Committing to a raw-vegan diet often requires a pantry overhaul. In addition to a plethora of fruits, vegetables, and herbs, here are a few items you should always have on hand.
A no-brainer for raw-vegan devotees, nuts can be transformed into milk and cheeses and can also serve as the base for hearty entrees like vegan tacos. Store nuts in the fridge to extend their shelf life.
For an easy salad dressing, opt for cold-pressed oils like coconut oil, olive oil, and seed oils like hemp, grape, and sesame. Raw apple cider vinegar is also great for salads and a variety of recipes.
Forgo refined sugar in favor of natural sweeteners like raw honey, dates, and agave. Wholesome Organic Raw Blue Agave is a good choice.
Commonly used to make vegan cheeses, nutritional yeast can also be sprinkled on salads and popcorn to imbue a cheesy taste.
Another raw-vegan staple, seeds are the perfect addition to salads and smoothies, and most can also be enjoyed on their own. Some key seeds to keep around include chia, flax, hemp, sunflower, and pumpkin.
Great for making raw chocolate treats, cacao also has antioxidants and is sold in many forms like powder, nibs, paste, and even as a butter.
Try: Navitas Naturals Cacao Nibs (or cacao powder).