Spiced Raw Veggies

Not only do many spices naturally boost your metabolism, they’re also delicious. These spice mixes will make you much more likely to opt for raw veggies when you’re looking for something to munch on in the afternoon.


Makes 2 cups
Prep time: 20 minutes


  • 2 cups chopped raw vegetables of choice: carrots, celery, cucumbers, kohlrabi, jicama, celery root, broccoli stalks, etc.

Sweet and Spicy Seasoning

  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper

Mexican Seasoning

  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1⁄4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1⁄4 to 1⁄2 tsp. chili powder (optional)
  • 1 tbs. lime juice
  • 1⁄4 tsp. sea salt


Choose your seasoning variation and combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. Add the vegetables and toss until coated. Serve immediately.

Reprinted with permission from Go With Your Gut: The Insider’s Guide to Banishing the Bloat With 75 Digestion-Friendly Recipes by Robyn Youkilis, copyright © 2016. Published by Kyle Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

Why No Numbers?

Readers sometimes ask us why we don’t publish nutrition information with our recipes. We believe that (barring specific medical advice to the contrary) if you’re eating primarily whole, healthy foods — an array of sustainably raised vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes, meats, fish, eggs, whole-kernel grains, and healthy fats and oils — you probably don’t need to stress about the numbers. We prefer to focus on food quality and trust our bodies to tell us what we need.  — The Editors

Photography by Ellen Sliverman

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