Raw Holiday Cookies

Delicious Recipes For Healthy Living

The start of a new year is the perfect time to implement new healthy habits into your lifestyle. What better way to do so than by trying out some new healthy recipes? At My Hallelujah Diet, we have a wide variety of recipes for healthy living to choose from. Whether you’re new to the raw food scene or you’re just looking to add new meals to your repertoire, there are plenty of Hallelujah Diet recipes for you to try out. So if you want to start following a plant-based diet in the new year, we’ve got you covered! In this post, we’ll be sharing a few of our favorite recipes for some healthy dishes that are as nutritious as they are delicious.

The Hallelujah Diet focuses on the intake of primarily raw vegetables, fruits, seeds, and nuts. Our plant-based plan helps you work toward a whole-food diet that consists of approximately 85% raw foods and 15% cooked foods. We believe that consuming a higher quantity of whole, raw foods is crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, so we’re always on the lookout for new raw food recipes to try out and share with all of you. Here are three of our favorites!

1. Essene Bread
Essene bread is a type of sprouted bread, meaning it’s made from whole grains that have been allowed to sprout (or germinate) before being milled into flour. The term “Essene” refers to the Essenes, who valued eating “living” foods as a means of honoring the mind, body, and spirit. We prefer eating this dish raw, but it can be baked at a low temperature if you prefer.

  • ¼ cup almonds (soaked overnight and drained)
  • ¼ cup walnuts (soaked overnight and drained)
  • 3 pitted dates (soaked in a separate bowl until soft, about one hour, and drained)
  • ½ apple, peeled and shredded
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups sprouted wheat berries, Kamut or Spelt
  1. Place drained sprouts and dates into a food processor along with the remaining ingredients and process until a dough consistency is reached. You can also remove the screen and replace it with the blank on the Champion or Green Star and run through into a catch container.
  2. Place dough on a solid dehydrating sheet and shape a loaf that’s approximately 3 ½ inches wide, about 6 inches long, and 1 ½ inches thick.
  3. Dehydrate at 100 degrees for 13 to 17 hours.
  4. The bread will be crispy on the outside and moist on the inside.
Sprouting Grains:
  1. Place the grains in a large bowl and cover them with distilled water. Allow them to soak for two to three days.
  2. Place a colander over the large bowl and pour the soaked grains into the colander. You should have drained all of the soaking water. Cover the colander and let it sit overnight.
  3. The next morning, rinse the grains by placing them in a bowl of fresh water and gently swirling them around with your hand. Return them to the colander until the next day and repeat the process. Repeat until a small "tail" (about 1/4") forms.
  4. When the "tail" has formed, place the sprouts in a container in the refrigerator - this helps slow down the growing process. Sprouts should keep for two to three days in the refrigerator.

2. Delightful Avocado Soup
This simple dish has a creamy base and can be customized to your liking. Plus, it’s super easy to make. Once the soup has reached the right consistency, you simply add the fold-in ingredients and you’re done! You can swap out the fold-in ingredients to fit your preferences, and you’ll still have a delicious and healthy soup to enjoy.


Soup Base
  • 3 large avocadoes, peeled and pitted
  • 2 medium cucumbers, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 medium tomatoes, quartered (can use the equivalent volume of cherry tomatoes)
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp. Meyer lemon juice, freshly extracted
  • Distilled water to reach desired consistency (around 2 cups)
Fold-In Ingredients
  • 1 cup zucchini, diced
  • ½ cup carrots, shredded
  • ½ cup red, orange, or yellow bell pepper, diced
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • ¼ cup red or green onions, diced
  1. Place the ingredients in a Vitamix or other strong blender and process until creamy. Add distilled water to the mixture until it reaches your desired consistency.
  2. Remove from the blender and pour into a bowl.
  3. Add the fold-in ingredients and serve immediately.
  4. For a warm soup, heat distilled water (but not to boiling) before adding it to the soup.

3. Never Fail Raw Holiday Cookies
Try out these raw holiday cookies for a healthy alternative to those sweet holiday treats. The best part? You don’t have to bake them! Simply soak the oat groats overnight, drain them, and blend them with maple syrup. Stir in the rest of the ingredients and place the mounds on a mesh screen to dehydrate for 16 to 19 hours.

  • 2 cups whole oat groats
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1 handful of almonds (or favorite nuts, chopped)
  • 1 handful of favorite dried fruit (dates, raisins, apricots, etc., diced)
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  1. Soak the oat groats overnight and drain them.
  2. Blend the oat groats and maple syrup until a smooth consistency is reached.
  3. Place the mixture in a mixing bowl and stir in the rest of the ingredients.
  4. With lightly olive oil-greased hands, take about a tsp. of the mixture and dab the bottom on a plate with either fine-dried coconut, groundnuts, or seeds. This will keep the bottom from sticking to the mesh dehydrator screens.
  5. Carefully place the little mound on a mesh screen and gently flatten it with a fork.
  6. Dehydrate the cookies until they reach your desired chewiness (about 16 -19 hours).

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