Browse through some of the best vegan breakfast recipes!
Creamy, sweet, frosty, fruity, and zingy are just a few words Hannah used to described her elegant and fun strawberry rose smoothie recipe. "My Strawberry Rose Smoothie was everything I wanted and imagined it to be. The small scoop of dried sour cherries nicely balanced the sweetness of the strawberries, and the rosewater and vanilla were subtle enough to create a taste that was not so much floral as queen-like and ethereal." Sunshine and Happiness in a glass!
Nothing really says summer like fresh watermelon, and they are making an appearance in the produce section more and more these days. Summer must be on it's way! Get the party started early with this amazing watermelon slushie recipe which will keep you cool and nice and hydrated! Chef Lisa Pitman recommends you purchase a large organic watermelon, cut it up, and freeze it so you can create this recipe anytime! It is especially refreshing and restoring after a run in the sunshine or playtime outside.
Chocolate superfood alchemist Julia Corbett describes her chocolate elixir recipe very eloquently: "This herbal chocolate elixir really tastes like cookies and cream, and is high in minerals like magnesium, copper and selenium. A tasty meal in a glass, great for a morning energy kick or post exercise refuel."
Simplicity at it's finest! This chocolate mylk recipe combines fresh coconut milk with ice, a few drops of stevia, and of course a few tbs of Rawtella for a rich cacao hazelnut experience. Rawtella is sweetened only with coconut sugar crystals, which are low glycemic. Stevia is NO glycemic which makes this recipe very easy on the blood sugar. Sip on it's own, as a mylk over a raw cereal or porridge, or as a base for smoothies. Or leave out the ice, add a bit more water, and gently warm on the stove top and sprinkle with a little extra cocoa powder and coconut crystals for a warm drinking chocolate. Mmmm
A great protein packed, nutrient dense smoothie recipe by Callie England! She says, "This Protein Smoothie Bowl is a personal fav of mine, as I love the contrast of the crunchy raw granola with the creamy smoothie. Plus, the chewing makes me actually feel like I’m eating something – which, at times, can be a nice feeling (ha)." We love the addition of ashwagandha for healthy thyroid function and sustained energy! Living Intentions makes some of the best tasting raw granola's out there. Try the deliciously sweet and crunchy Cacao Crunch or Hemp and Greens to top this smoothie recipe.
Get in touch with your inner child with these raw vegan oatmeal cookies based on a recipe everyone knows all too well. The coconut oil and apple puree in this recipe will add a moist softness to the texture. Who doesn't love an oatmeal raisin cookie, i mean really! Another benefit of preparing this recipe is that your house is sure to smell of sweet apples and cinnamon while the cookies are dehydrating. Divine!
This is one of Marlie Centawer's amazing "Smoothie Saturday" recipes. It's a gorgeous blend of fresh fruits and superfoods such as spinach, chia seeds, hemp protein, spirulina, and maca and will surely start your day, and weekend, off on the right foot with powerful nutrients, greens, essential fatty acids, and protein!
This green juice is packed with chlorophyll and minerals like silica and calcium, and will nourish your body and spirit! The secret to making a palatable green juice is to balance out the strong flavor of the concentrated greens with mild flavored water rich ones like celery and cucumber. Also adding lemon and a touch of sweet fruit is always helpful. This recipe uses green apple which is lower sugar and adds a nice element of tartness. Consume this juice while absorbing warm rays of sunshine on your face and focusing on all that you are grateful for. Raise your glass, take a sip, and radiate your beauty to the world!
A light, creamy, medicinal sesame sweet potato drink with some powerful hormone balancing effects. Once blended thoroughly, the sweet potato takes on a very pleasant, delicate flavor and combines very well with the rich earthiness of the sesame milk. This recipe contains both ashwaghanda and maca which are both adaptogenic herbs helping to balance and strengthen the endocrine system. Ashwaghanda in particular is one of the most widely used herbs in Ayurvedic medicine for energy and strength and also has a very calming effect on the nervous system. Lucuma, maca and cinnamon combine synergistically to help balance out the somewhat strong flavor of the ashwaghanda. Enjoy for breakfast or as a calming drink before bed time.
Beets and beet greens have amazing liver cleansing abilities and these days it's a good idea to give the liver a little extra support and love. We recommended making and enjoying this juice at least a few times per week. Beyond being extremely detoxifying it is also super hydrating and delicious. The lemon, ginger, cucumber and apple help balance out the root vegetables and create a very well rounded flavor.
Chef Marlie educates us about the benefits of beets:
"Nutritional powerhouses, beets are an excellent source of antioxidants, help to regulate digestion, cleanse the liver and detoxify our cells. The leaves are also edible, and are chocked full of beta-carotene. What better way to alkalize the bod than with beets?"
This frothy, creamy, warming latte elixir recipe starts with a base of medicinal chaga tea and becomes a rich sensory experience with the addition of fresh sesame mylk, vanilla bean, raw cacao, cinnamon, nutmeg and mesquite pod meal. Chaga is a medicinal mushroom that is revered in Chinese medicine for it's ability to enhance the immune system and provide the body with powerful antioxidants. It is one of the most ultimate superfoods and works perfectly as a base for lattes like this one. Feel free to add your sweetener of choice if desired.
Chef Marlie Centawer describes her amazing banana cacao soft serve recipe- "This recipe uses bananas, cacao powder, a dash of cinnamon and vanilla, and some fresh mint to create a luscious palette of cooling flavours that will kick those taste buds into simple dessert heaven."
Banana soft serve will forever be a favorite amongst raw foodies as it is so easy to prepare and always hits the spot! Enjoy at breakfast time or as a dessert and feel no shame as it's completely healthy for you. It's the perfect recipe to share with friends as they will be shocked at how decadent, creamy and sweet frozen bananas can be when processed into a smooth soft serve consistency.
A low glycemic, super-food infused, healing and alkalinizing smoothie recipe perfect for all the green smoothie drinking green goddesses out there! Added to the green power of cucumber and romaine there is the addition of spirulina and barley greens powder, as well as a hit of herbal medicine from maca and the Chinese herb he shou wu. Top with goji berries or bee pollen. This recipe is perfect for those with blood sugar imbalances and the sweetness can be adjusted by adding more or less stevia.
A little bite sized carrot cake! The great thing about raw desserts is you don't have to feel even a smidgen of gilt while eating. These are totally healthy and easy to whip up. Try making sandwich cookies by spreading a sweet cashew cream cheese frosting in between two layers of cookie. Don't forget to dunk your cookies in some fresh almond milk and smile because life is just amazing!
Summer is right around the corner and what's every raw foodie's favorite part of the season? The abundance of fresh summer produce of course! This smoothie is packed full of antioxidants from dark cherries and makes for an equally pleasing dessert or breakfast. Add a vegan protein powder like Epic Protein (Lucuma Vanilla flavor would be amazing) Or turn it into a green smoothie by throwing in a handful or two of greens. This treat is based on Kristen's Chocolate Cherry Bomb recipe.
Creamy, dreamy, lemony goodness with a delectable sprinkling of sweet cinnamon and nutmeg spiced crunch. This recipe draws its inspiration from key lime pie. Chef Rawloulou shares about her decadent dessert recipe, "This is Loulou's version of Raw Model's Key Lime Pie, I had no limes, so I used Lemon and I wanted to veer away from using nuts for a pie base so I ended up using my 'sweet crunch' (see below) instead to give texture."
Don't let this mouthwatering picture deceive you by it's lovely gourmet composition into thinking this is a complicated recipe. It is actually very simple and only requires 4, yes only 4, ingredients!
Dense yet pliable and soft, these pancakes are sooooo easy to create and will actually take you less time than traditional pancakes (minus the dehydration time) If you haven't yet experimented with making raw vegan pancakes then it is about time. Have fun with your raw food diet!
Sometimes flavors simply come together in a perfect harmony of delicious taste. So is the case with this easy granola recipe which encompasses the enticing flavors of cinnamon, maca, vanilla bean, almonds and blueberries! Sprouted buckwheat is often used as a base in granolas because of it's light crunchy texture and high protein content. Also, it is very affordable!
Who doesn't crave a crunchy and delightfully sweet bowl of granola once in a while for breakfast? This is the perfect basic granola recipe, with the added unexpected flare of coriander spice. Hemp milk is a great alternative to almond or any other nut milk because the seeds don't require soaking and blend up extremely well. Straining isn't even a necessity if you are running low on time but it will ensure the smoothest milk possible.