Browse through easy vegan recipes. If you are just getting started on the vegetarian lifestyle these will be a breeze to learn and help you stay on your journey!
I really used to LOVE Rolos and one day I was in my kitchen thinking, why not start making alternative versions of my childhood favourites? Then the idea for Rawlos was born (see what I did there!) These have just the right combination of gorgeous meltingly ‘milk’ chocolate with an incredible sticky caramel inside... you won’t believe it’s sugar and dairy free! They are a treat for sure - maybe have one or two (or three) after a very big, green smoothie!
HAPPY NATIONAL BLONDIE DAY!
That’s right—today, January 22nd, is apparently National Blondie Day. Since I consider myself a bit of a blondie queen, I couldn’t possibly let it pass by unnoticed, now could I?
I found out about this “holiday” on Thursday night, as I was riding the emotional high that your kind comments lent me. One particular comment stuck out to me. Brenda said:
Now, go dream up some wonderful super easy recipe for me to try out.
So I did. And wouldn’t you know, it was a smashing success on the very first try!
uses common ingredients
works with a variety of substitutions
takes less than 5 minutes to prepare from start to finish
requires only one piece of equipment (food processor)
conveniently makes just one serving
doesn’t require any advance prep
does NOT require baking OR dehydration
provides instant gratification
It also happens to be:
and frickin’ DELICIOUS!
So here it is, folks. This is the treat I spontaneously concocted in my kitchen on Thursday night, thanks in large part to YOU. Consider it my little way of saying “thank you,” again.
This is a sweet and tangy delicate after dinner treat or any time snack! A powerhouse of nutrition with a nutty lemon bite.
You may be thinking, "broccoli and banana?!" Yes we know its an unlikely pair, however, this smoothie works out very nicely. The sweet creaminess of frozen bananas helps to smooth over any overly green flavor of broccoli. The spinach and spirulina are hardly even detectable, however they do contribute to the creaminess of texture. Maca and lucuma add a subtle maltiness that is quite delicious. The result is a thick, creamy smoothie packed to the brim with green nutrition! Top with bee pollen for an immune system boost as well as extra protein and B vitamins.
Have you had the divinely pleasing taste experience of raw cacao paired with organic blackberries? This recipe is so easy to make, but is definitely not lacking in flavor (or antioxidants for that matter!) Wild harvested blackberries are best but if you don't have them just choose the highest quality organic variety that you can. Low in fat and super high in nutrients, this ice cream will delight your palette and your eyes as you gaze upon the vibrant hues of purple and dark chocolate.
This gorgeous and wholesale recipe was adapted by Golubka from a recipe found in The Sprouted Kitchen by Sara Forte. Instead of preparing the quinoa traditionally using heat, Golubka chose to sprout the quinoa and leave it in its raw state. The vibrant green of the collards contrasts perfectly with the ruby hue of fresh beets and vibrant orange of carrots. Don't forget to include thick slices of avocado, fresh sprouts, and a generous spread of miso-carrot sauce.
Even a treat like ice cream can become a highly nutritious superfood when you make it raw vegan! Black sesame seeds are especially high in minerals such as calcium, zinc, and copper and are amazing for the hair and skin. In Chinese medicine they have a warming, chi balancing effect and have even been said to bring back color to hair thats begun to grey. This is a delicious gourmet recipe by Golubka that will tantalize those taste buds and give the body a hefty dose of nutrients from black sesame and fresh coconut!
If gloomy fall weather has you feeling a little less than cheery this recipe may very well be your remedy! This cheesecake by Ulyana Michailov is like sunshine and joy in a pie pan! Enjoy the silky texture of young coconut, cashews, irish moss and fresh mango paired with an almond coconut crust.
A smoothie full of good omega fats for everyone and specially designed with baby bellies and nursing mammas in mind. This smoothie makes a great breakfast or afternoon snack. And look at the frozen heart-shaped strawberry! How perfect for this for the Omega Baby Smoothie. It tastes a lot like a strawberry milkshake with a hint of kiwi, such great flavor and super good for you too! Some studies suggest you should avoid hemp oil during pregnancy and others suggest it’s a great addition, so use your intuition and consult with a nutritionist before using it as your omega source during pregnancy OR just switch to Chia Oil instead :)
Chef Raw Loulou says - "One thing I used to love about Holloween as a child were the 'Toffee apples' (aka Pomme d'amour as the French call them.... such a great name!!) my Mom used to make for us. I felt like making a healthier version of these today, but not using apples, but bananas instead......"
This is definitely more of a summer favorite, but it’s a nice change of pace from pumpkin everything. This easily makes enough for two people (aww) or one person if you are selfish and very hungry.
Nothing goes better with a warm cup of tea in the Fall than a sweet coconut macaroon especially when it possesses a bright pop of orange like these! Warm them up in the dehydrator for a more authentic macaroon texture and to saturate your ingredients with rich coconut flavor.
This is a refreshing and very simple soup that's perfect for a hot summer day.
fat: 28 gr
carbs: 27 gr
protein: 5 gr
This is the perfect salad to ease your way into eating more kale! It's covered in a creamy, tangy mayo and topped with a smoky walnut crumble.
Now is the season to showcase the yumminess and versatility of the popular and highly nutritious squash we so lovingly refer to as the Pumpkin. This recipe is so simple and fresh, and requires only a few ingredients to complete. You will need a freezer and a high speed blender or juicer with a homogenization attachment in order to get that ultra smooth ice cream consistency.
When it comes to using food for artistic spiritual expression, nothing beats raw dessert creation. Marlie Centawer says, "to me, this raw creation is a living mandala, an Organic Blueberry Soul Mandala Pie to be shared with those you love most." Don't forget to put some soul into your recipes, it's the most important ingredient.
An energy bar made of dates, walnuts, cranberries, flax, and hemp seed.
Who says pumpkin pie can't be healthy, vegan, raw, AND low fat? This is an all-treat-no-trick recipe by Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram for one of America's most beloved traditional Holiday desserts! This recipe involves only two steps, a handful of fresh ingredients, a Vitamix, a food processor, a pie dish and plenty of love!
If you or someone you know is not a fan of raw cauliflower, well this might be the perfect recipe for you. There's a secret ingredient in this wonderful mock couscous dish that takes the edge off of the sometimes potent raw cruciferous, while giving it a nutty flavor that rivals the real thing. I'm absolutely addicted to this recipe at the moment, and I honestly can't imagine I'll tire of it anytime in the near future. You can enjoy this couscous warm, or cold, and with a bevy of different veggie combinations. Best of all this is by default a nut free and oil free recipe, although you wouldn't have guessed it at first bite. But who cares about all that health mumbojumbo -- I want a tasty bowl of food, darn-nit! Did I mention the secret ingredient has something to do with pumpkin? How fitting for the Holiday season!
Enjoy this smoothie as a delicious and super healthy alternative to chocolate which contains caffeine and can be over stimulating for the adrenals. If you’re allergic to peanuts – just leave the butter out for a carob-banana smoothie.