As the hot summer sun shines down on me, I crave and eat more raw food than any other time of the year. As my passion for clean eating deepens, it only makes sense to eat most, if not all, of my meals in its most natural state: RAW.
When I coach clients to start incorporating a clean eating lifestyle, I promote eating a diet that is 80% raw food. The most commonly asked question is: How do I eat that much raw? Individuals are afraid that they will become bored and not feel satisfied by eating so much raw food. However, once people start eating a diet high in raw food, they are even more satisfied than before, and they have a greater appreciation for food in its most natural state.
Here are some wonderful salads that you can not only eat in the summer, but these salads are great to serve all year long! They are full of variety, color and nutrients, and they will have your taste buds jumping for joy!
Shaved Carrot Micro Green Salad – Kitchen Apparel
Baby Kale Strawberry Avocado Salad with Lime Cilantro Dressing – Pickles & Honey
Rainbow Raw Pad Thai – Oh She Glows
Raw Empanadas with Chili Macadamia Filling – Young and Raw
Watermelon Jicama Mint Salad – Rawmazing
2 thoughts on “Raw Summer Salads”
Oh my gosh… I’ve died and gone to raw heaven…. YUM!!! I’ve seen that rainbow pad thai around the internet lately and have it pinned to try later and that watermelon jicama salad? Holy cow, why have I not thought of those two flavors? I usually do jicama, avocado and mint with lime juice/agave dressing (it’s just lime and agave mixed together).
I have a question about eating 80% raw – do you recommend easing your digestive system into eating that way or to just jump in?
Hi Rachel! Yes, easing your digestive system is a good idea. You may still experience gas or bloating but this will only be temporary.