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Sometimes being plant-based and gluten-free can be a struggle. So, here are ten recipes that are both gluten-free and plant-based from January! They taste as great as they look.

We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 20,000 delicious recipes, it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help you get healthy! And, don’t forget to check out our Gluten-Free Plant-Based Recipe Archives!

1. Kiwi and Banana Smoothie

Vegan Kiwi and Banana Smoothie

Source: Kiwi and Banana Smoothie

This Kiwi and Banana Smoothie by Gabriela Lupu is so easy to make and only takes three ingredients! Just blend banana, kiwi, and almond milk––that’s it. Garnish with a strawberry to make it a bit more ~aesthetic~ if you’d like. Want to start your day with a healthy smoothie? Try this kiwi and banana smoothie! It’s delicious.

2. Hearty Mung Bean and Lentil Stew

Vegan Hearty Mung Bean and Lentil Stew

Source: Hearty Mung Bean and Lentil Stew

Happy 2020! We’re kicking off the new year with a hearty, comforting stew that is perfect for meal prepping. This Hearty Mung Bean and Lentil Stew by Robin packed with fiber and protein -super satiating.

3. Plant Protein Pasta Salad Bowl

Vegan Plant Protein Pasta Salad Bowl

Source: Plant Protein Pasta Salad Bowl

This Plant Protein Pasta Salad Bowl by Zuzana Fajkusova and Nikki Lefler is easily one of the quickest and tastiest meals you will pull off all week – swapping the traditional thick sauce gluten pasta dish for a lighter and super nourishing weeknight meal.

4. Kale, Pomegranate, and Almond Winter Salad

Vegan Kale, Pomegranate, and Almond Winter Salad

Source: Kale, Pomegranate, and Almond Winter Salad

This Kale, Pomegranate, and Almond Winter Salad by Amy Lanza is seriously craveable and one that the whole family will enjoy. The key to any good kale salad is to massage your leaves. This wilts the leaves, turning them vibrant green and making them much more enjoyable as a base for this wintery, slaw-style salad. Add some dried cranberries, fresh pomegranate, and crunchy slivered almonds for a festive side dish.

5. Arugula Hempseed Protein Shake

Vegan Arugula Hempseed Protein Shake

Source: Arugula Hempseed Protein Shake

This Arugula Hempseed Protein Shake by Zuzana Fajkusova and Nikki Lefler is a nutrient-dense smoothie made with simple ingredients, that will have you going strong all morning. It contains healthy, fiber-rich carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, and high-quality, alkaline-forming protein.

6. Morrocan Style Quinoa Salad

Vegan Morrocan Style Quinoa Salad

Source: Morrocan Style Quinoa Salad

When I dream of Moroccan food, I picture sweet but warming aromas, fresh herbs, sticky dried fruits, and tons of color. This Morrocan Style Quinoa Salad by Amy Lanza ticks all of those boxes. Roasting the vegetables with the spices enhances the flavors, while the fresh herbs, chopped nuts, and fruits add texture and life to this make-ahead salad.

7. Meyer Lemon Rice Soup with Tofu

Vegan Meyer Lemon Rice Soup with Tofu

Source: Meyer Lemon Rice Soup with Tofu

Elegantly simple and great for when you have leftover rice loitering around in the ol’ ice box, this Meyer Lemon Rice Soup with Tofu by Cameron Keller is a tasty and pleasantly citrusy bowl full of wondrous plant-based ingredients: chunks of pressed extra firm tofu; strips of kale; grated carrot; and of course, the semi-sweet heavenly juice of the Meyer lemon.

8. Warm Lentil Salad

Vegan Warm Lentil Salad

Source: Warm Lentil Salad

The perfect warm salad, this Warm Lentil Salad by Nisha Vora is made with hearty and wholesome ingredients like lentils, delicata squash, and cashews. Proof that salads don’t have to be boring or skimpy. It’s a wonderful option for meal prep or an excellent entree for a dinner party.

9. Chocolate Fruit and Nut Fudge Cups

Vegan Chocolate Fruit and Nut Fudge Cups

Source: Chocolate Fruit and Nut Fudge Cups

These little beauties were inspired by fruit-and-nut chocolate bars. I also love all things fudge so I combined the two in these decadent yet healthy, vegan, gluten-free fudge cups. Make these rich, double layered fudge bites into whatever shapes you like. These Chocolate Fruit and Nut Fudge Cups by Amy Lanza are great for desserts, and you will be popping into the fridge for another one!

10. Springtime Asparagus

Vegan Springtime Asparagus

Source: Springtime Asparagus

This Springtime Asparagus by Lola Till is filled with flavor!

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