April in the Raw


Welcome to April in the Raw a month long event filled with raw inspired recipes from a group of incredibly talented bloggers!  Each day of the month a different blogger will share a recipe  on their site.  To follow along check out the schedule below.


Why Raw?

Cooking largely depletes nutrients and creates free radicals. Free radicals cause diseases. Eating a healthy diet of raw foods and juices can reverse or stop the onslaught of chronic diseases like heart problems and cancer. Eating raw will fight against that common cough, cold and flu that you might suffer from when the seasons change. You may also see a remarkable improvement if you suffer from heartburn, gas, indigestion or constipation.

Raw foods are said to affect the the mind (memory and power of concentration) will be clear. Allowing you to be more alert, think sharper and more logically.

In a nut shell Raw Foods can Increase Energy, Give you Clearer Skin, Result in Weight Loss and Reduce Risk of Disease.

With the rate of cancer and other diseases including obesity at an all time high – I feel it is SO important that we all make a conscious effort to include more REAL living food into our diets.

Living on a 100% Raw Diet is not for me- However I believe that upping an intake of Fresh – Real- Living Foods is beneficial. Doing this can take a little creativity. Many of us run out of smoothie Idea’s or can think of only so many ways to prepare a salad. Most of us know very little about how incredible Raw Desserts are- or how easy they can be to make.

This April in the Raw Event was created to offer you inspiration and idea’s- to improve your diet. To show you that adding some raw elements into your diet can be fun and taste wonderful too.

I would also like to encourage and invite each of you to share  your own recipes. A  linky tool will be open – Link Up as many Recipes as you would like (Old and New) And PLEASE provide a link on your Website Mentioning April in the Raw. Additionally if you do not write a blog-  Please feel free to share recipe(s) and or links to your favorite Raw Recipes in the comment box instead!

Here is lineup of April in the Raw Recipes that were shared!

Friday, April 1st; I shared a Decadent 16 Layer Cacao and Peanut Butter Raw Cake

Saturday, April 2nd; Robyn @ Rawesome Recipes will be sharing a Guest Post here at Real Sustenance. for RAWsome Garden Burgers with ALL the fixings

Sunday, April 3rd; Bitt of Raw shared a A Berry Green Smoothie

Monday, April 4th;  Christine @ Without Adornment shared a Tropical Carrot Cake with Coconut Cheesecake “Icing”

Tuesday, April 5th; Debi @ Hunter’s Lyonesse shared a Raw Peppermint Mocha Truffle Cake

Wednesday, April 6th;  Silvana @ Silvana’s Kitchen shared Gluten Free Black Forest Raw Brownie Bites

Thursday, April 7th; Lisa @ Vegan Culinary Crusade shared Spring Pasta and a Blueberry Lavender Tart

Friday, April  8th; Lexie @ Lexie’s Kitchen shared Raw Nacho Cheese Sauce

Saturday, April 9th; Valerie @ City|Life|Eats shared  Almond Mocha Chia Pudding

Sunday April 10th;  Deanna @ The Mommy Bowl shared  Super Seed Crackers with Spready Cheese

Monday, April 11th; Kim @ Affairs of Living shared a  Layered Rainbow Salad

Tuesday, April 12th;   Heather @ Gluten Free Cat shared a TRAWPICAL Oat Breakfast

Wednesday, April 13th; Sea @ Book of Yum shared  Honey Lavender & Kiwi Strawberry Un-cheesecakes

Thursday, April 14th; Nicola @ G-Free Mom shared How to make Gravadlax

Friday, April 15th; Shirley @ Gluten Free Easily shared  Frozen Orange Kisses.

Saturday, April 16th; Maggie @ She Let Them Eat Cake shared Chocolate FRAWstie (or Fudgesickles)

Sunday, April 17th; Gigi @ Gluten Free Gigi shared Raw Nut Free Fudge

Monday, April 18th; Heidi @ Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom shared Raw Sweet Potato Chips

Tuesday, April 19th; Kim @ Cook it Allergy Free shared Ten Raw Foods for Digestive and Brain health

with Raw Mini Banana Berry Pies!

Wednesday, April 20th; Tia @ Glugle Gluten Free shared  2 Super Easy, Delicious, Raw Cookie Recipes

Thursday, April 21st; Aubrey @ Living Free shared Sweet Potato Cashew Cream Soup

Friday, April 22nd; Cheryl @ Gluten Free Goodness shared Cocoa Raspberry Yummies

Saturday, April 23rd; Lisa @ The Nourishing Homemaker shared Raw Tortilla Chips

Sunday, April 24th; Iris @ The Daily Dietribe shared an Italian Artichoke Salad

Monday, April 25th; Margaret @ Eat Naked Now shared an Easy Raw Cucumber Mint Soup

Tuesday, April 26th;  Ricki @ Diet, Desserts and Dogs shared Shaved Asparagus Salad and Raw Lemon Poppyseed Bars

Wednesday, April 27th; Nancy @ The Sensitive Pantry shared Raw Nutter Butter Bars (Gluten free, Vegan)

Thursday, April 28th; Elizabeth @ Saffron Lane shared Raw Golden Beet Ravioli with English Pea Puree


Friday, April 29th; Lauren @ Celiac Teen shared Milkshake Ice Cream

Saturday, April 30th; The event closed here at Real Sustenance with a Guest Post from
Nicole from a Dash of Compassion. Nicole shared a recipe for Raw Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies.

A Special Thank You goes out to Lexie from Lexie’s Kitchen for Designing this Fun Imagine. I would also like to encourage all of you to check the 30 Smoothie, Juice and Soup Recipes from the wonderful Detox January event hosted by Nicola the G-Free Mom.


Hope you all Enjoyed this Event and continue to find Endless Inspiration! :)




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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Iris March 30, 2011 at 1:02 am

So excited to be a part of this event! Better get in the kitchen and start un-cooking now!


Christianne April 2, 2011 at 11:37 pm

This is amazing synchronicity. My partner just went to a workshop with Brenda Cobb of the living food institute and brought her book home. The complete transition to raw seems daunting but incorporating more raw food into our daily diet is exciting to me. I am already gluten and dairy and most things white free and this blurb i just read on Living Free site has know introduced me to yours!!!!This is a great idea. Thank you!


BrittanyAngell April 3, 2011 at 12:10 am

Christianne- Its funny how life works like that sometimes ;) Hope you enjoy this event as much as I am! There are bound to be some amazing recipes that come out of it!!


Nicole April 4, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Hi Brittany,
I would love to be a part of this event. Please email me at . (I couldn't find contact info on your blog.) Thanks!


Nina April 5, 2011 at 3:59 am

What a fantastic idea and event! So looking forward to everyone’s posts and thrilled that I found your blog! Many thanks!


BrittanyAngell April 5, 2011 at 4:02 am

So Happy you found the event Nina! Hope you enjoy it as much as I am :) -Brittany-


cheryl April 6, 2011 at 12:47 pm

looks fantastic! my name (cheryl) is spelled wrong for the 23rd. If you would mind fixing it, that would be awesome! and thanks for doing such an amazing job pulling this together.


Tressa R April 15, 2011 at 5:29 pm

I posted my recipe for Raw Pineapple Custard Pie. Thank you for hosting Brittany! I am loving all these amazing raw recipes!


BrittanyAngell April 15, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Thanks Tressa for sharing!! It looks fantastic :)


sasha@blyssfulhealth April 27, 2011 at 3:16 am

Great event. I post two recipes. I also made some from your featured guests. So much fun to have an event like this.


Leanne April 1, 2012 at 4:31 pm

WOW this looks AWESOMELY DELICIOUS!! I happen to stumble upon this blogpost on the 1st of April 2012.. isn’t that beyond coincidence ;-) Thanks for inspiring us to eat more raw foods and sharing so many great links in one single post :-) It’s lovely! XO Leanne


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