If you want to try life the vegan way, you’re definitely not alone! People choose vegan diets, which are free of all animal-based products, including meat and dairy, for an array of reasons. Some don’t feel comfortable eating anything that comes from animals or is made from animals. They think that this is cruel and therefore take these animal-based products out of their diet, sometimes forever.
Others feel that they’ll be healthier when they don’t eat these food and drink products. They know that many animal-based products, such as red meat, contribute to the clogging of arteries. As well, they know that many animal-based food and drink products contain hormones which are not beneficial to human health.
No matter why you want to go vegan, you should know that there are some great vegan recipes out there which are appropriate to enjoy any time of the day or night. When you choose the right recipes, you’ll be able to stick to your diet and still get the great taste and nutrition that you need.
It’s all about choosing wisely and finding recipes which are simple to prepare. Some of these recipes will also be fine choices for entertaining.
Without further ado, we would like to share 5 simple raw vegan recipes to try at home. You won’t even need to cook these recipes, which means that they are so simple to make. As well, since they are raw, all of the nutrients in the ingredients will remain intact.
Make a Fresh and Seasonal Kale Salad
If you want a nutritious meal which is perfect on its own or as a healthy side, this vegan Kale salad recipe will definitely deliver. It’s filled with natural goodness, including crunchy apple, purifying beets and juicy persimmons! As well, the dressing balances all of the flavors beautifully. If you want to add more bulk to this salad, with a mind to feeling fuller and more satisfied, be sure to throw on some seeds or legumes.
How to Prepare the Salad
- Start out with four stocks of Kale. Take off the stems and wash and spin or dry
- You’ll need half of one persimmon
- You’ll need a scant handful of nuts, such as pecans
- Chop up one-third of a whole apple (any type that you like)
- Gather a scant handful of white raisins
- Wash, peel, and thinly slice or shred one-half of a beet
- Gather a scant handful of seeds, such as pomegranate seeds
How to Make the Vinaigrette
To prepare the vinaigrette, add half a teaspoon of turmeric powder to a tablespoon of fresh or prepared tahini. Then, add a couple of teaspoons of honey. You’ll also need to add a smaller clove of garlic, which has been chopped into very small pieces. Also, add a tablespoon and a half of Apple Cider Vinegar, as well as a couple of tablespoons of filtered water or tap water.
As you can see, this recipe requires a bit of chopping and measuring. However, it should be easy to prepare in just a few minutes. You may also double or triple the dressing ingredients and then store the prepared vinaigrette in your refrigerator. It should keep well for a while, and this will make it easier to enjoy salads when you want to. To serve, add the salads greens to a dinner plate and then drizzle the dressing on top. You’ll get tons of nutrients and be able to enjoy a vegan salad which is really great for your health.
Make a Tasty Shake from Dates and Cinnamon Spice
Vegan drinks can be really delicious, and this easy-to-prepare shake is definitely one of the great-tasting ones. Dates have a caramel-like flavor so this recipe will help to sate your sweet tooth, without artificial sweeteners or refined sugar. Try it in the morning to get some fluid and nutrients as soon as you rise. It’s great any time of the day but does work well for the a.m. If you’re busy, pour it into a travel mug and take it with you!
What You’ll Need for This Recipe
- You’ll need a cup of raw almond milk which isn’t sweetened
- You’ll also need to gather three cups of Medjool dates, which are pitted
- Measure a scant handful of almonds (raw type)
- Put three-quarters of a cup of ice into a bowl
- Measure out one to two teaspoons of cinnamon spice
- Measure out a tablespoon of high-quality, organic honey
To get the recipe ready, put all of the ingredients into a blender and then combine them until the drink recipe is smooth. Some people put in a bit more honey, so add an extra drizzle if you want more sweetness.
This recipe is super-easy. You will be able to memorize it pretty quickly and then whip it up whenever the urge strikes. It’s healthy and has the touch of sweetness that people want. As well, it’s one hundred percent vegan, since it contains no animal products or dairy products.
Make Colorful and Unique Hummus
Hummus is something that a lot of vegans rely on to get healthy protein, vitamins, and minerals. If you’re a Hummus fan, you’ll find that this particular recipe is a lot of fun. This type of Hummus is a vivid pink and doesn’t contain food coloring! It’s a fun choice to serve to family and friends, and it’s definitely a treasure trove of nutrition.
Ingredients to Gather and Prepare
First, you’ll need to gather a couple of cups of chickpeas which are sprouted. If you prefer to, you may also use chickpeas which are cooked. As well, you’ll need four tablespoons of Tahini. You may substitute the same amount of sunflower seeds if you want to. Also, you should make sure that you have a medium-sized beet on hand. You may use a Pitaya instead, depending on what you like best. You’ll also need the juice of one lemon, as well as half a teaspoon of sea salt and half a teaspoon of Cayenne pepper. Lastly, measure out a cup of water.
Making the recipe is so easy. Just throw everything in your blender and pulse it until it has the typical Hummus consistency. Use a spatula to get all of the Hummus out of the blender’s carafe. Serve it with your favorite vegan carbs or use it as a dip for organic vegetables. It’s a vibrant-looking recipe which gets its hot pink hue via its beets and cayenne pepper.
Enjoy Homemade Pasta with Pesto Sauce
It’s possible to make exceptional “pasta” with zucchini and this recipe really celebrates the taste and texture of zucchini pasta! Also, if you love the taste of pine nuts, you’ll find that this recipe has all of the classic pesto flavors that you love.
To prepare this recipe, you’ll need a couple of big zucchini, as well as pesto. Here is the full ingredient list for the pasta and sauce. You’ll see the ingredients are vegan, great for your body and very delicious!
Ingredient List for This Recipe
- A couple of bigger zucchini
- A couple of cups of fresh spinach
- A couple of cups of basil
- Half a cup of walnuts
- One-quarter of a cup of pine nuts
- Two and a half tablespoons of yeast (nutritional)
- Three tablespoons of Olive Oil
- Two to three cloves of garlic, according to taste
- Sea salt (a teaspoon or less, depending on your preferences)
- A dash of lemon juice
How to Put Things Together
Begin by making your pasta. You’ll need a potato peeler. Craft noodles from the zucchini. This is pretty easy to do and shouldn’t take a long time. Set the “noodles” aside in a bowl.
Next, put all of the other ingredients into your blender and pulse to combine, until everything is smooth and has that typical, creamy pesto texture. Taste the pesto and see if you need to add more salt or other ingredients.
Most people eat the zucchini noodles raw. However, you may boil them briefly if you want to. Plate the noodles or put them into a large bowl. Then, add the pesto sauce right before you serve.
Perfect for dinner or a light lunch, this fresh and health vegan recipe is a wonderful option, and it’s pretty easy to make extra pesto and refrigerate it. This recipe definitely has the gourmet touch!
Make Raw-style Chips from Corn
Most of us crave chips and their salty kick. If you do, you’ll find that this recipe gives you the ability to enjoy the chip experience, while staying vegan and eating healthy. These chips are great on their own, and they are also fine choices for dipping. To get ready to make this recipe, all that you will need is a couple of cups of corn, a blender, and a dehydrator. Look for sweet corn, as it’s the best choice for this purpose.
To make the recipe, add the corn to your blender and pulse until it is a smooth consistency. Afterward, add non-stick paper to the tray of the dehydrator and then put the creamy corn mixture on top, in an even layer. After you do this, set the dehydrator to forty-six Celsius and let it process the corn for eight to ten hours. Once four hours has passed, take the corn out and make scores in it, to make it simpler to break apart afterward. Then, put it back into your dehydrator and let it process for four to six hours. At this point, it should be nice and crunchy.
While this recipe does require some dehydrating, it’s worth it, and it’s not really cooking. It’s just being dried out to become crispy. We put this recipe in because it’s different and it’s healthy, despite tasting a lot like “junk food” chips. It’s important to access variety while eating vegan. If you don’t find good substitutes for your favorite snack foods, you may find that eating this way is a bit too much of a challenge.
Which Recipes Are Right for You?
Now that you know more about these simple raw vegan recipes and how easy they are to prepare, as well as how they work well for many different times of the day or night, you’ll be ready to move forward and make your favorites yourself. Feel free to play around with the recipes if you want to customize them to your liking.
A vegan diet should always include enough minerals, vitamins, calories and protein. It’s pretty easy to find information on how many calories and which nutrients you should take in daily, as well as how much protein is right for you. Once you have this important information, you’ll be able to design meal plans which ensure that you’re getting everything you need. Your body weight will factor in, so do some research and then crunch the numbers. It’s important to make certain that you aren’t being deprived of nutrients while you’re eating vegan.
Some people go vegan for life. Others prefer to do it sometimes. Luckily, there are plenty of vegans out there who share their easy to make recipes via the Web. If you don’t like the tasty choices that we’ve listed here, be sure to seek out more vegan recipes online. These days, it’s easier than ever to find these recipes. It’s also easier than ever to access vegan foods at grocery stores and health food stores.
Hopefully, you do like these recipes. We want you to try them and to enjoy them. Our goal is to help you stay healthy and enjoy great taste and texture as you embrace the vegan lifestyle.
Now that you know some fun options, you’ll have some exciting new drink, snack and meal recipes at your disposal. Bookmark our list or print it out when you want to make one of the recipes. We’ve chosen with care and each recipe on our list gets rave reviews from real-life vegans. So, why not try them today?