Monday, April 18, 2011

Coconut almond herbal salad dressing... a raw vegan treat!

Lately I’ve been on a raw food kick. Not because I need to lose any weight or recover from any horrible disease. I just think incorporating more fruits and vegetables in one’s diet makes a lot of sense. I’ve been inspired by a lot of YouTube personalities who keep me energized with new recipes and words of wisdom on a weekly and sometimes daily basis.

Here’s a recipe for Coconut Almond Herbal Salad Dressing by YouTube’s Dan McDonald “The Life Regenerator”.

A tip: I purchase young coconuts from a little produce shop in China town but you can sometimes find them in conventional grocery stores. Look for coconuts that are free of mold and brown spots!

Start by making coconut almond yogurt:

2 cups of soaked almonds

2 cups of young thai coconut meat

2 cups of young thai coconut water

1 scoop of probiotic blend (can be purchased from the health food store)

Blend the ingredients together in a high speed blender and let it sit a room temperature for between 3-6 hours.

Next, blend the following ingredients until smooth:

2 cups of coconut almond yogurt

1 whole avocado

1/2 cup raw olives

juice from 2 lemons

6 dates with pits removed

4-6 cloves of garlic

2 tablespoons cumin

2 teaspoons of sea salt

1 bunch dill

1 bunch cilantro

1 bunch basil

1 hot pepper (optional)

Water from 1 young thai coconut (add until desired consistency)

And voila - raw vegan delight!

Check out Dan’s video below:

Thanks Dan!