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Last updated: July 30, 2021
If you eat lots of raw food, or know of someone who does, then this raw food gift buying guide will come in handy when looking for the perfect gift.
One thing to keep in mind though, is that people who eat predominantly raw food are often also into environmental causes, so they prefer to tread lightly on the earth.
In other words, it’s best to buy a gift that you sure they will actually use!
10 Raw Food Gift Ideas
Here is a list of 10 gifts that I personally think would be well appreciated by your raw food friends or relatives.
1. A Raw Food Book
Alright, so I’m a huge book worm. I personally love looking through raw recipe books for inspiration and to spice up my kitchen routines.
That being said, always check to make sure the person you are buying a gift for doesn’t already have the book you’re getting them. Trust me, I’ve been there!
Here are three of my favorite raw food books:
The easy, 21-day raw food recharge (Mimi Kirk)
- The Fully Raw Diet:
21 Days to better health, with meal and exercise plans, tips, and 75 recipes (Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram)
- Green for Life:
The Updated Classic on Green Smoothie Nutrition (Victoria Boutenko)
2. Salad On the Go Container
This makes a great gift for anyone, regardless of whether they are raw, vegan, vegetarian or none of the above.
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A reusable salad-on-the-go container you can bring with you whenever you travel, or even if you’re out and about for the day. It’s super convenient, and once you’re used to it, you can’t imagine daily life without it.
3. A Blender for Green Smoothies
You probably already know, but I’m an absolute green smoothie fanatic. My Vitamix 5200 that I bought many years ago has literally changed my life.
The problem here is though that almost all raw foodists already have some kind of blender at home. So I would only recommend a blender as a present if the lucky receiver is still a newbie when it comes to the raw food diet.
Check out my list of recommended smoothie blenders, designed to make quality green smoothies in the most convenient way.
4. A Case of Lärabars
Have you ever tried a Lärabar? I love eating one whenever I feel that irresistible snack urge in the afternoon.
Lärabars do not contain dairy, and are made entirely from plant-based foods. They come in different flavors, and each flavor contains only a handful of ingredients. Pure, simple and delicious.
My favorite type of Lärabar is the Coconut Cream Pie, which has an excellent mix flavors and nutrients. It’s got the best balance of chewiness and the flavor isn’t too overpowering.
5. Nut Milk Bags & Sprouting Bags
I’m a big fan of making your own nut milks, and sprouting your own seeds. If the raw foodie in your life has yet to explore these new ways to “cooking” then getting them a nut milk bag is the way to go!
I recommend this nut milk bag on Amazon, for example. They hardly cost anything and they are so incredibly useful. Having one of these also encourages you to actually make some nut milk or sprout some mung beans.
6. Food Processors That Make Tasty Meals
The Vitamix 5200 that I have is so versatile that it can easily be used as a food processor. It’s enough to handle my blending and processing needs.
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- Brushed Stainless Steel housing for enhanced durability
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That being said, after getting a blender, I think it’s still a good investment to have a dedicated food processor.
If you are shopping for a new raw foodie who doesn’t yet have a food processor, I recommend the Cuisinart Prep 9 Food Processor.
7. Raw Food Dehydrator for Crunchy Treats
The Cadillac of food dehydrators is the Excalibur 3900B Deluxe with 9 poly-screen trays. I’ve had mine for a few years now and I love having it to make raw crackers, cookies, breads, kale chips, and other dehydrated snacks.
You can also buy them second hand, or opt for a cheaper smaller version. Most dehydrators don’t come with a temperature setting though, but the Excalibur does.
Check out my guide to food dehydrators to see what you can do with them.
8. Pasta Making Spiralizer & Spiral Slicer
One of the easy and delicious raw recipes that gets a lot of raw foodies excited is raw pasta. This type of pasta is usually made from spiral sliced vegetables like zucchinis or spaghetti squash.
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After using a spiralizer, you get angel hair pasta! Or at least something that imitates the texture and look of pasta, but tastes light and delicious.
9. Ice Cream Maker
Okay, so you can make raw ice cream using a Vitamix, an Omega juicer or a food processor. Why do you need a specialized ice cream maker you ask? Well apparently, we raw inclined folks like to collect kitchen gadgets… Just kidding!
With a specialized ice cream maker you can blend up the raw ingredients you like, then add them to the ice cream maker to get fluffed up. This is very different from soft serve ice creams you can make with the Vitamix, the juicers and the food processors.
This is the Cuisinart ICE-30R Pure Indulgence Frozen yogurt sorbet and ice cream maker. Bliss.
10. Raw Ingredients or Superfoods
If you’re, understandably, looking for a smaller, more affordable gift that simply always works, I recommend
Most raw folks love to create in the kitchen and these ingredients are so much fun to experiment with. If you’re not familiar with what types of raw ingredients or superfoods you should get the raw foodist in your family or friends circle, here’s a few ideas:
- Raw chocolate or cacao powder
- Spirulina powder
- Organic maca powder
- Organic goji berries
- Chia seeds
- Hemp seed protein powder
Some of these products can easily be added to your smoothies for extra nutrition!
Even though this raw food gift guide is all about the material gifts we can give each other, I want to remind us that giving and receiving can take place in other ways too.
Being there for someone through thick and thin, providing love and support, being a good friend or family member, these are all great gifts. They cannot be replaced by material things.
Let me know what you intend to give to the raw foodist in your life? And, of course, feel free to share this list with those who could use some inspiration.