Browse through some of the best vegan snacks online!
A creative and truly gourmet raw vegan recipe inspired by Danish pastries, served with homemade chocolate sauce and fresh juicy nectarines! Enjoy it for your next weekend brunch!
Pineapple, banana, raspberries, mache and vanilla combine together to form a magnificent display of colorful nutrition bursting with life force. If you're not familiar with mache it is a green leafy veggie very similar in taste to spinach. Feel free to substitute any mild flavored green of your choosing. Even the kids will enjoy this recipe!
These little bite sized butternut squash cakes have just the perfect amount of sweetness and turn out soft, buttery and moist. Nutmeg, clove, cinnamon and vanilla come together to give these cookies an almost pumpkin pie like flavor. Top with a spoonful of sweet cranberry jam!
If you've got 5 minutes to spare you have more than enough time to make this refreshingly easy cinnamon nut ice cream by Brandi Rollins. All you need are some pre-frozen bananas, dates, some sweet spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla, and your choice of raw nuts on hand. Combine these ingredients into a sweet frozen flurry of goodness! Choose chopped brazil nuts, pecans, or even pistachios for a delightful chunky crunch consistency
Brandi Rollins describes her recipe by saying, "This is a fabulous ice cream! I love mixing chocolate and orange together! If you have never used sweet orange essential oil, this recipe is a great introduction." This recipe couldn't get any simpler! And if you're already a fan of the classic combination of chocolate and orange you will surely enjoy this healthy raw treat that takes but seconds to make.
Looking for a fun, easy, nut free raw vegan dessert recipe? Look no further than these chocolate coated banana truffles by Karolina Eleonóra! Simply slice your fresh bananas, roll them in a light dusting of cacao, lucuma, mesquite, maca and a pinch of cardamom, dip in your melted white chocolate and let them rest to harden. You might also try popping them in the freezer for frozen banana chocolate coated "ice cream" bar bites! If you're an especially lazy lady ; ) try bypassing the slicing step altogether, and dip a while banana in chocolate and pop in the freezer as is!
Delicious energy cookie bars with a chewy sweet consistency, perfect for travel or when you're on the run. This recipe by Amber Crawley is also a great one for kids, and if you add a bit of vegan protein powder it will also really help up their amino acids for the day. Simple, wholesome nutrition in a cookie-like energy bar!
Hydrating and nourishing your body has never tasted so sweet! These 2 smoothies are so quick to throw together and will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized. Kristina recommends sticking a little umbrella in your glass, grabbing your favorite book, and soaking up all this yummy goodness while in the sunshine.
Fully Raw Kristina says, "This fat-free sweet treat is one to eat in the sunshine when you are celebrating being YOU! It's sweet and satisfying, and it has only four simple ingredients!" The perfect recipe to boost those glucose levels after a work out or outdoor play session! This recipe will most definitely help you cool down after all that fun in the sun.
A delicious blended whirlwind of fresh raspberries, blueberries, banana and chia seeds left to sit and thicken in the fridge overnight. Watch if transform into a thick pudding consistency! If you know your mornings are rushed yet you'd still like to get a very healthy and sustaining breakfast try this recipe. The chia seeds will ensure that you get plenty of amino acids and essential fatty acids for healthy brain function, stabilized blood sugar, and energy throughout the day.
Raise your glasses to the abundance of nature! This juice recipe by Golubka has the perfect balance with the saltiness of celery, sweetness of fresh garden tomatoes and carrots, refreshing and hydrating cucumber, bell pepper for added flavor and whatever fresh herbs are growing around you. Choose from dill, parsley, cilantro, mint or even oregano. You may also choose to give you juice even more kick by adding a touch of sea salt and spices.
Boost that immune system with a blast of potent antioxidants in the form of this delicious smoothie by Dreena Burton. Throw into your blender a base of fresh nut milk, frozen bananas, fresh or frozen strawberries, goji berries, a few spoonfuls of whole flax seed and an optional dash of cinnamon and you'll be on your way to developing vitamin C and beta carotene activated super powers!
Let Sayward of Bonzai Aphrodite illuminate the mysterious process of making your very own green powder! It is easier then you might imagine and can be an awesome idea for those of us with gardens which have a tendency of producing an abundance of certain vegetables at certain times. How can one ever utilize all that abundance at once? Well, one option is to dehydrate those yummy greens at a low temperature to preserve their vital nutrients, and then grind into a fine powder. Add this to smoothies, soups, or juices all year long for a serious green power nutritional boost.
A buttery crust of soaked, peeled almonds, fragrant cold pressed coconut, and raw organic honey creates the base of this delicious raw tart complete with a rich caramel chocolate sauce and plenty of fresh figs on top. By first soaking the almonds we deactivate the enzyme inhibitors and increase their nutrient absorption. Peeling them will enable you to achieve a beautiful white hue with the crust, mimicking the look of pastry dough.
Smokey, salty, crispy, crunchy, and just downright delicious! This recipe is everything you could want from a kale chip and more! If you don't have a dehydrator do not despair. These can be made in your oven as well on the lowest setting with a drying time of 6-8 hours (just don't leave your house or go to sleep!) If you do have a dehydrator your kale chips will be crispy perfection after about 12 hours at 118 degrees or so. This yummy recipe by Sayward Rebhal was adapted from Renegadehealth.
In need of a mid day snack to accompany that tall glass of refreshing ice tea? How about these apricot jam bars with sweet apricot puree sitting elegantly atop a light and crumbly coconut flour crust. The flavors of fresh coconut butter, apricots and vanilla will dance on the tongue and uplift the spirit. This recipe requires no dehydration at all, only a brief moment in the fridge to set. Coconut flour is available from a few different companies these days, but we highly recommend Coconut Secrets brand. EnJOY!
If you walk into someones garden this time of year you are likely to find zucchini in abundance! This is a unique and playful recipe by Lisa Viger for stuffed squash blossoms done in the raw. You can also find these beautiful seasonal flowers all over at most local farmers markets during the height of the summer squash season. They are delicate so pick or purchase right before you intend to make this recipe!
Want to achieve the silkiest, smoothest, richest mousse pudding consistency without using eggs, butter, or cream? Than turn to none other than the noble avocado, which will not only create that texture you desire but also infuse your recipe with loads of heart healthy mono-unsaturated fats, vitamin E, Vitamin K, and folate! Within this recipe you will also find tips from Jennifer Cornbleet on how to turn your mousse into an ice cream, a chocolate sauce, and a buttercream frosting. For the parfait, layer with a blended coconut cream. Dip in and enjoy!
California rolls are always a great option when you're craving something light, fresh, and savory! It takes a bit of practice getting your rolling technique down but once you do you'll be making sushi like a master! Follow the instructions below from Jennifer Cornbleet to create the perfect raw vegan sushi roll complete with lots of sprouts, avocado, and thinly sliced vegetables. This recipe doesn't call for any rice or sticky spread, instead it relies on a small amount of mellow white miso for added flavor and to help the nori bind together to form a roll. Taste the freshness!
Ladies and gentlemen, get those strawberries washed and ready for dipping! This recipe by Gena Hemshaw makes a great dip for berries but can also be eaten with a spoon for a truly decadent experience. Irish moss gel is used to whip this pudding up into a lightweight delight, while truly raw cacao powder combines with cashews, almond milk and dates to create rich creamy depth and sweetness.