SuperHealthy SuperBowl SuperSnacks

If you are invited to watch the game at a friends or expecting guests at your place, there’s no rule against providing healthy alternatives to your favorite comfort foods. ¬† Raw Fusion is a realistic and enjoyable lifestyle — you can meet your health and fitness goals by making simple, yet delicious changes to the dishes your family favors. ¬†These recipes are vegan-optional and gluten-free, raw and raw fusion.

STRAWBERRY AMBROSIA SALAD ¬†— Not the way Grandma used to make hers, but this one is so refreshing and will delight the kid in all of us. ¬†See the recipe below this instructional video I made for ¬†Orange blossom water is optional but it has such an incredible taste impact! ¬†You can find this at a specialty store or Indian and Middle Eastern groceries.

2 bananas, sliced
1/2 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
2 tangerines, peeled and separated into segments
3 pineapple spears, chopped
Juice from 1 orange
Zest from 1 orange
1 tsp. orange blossom water
1/3 cup shredded dried coconut
3 vegan or regular marshmallows chopped into small pieces.
Optional:  honey or agave to sweeten, if needed. Assemble chopped and sliced fruits.  In a small bowl mix the zest, orange juice and orange blossom water.  Pour over fruits and chill for 1-2 hours.  Sprinkle on coconut and marshmallows before serving.

CREAMY DILL RANCH DRESSING— Who doesn’t love a nice ranch dip with veggies or toast? ¬†This one is fully raw, vegan and dairy free – made with cashews that have been soaked an hour or two to change their consistency. ¬†This makes a wonderful salad dressing and will thicken slightly when refrigerated and can be stored (covered) for up to 5 days in the fridge. ¬†Recipe below the eHow video.

1 cup of raw cashews, soaked for 20-30 minutes, rinsed and drained
¬ĺ cup of filtered water
2 TB. apple cider vinegar
3 sprigs fresh dill (leaves only) or 1-2 TB. dried dil
1 ¬Ĺ TB. nutritional yeast
Celtic sea salt to taste

Directions:  Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth.  Taste and adjust accordingly.  Serve with fresh carrots and other crudites or as a salad dressing.


And if you are looking for the PERFECT, yet healthy dessert option, check out my previous blog on “Peanut Butter Joy Bites” with an instructional video. ¬†These seriously taste like a cross between Reese’s peanut butter cups, Almond Joys and Mr. Goodbar!

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