Raw Food Cleanse: Smoothie, Salad And Pasta

Monday, August 1st 2011, 9:51 am
By: News On 6

Peaches & Crème Smoothie

Simple and delicious, this recipe is at its best when fresh local peaches are in season. If using fresh peaches, simply add crushed ice to your blender.


  • 1 small bag frozen organic peaches
  • 1 young Thai coconut, meat & water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey


  1. Put all ingredients into a blender and combine until smooth and creamy.

Fresh Corn & Tomato Salad


  • 3 ears fresh corn, kernels cut from the cob
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1–2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Butter lettuce leaves


  1. Combine all ingredients and serve on butter lettuce leaves.

Raw Zucchini Pasta with Fresh Marinara


  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1 small Vidalia onion
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, soaked; reserve liquid
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (or more if desired)
  • 3 dates, soaked and pitted
  • 1 sprig fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 zucchini or yellow squash
  • Pitted black olives


  1. Put all ingredients in a food processor or blender, except zucchini and olives.
  2. Blend until marinara mixture reaches the desired consistency.
  3. Add the reserved liquid from the sun dried tomatoes as needed to blend.
  4. Use a spiral slicer, julienne peeler or vegetable peeler to create zucchini noodles.
  5. Combine noodles with marinara sauce and top with olives for a tasty Italian dinner.