Browse through some of the best vegan breakfast recipes!
Don't you just love recipes that utilize your left over almond pulp from making almond milk? There is no need to let that stuff go to waste because it makes a wonderful base for raw breads, both sweet and savory. In this recipe by Deborah Marsh you will find ingredients like coconut flour, flax and psyllium, chewy dried cranberries, ripe mashed banana, freshly squeezed orange juice, chopped walnuts, lucuma, coconut palm sugar and lovely spices of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and vanilla. The bread can be eaten warm right out of the dehydrator smothered in vanilla cashew lucuma icing!
Ice cream made from 100% raw fruits and nuts? YES! And it tastes like a totally decadent treat! This recipe does call for an ice cream maker, but if you don't have one do not despair, you can still make it by placing your fruit puree in the freezer and stirring every half our or so until frozen. If you've ever shied away from making a raw ice cream because of a long complicated list of ingredients than this is the recipe for you. Sweet and simple.
This recipe marks the beginning of Sarah Britton's new "Summer Lights" series of recipes on her amazing blog My New Roots. A blend of sweet fruits, green veggies, zesty lime and super nutrient dense hemp seeds and spirulina, this smoothie is as nourishing as it is refreshing. Blend it up and serve yourself a Summer holiday in a glass! If dates and bananas aren't your thing you can always leave them out and add a touch of stevia for a lower glycemic option.
Have you ever tried taking only 1 type of fruit and making a meal of it? This perfect summer smoothie contains only fresh nectarines and nothing else. If you desire something a bit more complex you can blend in a few bananas or even a few soaked dates to sweeten it up. This is a great recipe to make if you're wanting to give your digestive system a little rest. Kristina states, "Who said eating raw is too time consuming and complicated?! This eazzzy smoothie takes less than five minutes to make and is PERFECT for Summer weather! Enjoy!"
Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram, the queen of low fat raw vegan recipes, blows us away with a fabulously healthy rendition of cherry cobbler, just in time for cherry season! This recipe could definitely serve more than 1 but since it is so low in fat and high in nutrition you could really consume the whole thing yourself and not feel a tinge of guilt! This recipe is a 4 part layered masterpiece with fresh cherry and date puree, the meat of one young coconut, and optional almonds and cinnamon. Enjoy for dessert or as a yummy breakfast to begin a highly energized day!
One dilema that people often run into with traditional raw food cuisine is that many recipes relay on nuts to create texture and bulk. This can make certain foods harder to digest for some and substantially higher in fat. Sprouted buckwheat makes a great replacement for nuts in things like snack bars and granola, giving them a lighter quality, and bringing to the table valuable enzymes, life force and macronutrients such as protein and phytonutrients such as rutin. Many mistake buckwheat for a grain but in actuality it is a seed and is very easy and fast to sprout. Nicole Axworthy says the following about her delicious little sprouted buckwheat bites- "With these mini bites of energy on hand, you’ll have no problem keeping up with family and friends during summer weekends full of activites like cycling, running and gardening."
Raw waffles?! Yes, anything is possible when you have a creative mind like Megan McMurray of Decadently Raw! This is a truly masterful recipe, decadent yes, but also surprisingly easy to make. If you've ever wondered if it's possible to make raw vegan waffles the answer is most definitely, and with this recipe now is your chance to shine! The waffle base is a simple mixture of freshly ground flax, pecans, and soaked buckwheat groats. A perfect fusion of decadence and healthy nutrition!
Raw desserts don't have to be complicated, as proven by this scrumptious blueberry cobbler recipe by Hannah Mendenhall! This recipe has literally only two preparation steps, and the ingredients are probably things you already have in your kitchen. The crumble top is simply oat groats, ground flax, raw honey, cold pressed coconut oil and a pinch of salt. The berry pie mixture is the simple and winning combination of fresh or frozen blueberries and honey. 1 serving of this cobbler is simply not enough...
In this recipe Marlie Centawer combines creamy frozen bananas with fresh young Thai coconut meat, blueberries, lucuma, vanilla, stevia, goji berries and bee pollen to create a smoothie that's fit for the God's! Yummm! Drink this ambrosia smoothie and pay homage to the beautiful divine being that you are, inside and out!
A fabulously delicious, versatile and filling raw breakfast that will definitely give you the nutritional oomph to get through the day until lunch time. By soaking the oats we enhance their digestibility and nutrition, and also create a soft texture without the use of heat. Once you combine the soaked oats with chia, brazil nut milk, and a dash of lemon juice you can layer this mixture with this luscious, sweetly spiced strawberry sauce for a unique breakfast treat! Use the leftover sauce with pancakes, yogurt, ice cream, or layered with raw almond or cashew butter on sprouted spread. Sarah Britton shares with us a lot of wonderful information about the importance of soaking grains on her amazing blog My New Roots. Here is a little excerpt:
"Soaking allows enzymes, lactobacilli and other helpful organisms to break down and neutralize phytic acid. As little as seven hours of soaking in acidulated water will neutralize a large portion of phytic acid in grains. The simple practice of soaking cracked or rolled cereal grains overnight will vastly improve their nutritional benefits."
This recipe is incredibly easy, affordable, AND tasty! It makes the perfect base for an open raw vegan sandwich when you want something a little softer than a cracker but not too dense and complicated with the ingredients. This is Sarahfae's simple "no frills" recipe that can be adapted to suit your tastes. Make it savory, sweet, or even spicy!
A simply classic chia seed porridge recipe created at the hands of the uber talented Jason Wrobel. Once your fresh hemp milk is made all that's left to do is pour milk over the chia seeds, add the other ingredients and let soak until the chia seeds swell and the recipe forms that perfect porridge consistency. If you're looking for breakfast ideas that really pack a nutritional punch this chia porridge is an excellent idea. The omega 3 fatty acid content and complete amino acid profile of chia, as well as their high fiber content, makes them incredibly nourishing and satisfying. This recipe also contains a generous serving of antioxidants with a handful each of goji berries, blueberries, and cacao nibs as well as superfood maca for hormone regulation. Breakfast doesn't get much better than this!
How does one go about creating the taste of butterscotch in a raw vegan recipe? Through lucuma of course! This peruvian superfruit comes in a fine powder that has a deliciously sweet, buttery, graham cracker-esque flavor. Frozen bananas, almond milk, young coconut, maca, vanilla bean, and dates combine with lucuma in this recipe by Heather Pace to create a divine fusion of sweet creaminess! You will not be sorry you tried this out!
Thanks to Sarah Britton, we now have instructions for how to turn chlorella into a delicious creamy sweet drizzly sauce that can be added to desserts and breakfasts! Chlorella is a single celled blue green algae that is incredibly rich in all nutrients needed by the human body. It is nearly 60% protein by weight and contains high levels of beta carotene, iron, b vitamins, trace minerals and chlorophyll! It offers antioxidant capabilities, helps bind and remove heavy metals from the body, and can help elevate pH to a more alkaline level. We find that honey works best for this recipe but feel free to use your liquid raw sweetener of choice.
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.