Gluten-Free is Easy with Whole Food Recipes

Afke Okanagan RawsomeOkanagan Rawsome’s mission is to awaken your taste buds to delicious RAW, SPROUTED, GLUTEN-FREE, and VEGAN living! Afke Zonderland, Chef & CEO shares how easy it is to live a whole-food philosophy and make the healthiest choices for yourself and your family.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Smoothies

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Process in a high speed blender and enjoy!

  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 soft dates or 2 TBSP  honey
  • 1 raw organic egg white (optional)
  • 1 TSP cinnamon
  • 1/2 TSP ground ginger
  • 1/4 TSP nutmeg
  • pinch of cloves
  • pinch of Sea salt

Note: egg white makes for a frothy smoothie

gluten free Zucchini Carrot Hummus

Zucchini Carrot Hummus

Process in a blender or food processor until smooth.

  • 1 cup zucchini, peeled & chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, sliced
  • 3 1/2 TBSP lemon juice, fresh
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 TSP paprika
  • 1 TSP sea salt
  • 1/4 TSP ground cumin
  • Pinch cayenne
  • 1/2 cup raw tahini
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds

Gluten Free Carrot Cake Chia Pudding copy Carrot Cake Chia Pudding by Kris Carr

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked for at least 4 hours in hot water, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup grated raw carrot (about 1 small)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 TSP pure vanilla extract
  • 3 TBSP agave or maple syrup
  • 1 TBSP fresh ginger or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1/4 TSP cinnamon
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/4 cup whole chia seeds


  1. Combine all ingredients, except chia seeds, in a high-speed blender. Blend on high for 1 minute until smooth.
  2. Pour this mixture into a bowl and whisk in the chia seeds. Whisk every few minutes over the next 30 minutes. (You can go and do something else, just come back and give it a stir now and then.)
  3. Once the chia seeds have absorbed the liquid, pour into a glass container, cover and chill for at least 3 hours before serving. Pudding will keep for 1 week or more.

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Afke Zonderland,
Raw Chef & Founder of Okanagan Rawsome

A shining star within the gluten-free and health conscious community in British Columbia and beyond, Afke Zonderland is a Raw Food Chef and CEO of Okanagan Rawsome. Her strategies and recipes are sure to provide you with plenty of food for thought.  

Afke regularly hosts raw food workshops across Western Canada, promoting a plant-passionate lifestyle, while sharing tasty recipes that will win over your taste buds!  Read more here…


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