Browse through some of the best vegan snacks online!
If ever there was a treat to say farewell to summer it is this one here by Lisa Viger of Raw on $10 a Day or Less. Banana Watermelon Ice Cream with chewy Watermelon Chips for a super fun variation of texture! This is a great treat for kids too - make a big batch the next time there are friends over to play!
Besides an explosion of colorful leaves, cooler days and darker nights, cute boots and sweaters coming out to play once more, and all things pumpkin, fall time is also about cozy mornings spent with a warm mug of tea (or cold-pressed coffee), and a (raw) pastry. This cinnamon roll recipe by Iselin Stoylen of Vegetarian Taste is really very easy to make and doesn't even require a dehydrator. They turn out gooey, cinnamon-ey and delicious and don't have a stitch of sugar or gluten in them. Enjoy!
Attention fruit bats: We have a smoothie recipe you are absolutely going to flip for! Presenting Stefania D'Alessandro of La Tortoise's Mango Peach Orange Smoothie complete with a spritz of lemon and lime, a pinch of mint and a hint of ginger. ENJOY and have a fruitful day!
A tasty, light and absolutely refreshing side dish by Gena Hemshaw of Choosing Raw. If you avoid gluten but miss making cooked grain dishes you can easily sub in cauliflower for a gluten-free and raw alternative. A simple pulse or two in the food processor will break down your cauliflower florets into a consistency that resembles rice. Adding olives, tomato, capers, lemon, herbs and cold pressed oil brings on a plethora of delicious flavor your taste buds will thoroughly enjoy.
Make these snack bites by Stefania D'Alessandro of La Tortoise if you like a little zest and spice in your life. Sticky sweet dates combine with raw almonds, cashews, coconut oil, ginger, lime juice and zest and a dash of heat from chili pepper. Wake up those taste buds while giving the ol' blood sugar a boost. Enjoy!
Prepare yourself for autumn ahead with a boost to your immune system courtesy of this delicious and sunshiney smoothie by Marquis Matson of Real Raw Kitchen. What's not to love about citrusy fresh orange juice, creamy sweet bananas, enzyme and Vitamin C-rich pineapple and immune-boosting ginseng. Make this one a staple for the weeks to come and help stave off any change-of-the-season ickies.
Many kale chip recipes rely heavily on nuts to get that addictive flavor and crunchy texture, however not this recipe by Amy Lyons! She's combined carrots and coconut flakes as the base, added nutritional yeast for an extra dose of "cheese", acv for a little tang, and garlic, cloves and jalapeno to turn up the flavor and heat. We could all benefit from consuming more kale on a regular basis; after-all it's high in protein and loaded with minerals such a magnesium, calcium and iron and critical vitamins such a Vitamin A, K and C. With so many tasty options it's easier than ever to add more kale into your diet. Enjoy!
Bring out your inner child with this guilt-free yum in the tum recipe by Jessica Petrovic of Inner City Hippie! Nothing satisfies a sweet tooth better than a piece of soft, rich, sweet, velvety fudge. Try this quick and easy treat the next time your tempted to go for something processed and full of refined sugar. Enjoy!
While Fridays are about relaxing into the weekend and decompressing from a busy week, Mondays are all about healthy choices and fresh starts! If your Friday cocktail involved some sort of alcoholic substance, give your liver a little love today with this juicy raw version of a bloody mary by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life. Your body will thank you for the serious boost of hydration, vitamins, minerals, and lycopene! Enjoy!
If you feel yourself falling under the weather halt those ickies right in their tracks with this immune system boosting smoothie by Emma Potts of Coconut and Berries. Medicinal ingredients like goji berries, turmeric, and ginger combine with fresh oranges, coconut water (or almond milk), a splash of coconut nectar (or maple syrup), and plenty of ice to create a cooling, soothing, perfectly sweet and antioxidant loaded super-smoothie!
Check out Emma's dissertation on each key ingredient:
Goji berries: Touted as a “superfood”. Gram for gram, goji berries contain more vitamin C than oranges and more beta-carotene than carrots. Beta-carotene is important for healthy skin and eyes.
Turmeric: High in curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Ginger: Boosts immunity, eases digestion, improves circulation and also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Oranges: Very high in vitamin C, vital for a healthy immune system.
If you love that thick, hearty, and filling feel of porridge in the morning this recipe by Lauren Glucina of Ascension Kitchen is a must-try! Chia seeds will naturally swell with water and become quite gelatinous once soaked, making them the perfect substitute for grains in porridge. They are also far superior nutritionally with plenty of calcium, antioxidants, gentle soluble fibers, complete protein profile and loads of brain-boosting and inflammation fighting omega 3 fatty acids. This is a true breakfast treat - sweet vanilla chia porridge with a layer of cherries, pistachios and cacao nibs at the bottom of the glass waiting to be devoured. Enjoy!
Is a healthy treat or quick afternoon pick me up in order? Try these delectable Vanilla Goji Bliss Balls by Jessica Petrovic of Inner City Hippie! The combination of coconut, vanilla bean, goji berry and lemon proves to be an absolutely irresistible trifecta of yumminess and they also happen to be low glycemic too! Enjoy!
This recipe by Koko Brill of Kokos Kitchen was just too gorgeous not to share! Fresh rice paper hand rolls with sliced mango, mint, avocado, cucumber, bell pepper, and green onion fixings paired with a delectable Thai-inspired peanut sauce.
This recipe was originally shared on the blog Drop Dead.
*The rice paper, while vegan and gluten-free, is not 100% raw. You can always substitute nori seaweed for the rice paper if you wish.
September is here and you know what that means....the end of watermelon season as we know it. Indulge fully in nature's most juicy and hydrating fruit with this refreshing Watermelon and Strawberry Smoothie by Charmaine San Pedro of Not Another Models Blog. She's even given us a green version for those of us addicted to chlorophyll. Enjoy these final days of summer to the max!
Another fantastic idea from Lisa Viger's blog, Raw on $10 a Day or Less. This recipe really goes to prove that a tasty raw snack does not need to be an elaborate affair, in fact it shouldn't take more than just a few minutes to prep! She's combined simple cucumber boats with an avocado/onion/cucumber/sea salt filling for an ultra nourishing, low-glycemic/sugar-free snack full of water, enzymes and life. Enjoy!
Four words: Healthy. Nutella. Freezer. Fudge. Now that we have your attention scroll below and discover how you can whip up a batch of this Raw Coconut Nutella Freezer Fudge by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen! If you're not in the mood to share your chocolate we recommend storing these in the back of the freezer, hidden behind the frozen peas; otherwise they will go quick!
Just because you want something crunchy and salty doesn’t mean it can’t be good for you! Kale chips are the junk food darling of the raw world and they’re a cinch to make. Learn how with this simple, tasty, and extra cheesy recipe by Kerry Ogden!
This makes a great mock cheese sauce. Be sure to save some for spiralized noodles or for a dipping sauce paired with your favorite veggies.
Why eat a processed candy bar when you could devour one of these bad boys right here? These Almond Joy Balls by Andrew Davis of Millennial Kitchen are packed with the good stuff and leave all the corn syrup, hydrogenated oils and additives by the wayside. In fact there are just 6 simple, wholesome ingredients in this recipe: coconut flakes, almonds, cacao, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla- a combination that proves irresistible!
Once you start crafting your own superfood smoothies you may find yourself not wanting to consume anything else. They are just so delicious, however the main benefit is how amazing they make you feel. This tasty version by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home combines fresh coconut milk with banana, mango, and a handful of high-nutrient goodies such as maca, hemp seeds, camu camu and chia for a totally high vibe and power-packed smoothie treat that will stick with you for hours!
If you're looking to make a successful batch of raw crackers it's always best to follow a tried and true recipe. Even the best of us have created crackers a time or two that have gone straight to the compost bin. Try this one by Choosing Raw; it's fool proof! She's created a Pretty In Pink flax, chia and pumpkin seed cracker and bulked it up with some leftover veggie pulp (use beet for that pretty pink hue!), added some tasty herbs, a dash of salt, a splash of water and that's it. Easy to follow, nutritious, and delicious!