breakfasts which are hearty and will fill you with energy, to soups and dinners to fill you up, all the way to sweet treats – this raw vegan book is an excellent guide into the raw world.
Here are some of the recipes featured in the cookbook:
- Pear and Walnut Pancakes
- Banana Cream Pie Smoothie
- Spicy Kimchi
- Black Lentil Sloppy Joes
- Sweet Potato and Squash Mac ‘n’ Cheese
- Walnut Portobello Burgers
- Sour Cream and Onion Kale Chips
Eat Raw, Eat Well shows perfectly that there is no reason to eat flavorless, dull foods when there is a whole host of great ingredients out there that can come together and form a satisfying meal.
You don’t need to be vegan or raw to enjoy this book; it has such amazing and tasty recipes that it’s ideal for anyone who wants to inject some healthy foods into their diet.Available on Amazon
6. Raw Food Diet
The Beginner’s Step by Step Guide to Transitioning to a Raw Food Diet
by David Wilson
Raw Food Diet is ideal for those who are just beginning their raw dieting journey.
It is made to help those who want to make a positive change to their diet and keep it that way, a way to transition from an unhealthy lifestyle to a healthy one.
This books isn’t only a raw vegan recipe book, it also contains sections to explain the benefits of a raw diet, how to deal with problems of the transition and how to enjoy your raw creations whilst traveling.
This is great book for vegans and also for anyone who is looking to be healthier.
With over 50 recipes, it makes the change to a healthier way of eating simple.No products found.
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As you can see, eating raw is an excellent way to inject your body with the nutrients it needs to function, and there are so many raw vegan cookbooks out there which offer great guides and easy recipes to follow.
This is not just for vegans – this is something which can be enjoyed by anybody! Even if you have no idea about where to start, there are so many ways to become raw, and there are no rules when it comes to combinations.
The possibilities are endless.