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As always, 100% organic, vegan, whole foods.

  • 8 oz of coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbl vanilla
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Tagged in: vanilla , powdered sugar , pecans , pecan , flour , dessert , coconut oil

Wheatgrass has well over a hundred vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and enzymes when juiced properly.  It is one of a few super amazing completely natural foods that fully supports the body.  Many don't enjoy the taste of it, as it does taste quite a bit like grass, which it is.  Here's our favorite recipe for a sparkling wheatgrass juice cocktail that delivers the greatness of wheatgrass while turning it into a energizing and refreshing beverage.  


This recipe comes from our book, I am Grateful (the recipes of Cafe Gratitude)

Tagged in: wheatgrass , sparkling water , lemon juice , lemon , ginger , apple

3/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 Tbl. tamari
1 cup water
1/2 cup soaked sunflower seeds
1 cup hemp seeds
1 tsp. garlic
1 Tbl. chopped jalapeno
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 pepper
1 Tbl. dried dill
Blend the above ingredients well
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 
Blend well

Some days I just want something to satisfy my sweet tooth in the best kind of way.  This is one of those smoothies.  Frothy, malted maca meets dates and coconut milk.  Making this at home with whole ingredients is one of the easiest and most satisfying things.  Almost as satisfying as making a frothy maca mustache with this delightful (delicious) smoothie from our book, I am Grateful.  

I am Delicious (page 106 in I am Grateful)

Tagged in: vanilla , raw recipe , maca , date , coconut milk , almond butter

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 jalapeno -  remove seeds
  • 1/4 cup ginger juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbl. tamari
  • 1 Tbl.. salt
  • 1 Tbl. agave
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 1/2 bunch basil
  • 1.5 cups almond butter (or peanut butter if you don't mind it not being raw)

Blend well in vita mix or high speed blender

Tagged in: tamari , sauce recipe , raw recipe , peanuts , lemon juice , jalapeño , ginger , garlic , cilantro , basil , almond butter , agave



Tagged in: yacon , vanilla , sauce recipe , raw recipe , macademia , dessert , almond milk , agave
This is a staff favorite!!
Use one 10 inch spring form pan
Process in Cuisinart food processor:
  • 2 cups coconut flakes
  • 4 oz. dates
  • 1/4 cup lucuma powder
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Pat into bottom of spring form pan
Blend in vitamix:
  • 3 cups soaked cashews
  • 3/4 cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup agave
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • zest of one orange
  • 3 TBL. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
Then add and blend :
  • 1/4 cup lecithin
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup scented coconut oil 
Chill overnight


This cheese is our number one requested recipe!


Here is the recipe for our special Valentine's day item we had at the cafes on Wednesday!  If you missed it's one night only appearance at Cafe Gratitude, then try making a special meal with this rawesome recipe here!





1/4 cup Lucuma powder

  • 3 cups dried coconut flakes
  • 1 cup coconut syrup/nectar
  • 1 1/4 cup pecan flour (fine ground pecans- you can use a coffee grinder)
  • 1 Tbl. Vanilla
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Butter (melted)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Salt

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