Raw Food Treats for Your Summer Feast

Raw Almond Joy BarsRaw Almond Joy Bars from Rawmazing

Summer is my favorite time of year for just about everything – everything except for cooking. When the temperature rises above 85°F, the last thing I want to do is turn on my oven. But, with all those summer parties and barbeques, I often want to whip up something tasty – something other than a salad – to bring along. My solution to this summer stumper? Raw food treats!

While raw foods often require a bit of elbow grease, raw snacks and desserts are the perfect thing to bring along to a summer soiree. Not only are they delicious, but they can easily be customized for those with restricted diets, such as vegan and gluten-free.

Whether you have dietary restrictions or are just looking for a way to avoid your oven, these raw delicacies are sure to excite on even the most sweltering of summer days!

Raw meyer lemon cheesecake

Image from ModCloth

This raw Meyer lemon and raspberry chai cheesecake (which we made on the blog last year!), would add zest to any food fest.

Raw cake pops

Image from Barefoot and Frolicking

Are you a cake pop connoisseur? These raw vanilla cake pops from Barefoot and Frolicking would impress even the most discerning cake pop appreciator.

Raw carrot cake

Image from The Sweet Life

These raw carrot cake bites from The Sweet Life would be perfect for a grad party or a birthday party!

Raw beet brownies

Image from Fragrant Vanilla Cake

Show your love with these raw strawberry beet love brownies, in shades of rose and pink!

Raw sunshine bites

Image from My New Roots

These raw mango cashew sunshine bites from My New Roots would brighten up even the cloudiest of days.

What about you? Do you have a raw recipe you turn to when the weather gets hot, or even an all-time-fave for everyday?

About Julie O.

A lover of all things vintage and vintage-inspired, Julie bought her first 1950s frock in the fifth grade. Since then, Julie has become a self-described connoisseur of vintage and thrift shopping, which she shares on her blog, Orchid Grey. When she’s not scouring the racks for the perfect vintage skirt, this native New Englander can be found deftly navigating the slopes of a ski mountain, taking road-trips to the beach, and exploring new places with a vintage camera in her hand.

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