Browse through some of the best vegan breakfast recipes!
From the chef, Kerry Ogden:
"When I taught raw food at the Tree of Life, my mantra to students was 'It’s always edible.' That’s beauty of raw. It’s hard to ruin. This recipe is a classic example. Snack bars didn’t stick? No problem! Call it a crumble, whip up some chia cream and you’re set to mix and match a medley of meals.
Swirl a dollop of chia cream in your morning smoothie or eat it plain as pudding. Top the crumble on soaked raw oats or add more tahini and roll into calcium-rich, energy balls. Or, go all out, and make this delicious fresh fruit parfait. Pear is pictured, but many fruits will work wonderfully - think peaches, plums, and cherries."
If you've ever wondered what it was like to sip on pure nectar of the God's than this recipe by Ann Oliverio of An Unrefined Vegan is it. Fresh cantaloupe melon blended with banana, a touch of lemon, raw cashews and creamy coconut butter. The result is ambrosia in your glass. Enjoy!
Once in a while a smoothie recipe comes along that will absolutely transport you into a completely different reality upon first sip. This one by Emma Potts of Coconut and Berries is one of those recipes. Fresh pear combines with juicy medjool dates, creamy cashews, homemade almond milk, spicy ginger root, ice and chocolatey-rich cacao nibs to tie it all together with a crunch.
Here is a simple way to enjoy one of summer's greatest and most refreshing pleasures: fresh watermelon! The combination of naturally sweet melon with a touch of fresh lime juice and hint of Himalayan salt really brings an entirely new dimension of flavor to this seasonal treat.
And check out all of the fantastic benefits of watermelon (shared directly from Jeeva Lifestyle)
Aids Weight Loss
Excellent post-workout snack
Natural Stress Buster (high in Vit B6)
Great for Skin
Fights Fatigue and keeps your Metabolism in High Gear
Improves Insulin Sensitivity
Helps in Urine Infection
Helps clean and eliminate toxic waste from intestines
Good for cardiovascular health
Succulent mango and peach puree layered with lucuma enhanced crunchy sprouted buckwheaties and a dense and chocolatey raw cashew cacao mousse. The perfect sweet treat by Stefania D'Alessandro of La Tortoise packed with Vitamin C, flavonoids, and antioxidants. You could even serve it up for breakfast because, when you're eating raw, chocolate for breakfast is pretty standard. Enjoy!
Sometimes the simplest of ingredient combinations create the most delectable of taste experiences. Such is the case with these sweet, creamy cashew maple vanilla spread by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home. This is such a treat paired with apple slices or fresh fruit of all kinds. It also makes a great spread for sprouted toast, muffins, or even waffles. Enjoy!
Fresh coconut water combines with creamy avocado, antioxidant-packed dragon fruit (also known as pitaya), fresh apricot and banana, mineral-rich kale, a dash of hormone balancing maca powder, superfood toppings and a drizzling of Rawmio chocolate hazelnut spread to finish things off in high style. Another amazing love-infused superfood smoothie bowl creation by Ksenia Breakfast Criminals!
ps. The highly anticipated Breakfast Criminals ebook is finally here!! Over 100 recipes and expert tips on how to elevate your breakfasts to an entirely new level with epic green smoothies, acai bowls, layered parfaits, protein pancakes, quinoa porridges, and MORE! Purchase your copy today and prepare yourself for massive amounts of inspiration.
This green smoothie by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen is packed with all the good stuff: fresh fruit, leafy greens, coconut water, popped (or sprouted) quinoa, and even an added medicinal boost of fresh turmeric and ginger root. If you like smoothies with added crunchiness for a fun variation of texture, and like your green smoothies to be substantial enough to hold you over until lunch, you will love this nutrient-packed recipe. Enjoy!
A so-simple-it's-genius recipe shared by Gena Hemshaw from her highly anticipated recipe book Choosing Raw. This is a great way to get a well rounded snack into your body with a balanced ratio of healthy carbs, essential fats, proteins, and fresh greens. Green smoothies are great but sometimes you need to chew!
Please head over to Gena's blog for 2 more simple variations to play with including original pb +maple and cookies and cream. Tasty, nutritious, quick, beyond easy and GREAT for kids too!
Breakfast Criminals is all about sharing superfood recipes straight from the heart. This particular smoothie bowl happens to also help nourish the heart *chakra* with plenty of green leafy ingredients. If you haven't yet jumped on the superfood smoothie bowl band wagon now is the time and here is a great recipe to start you out on the right track! You wont believe how wonderful and satisfied you'll feel.
This recipe was originally shared on AuraCacia.
Getting a little bored with your usual smoothie combos lately? Give this one a try from Gena Hemshaw of Choosing Raw! Fresh banana and grapes add that perfect level of sweetness while cucumber and coconut water add refreshing hydration. Avocado bumps up the creaminess factor while kale, spinach, cilantro and parsley add more nutrients and help the body detoxify. Enjoy!
Chia is a true superfood all-star with loads of omega 3's, fiber, minerals including calcium and iron, essential amino acids and antioxidants! The antioxidants, in fact, help keep the chia seeds' delicate oils from going rancid, making them a great alternative to more volatile seeds such as flax when it comes to an omega 3 boost.
Enjoy this delicious and health promoting chocolate pudding by Jodi Burke featuring our favorite superfood seed along with raw cacao, avocado and vanilla!
Roll those sleeves up and try your hand at a delicious and nutrient-rich Berry Bliss Splish Splash superfood smoothie shared via Breakfast Criminals! Follow the recipe exactly, or use this quote as inspiration to get creative and follow your own intuition:
“And remember to have fun during this time, don’t strive to be perfect. Perfection is overrated so most importantly pay attention to how your body is responding and journal in the food diary.” – Elena Kulakovska, KUL HEALTHY YOU
Fill your hungry belly, nourish yourself fully and induce a lovely superfood glow with a delicious, satisfying and effortless Berry Tahini Chia Pudding by Breakfast Criminals! Enjoy plenty of omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, calcium, magnesium, iron, protein, antioxidants, and Vitamins C and E all within this tasty and highly nutritious recipe.
One of Breakfast Criminals' most shared and well loved recipes to date!
By adding oats to your smoothies and chia puddings the texture becomes thicker, creamier and ultra delicious. Read on for a fantastic superfood variation of a classic chia oat smoothie bowl complete with magenta-colored pitaya (also known as dragonfruit) and deep green spirulina. Breakfast SHOULD look like a brightly colored work of art, don't you agree?
A work from the chef:
"This combo was truly magical and was the perfect fuel pre-workout. You gotta eat for life folks. Put the coffee and workout stimulants down- they will only harm your liver/kidney/adrenals. Reach for real food and feed your body so it will perform like a race car. "
Stone fruit is in season and bursting with deliciousness right now! This simple and elegant recipe by Joelle Amiot of jarOhoney combines a summertime favorite (fresh apricots) with raw cashew chevre, and hints of edible lavender. A unique recipe perfect for a late Spring/early Summer picnic appetizer or savory dessert. Enjoy!