Browse through some of the best vegan breakfast recipes!
Don't knock this smoothie until you give it a go! If you're new to green smoothies it helps to have a tried and true recipe to follow as they can potentially go a bit haywire if the proportions of fruit to greens is off. Parsley is incredibly good for you, high in alkaline minerals and rich in vitamin C, beta carotene, and folate. It is also a great kidney cleansing herb! The strong taste of parsley is mellowed out by the sweetness of banana, blueberries and orange, and the chia helps thicken up the texture making this smoothie extra filling too! This smoothie is definitely a quick meal on the go, it has everything your body needs to get going on the right foot.
Chef Lisa Pitman of Vegan Culinary Crusade says, "with just seven ingredients, a food processor and ten minutes you can create a cherry concoction that will delight your little ones and please your palate. Since this sensational sweet is made entirely of fruit, nuts and whole grains feel free to serve it up for breakfast, an afternoon snack or an evening treat." Lisa also notes that if you have children this is the perfect recipe to get them involved with in the kitchen! It is fun and vibrant and loaded with healthy nutrients and energy for a growing body and they will definitely ask for seconds!
Chia is a true power food and makes for an amazing base to a sweet and more than easy to prepare raw vegan pudding. Gena Hemshaw of Choosing raw shares with us her technique for making a delicious vanilla flavored chia pudding rich in all 21 known amino acid, essential omega 3 fatty acids, iron, calcium and gentle soluble fiber. This pudding has a very "hempy" flavor, so it you prefer you can replace some of the hemp seeds with truly raw cashews to create a milder flavor. This is THE recipe to prepare when you need a no fuss breakfast.
Get ready for berry season! It's definitely on its way and let's keep our fingers crossed for an abundantly juicy, sugary year with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries abound! Heather Pace has a gift for taking fresh seasonal fruits and transforming them into raw desserts that look and taste positively gourmet. This mango berry crumble is no exception and it is so easy to make! Book mark this recipe so you can whip it up at the end of summer when your fridges and freezers are stocked up with antioxidant loaded berries. Best served with a scoop of raw vanilla bean ice cream (of course!).
Be like Sarah Britton of My New Roots and use this recipe to turn breakfast time into, as she puts it, "a ridiculous kitchen dance party delight!" This recipe really does taste brownie-tastic, yet contains no unhealthy or processed ingredients, just pure plant goodness and raw cacao. Loaded with antioxidants and healthy essential omega and polyunsaturated fatty acids, this smoothie will have you singing and dancing and ready to take on your day!
Peaches are one of summer's finest treats! Luscious, nectar-like, serenely delicious, they are something to look forward to every year. Here is a recipe from Sarah Britton that utilizes fresh seasonal peaches and a handful of other healthy ingredients to create this tasty cobbler! And if you find yourself gobbling this up for breakfast instead of dessert (maybe with a glass of freshly blended almond milk!) we promise not to tell! In fact, you can enjoy this recipe anytime guilt free because it is 100% healthy.
Mix up your kombucha drinking experience by making a light, whipped to perfection fruit and kombucha frostie! This recipe by Gena Hemshaw combines frozen fruit with GT's Synergy Kombucha (or your own home brew!) and a touch of fresh lime juice. The flavor outcome will vary depending on what flavor of kombucha you use, so play around and have fun with it! Conventional sugar and artificial dye loaded frosties aint got nothing on this organic recipe full of healthy probiotics!
A simple recipe that's also totally customizable. Take your choice of frozen fruit and blend with a small tsp of coconut oil and this becomes your base! Below you will find blueberry lemon sorbet and banana sorbet versions. You could even make several different flavors and layer them in a glass for a fun effect. Delicious, refreshing, cooling and light with simple ingredients for ease of digestion. You can use fresh fruit as well just note that this will lessen the amount of water needed. The perfect dessert to whip up on a whim!
If you've tried kombucha and love it you've probably wondered how to make your own as a fun experiment or just to save money! Amanda Maquire has perfected the art of home brewing kombucha and shared this recipe on her amazing blog Picklesnhoney. The sky is your limit as far as flavoring your kombucha. The trick is getting your culturing process down to ensure the best flavor, optimum acidity levels, and an end result that is free of icky bacteria, we want only the good stuff in our kombucha! In this particular variation Amanda used blueberries to flavor her kombucha. Simply add in a few tbs of frozen blueberries right before you bottle it up. You can also try mango, pineapple, goji berry, strawberry, blackberry, or try juicing fresh ginger and adding this prior to bottling. Drink your homemade kombucha and experience the health benefits such as improved energy and digestion, more balanced pH, and free radical protection! This recipe was adapted from kombuchakamp.com. Please see Amanda's other recipe here on RawFoodRecipes.com "Growing a Kombucha Scoby".
Amanda Maguire describes her bars in the following way, "simple ingredients with a texture that’s similar to a Larabar, but at a fraction of the cost. These bars can be easily customized to suit your tastes." All it takes is a quick whirl in the food processor and you're good to go. Store these bars in the fridge or freezer so they last a bit longer and take with you to work, school, or on your next nature adventure!
Sweet caramelly dates, creamy rich avocado, succulent and juicy strawberries, and a smooth pop of sweet aromatic vanilla bean come together to form a fantastic (and easy!) raw strawberry vanilla pudding that takes hardly any time to prepare. While it can indeed be enjoyed as a dessert, this recipe also makes a great breakfast pudding. Add more fresh berries, a generous sprinkling of goji berries, and maybe even some raw granola on top and enjoy a breakfast fit for royalty.
Bee pollen is a powerful superfood that is rich in b vitamins, essential amino acids (a complete protein!), antioxidants, minerals and trace elements, and can also help with seasonal allergies. In this recipe Sarah Britton combines this magical food with even more yummy ingredients: blueberries, banana, dates, fresh nut milk and a nice sized chunk of ginger. Follow her advice and start small with the bee pollen. It may even be good to try a single grain in the rare case that you might be allergic. This is the Perfect breakfast smoothie for a relaxed or busy weekend alike!
This is a fantastic and easy recipe that works great for children especially if you are looking for ways to get them interested in fruit. Cut up fresh applies, pears, or even celery sticks and scoop up this dense, creamy, sweet caramel dip. It has hints of lemon and vanilla and is made a bit richer with use of nut or seed butter. Soaking the dates beforehand will ensure a very smooth texture.
Really easy to throw together, these superfood protein bars will give you energy and nourishment when you most need it. They make a great breakfast on the go for those mornings when time is not on your side. Feel free to add any other superfoods that you'd like: goldenberries, hemp seeds, maca, lucuma, spirulina, etc. You could even add some Epic Protein to further boost the amino acid content for strong healthy tissues.
This recipe tastes like a refreshing lemon yogurt drink and makes the perfect light breakfast or even dessert on a warm summers evening. Young Thai coconut meat blends with a fresh burst of citrusy flavor from lemon juice and lemon flavored stevia. Also included in the recipe is fresh coconut water for hydration and electrolytes as well as ice to create the ultimate refreshment that is also nourishing for the body. This delicious drink is also very low glycemic!
Yep, that's right, it's mango season and it's easier than ever to find the creme de la creme of all mangoes, the champagne mango. These delicious vitamin c and beta carotene rich gems are not at all stringy and have a very sweet flavor and silky texture when left to ripen. A simple Thai coconut cream with vanilla and a touch of stevia is the perfect accompaniment for the luscious mango in this recipe. For this recipe, Heather Pace recommends you either chill the coconut cream before layering with your mango or at least make sure the young coconut has been kept in the fridge beforehand. This will ensure a delightfully cool dessert experience as we head into warming weather!
Why not have something yummy enough to be dessert for breakfast? With this recipe by Amber Shea Crawley you get a wonderful fusion of apple pie flavor and texture combined with the nutritional benefits of beta-glucan rich raw rolled oats, fresh juicy apple, and creamy protein rich almond milk. You can even place this recipe in the dehydrator for 30 minutes or place in a sauce pan over low heat to gentle warm up and really soften the oats and apple. This will also help fuse the flavors and spices together. Amber also gives a few suggestions for alternatives and substitutions if you are avoiding any ingredients in this recipe.
Sun cured vanilla bean make everything better. This sweet cream recipe is so easy to prepare and makes an amazing cream layer in a berry parfait, or drizzled over fresh cut fruit like in this particular recipe. A touch of fresh lemon juice gives this recipe juuuust the right amount of tang without detracting from the sweet vanilla flavor and richness of the cashew nuts.
It's just amazing how some foods can instantly transport you to a warm, sunny location with just one bite. Fresh ripe strawberries are definitely one of those foods. This springtime inspired tart recipe is the creation of raw vegan chef extraordinaire Lisa Pitman, and is the absolute perfect mix of flavors to induce that comforting feeling that Summer is right around the corner. In this recipe fresh succulent strawberries and finely chopped mint top a layer of sweet cashew banana cream and a crust of raw almonds, walnuts, dates and vanilla. Spring never tasted so sweet!
If you've got a big jar of coconut butter, agave, and raw cocoa powder on hand then this is the recipe for you! This ganache is heaven on earth and the great thing is that it can be used in any way your heart desires. Some suggestions would be: blend it into nut milk to make instant chocolate milk, drizzle over fresh fruit, banana ice cream, or a brownie to amp up the chocolate level, dip strawberries in it, or even eat it with a spoon (no one will know!)