Browse through some of the best vegan breakfast recipes!
Chia seeds have seen a huge boost in popularity in the recent years due to their unique nutritional benefits and versatility in recipes. They make an amazing binding agent in recipes that would typically call for eggs to do the trick. This recipe by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake will satisfy the craving for something sweet, dense and doughy all the while giving you a nice hit of omega 3 fatty acids, complete protein, calcium AND antioxidants from chia! If glutenous baked goods are your downfall than try out this tasty recipe, you'll be happy you did.
Didn't stumble across any 4 leaf clovers yesterday for St. Paddy's Day? No worries, you'll feel even luckier after drinking this protein-rich, superfood smoothie. That gorgeous green hue comes from spirulina, a complete protein containing all the essential amino acids. It’s rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), and also provides alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). As for that spoonful of bee pollen, it has antibiotic properties that can help protect the body from contracting viruses.
Mix up your usual fruit or smoothie breakfast with this tasty gluten-free pudding/porridge recipe by Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish! This is a truly wholesome dish with an earthy flavor that will remind you of grain/oat based porridge. The addition of chia adds a nice protein and efa boost. Top with pomegranate, hemp seeds, cinnamon, a sprinkling of coconut sugar, or additional chia seeds and enjoy!
This is a recipe that never goes wrong. The ingredients are flexible with delicious results every time! Parsley is a terrific blood cleanser, lemon balances the body’s pH, and ginger aids digestion. Drink this winning combo as part of your daily wellness regime to keep your body going at its very best.
This Raw Caramel Sauce by Nikki Stokes of Eating Vibrantly tastes absolutely amazing paired with fresh apple slices or berries. The perfect healthy sweet treat that only takes a few minutes of blending to make. Gluten, dairy-free, raw AND paleo friendly! You really can't go wrong with this simple and classic recipe that even the children in your household will love.
What better way to start the day than with antioxidant rich superfoods, medicinally healing essential oils and clean burning protein? If you’re new to essential oils, be sure to use Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG). If you’ve got a ripe banana around, try topping the granola with a few slices. The sweetness perfectly balances the tang of the camu-camu berry. This recipe acts as a great guideline if you're new to using therapeutic grade essential oils in food - so be sure to give it a taste test and adjust the flavors to your liking. Enjoy!
Unfortunately in this modern day in age our bodies have to deal with many pollutants from those found in the air we breath to the water and foods we ingest. We can't avoid them completely, but what we CAN do is make sure to provide our bodies with foods that are highly detoxifying. This recipe by Summer Sanders of Radiantly Raw Lifestyles has lots of alkalinizing greens including cilantro (which helps draw out heavy metals), avocado for a healthy dose of brain-nourishing fat, and fresh citrus for a hefty dose of fiber, bioflavonoids and vitamin C. This is the perfect clean-fuel recipe to start your day off on the right foot.
A creamy fruit smoothie rich in anti-inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids from flax and walnuts along with a powerful dose of antioxidants from blueberries. Ground cinnamon gives it a bit of spicy warmth while molasses adds another layer of flavor, a touch more sweetness, and blood-building iron.
When you combine the right ingredients together even the most healthy food can be exciting and taste absolutely amazing. This Super Love Smoothie Bowl was created by Summer Sanders of Radiantly Raw Lifestyles with a few key ingredients serving as inspiration: hemp seeds, avocado, maca and fresh strawberries. Show your body some LOVE this Valentines day by serving this vibrant superfood smoothie for breakfast. The whole family will enjoy it!
This crunchy and sweet cinnamon pecan granola by Heather Pace of Sweetly Raw makes a delicious and satisfying breakfast or energy-rich snack anytime of the day! Try it with fresh almond milk poured over the top, an additional dash of cinnamon spice, and fresh fruit such as apples, pears, pineapple or berries. Enjoy!
Omega 3's play a crucial role in the health of our bodies on a cellular level! Having enough of these delicate fats ensures that our cell membranes remain permeable for the ultimate flow of nutrients and removal of toxins. This recipe by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home is rich in plant-based omega 3's with powerful ingredients such as chia, hemp and flax. If you want to make it completely vegan simply replace the raw honey with a liquid sweetener such as coconut nectar, yacon syrup, or agave. Enjoy!
The perfect balance of creamy texture, sweetness and carrot cake spice.... Have your (carrot) cake and drink it too with this absolutely delicious and satisfying smoothie recipe by Emma Potts of Coconut and Berries! Garnish with a sprinkling crumbled Dastony coconut butter to mimic the flavor of a coconut butter frosting. So yummy!
A sweet and creamy mango beverage by Nikki Stokes of Eating Vibrantly inspired by a delicious yogurt drink known in India as lassi. Traditionally this blended beverage is served with spicy food to help refresh the palate and cool the system. This yummy raw version is free of all dairy, and instead relies on cashews for creaminess, fresh lemon juice for an added tang, fresh mango and banana for that deliciously fruity flavor and natural sweetness, and spices of nutmeg and cardamom for a traditional Indian flavor. Try it out, you wont be disappointed!
A thick and creamy double decker peppermint and chocolate smoothie creation by Rebecca Almazan of A Raw Education! No refined sweeteners are used in this recipe, only dates and frozen bananas. You also get the benefit of additional fiber from psyllium husk which helps give the chocolate layer an amazing pudding-like texture without having to rely on nuts or additional fats. If you love peppermint and chocolate you're going to love this healthy recipe!
Do you have a picky eater in your household who refuses to eat their veggies? The trick is all in the presentation! If you're on the look out for ways to sneak those leafy green veggies into your child's (or your own!) diet than this recipe by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen will be very well received! A creamy green smoothie with spinach, fresh mango, banana, cashew milk, ginger, vanilla, and a dash of green tea powder forms the actual base of a deliciously fruity cake. Agar, a thickener derived from algae, is added to help things set properly. Serve it with a sprinkling of macadamia shavings and fresh mint leaves to garnish.
Easy peasy raw apple crumble bars by Fee O. of Raw, Fit and Happy made with a simple blend of dates, raisins, nuts, seeds, cinnamon spice, vanilla and fresh fruit. Serve with coconut vanilla bean ice cream for dessert or make a batch for breakfast or brunch and feed the whole family something healthy and delicious!
Ditch the coffee and instead celebrate the beginning of a new day with a Wake Up Kiss Latte by Matt Amsden of RAWvolution! A rich nut milk infused with coconut nectar, cacao, vanilla bean, ground cinnamon, and a dash of reishi mushroom powder mixes into a blend of Teecino herbal coffee and yerba mate. The result is a creamy and subtely sweet, low glycemic, non-addictive, non-acidifying, longevity-enhancing tea-based elixir which pleases the taste buds, comforts the soul, boosts the immune system, energizes the body, and invigorates the mind. Enjoy!
This yummy dessert draws it's inspiration from a classic recipe native to the south: pecan pie. This raw and gluten-free version by Christina Ross of Love-Fed.com is ooey and gooey and luckily leaves all that refined sugar and butter to the wayside, instead getting it's sweetness from organic dates, lucuma, coconut crystals, coconut nectar, and raw honey (or maple syrup). Seriously yummy, rich, and completely satisfying. Serve with a side of frozen banana ice cream or for a more cozy experience, a cup of hot herbal tea.
Succulent pineapple, plump medjool dates, rich coconut and creamy cashews....it sounds an awful lot like paradise, doesn't it? With this fruity dessert bar recipe by Joelle Amiot of jarOhoney you'll experience a burst of tropical sunshine with every delicious bite. Serve for breakfast or for dessert and enjoy!
Healthy, raw and gluten-free doughnuts with actual nutritional benefits to match the pleasure of eating them? Yes, you read this right and while it may seem to good to be true this recipe by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen proves that with raw food cuisine miracles can happen. The actual doughnut base is a simple combination of raw cashews ground to a flour, flax, chia, dates, ginger, lemon zest and a dash of turmeric to lend that pop of orange. The frosting is a creamy, sweet, metabolism boosting combination of young coconut meat, coconut oil and a liquid sweetener of your choice. Both ginger and turmeric are highly anti-inflammatory herbs, as are all of the omega 3's found in flax and chia. Top with grated almonds and a few crunchy cacao nibs. Delicious!