Browse through some of the best vegan snacks online!
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!
You've just hit a true jackpot of a recipe. Raw Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies by Emma Potts of Coconut and Berries made with both homemade dark chocolate AND white chocolate chips. When life calls for a tall glass of (almond) milk and a chocolate chip cookie you can snuggle up with one of these along with a completely clear conscience. A truly guilt-free treat = the best kind.
Do macaroons leave you seduced every time? You will love this healthy raw version by Karolina Eleonora of The Raw Dessert Kitchen made with a base of coconut flour and (of course) coconut flakes, real cacao butter, vanilla bean, lucuma fruit, mesquite pod meal and more. These are like a healthier and more moist version of shortbread; so tasty!
This delicious recipe comes to us exclusively from Karolina Eleonóras new ebook Snack Smarter. Please pick up a copy of your own and ENJOY!
A really quick and easy superfood snack by Jodi Burke that is absolutely packed with all of the essential nutrients your body craves. Trace minerals, vitamins galore, essential fatty acids, highly digestible protein containing all essential amino acids and plenty of detoxifying and alkalinizing chlorophyll. With all of those benefits it's clear that spirulina is a truly powerful food we could all benefit from eating on a more regular basis. Think of it as nature's multi-vitamin/mineral supplement in a whole food form. These Spirulina wraps really hit the spot especially if you have a bit of a salty/savory tooth. Enjoy!
This is the kind of recipe that will render a moment of silence with the first bite. Raw Salted Honey Peanut Butter Truffles by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen made with ingredients that actually nourish your body. Organic peanut butter (use jungle peanut for a truly raw version), real sea salt, raw honey, juicy dates, raw chocolate and a sprinkling of cacao nibs combine to create a true delicacy. YUM!
From the chef, Kerry Ogden:
"When I taught raw food at the Tree of Life, my mantra to students was 'It’s always edible.' That’s beauty of raw. It’s hard to ruin. This recipe is a classic example. Snack bars didn’t stick? No problem! Call it a crumble, whip up some chia cream and you’re set to mix and match a medley of meals.
Swirl a dollop of chia cream in your morning smoothie or eat it plain as pudding. Top the crumble on soaked raw oats or add more tahini and roll into calcium-rich, energy balls. Or, go all out, and make this delicious fresh fruit parfait. Pear is pictured, but many fruits will work wonderfully - think peaches, plums, and cherries."
Just in time for what we lovingly refer to as "tomato mania", this recipe by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home comes to us in the most appropriate of seasons. It's August and gardens near and far are pumping out the abundance like its going out of style. Nothing is better than a fresh cherry tomato, and the simpler the recipe the better so you can really taste their deliciously sweet flavor. Fresh cherry tomatoes paired with a robustly flavorful raw spinach pesto. Simple and perfect.
Any recipe that incorporates medicinal edible flowers into it is worth a try in our book. And this delicious beauty bar recipe by the talented Lauren Glucina of Ascension Kitchen is far beyond worth a try. You may be familiar with calendula flower for its topical uses. Extremely anti-inflammatory, soothing, and healing it is wonderful for nicks, scrapes, and irritations of all kinds. It also has benefits internally as its astringent quality is great for our digestive systems. This recipe is also full of beautifying Vitamin A from 2 beta carotene all stars: goji berries and raw carrot. ENJOY and let your natural beauty shine!
If you've ever wondered what it was like to sip on pure nectar of the God's than this recipe by Ann Oliverio of An Unrefined Vegan is it. Fresh cantaloupe melon blended with banana, a touch of lemon, raw cashews and creamy coconut butter. The result is ambrosia in your glass. Enjoy!
Once in a while a smoothie recipe comes along that will absolutely transport you into a completely different reality upon first sip. This one by Emma Potts of Coconut and Berries is one of those recipes. Fresh pear combines with juicy medjool dates, creamy cashews, homemade almond milk, spicy ginger root, ice and chocolatey-rich cacao nibs to tie it all together with a crunch.
Here is a simple way to enjoy one of summer's greatest and most refreshing pleasures: fresh watermelon! The combination of naturally sweet melon with a touch of fresh lime juice and hint of Himalayan salt really brings an entirely new dimension of flavor to this seasonal treat.
And check out all of the fantastic benefits of watermelon (shared directly from Jeeva Lifestyle)
Aids Weight Loss
Excellent post-workout snack
Natural Stress Buster (high in Vit B6)
Great for Skin
Fights Fatigue and keeps your Metabolism in High Gear
Improves Insulin Sensitivity
Helps in Urine Infection
Helps clean and eliminate toxic waste from intestines
Good for cardiovascular health
Hummus is so darn tasty and makes for the perfect savory snack served with fresh veggies, raw buckwheat or gluten-free pita chips, flax crackers, or even as an accompaniment to avocado on sprouted toast. On a raw or even paleo diet hummus is often blacklisted due to the fact that it's made from a base of garbanzo beans. However, such is not the case with this tasty recipe by Elaina Love of Pure Joy Planet. This classic recipe uses raw zucchini as the base, and is made extra creamy with a blend of cold pressed olive oil and raw tahini butter. Her ratio of spices is perfection. This is a must-try recipe!
In a salad rut? Pull yourself right out of there today with this delectable kale salad by Gena Hemshaw of Choosing Raw!
Fresh curly kale chopped finely with red bell pepper then dressed generously with a tangy-sweet blood orange and evoo vinaigrette dressing. Garnish with segments of fresh blood orange and almond slivers. If you don't tend to love raw kale salad this recipe may change your life (and taste buds) forever. ENJOY!
Recipe inspired by Edible Perspective
Succulent mango and peach puree layered with lucuma enhanced crunchy sprouted buckwheaties and a dense and chocolatey raw cashew cacao mousse. The perfect sweet treat by Stefania D'Alessandro of La Tortoise packed with Vitamin C, flavonoids, and antioxidants. You could even serve it up for breakfast because, when you're eating raw, chocolate for breakfast is pretty standard. Enjoy!
These cute little popsicles by Iselin Stoylen of Vegetarian Taste are super healthy and fun to make and the best part? Take 10 minutes tops to prepare. Perfect for busy summer days. Enjoy them as is or drizzle them with a homemade raw chocolate sauce (coconut oil, cacao powder, and sweetener whisked together) like in the picture here. Enjoy!
Want to experience the tropics in your ice cream bowl? Then this is the recipe to make it happen! Frozen mango and pineapple come together with ripe banana to create a sorbet so full of sunshine and joy you will literally trick your taste buds into thinking you're on vacation. Garnish with fresh berries for a bright pop of contrasting color. Recipe by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life. Enjoy!
Sometimes the simplest of ingredient combinations create the most delectable of taste experiences. Such is the case with these sweet, creamy cashew maple vanilla spread by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home. This is such a treat paired with apple slices or fresh fruit of all kinds. It also makes a great spread for sprouted toast, muffins, or even waffles. Enjoy!