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!
You dont need an abundance of time in the morning in order to get plenty of nutrients in your body to fuel your day. By adding dark greens like spinach and chlorophyll and protein rich chlorella to a fruit based smoothie you get the benefits of all that green nutrition without any pungent flavors. This smoothie is an antioxidant laden dream come true and is so creamy and sweet! Play around with these ingredients to customize your smoothie with the perfect proportions for you! we recommend: 2 bananas, 1 cup frozen fruit, 1 cup spinach, 2 dates, 1tsp chlorella and maca!
A sweet, buttery filling with a hint of vanilla bean and coffee enveloped in a rich, dark chocolate shell. Superbly delicious!
Beads of mangosteen fruit burst in the mouth with juicy sweetness after every bite of this delicious raw, vegan cashew and coconut based ice cream! Sweetened only with dates and lightly spiced with organic cardamom.
Mangosteen, often referred to as the queen of fruit, contains over 40 different compounds called xanthones which act as powerful antioxidants for our bodies. The bark, the leaves, as well as the juicy fruit have been used in various healing tonics by Native cultures and even mainstream medicine has begun to catch on to its disease preventing attributes. The anti-inflammatory and regenerative qualities of this fruit are truly amazing! it is a tropical fruit and can therefore be tricky to come across. Try your local Asian market, or substitute ripe pears in this recipe for a similar flavor.
Nothing says summertime quite like the sugary sweetness of fresh, ripe mango! This recipe by Aksheeta Sheelvant of Jeeva Lifestyle combines juicy mango with a few other wholesale raw, vegan ingredients to create creamy saffron popsicles perfect for a mid afternoon snack while enjoying the sunshine! You may choose to use raw cane sugar for additional sweetness, or simply relay on the natural sugar found in mango. Enjoy!
Pesto and avocado - two savory food items that most everyone loves whether they're raw foodies or not! This is a great recipe to try out if you love the enticing flavors of garlic, basil and olive oil in pesto but want to enjoy something other than the typical pasta dish. Or maybe you just hit up the farmers market and scored fresh basil and have avos ripe and ready to use on hand! Either way you wont be disappointed with this recipe.
This fresh fruit smoothie is the perfect treat to wake up to on a Saturday morning! It's cheerfully bright, pleasantly sweet and perfectly creamy and takes its inspiration from the eternally sunny Hills of Beverly. You can use store bought almond or coconut milk, or for a totally raw version make your own (links to those recipes included).
Raw pastry cookies filled with a dollop of freshly made strawberry jam! This recipe couldn't get much cuter and inviting if it tried. Completely free of gluten and processed flours, instead the pastry is made from cashew nuts, almond and coconut flours and is sweetened with pure maple syrup. The jam is both sweet and ever-so-slightly tart with a zesty touch of lemon and hint of vanilla. Delicious!!!
If you're unfamiliar with Salba it is actually an heirloom variety of chia seed - a highly nutritious super-seed which is a member of the mint family! This recipe is extremely gentle on the tummy making it a great nutrient dense treat to enjoy even if it's near bedtime. Top with bee pollen, rice bran, cacao nibs, goji berries, or a sprinkle of non-gmo soy lecithin for an added superfood boost!
Instead of using the typical cashew for that creamy consistency this recipe utilizes banana mixed with melted coconut oil and coconut shreds for a lighter and fluffier feel. A sweet, creamy, lemony filling atop a flakey crust of oats, dates and coconut. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to make this beautiful dessert!
This is truly a Vitamin C packed power salad! Vitamin C actually helps strengthen the collagen and elastin in our skin - the proteins that help give skin that youthful, smooth, elastic nature. The sweetness of maple syrup along with the acidity of the citrus fruits help to balance out any bitter flavor from the kale. A great salad to enjoy throughout the year! Learn more about the benefits of grapefruit here.
Detoxify, improve digestion, get a nice hefty dose of b-vitamins and enzymes AND enjoy a refreshing, fizzy, fruity, herbalicious drink with a kick of ginger. It's Christina of Love-Fed.com's Basil Berry Ginger Kombucha and it's positively healthy and delicious! Step by step directions below.
This is by far my easiest recipe and at the end of summer when the farmers market is in full gear these ingredients are overflowing in my fridge. Serve this cold soup with toast and an avocado spread preferably on the porch and with a tall glass of lemonade!
Thank you to the brilliant Marquis Matson for coming up with these amazing raw snicker bars! A nutty macadamia, almond crust pairs with a gooey medjool date caramel filling and raw chocolate coating. These would make a great treat for children when that need for something sweet arises. Throw those packaged candy bars out the door!
Craving a hearty raw soup that will leave your tummy full and your body feeling nourished? This is a delightfully simple recipe by Marquis Matson of Real Raw Kitchen that will only take a few moments to whip up. Perfect for a drizzly grey day. Heat gently on the stove and add a few marinated mushrooms on top for extra warmth, texture and taste. Serve with a side salad and perhaps a sprinkling of spirulina for fun.
Upgrade your basic tabbouleh and hummus recipe by sprouting your grains and beans for a 100% life force and nutrient activated meal! This recipe has plenty of yummy middle eastern flavor with fresh lemon, mint, parsley and garlic. We recommend about 4 cups spouts for this recipe. Check out Mikeala's sprouting tips here.
If you're looking to incorporate more raw foods in your diet having a solid pate recipe is very helpful! This one by Mama Mouse uses a base of sunflower seeds which are both affordable and offer a nice robust flavor and healthy dose of vitamin E and nourishing fats. Use this pate as a yummy filling for sushi or wrap it up in a collard leaf too!
These amazing almond butter cups by Nicole Axworthy can be made totally raw by using raw almond butter, a raw chocolate of your choice or cacao paste, and by making sure to melt over low heat. Sink-your-teeth-in delicious without an ounce of guilt!
There are 3 great things about kale! It is highly nutritious, there are endless ways to enjoy it, and the more you eat it the more you'll crave it!! From salads to chips, marinated or eaten fresh out of the garden - kale is highly versatile. This hearty salad is made with metabolism boosting coconut oil, onions, and fresh veggies and is left to crisp up in the dehdrator.
Take a bite of a creamy blueberry infused coconut dreamsicle and melt away into bliss-land. Flavors of fresh blueberry and rich coconut swirl together with the juice of a lemon and low glycemic coconut nectar.