Raw “Foodie” Pam Nectar with CloudNine Marketing on ABCs Sonoran Living

Chef Pam Nectar shares three healthy recipes for cool living foods for summer with host Stephanie Sandoval!

Lavender Mint Lemonade

Cooling Mint, Alkalinizing Lemon and soothing Lavender blend to make a gourmet twist on a summer staple. Mint not only cools the body but it also soothes and aides digestion. Add Raw local honey to taste and dissolve into warm water. Honey is a great sweetener because it is anti bacterial, anti viral, anti fungal and is loaded with enzymes.

Use a tea ball filled with lavender and steep overnight to keep it raw and the delicate flavor will be there for you the next day.

Lettuce Wraps

A Summery alternative to salad!
This colorful dish is full of colorful vitamins and pink salt minerals. This is a great dish to serve completely raw and the more raw food we add to our diet, the happier our digestive systems are! And the cooler we feel!

1/2 cucumber
1/2 red pepper
1 scallion
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup shredded purple cabbage
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup chopped mint
mix and stir in…
2 cups raw cashews (or almonds or pumpkin seeds)
juice of 1 lime
1 pinch of Himalayan Pink salt
tbsp honey
garnish – black or white sesame seeds (optional)

Prepare and clean 1 head of iceberg or red leaf lettuce

Simply fill lettuce leaves with asian veggies and enjoy!

Feel free to add a drizzle of hoisin sauce, that is the traditional condiment for this szechwan classic although not considered raw.

This is a cooling light quick and easy dish that is fun to make. Your family or guests can make a few as a starter or a few more as a main dish.

Let it Snow Cones

These are fun, easy and great for kids of all ages!

Simply fill cups with crushed ice
Blend favorite fruit with a touch of honey into a drizzle, and pour over ice.

I suggest cherry for an American fave, orange, kiwi, grapefruit, blackberry or mango! There are so many healthy and colorful options! Get a serving a fruit, vitamins and a fruity blast while keeping it cool.