Bobby’s Living Food Vegan Almond Joy’s Recipe

These simple, fast to make raw living food treats will satisfy your cravings for Chocolate and Coconut.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Food processor & Blender

INGREDIENTS: PART 1

  • 3 cups raw shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 4 Medjool dates pitted (you may add more for a sweeter taste)
  • 1/8 cup alfalfa sprouts – Optional – This makes sure you have a live food desert.
  • ½ cup coconut nectar (you may use less)
  • 1 tablespoon non-alcoholic, pure vanilla extract

INGREDIENTS PART 2 – Prepare in a separate bowl

  • 1/2 cup raw cacao butter – be sure to grate
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder – be sure to sift
  • 1/3 cup sweetener; coconut nectar or yacon
  • 1/4 tsp lecithin
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

  • PART 1 – Blend all ingredients from part 1, in the food processor until well mixed.

Use a cookie scooper to make tablespoon sized elongated balls, or roll them by hand. Best to do this on your dehydrator tray. Don’t forget to put two almonds on each one, You want them to look like Almond Joys. Dehydrate at 105° for 2 – 3 hours. We need the coconut to become firm.

  • PART 2 – Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender till smooth.

Dip the Almond Joys in the chocolate and place on a teflex sheet or wax paper and place in the fridge for at least an hour. Bring them out and enjoy eating a healthy snack. Remember these are snacks, not your main meal.

Enjoy and be Blessed , Bobby.

Be The Reason Someone Believes In The Goodness Of People. Now Show Someone You Love Them. Brownies Anyone?

Nothing like raw vegan brownies to put smiles on our faces and bring us together.

The Most Delicious Raw Vegan Brownies You Have Ever Eaten!

Paige Brummett, the creator of this fantastic brownie recipe, interned at CHI while I was Director and showed us her extraordinary talent for developing allergen- and agave-free desserts. We love you, Paige!!! :-).

Equipment you will need:
Food Processor
High-Speed Blender or Coffee Grinder
Optional: Dehydrator

Ingredients:
2 cups Coconut water
20 Dates
1 Tbsp Vanilla powder
3/4 cup Cacao Powder
3/4 cup Carob Powder
1/2 cup melted Coconut Oil (melt in a dehydrator or put the jar in hot water)
1/2 cup melted Cacao Butter (same as above)
2 cups Ground Golden Flax (Grind whole flax seed in a high-speed blender or coffee grinder)

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients (except for golden flax) in a food processor until creamy.
  2. Combine all ingredients together in a big bowl and mix until a dough-like consistency.
  3. Spread batter into a baking dish and dehydrate or refrigerate for 2 hours.
  4. ENJOY every bite of pure love!

God bless and empower each of you with health, love, and peace. Bobby

Our World Famous Raw Living Foods No Bake Chocolate Cake & Cashew Cream Frosting

This wonderful raw liviing foods chocolate cake is easy to make and actually tastes as good if not better than a baked flour cake.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Food Processor or Blender
PREPARATION TIME: 15 minutes

Raw Living Food Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Cashew Frosting

ORGANIC INGREDIENTS (If possible)
– 1 ½ cups raw organic walnuts
– 12 pitted oganic Medjool dates – 1 small organic banana
– 1/4 cup alfalfa sprouts Ooptional living food)
– 1/2 cup unsweetened raw cocoa or raw carob powder – 1 tablespoon organic coconut oil
– 1 tsp pure organic vanilla extract or 2 tsps raw organic vanilla powder – Dash of pure sea salt or Himalayan salt (salt to taste)
– ½ cup fresh raspberries or strawberries (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Fit the food processor with S-blade.
  2. Put walnuts and salt in the food processor and process until finely ground.
  3. Add all the other ingredents.
  4. Process until ingredients are combined and stick together. Add water or Rejuvelac as needed.
  5. Transfer to a plate and form a 5-inch round cake with your hands or with a mold.
  6. Garnish the cake with fresh raspberries or sliced fresh strawberries before serving. Better yet make up a quick cashew cream frosting then garnish the cake.

WORLD FAMOUS CASHEW CREAM – Serves 4

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Blender

ORGANIC INGREDIENTS:
– 2 cups cashews
– 2 Tablespoon Tahini (optional)
– 12 -15 dates (not soaked)
– 1/8 cup sprouts (alfalfa, mung or red clover)
– 3 teaspoons nonalcoholic, pure organic vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon organic coconut oil – 2 tsps organic maple syrup (optional)
– Water or Rejuvelac – add the liquid slowly as needed to keep the blender going.

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Blend everything until very, very smooth – almost fluffy.
  2. Add some raw cacao, and you will swoon.

VARIATIONS:

Add Raw Cacao for Chocolate Frosting

Add Strawberries for Frosting

Add Lemon for Lemon frosting, etc.

CHI Potluck a Success! Great Recipes Shared

We had a wonderful potluck dinner at Creative Health Institute Friday night, thanks to our friends Ellen and Mike from Foods Alive who organized it through their northern Indiana meetup group.  About 50 people attended and some traveled from as far away as Ann Arbor or Lansing while others came from local areas such as Union City, Coldwater and Homer.

After Dinner guests enjoyed a laughter class by veteran raw living food teacher Hiawatha Cromer of Grand Rapids followed by a tour of our Grow Room — the building  in which our wheatgrass and sprouts are grown.

The event was a great success and we hope to have another potluck at Creative Health Institute sometime this summer.

Please enjoy a few photographs from the event — as well as two great recipes for dishes that were shared at the potluck. For a more comprehensive list of recipes from the potluck, please click HERE.

Rawlicious Graham Crackers  (CHI recipe)

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups sprouted buckwheat groats (soak for 24 hours and then sprout for another 24 hours).
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2/3 cup carrot pulp
  • 2/3 cup soaked flax seeds
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup agave Cinnamon to taste

Directions:

  1. In blender, combine groats, olive oil, carrot pulp, flax seeds and  water; Scrape side often using a spoon or rubber spatula.
  2. Cover dehydrator tray with Teflex or parchment paper.
  3. Spread the dough mixture out on dehydrator tray; ·You can use a spoon to transfer the dough and then use wet hands to spread the mixture evenly.
  4. Dehydrate the cracker at full heat for 1 hour then turn down to 110 degrees for 7- 8 hours.
  5. Transfer the cracker to a mesh dehydrator tray and dry for 10 -12 hours checking occasionally to see if it is fully dry.   Brush agave on cracker and sprinkle with cinnamon (to taste) and place back in the dehydrator for 2 hours. Store in sealed plastic bag and keep on the counter. ***these are great served with CASHEW CREAM (Frosting)!

Cashew Cream (Frosting) (Prepared by Brenda Bruner)

  • ¾ cup raw cashews or walnuts (I used cashews)
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 large medjool dates
  • Vanilla if desired.

Directions:

  1. Soak nuts in water for two hours and drain and rinse.
  2. Place nuts in food the processor and process until very fine.
  3. Add processed  cashews and other ingredients to a vita mix blender and blend until smooth.  You might like to use a whole piece of orange instead of just the juice because it gives a good taste. This is a delicious frosting and it is great between two of the “graham crackers”!

CHI Almond Joy Bars – So Sweet, Naturally

 

CHI ALMOND JOY BARS ©

  • 4 cups water
  • 3 lbs dates (6 cups in blender)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 4 caps of almond extract
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (melted in dehydrator)
  • 3 Tbsp cacao butter (melted in dehydrator)

Shred coconut and put in large bowl. Add date mixture and mix in oil.

Chocolate Topping:

  • 1 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 2 cups cacao butter
  • 1 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup carob powder
  • 2 cups palm sugar (or you could use dates)
  • raw almonds that have been sprouted and dehydrated

Directions for topping:  Mix together all ingredients except for the nuts. Save nuts.

Directions for assembling the bars:  Form coconut mixture into bars. Press almonds onto the top of bars. Drizzle chocolate sauce over top of bars. Refrigerate for two hours.

 

Paige’s Flax Seed Brownies

 

Paige Brummett, creator of this fantastic brownie recipe, interned at Creative Health Institute and showed us her special talent for developing allergen- and agave-free desserts. We love you, Paige!!! :-).

Equipment you will need
Food Processor
High Speed Blender or Coffee Grinder
Optional: Dehydrator

Ingredients:
2 cups Coconut water
20 Dates
1 Tbsp Vanilla powder
3/4 cup Cacao Powder
3/4  cup Carob Powder
1/2 cup melted Coconut Oil (melt in dehydrator or put jar in hot water)
1/2 cup melted Cacao Butter (same as above)
2 cups Ground Golden Flax (Grind whole flax seed in a high-speed blender or coffee grinder)

Directions
1. Blend all ingredients (except for golden flax) in a food processor until creamy.
2. Combine all ingredients together in a big bowl and mix until dough-like consistancy.
3. Spread batter into a baking dish and dehydrate or refrigerate for 2 hours.
4. ENJOY every bite of pure love!

 

 


CHI Graduates its first ADVANCED Raw Chef Level 1 Class

February went out like a lion at the Creative Health Institute with the completion of our first Advanced Raw Chef Level One class. The creative energy was off the chart. And the food these students made was just delicious.

It had been shaping into a long-cold winter in Michigan and we thought we needed to do something special to make our raw chef programs even more amazing than they’ve been in the past. Then an ice storm hit and we were without power, phones or Internet for three days.  We almost had to call off the Raw Chef 1 Weekend that was scheduled to begin February 25. But what doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger, right?!

So when our lights came on early Wednesday morning our program director had an epiphany of sorts: why not just turn it up a notch? After all, we have the talent in our kitchen right now. We could do it, he dreamed. And my goodness, we really did! Our raw chef level one students who arrived for the February 25 to 27 program received more hands on training than most raw chef students receive in a level two training program.

I think we can pretty safely say that out of a cold and icy February, something spectacular has been born. From now on we are calling our Raw Chef Level 1 Weekend Program our “Advanced” Raw Chef Level 1 program. Students will continue to get a high level of hands on experience and instruction — enjoying such amazing recipes as raw bacon and pancakes, raw brownies, raw sweet potato soup, raw corn chowder, amazing varieties of kale chips and dozens of other fantastic recipes created by Creative Health Institute staff and interns.

Here’s what some of our graduates had to say about the Advanced Raw Chef Level 1 experience:

“Excellent class. There is nothing like the intrinsic value this food brings to your life, health and well being.” ~ Mark

“There was a wonderful variety of foods that I learned to prepare. The class taught me how to create good and amazing live food. There were great tips on how to use the knives, seasonings and sprouts! I believe my favorite thing was all the hands on — actually tackling the recipes myself. Also, having the ability to ask questions directly to a Master Chef! I made good friends, found like-minded people as well as encouragement. You can’t get any better than that!”

~ Juliane

“There is a very inviting and family-like environment here at CHI, caring individuals who want to help us heal physically, mentally and spiritually. CHI is a community not an institute and they extend their love and knowledge to everyone… Even after this experience, I know that I have become a part of this family and I am ever so grateful and forever changed.” ~ Christine

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Our next Advanced Raw Chef Level 1 Class starts April 29. Call or e-mail us today to reserve your place. info@creativehealthinstitute.com or 866-426-1213