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 May! They taste as great as they look.

We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 15,000 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. Creamy Mushroom Lentils with Barley and Spinach

Vegan Creamy Mushroom Lentils with Barley and Spinach

Source: Creamy Mushroom Lentils with Barley and Spinach

This Creamy Mushroom Lentils with Barley and Spinach by Julie Zimmer dish is so delicious, all made in one pot or a deep skillet! Completely plant-based and filled with nutritious ingredients such as mushrooms, lentils, barley, and loads of fresh spinach, one bowl is a complete immune-boosting and energizing meal.

2. Blueberry Banana Chia Smoothie

Vegan Blueberry Banana Chia Smoothie

Source: Blueberry Banana Chia Smoothie

This delicious smoothie is made with blueberries, banana, almond milk, and chia for a nutritional boost. This Blueberry Banana Chia Smoothie by Lena Ropp is topped with a sprinkle of sesame and pumpkin seeds for a healthy dose of omega-3. And how do you like these cute hearts simply made of strawberries and dates?

3. Peanut Butter Fudgesicles

Vegan Peanut Butter Fudgesicles

Source: Peanut Butter Fudgesicles

These Peanut Butter Fudgesicles by Robin Browne are heavenly, refreshing bites of peanutty goodness. They are easy enough to make and the perfect vegan summer treat to keep in the freezer for when that sweet craving hits. No need to turn on the oven for this treat. Reach into the freezer for one (or two) creamy fudgesicles, and then park your booty on the patio and enjoy that summer sun!

4. Blood Orange Salad with Red Onion & Mint

Vegan Blood Orange Salad with Red Onion & Mint

Source: Blood Orange Salad with Red Onion & Mint

This Blood Orange Salad with Red Onion & Mint by Maria Koutsogiannis can be whipped up so quickly, is loaded with health benefits, and is great for a refreshing side or lunch.

5. Cauliflower Porridge with Apple, Mulberry, and Cacao Nib Topping

Vegan Cauliflower Porridge with Apple, Mulberry, and Cacao Nib Topping

Source: Cauliflower Porridge with Apple, Mulberry, and Cacao Nib Topping

Using cauliflower as a substitute for rice or grain flakes in different recipes works very well, although, depending on the recipe, sometimes it will need some extra flavoring. In this Cauliflower Porridge with Apple, Mulberry, and Cacao Nib Topping by Solla Eiriksdottir, use cauliflower instead of oats or other grain flakes. To prevent the cauliflower taste from coming through, I use pandan leaves, which have this fantastic fragrance, and make magic in both sweet and savory dishes. They impart a wonderful vanilla and coconut aroma with a hint of grass. Native to South India, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka, they are used to sweeten or flavor dishes in a simple way. You can find them both fresh and frozen in Asian food stores, but if you can’t get hold of them, use coconut milk as your plant-milk base and add an extra 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Recipe Text Credit: Excerpted (or Adapted) from VEGAN AT HOME © 2022 by Solla Eiríksdóttir. Reproduced by permission of Phaidon. All rights reserved.

6. Jamaican Bowl

Vegan Jamaican Bowl

Source: Jamaican Bowl

Our Jamaican Bowl by Val & Mani Latifi brings that island flavor! The jerk sweet potatoes, rice and peas, curried collard greens, and mango salsa are a culinary dancehall party for your tastebuds. Our bowl is the perfect way to liven up your boring meal-prep routine.

7. Crispy Kohlrabi Sandwich With Tamari Shallots

Vegan Crispy Kohlrabi Sandwich With Tamari Shallots

Source: Crispy Kohlrabi Sandwich With Tamari Shallots

This Crispy Kohlrabi Sandwich With Tamari Shallots by Nadine Horn and Jörg Mayer makes two of the most delicious sandwiches you (and your friend) will ever taste. The lightly breaded, tender kohlrabi is topped with tangy caramelized shallots and crisp cucumbers. It’s the best thing your going to taste between two pieces of bread.

8. Dark Cherry Smoothie Bowl

Vegan Dark Cherry Smoothie Bowl

Source: Dark Cherry Smoothie Bowl

This recipe is extremely simple but that’s something that you will love so much about it. This Dark Cherry Smoothie Bowl by Kennedy Kitchings is simple and satisfying!

9. Eggplant and Bell Pepper Caponata

Vegan Eggplant and Bell Pepper Caponata

Source: Eggplant and Bell Pepper Caponata

Caponata, a vegetable dish consisting of eggplant and bell peppers, is easy to make considering that you have just to chop everything up, add it to the pot in steps, and let it cook. You get this creamy richness from the eggplant, slight sweetness from the peppers, salt from the capers, and a ton of freshness from all the herbs! It’s a delicious and simple dish that anyone can make … Yes, anyone! This Eggplant and Bell Pepper Caponata by Kristen Genton is completely customizable, so feel free to experiment with your additions — some people add sweet vinegar, olives, or beans, and sometimes sugar, to offset the tanginess of the vinegar and capers. However you want to eat it, it will be delicious.

10. Morning Cleanse Smoothie

Vegan Morning Cleanse Smoothie

Source: Morning Cleanse Smoothie

Upon rising, your body is “breaking the fast” of sleep. That’s why the first meal is called break-fast. Your body is in a very delicate state at this point and needs to be gently led into its encounter with food. It is crucial to have a very light and easily digestible breakfast to open the day. This Morning Cleanse Smoothie by Zuzana Fajkusova and Nikki Lefler is the perfect way to do this!

Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home

Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Unfortunately, dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, and prostate cancer, and has many side effects

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