Raw Food Recipe for Blazing Berry Crumble – The Renegade Health Show Episode #332

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Annmarie made this raw food recipe for berry crumble yesterday…

It was amazing… in fact, we decided to call it “Blazing Berry Crumble” since it will literally set your taste buds on fire. (In a sweet, dessert-y way!)

Take a look and be sure to bring this to a friend’s house so they can be assured that you really know how to make raw food.

Here it is…

Your question of the day: What recipes do you want to see us make?

Click here, scroll down to the bottom of the page and leave your comments now!

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Raw Food Recipe for Blazing Berry Crumble

1/2 cup soaked almonds
1/2 cup rinsed pecans
1/2 cup sprouted oats
1 date
1/2 lemon squeezed
1 1/2 tbsp raw honey
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup strawberries

Chop up the almonds and oats in food processor until mostly fine. Add dates and blend again. Then add in pecans, sunflower seeds, lemon juice, cinnamon, salt, and honey until crumble consistency.

Line bottom of glass baking dish with berries and crumble mixture on top!

Live Awesome!

Kevin Gianni

Kevin Gianni is a health author, activist and blogger. He started seriously researching personal and preventative natural health therapies in 2002 when he was struck with the reality that cancer ran deep in his family and if he didn’t change the way he was living — he might go down that same path. Since then, he’s written and edited 6 books on the subject of natural health, diet and fitness. During this time, he’s constantly been humbled by what experts claim they know and what actually is true. This has led him to experiment with many diets and protocols — including vegan, raw food, fasting, medical treatments and more — to find out what is myth and what really works in the real world.

Kevin has also traveled around the world searching for the best protocols, foods, medicines and clinics around and bringing them to the readers of his blog RenegadeHealth.com — which is one of the most widely read natural health blogs in the world with hundreds of thousands of visitors a month from over 150 countries around the world.


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  1. Turil says:

    How about making something with mushrooms? I’ve got a couple of staple recipes for mushrooms, but would love more. Particularly the wild mushrooms that you can find at farmer’s markets, or just foraging in the woods.

    My own favorite mushroom recipe include making a nut cheese sauce with some spices (today was pine nuts, chipotle, and paprika) and salt, marinating sliced mushrooms in the goo, and dehydrating them in the sun for a few hours. Yum! I sometimes dehydrate them in a dehydrator to make a sort of tempura.

    I’m also in support of you guys making a raw pizza on the show! (As suggested on the youtube page for this episode.)

  2. DELANEY says:

    Do you guys make any sort of veggie chip?

  3. Geri says:

    that looks delicious! Another really good and super easy recipe! Do you have any recipes for easy main dishes? Thanks you guys!

  4. Indigo Crone says:

    The recipe looks delicious, but it says “1 date”, then “add dates”. Also, it doesn’t say how much sunflower seeds, cinnamon & salt. I could wing it, but I’d like to see how you did it first. Thanks a bunch!

  5. Jane says:

    What kind of oats? Rolled or steel cut and how do I sprout them. I haven’t eaten any oats in ages. This sounds yummy! Thanks, Jane

  6. Joseph says:

    I would like to see simple dinner ideas.
    Limited ingredients and easy to get.
    Small portions I am only 1 person.
    Living in the Northeast sometimes certain things are hard to find.
    Quickness is plus for me also especially after a long day.

  7. Beverly says:

    It sounds delicious-and for this one person household in a city, out of reach financially.

  8. Angelique says:

    Hi! Looks yummy! Can you please verify the measurements for the sunflower seeds and cinnamon were? Was that about 1/3 cup snflwer seeds and 1 tsp cinnamon?

  9. Tyra McMahon says:

    All I can say is Yummy! Will have to try that for sure since berries are coming into season. Anne Marie is such a sweetie.

    I just made some durian icekream. Topped it with pecans and strawberries and rasberries and drizzled on a little maple syrup.

    My daughter is trying out the recipe from Matthew Kenney’s new recipe book “everyday raw”. She’s making the blueberry pancakes. Cant wait to try it.

  10. Rene Oswald says:

    Hi Kevin and Annmarie,

    I really enjoyed the Blazing Berry Crumble, and I love the name! I develop raw food recipes also, and one of my biggest challenges is coming up with a fun name! Since we live in Florida, we make lots of tropical cobblers here! I have free Recipe Videos on my website at http://www.reneoswald.com. They include: Italian Wraps (a great dehydrated bread substitute), Eggplant Saloup, Taco Energy Soup, Pineapple, Orange Banana Green Smoothie, Crunchy Curry Kale Chips, Cauliflower Casserole, Carrot Tahini Salad Dressing, Veggie Flax Chili Crackers and Luscious Lasagna. I also have videos on how to make your own Sauerkraut, Vanilla Powder, How to Open a Thai Coconut, and How to Juice with a High-Speed Blender. You can check them all out and sign up for the free monthly newsletter, where you’ll be first to get the latest video every month at http://www.reneoswald.com.

    We hope you are on the way to Florida! You do know it’s mango season now and they are very plentiful everywhere. We just went to the Fruit and Spice Park in Homestead (just south of Miami) where they have over 150 Mango trees and you can sample every one! What a fun day!! We’ll take you there when you get here!

  11. Mary says:

    Thanks for giving ingredients in text format; saves trying to hear poor little Annmarie trying to speak over the food processor and comments from person closest to the microphone. Ahem!!!! It sure wasn’t Johnny 5.

  12. Nick says:

    something with eggplant the only good recipe I like for eggplant is bacon eggplant where you thinly chop and marinate with apple cider vinager,agave,cayenne pepper, salt and dehydrate for 24hrs less if you like it chewy but I like it crunchy.
    A recipe for broccoli would be nice too, The only good one I know is to marinate with olive oil, corrander, cumin and a litle salt.

  13. Rhonda says:

    Hi Kevin and Annmarie,

    I loved today’s berry crumble. I happen to of had all the ingredients so I just made it and I am loving it!!! I live in beautiful Colorado and so I was able to go out in my yard and pick the raspberries fresh and make the crumble and added some blueberries. Devine. Thank you for sharing such an awesome recipe.

    My request would be something along the lines of a curry dish. I use to love a chicken curry with saute onion, celery, raisin’s and nuts. I suppose I could make with soaked walnuts.

    Have a nice time in beautiful Oregon.

  14. Dede says:

    Ok – – I’m confused – – anybody out there that understands this – please speak right out :-). Here’s my confusion – – what kind of oats do you use to make a crumbly like that?- – Are they oats that have been soaked and then left for a day or two so they sprout little green tails – just like they would if you put them in soil? But – the oats Annemarie had didn’t have little green sprout tails on them…they looked like they were dry like a grain …soooo…..that’s my question – what “stage of life” 🙂 is the oat suppose to be in..in order to work as a crumbly like this? thank you thank you in advance :-)..Dede

  15. Marion Weil says:

    a GREAT recipe for RAW CHOCOLATE, with cocoa, cocoa butter, and interesting things like chia? maca? sweet chili?—something with
    proportions that work, mine don’t seem to. THANKS.

  16. Abby says:

    Heres’s a recipe for you all that my 15 year old loves!

    Cereal for the morning, afternoon or evening

    Buckwheat sprouted
    Sunflower seed milk
    vanilla extract
    salt (pinch)

    Heres’s a recipe for you all that my 15 year old loves: Sprouted buckwheat dehydrated or not, Almond milk or if that is to expensive we’ve gone to Sunflower seed milk (sunflower seeds soaked and dehydrated or not, water, vanilla extract, cinnamon, salt and a banana for sweetness or you could use any other sweetner, dates, agave necter, honey, and blend), pour the milk over the buckwheat and add raisins.

    She loves this dish and in the past 2 to 3 weeks asks for it after she’s had her smoothie in the morning.

  17. Jenn says:

    I liked this one, but had to laugh because I can relate to berries in summer vanishing when you least expect it. Strawberries are in season now in CT, I paid more than I should have last weekend at farmers market but OMG they were SOOO good(sadly gone in 3 days).

    I would love to see seasonal and local recipes, even if not local to me I can like and approve of them(and use when I can).

    Otherwise, nut-free options would be great!! It seems I am higly sensitive to most tree nuts, which many base raw recipes on. I’d love to see more recipes with seeds.

  18. Amy says:

    Quick, easy green stuff to take to work for lunch. Something OTHER than salad. Basically any quick lunch stuff.

    You guys are awesome! Are Jeff’s pictures posted yet?

  19. Jalil says:

    Hey Kevin and annmarie, where did you get those bowls?

    Are they bamboo? you have a good website you can recommend?


  20. Pery says:

    Dear Kevin and Annmarie, thank you for all the shows. They are all excellent, informative and educational. The past several shows did not stream, so I missed them. This one was a continuous stream and the sound was good, the length was 9 minutes and 22 seconds. But the actual show was 8 minutes 6 seconds, the magical mystical music by Kevin Mcleod started at 8 minutes 7 seconds and ended at 8 minutes 24 seconds. That means a difference in length of 57 seconds was wasted in nothing!!!! I was wishing that the whole music piece would be played on this time. Would you please let this happen next time when there is time space for it? Thank you both.

  21. Russ says:

    Please make more recipes that are in the “High Raw” catagory. In other words, make some things that are wholesome but not 100% raw. a lot of us out here are not 100% raw and may never be.
    thanks Kevin. see you August 1st in Sacramento

  22. Allison Hase says:

    How about ways you can use sprouts?

  23. Eileen says:

    love the berries – looked so yummy.

    Love the salad recipes – keep ’em coming.

  24. natalya says:

    Can you make something really heavy kinda “fried meat” with “buttery potato” style not to feel hungry at least for 4 or more hours, please?

  25. eve says:

    How to make Raw Sesame Butter from scratch.

  26. I am looking for a couple of recipes that are easy and can be made for the whole week. I don’t mind eating the same good thing many days in a row.

  27. CC says:

    how much sunflower seeds???
    keep up the good work….

  28. CC says:

    more nut-free recipes please.

  29. Kim says:

    MMMMM!!! I have to make this, I have 10lbs of oats that I got on a wrong order and now I have something I can do with it. I have to sprout them myself, but this will be yummy I know. If you have any more oat recipes please SHARE!! I’ll have to also try different fruit. Also any raw or mostly raw Mexican recipes will be good also.

  30. Tammy says:

    Thank you for the Blazing Bumble Berry recipe I like that it`s easy to make.Maybe I suggest a raw ice cream recipe to go with it.Mmm…. very Yummy!

  31. DebB says:

    Great show (as always!) ~ I’d really like to make Ann Marie’s recipe.

    Question – Can you tell me how to substitute whole oat groats for the Living Oats?


    Debbie *Ü*

  32. Frances says:

    ya, anything nut-free would be great, as SO many raw recipes use nuts and I’m trying to cut down on them! Pretty please!

  33. Michele Owen says:

    The crumble looks great. I was thinking of making sushi using a nut paste instead of sushi rice. Do you have any ideas? I also would like some more information on the raw sprouted oats that you use.

  34. mary says:

    I also would like to know which kind of oats you used. I have the oats used for oatmeal. I am assuming I can use those as long as I soak them, but how long would I need to soak? Also, because of son’s allergies, what could I use instead? He is gluten free (among many other things)
    My question is, what can I use my dehydrator (I finally got one!) for besides crackers and dried foods? I am very new to all of this and hope to get more on board.

  35. Meri says:

    I’d love to see a recipe involving broccoli. I’m desperate to get more of it into myself and my partner but I don’t want to waste all the good stuff by steaming the broccoli every time – which is the only way my other half likes it!
    Also any kind of interesting smoothie recipes or salad dressings and salads would be good too. The kale salad you did last year was really awesome – even non raw junk food eaters loved it!
    Annmarie, your hair looks gorgeous in that clip thingy 🙂

  36. jane says:

    I love your recipes, however I would never dream of using honey.

    I don’t do living foods just to take the lives of other creatures.

    I always substitute other sweetener. There are so many available! Date water is the one of the easiest and best: just soak dates in a litle water and in a short while the water becomes syrup, use it as you will!

    The idea of stealing honey from bees is repulsive to me now. We are becoming aware of the mass death of bees which is mainly due to their poor immunity to disease brought about by their being fed un-natural, (un-raw) sugar in place of their natural honey which they make for themselves and their babies to eat.

    I do living foods to clean my body, mind and spirit and to improve the lives of all other creatures.

  37. Amy says:

    I’d love to see recipes that include spirulina. I enjoyed the red cabbage salad you made a while back, but I only have half an hour for lunch during my workday and that takes FOREVER to chew! 🙂 I wouldn’t even need a whole recipe, per se. I’d just like to know which foods (preferably savory) might be complementary to the flavor of spirulina. Thank you for all you do!

  38. Pamela W says:

    I would love some more basic dinner/lunch recipes with squash, beans, cabbage, etc.

  39. Susan Bessette says:

    In August I must prepare veggies for 50. Since that is outside my skill-set, I was thinking of 4 dishes for 12. Your kale salad is a must! But what else should I make? So many dishes all look the same, i.e. red cabbage with spirulina looks like mud. and hummus, and nut butters. What will impress a party full of SAD-ists?
    Also, I don’t like the taste of flax seeds, at least the dark ones are bitter. I need bread recipies that don’t use flax or gluten. Your onion bread was good, but the flax gave it a bite. Any suggestions.
    Great show! I start each day with it.

  40. Jo Beck says:

    This was invented by my friend Emily and I just love it.

    Substitute Ice-cream Recipe – Strawberry/Banana
    Makes a huge bowl for one or two nice size portions

    2 Frozen Bananas (frozen with skins removed and frozen over night)
    2 Bananas
    2 Frozen Strawberries (frozen with green tops removed over night)
    2 Strawberries
    ½ Soft large or 1 whole small Avocado
    Crushed/Blended Brazil Nuts

    Chop up into small chunks the first four ingredients (the frozen strawberries may be a bit hard to chop so add whole), add to the food processor. Scoop out the avocado and add. Process until it resembles a yoghurt type consistency. It can be quite chunky (depending on the quality of processor) but if you prefer smoother, either process more or blend in the blender.
    Pour into a bowl, sprinkle on Brazil Nuts if desired.

    Enjoy! With the Brazil Nuts added, I think it tastes like strawberry shortcake.

  41. Bliss says:

    I’m curious about the oat groats, too. I’ve never been able to sprout them, even after 3 days, rinsing every 12 hours. I’ve tried different sources, too, but that doesn’t help. How do you get them to sprout?

    Thanks for all of the information and encouragement.

  42. John says:

    This recipe looks really good. I’ve done something similar with just nuts that I’ve adapted from Chef Storm’s Raw Strawberry Shortcake recipe – sooooo good!

  43. Jason says:

    Indian food! Somthing spicey and savory.

  44. Karen Jackson says:

    This looks so good. Thanks! I find that dessert is easier to make, so I would like more savory recipes.

  45. milo says:

    Hey Guys,
    This is my first post after watching many of your videos. Wonderful source of info.
    I have a possible topic for you – food combining. I have been learning a lot about the living food diet lately (and living it) and just intuitively I can tell what foods (even organic and raw) will create a mess in my stomach. Your berry crumble is great but do you think that the oats and nuts and seeds and fruits will digest well?
    I’d love to see an episode on living food combining. I bet it would help others.
    Thanks very much

  46. YY says:

    Love your shows. I learn soooo much .
    Is there any way to make this recipe w/o the honey, Don’t tolerate the sugar. Thanks

  47. Jenny says:

    I’m confused. I’ve been 100% Raw for 2 weeks now. I thought we arn’t supposed to eat grains. Aren’t oats grain? Please explain. Thanks!

    Also, I just got my Excaliber 3900 a half hour ago!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!! I can hardly wait to make some chips and wraps!!! YAYAYAYA!!!!!

  48. Nadia says:

    Can you make something with maca that isn’t in a drink/smoothie or dessert? Maybe a porridge or something savory.


  49. connie says:

    My website is still in development but I do have a couple of healthy recipes on there–I want to add a lot more when I get a chance! (Please note that the recipes appear as I received them–but suggestions for healthy improvements are added in a following note.)

    A couple people asked for broccoli recipes–and that just happens to be the healthiest recipe I have on the site right now. You can see it at this link:


    It would be interesting to see you make this one healthier…

    My raw-resistant family loves this broccoli recipe, which reminds me, it is time to make it again!


  50. Gina says:

    I would like to know what machine your friends have that makes grated veggies look like spaghetti. I am tring to go raw and need to find out about that machine.Since I used to cook a lot of Italian food, I think my family will eat the veggies if they are presented that way. The rotograter that I am using just isn’t doing a great job. I would prefer an electric type. Please help!
    Thanks, Gina

  51. Ronald says:

    Vernors applesauce pecans hotcakes using all natural.

  52. I’d like to see some Indian Spiced recipes because I miss Indian curries. So far all I have come up with is a samosa filling.To make that I use the mashed potato recipe ie cauliflower with nuts or oil and salt and onion in a food processor with tumeric raisins or goji berries and peas and cardamom. I then warm this in the dehydrator unless I am very hungry then it just gets eaten straight away.
    Trouble is I hate spending too much time making anything anymore I have been spoiled since I became raw!
    Great to be able to keep up with you guys.I figured out that I may have just pulled a muscle in my side when I was climbing to the top of the “doctors Dome” at the RSF ! I am all better now. So I was not going in to liver failure after all .He he he .

  53. Genevieve says:

    I agree with the person who requested more High Raw ideas. Also, some breakfast ideas without grains would be greatly appreciated. You two are very precious. Can I adopt you?

  54. CINDY says:



    HAVE FUN!!!!!!

  55. Hey guys, thanks for this EASY and DELISHHHH recipe. I had all the ingredients in my kitchen except the oats so I replaced them with soaked walnuts. It is to-die-for. I love it when I find such simple recipes that don’t need fancy raw ingredients. Keep up the good work, Annmarie! I love your recipes!

  56. Lisa says:

    Looks awesome!!

    1) Where can I find a hair “thing” like Annmarie’s?

    2) What is the difference between the almost solid raw honey, and regular raw honey?


  57. Sara Bella says:

    Here is one of my favorite EASY, filling, raw soup recipes~

    1 large sweet potato (cubed) (peeled or not, either way is good)

    Carrot juice (not sure exact amount, mostly fill the blender over potato)

    1 avocado

    2-4 dates

    Pumpkin Pie Spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, etc)

    Blend and enjoy!!!

    This is such a great recipe for transitioning to raw, because it is soo filling and yummy! I got this from a great book for someone new to raw called “The Raw Detox Diet” I got this book at the library and photocopied my fav recipes. Tons of easy recipes in every category and ethnicity!

    Not only has raw recipes, but great, nutritional, “tweener” recipes (in between cooked and raw 🙂 )

    Thanks for the yummy blazing berry crumble! I made something similar a while back, but I made the crumble with more dates and made like a “pie crust” . I pushed it in the bottom of a small round dish, and topped it with blended berries with smidgen of agave. MMM what a 5 star treat!!!

    On a side note: We find that some people take these fun recipes WAY TOO seriously. Nobody NEEDS desserts to survive, of course its a splurge, and may not be what you want to eat every day all day long (dates, nuts, etc) But we think you should have fun with food and your palate and explore and enjoy. Try not to be too serious if its raw or perfectly soaked or sprouted… Use your judgement and feel your body.

    A quote we saw and liked – ” Its not what you do sometimes, it what you do MOST of the time”

    Much love and Aloha~

    Chris & Sara

  58. Nadia says:

    Can you please demonstrate how to make nut cheese? Thanks.

    By the way, I also love the clip in AnnMarie’s hair.


  59. Yvonne says:

    My question is, Candida sufferers eat this crumble.

    I would like to see you make some vegetable one dish meals that are simple and taste extra special.

    Many of the recipes I have tried are complicated to make and taste terrible.


  60. Yvonne says:

    One more question. I would like to have more explicit instructions on how long and what temperatures are the best to dry the burgers and roasts. I would like to know also what they are supposed to feel like when you take them out of the dryer. I did some burgers before and they felt wonderful when I took them out of the dryer, but upon cooling they were hard. Also how thick they should be when you first put them in, because sometimes they end up too thin. Thanks for your help

  61. Stephaine says:

    I second the raw chocolate suggestion. High Raw has been great, not finished yet, Half way there. Thanks for all the great information your show is excellent, and based on the comments your listeners are very smart and informative.

  62. Kiran says:

    Hoped you would let me know in advance when you’re passing through Oregon. Are you still here? I’m in Eugene now… Do connect! Love and blessings, Kiran

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  64. Irondoll says:

    I’d like to see some raw wraps with kinpira or benriner sliced veggies. Apples go nice, too. I never know exactly how to eat gobo root (burdock), turnips, rutabaga, celeriac, etc. since they have distinctive tastes and features. Think you can dig up some yummy stuff? (Kev, you are one lucky dog to have Ann!)

    BTW, I misplaced a bag of shiitake mushrooms I bought from the SF farmers market today….waaaaah….!

    Got recipes?

  65. Elana says:

    I would love to see someone actually make rejuvelac. It sounds complicated, but I am sure it isn’t.

  66. Robin says:

    I’m the only raw food eater in my family, so single-serving entree ideas would be nice.

    Also, maybe sometime you could do a low fat raw vegan (80/10/10 – style) dish.

    Thanks for the crumble recipe! It looks yummy!

  67. Jill says:

    That looks delicious! How about some raw breakfast ideas? I’m a huge cereal/oatmeal fan…some hot cereal recipes would be awesome for this time of year in IL (cooold November!)

  68. (sunflower seeds? cinnamon?)Your “Blazing Berry Crumble” sounds awesome BUT your ingredients and directions don’t match!! Could you please correct and clarify??

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