Looking for vegan recipes that boast no shortage of delectable flavor, healthy ingredients, and creativity in the kitchen? Here are five of our favorite vegan recipes from influential bloggers that focus on creating healthy and delicious meals for plant-based diets.
Okra and Quinoa Pilaf
Allyson Kramer’s blog is chock-full of tasty vegan and gluten-free recipes, and her okra and quinoa pilaf is just further evidence that special diets don’t have to feel restrictive. This is a light and “summery” dish that is perfect to enjoy anytime of the year. Quinoa makes Allyson’s recipe a rich source of healthy protein and essential amino acids while fresh tomatoes and okra provide protective antioxidants. Tossed with spices like cayenne pepper and paprika, this meal is both wholesome and delicious.
Creamy Cashew Butternut Pasta
Kathy Patalsky’s recipe for creamy cashew butternut pasta embodies the comforting and enticing flavors of fall. The combination of roasted butternut squash and raw cashews creates a rich and creamy sauce. Pour the mixture over your favorite pasta and enjoy! The leftover sauce makes a delicious dip for veggies, spread for sandwiches, and complement to salads. This recipe is fun, yummy, and satisfying, which Kathy’s vegan blog, Healthy. Happy. Life. is all about.
Chocolate Maca Almond Milk
We loved how Gena incorporated one of our favorite superpowders into this recipe for chocolate maca almond milk on her blog Choosing Raw. Maca powder is an adaptogenic root long-revered for its ability to increase energy levels and relieve stress. This nut milk is made from fresh raw almonds and has an indulgent chocolate taste from raw cacao nibs. After blending the ingredients, Gena gets really creative by using the leftover pulp to make chocolate maca macaroons!
Zucchini Noodles with Peanut Sauce
Isa Chandra’s insatiable craving for peanut sauce sparked the inspiration behind these zucchini noodles with peanut sauce on her blog Post Punk Kitchen. Just use a blender to make the peanut butter sauce, and follow Isa’s simple instructions for transforming the zucchini into a “raw pasta.” We love how the smooth and creamy peanut butter dressing complements the crunch from roasted peanuts, fresh veggies, and diced red onions. One bite of this refreshing and satisfying dish, and you’ll see why Isa is nuts for peanut-y sauces!
Let’s not forget breakfast! This blueberry no-oatmeal recipe is one of many healthy and wholesome recipes from Kris Carr. Kris is a wellness advocate and the creator of the Crazy Sexy Wellness revolution. Start your morning with chia seeds and protein-packed hemp hearts to control blood sugar levels and keep you feeling full throughout the day. Top the chia pudding off with fresh blueberries and chopped walnuts for a boost of powerful antioxidants.
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