Thanks to "Raw Energy", it has never been easier to add a full spectrum of raw ingredients to a healthful lifestyle. Author Stephanie Tourles' 25 recipes for trail mixes, parfaits, energy bars, juice blends, smoothies, soups, vegetable chips, zippy dips, candies, and cookies combine raw ingredients in delicious snacks that are chock-full of nutrients and long-term energy boosters. Made from real, whole foods that are uncooked, unadulterated, and unprocessed, these snacks are 150- to 250-calorie packages of health and vitality, dense with naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, fiber, and enzymes. The snacks in "Raw Energy" do not rely on refined white flour or sugar, they are not cooked in any way, and, with the exception of honey, they do not use animal products. They do include raw nuts and seeds, nut butters, dried and fresh fruits, oats, carob, cocoa, freshly extracted juices, and vegetables. They taste great and are easy to digest. Tourles provides a complete overview of the benefits of raw foods, along with an introduction to 'uncooking' techniques and an ingredient- by-ingredient food guide.