Sweet Side of Raw & Vegan Foods

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: When you think of raw foods, you might immediately think of things like veggies and fruits, green juices and smoothies... NOT sweet treats.
Air Date: 7/16/14
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Christina Ross
Christina Ross is an Ambassador of Healthy Living and a dynamic Conscious Chef, Educator and Columnist. She is the founder of PatisseRaw, a transitional raw and vegan dessert line sold throughout Southern California. Her desserts can be found in cafes, Whole Foods and health food stores in and around Los Angeles.

Christina believes that "people deserve full vibrant energy to do all of the things that they love in this life, and by eating living & loving foods your body will pulse with vibrant energy that you can use to pursue your passions and fulfill your purpose!"

Through the art of living foods she is opening the mouths and eyes of modern day eaters by exposing the many health and lifestyle benefits that are linked to eating purely.
  • Guest Twitter Account: @Lovefedrecipes
Sweet Side of Raw & Vegan Foods
When you think of raw foods, your mind might immediately go to things like vegetables and fruits, green juices and smoothies.

What you probably don't think about are bakery goods or sweet treats.

That is about to change.

Christina Ross is the founder of PatisseRaw, an online bakery where you can find vegan and raw goodies with no refined sugar, gluten, wheat, eggs, dairy or GMOs. All of the items available are made with raw, plant-based, whole food ingredients.

She considers herself to be a "conscious chef," bringing energy and vitality into both her recipes and the classes she teaches.

Ross is featured in the China Study All-Star Collection Cookbook, which is a prestigious whole foods vegan cookbook that profiles recipes with all plant-based ingredients.

Even though the recipes may seem decadent, they are full of nutrient-dense elements and healthy fats.

Want some ideas to get started on your own?

Christina joins Andrea in this segment to share some of her recipes, as well as her explain approach towards living and loving foods.

Blueberry Dreamsicles
Combine lemon juice, blueberries and coconut milk (and maple syrup if you like a tad bit sweeter taste), plus pomegranate stems for the "sticks." Blend ingredients together in blender, pour into a popsicle container, stick in the twigs and freeze.

Energy Crepe Wraps
These crepes are filled with peanut butter, bananas, dates and cacao and make a tasty and nutritious breakfast.