Browse through some of the best vegan snacks online!
If you're a true lover of raw cacao and gravitate towards new chocolate flavor experiences than you'll absolutely adore this by recipe Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish. She's combined dark chocolate cups with a very creative filling of fresh basil and orange zest for a bright and dynamic mix of flavors. Sprinkle a few cacao nibs on top to garnish and add an additional layer of crunch. This recipe is open to adaptation! Choose the filling of your fancy such as mashed fruit or raw nut butters (try sprouted pumpkin seed or cashew) and throw in some superfoods such as hemp seeds, blue green algae, or goji berries for fun!
Looking for ways to sneak a little more dark green action into your life? This is it... After one sip of this delicious shake you'll be so lost in the zesty, citrus-infused chocolate flavor and thick, creamy texture to ever suspect that hidden within is one of the world's most healthy and nutrient dense foods: beet greens. Try it out for yourself - in doing so you'll benefit from loads of Vitamins K, C, A and minerals calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese, and copper - all of which are found abundantly in beet greens!
Thank you to Lisa Viger of Raw on 10 a Day or Less for another great recipe!
There is something absolutely mouth-watering about the combination of flavor, spice, and textures found within traditional Indian food. However, most Indian-inspired recipes are pretty heavily cooked and often contain a lot of dairy! If you're a fan of both Indian food AND raw food you'll absolutely love this recipe by Joelle of jarOhoney! You can enjoy the delicious blend of flavors and spices synonymous with this style of cuisine all the while maintaining a raw, vegan path. Cashew cream cheese infused with curry spice, pink salt, currants and green onions is encrusted in raw "dry roasted" peanuts, layered with a spicy Bengali chutney, and served with fresh cucumber rounds, bell pepper strips or carrots. Delicious!
Learn to make a delicious cheese spread that can replace goat cheese in your vegan recipes! This recipe by Lauren Felts of The Holy Kale utilizes fresh macadamia nuts, and is cultured with dairy-free probiotics. Coated in a layer of fresh tarragon, this "goat cheese" is super delicious spread thick on raw flax crackers, sprouted bread, or in raw wraps with fresh tomato, greens, and sprouts. Try also incorporating it into a salad!
These raw chocolatey ice cream sandwiches by Priscilla Soler of Gastrawnomica utilize carob, the sweet and stimulant free legume often used as a replacement for cacao in recipes for those looking to avoid it. Two coconut banana cookies sandwich a generous helping of melty and creamy banana ice cream. A simple, low fat treat you can enjoy any time of the day! Ice cream sandwiches for breakfast? With this healthy recipe why not!
With a list of ingredients so simple, pure and wholesome how could you possibly resist this beautiful Mango Pear Cobbler by Kristina Ladecka of Spiced Blueberry Shake? Just looking at it is uplifting with its sunny combination of bright colors! She chose to use raspberries for a nice contrast of color - blackberries or blueberries would have an equally pleasing effect. Take a slice and enjoy!
Delightfully simple raw chocolate chunk cookies made with a base of gluten free coconut flour and almonds by Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish! This recipe calls for a raw chocolate bar to break into pieces for the chocolate chunks. Use your favorite! We recommend Rawmio's chocolate barks or RawGuru's stone ground Bali-coconut sugar sweetened cacao paste. Chocolate chip cookies are that classic sweet treat and with this raw recipe you can enjoy them guilt-free!
Succulent slices of juicy cucumber topped with a simple and flavorful almond pate made with parsley, basil, garlic, lemon and a touch of apple cider vinegar. This recipe by The Raw Food Sisters makes a great afternoon snack to take the edge off any pre-dinner hunger, or serve it as an appetizer!
The sweet flavor of maple and pumpkin pie spices are absolutely synonymous with this wonderful season we've entered into, and Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake has masterfully combined them both into one outstanding cookie recipe! No gluten, flour or sugar to be found here, just pure wholesome ingredients such as carrot, coconut butter, dates, flaxseed, maple syrup, and real spices of cinnamon, cardamon, nutmeg and ginger.
With only 5 ingredients and 10 minutes of your time you can whip up a batch of Chrisinta Ross's fig-a-licious energy balls that will rival any snack bars placed in your shopping basket. Figs, when fresh, are gooey and sweet, however when dried take on an even sweeter, more dense and pleasantly chewy texture. They make a great alternative to dates in energy bar/ball recipes! Especially high in minerals such as calcium, figs offer a great source of bone building elements and are a great food for young children too! These are great served as a snack with a cup of warm tea.
When we came across this truly incredible recipe by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life we were instantly transported to our youth, a time of dilly bars and dipped cones. While it's probably been a while since your last Dairy Queen indulgence, this recipe may bring back some memories for you too. That being said this version will knock out any dairy and sugar laden ice cream bar you've ever had right out of the park. Made with simple banana ice cream, raw cacao, superfoods and wholesome sweeteners, this recipe will nourish both your soul AND your body.
A fudge sauce so tasty and healthy you could drink it straight from the jar? This raw version by Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish definitely fits that bill. Healthy, decadent, and perfect for all of your fudgetastic chocolate drizzling needs. Spoon some over banana or coconut ice cream, freshly sliced fruit, pancakes or waffles, or try blending with nut milk for an instant chocolate milk or hot cocoa. Enjoy!
A vegan milkshake made from scratch with all raw and organic ingredients by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen! A base of fresh, creamy and richly nutritious macadamia nut milk combines with the last of the season's strawberries, a banana, some avocado for texture and a touch of the healthy sweetener of your choice. Creamy, delectable and perfect for a healthy dessert or fancy breakfast treat! Top with raw cacao nibs.
Once upon a time... this amazing smoothie transformed Fall mornings into delectable treats!
This creamy morning milkshake stars Dastony's sprouted pumpkin seed butter, seasonal fruit and warming spices.
Pumpkin seeds are packed with beautifying foods like zinc and vitamin E so Prince Charming will be rushing over. And this smoothie is a great way to triumph over evil stepmothers... or evil parasites, inflammation and kidney stones. Rich in protein, fiber, probiotics and vitamins, this is the perfect way to start the day with energy or end it happily ever after!
This delicious recipe by Kristina Ldecká of Spiced Blueberry Shake turns out looking nearly identical to traditional sushi yet is vegan AND completely free of cooked rice! The uncooked "rice" is a yummy and simple combination of fresh parsnip, pine nuts, zucchini and a splash of lime. For the filling you may choose a variety of vegetables you have on hand, however this version calls for arugula, carrot, portobello mushroom and of course avocado. Dunk your sushi rolls in some shoyu with fresh ginger and a smear of raw wasabi paste!
Brownies will forever be that classic comfort food especially for all of us chocolate lovers out there. By using raw ingredients and preparation methods you can ditch the guilt and instead just focus on the feel good fun of yummy chocolate brownie decadence. These brownies by Heather Pace of Sweetly Raw are indulgent, yes, but a quick look over the list of ingredients will assure you that what you're enjoying IS actually good for your body! These turn out chewy and soft and slightly crumbly. The brownie layer is quite thin which is perfect for layering the chocolate frosting thickly over it. Check out Heather's ebook for that gorgeous chocolate sauce which she's drizzled over the top!
With October rapidly approaching we can't help but sense the massive amounts of candy temptation ahead. Be prepared this year by keeping your kitchen well stocked with a few raw staples such as dates, shredded coconut, raw cacao powder, coconut oil and butter, and raw nuts and seeds. You'll find that with just a few simple ingredients you can replicate many of the not so healthy sweets you might have an inkling to indulge in. This recipe by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake will satisfy any craving for Almond Joy candy bars. White and dark chocolate envelope a layer of truly raw almond butter with a crunchy almond on top. Irresistibly delicious!
Crunchy, flavorful and totally delectable nut-free kale chips by Amie Sue of Nouveau Raw inspired by a genius recipe featured on Cafe Gratitude's blog. These are tangy and slightly cheesy from the miso, lime and apple cider vinegar yet contain no nutritional yeast. We love the added dose of omega 3's from the addition of chia seeds!
These delicious raw chocolate mini mint cookies by Stephanie Moram of Good Girl Gone Green are completely grainless, dairy-less and free of all refined sugar too! So you can release that inner cookie-monster all you want without the subsequent tummy ache, sugar crash or brain fog. They don't require any dehydration, just an hour or so in the fridge will firm them up to the perfect consistency. We recommend dunking them in a cold glass of nut milk before devouring a few (and maybe a few more...)
If you ever get hit with a cupcake craving Priscilla Soler of Gastrawnomica has your back with this recipe for delicious blueberry mini cakes topped with coconut cream frosting! The cake batter turns out very moist and soft - similar in texture to cookie dough - yet is just a simple combination of coconut flour, fresh banana, mashed blueberries, a splash of almond milk and a touch of sweetener. Creative and fun for kids too! Let them help shape the cakes and add the frosting themselves.