Most of us aren’t able to get away to some tropical island this summer. However, there are still so many great ways to relax and get at least a taste of vacation. You can make some DIY spa products, lounge around outside, or make one of these amazing tropical recipes! They are full of tropical flavors like coconut, mango, pineapple, passionfruit, and more! So fresh and perfect for summer! These vegan tropical recipes will help you imagine that you’re lounging on a beach, listening to a gentle tide.

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1. Green Pina Colada Breakfast Bowl


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Green Pina Colada Breakfast Bowl by Viktoria Radichkova – this tropical bliss in a bowl tastes like ice cream and is as healthy, as it’s delicious.

2. Mango Daquiri

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This Mango Daquiri recipe by Mireille Aikman with not only mango but fresh pineapple as well. You can drink this on any occasion whether summer or winter, spring, or fall. This cocktail is timeless.


3. Tropical Chia Fruit Cups

Tropical Chia Fruit Cups

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Packed with fiber, vitamins, and other good things, these Tropical Chia Fruit Cups by Julie Zimmer are great to have at breakfast, for dessert, or as a mid-day snack. And, they are SO EASY to put together. You can even add your own personal touch by substituting the mango and orange with other fresh fruit or berries that you prefer or have.


4. Healthy Mango Smoothie

Healthy Mango Smoothie [Vegan]

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Nothing can improve your health more than what you eat. This Healthy Mango Smoothie by Mireille Aikman contains fruit, fruit, and only fruit. Cool it in the fridge and you have a great breakfast or freeze and make your own ice cream.


5. Passionfruit Yogurt Slice

vegan Passionfruit Yogurt Slice

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Imagine a crunchy chocolate base, naturally sweetened with gooey dates, followed by a creamy sweet-tangy vegan yogurt layer and topped with delicious passionfruit. This Passionfruit Yogurt Slice by Kirsten Kaminski feels and tastes so tropical it’ll immediately transport you to palm trees and the ocean… almost!

6. Vintage Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Vintage Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

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This Vintage Pineapple Upside-Down Cake by Renee McKenzie is just like the one that’s probably camping out in the recesses of your dessert memories – but way better than that. Sweet caramelized pineapple rings, fluffy and tender cake, even the Maraschino cherries make an appearance!

7. Mango Coconut Quinoa

Mango Coconut Quinoa

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This Mango Coconut Quinoa by Hannah Sunderani is a healthy and wholesome meal for lunch or dinner. It’s made by sautéing spinach with a bit of coconut oil. Then adding cooked quinoa and mango chunks, and finally pouring in some coconut milk and a splash of lemon juice. The ingredients are simple; the preparation is easy — perfect for lazy summer days!


8. Papaya Lime and Coconut Overnight Oatmeal

Papaya Lime and Coconut Overnight Oatmeal

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Papaya, lime, and coconut – a team made in heaven! This Papaya Lime and Coconut Overnight Oatmeal by Lauren Smith is such a delicious and fresh way to start your day.

9. Pineapple Teriyaki Fried Quinoa

Pineapple Teriyaki Fried Quinoa

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Since you can make quinoa really quickly, I wanted to keep the rest of this meal fast to put together, too. You have to try this Pineapple Teriyaki Fried Quinoa by Megan Calipari!

10. Pina Colada Cake

Pina Colada Cake

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Here are the key ingredients that make this cocktail so exotic and unique: coconut, pineapple, and of course rum. And as if that would not be cool enough – this dreamy Pina Colada Cake by Melanie Kröpfl is of course also purely vegan!

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Tropical Summer Trifle Cups

Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

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