If you’re looking for some quick, easy, and healthy recipes to clean up your diets without sacrificing time or flavor, this recipe round-up is for you! Not only are the 21 recipes below vegan, but they’re also free of unhealthy and refined oils, refined sugar, processed ingredients, and refined grains. Many are also raw, while others are simply no bake. They also all make portable meals and snacks and can easily be made ahead for convenient grab-and-go eats.
Freebie ingredients in these recipes include salt, pepper, lemon and lime juice. Some also have optional spices and sweeteners, which are indicated in the recipe, so feel free to include them or leave them out — up to you!
Here are 21 of the healthiest vegan recipes from our Food Monster App that we hope will inspire you to embrace simplicity in a whole new way. Enjoy!
Source: Poppy Seed Porridge
This overnight Poppy Seed Porridge by Lucie Javorska is a clean eating yet yummy way to spice up your breakfast routine. Yep, poppy seeds. That thing on the top of your bagel (that often get so inconveniently stuck in your teeth), but poppy seeds are hardly just a sprinkle-like decoration; they have an incredible nutritional profile, too! Perfect for breakfast!
Source: Cinnamon Coconut Yogurt
Making your own coconut yogurt is probably way easier than you think, and is definitely one of the best options to get your healthy dose of probiotics. This Cinnamon Coconut Yogurt by Pauline Hanuise will last in the fridge for about four to five days, so try making a big batch over the weekend to last you through the week!
Source: Mint Cacao Kiss
Emily von Euw‘s Mint Cacao Kiss got its name because it’s light, sweet and you’re probably going to fall in love with it. Peppermint is great for taming an upset tummy, and when the creamy green smoothie is paired with crunchy cacao nibs, you’ve got one glass of “holy delicious!”
Source: Breakfast Zinger Bars
Andrea Biethman‘s Breakfast Zinger Bars are the perfect morning pick-me-up. They’re sweet, thanks to dates, and tart, thanks to golden berries and lemon zest. They’re so good that you might have a tough time saving them for breakfast.
This 3-Ingredient Coconut Avocado Mousse by Pauline Hanuise is super simple to make and totally delicious. This creamy treat is full of healthy fats from avocado, plus some nutty flavor from the flaked coconut. Topped with a handful of cacao nibs, not only is it great for breakfast but it also makes a fantastic sugar-free snack.
Source: Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie
The peanut butter and jelly sandwich, in a creamy smoothie blend. Oh yeah, it’s Clémence Moulaert‘s Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie! This frothy drink is reminiscent of the classic combination, with a hint of sweet strawberries. Perfect for any day, anywhere.
Lunch or Dinner Entrées
Source: Cheezy Tomato Soup
You’ll love the simplicity of Natasha Condie’s Cheezy Tomato Soup. It’s quick and easy to make from scratch. It uses noni, a Southeast Asian fruit known for tasting like cheese, but nutritional yeast will also work well to give this a nice, cheesy taste. That being said, if you access to fresh or fermented noni, it gives a nice sharp cheese like taste to the recipe.
Source: Rawsome Wraps
Emily von Euw‘s Rawsome Wraps are SO easy to make, and the most refreshing lunch ever. They’d also be a great dinner if you want something lighter. Besides, the colors from fresh beet, carrot, and zucchini are down right joyous. Pretty colors to keep you comin’ back for more!
Source: Banana Strawberry Dillas
Danielle Joy‘s Banana Strawberry Dillas are a delicious, healthy lunch that will satisfy any sugar cravings with the natural sweetness of fruit! Bananas and strawberries provide you with natural sugars while a generous pinch of cinnamon adds warmth. All in all, these ingredients make an excellent combo to give you long-lasting energy and satisfaction.
Even when we have the best intentions, sometimes there’s just no time for cooking! Linda Wagner‘s Hummus, Avocado, and Sun-Dried Tomato Sandwich is perfect for those times. It’s fast, super easy, and mind-blowingly yummy. The best part is there’s absolutely no cooking involved, so it’s also great for all of those days it’s too hot to turn on the stove.
Source: 5-Ingredient Cauliflower Soup
Laura Ryan‘s 5-Ingredient Cauliflower Soup is perfect for those weeks where you feel overwhelmed. The trick to adding lots of flavor without a ton of ingredients or time is in the onions. If you spend a little extra time cooking them on a lower heat they get caramelized, adding a ton more flavor to any dish.
Source: Broccoli Salad With Quinoa
Okay, so this Broccoli Salad With Quinoa by Lisa Dawn Angerame is more broccoli salad than quinoa salad, but it’s a delicious way to jazz up quinoa. Here, it’s tossed with steamed broccoli, toasted cashews, and fresh scallions with bright, citrusy lemon juice. The possibilities for add-ins are endless!
Source: Mango Coconut Basil Wraps
Get ready for a whole new kind of wrap. Marquis Matson‘s Mango Coconut Basil Wraps are raw and grain-free. Fill them with your favorite foods – carrots, cucumbers, greens, avocado – they are beautiful and delicious.
Desserts and Snacks
Eating healthy treats couldn’t be easier with Emily von Euw‘s 2-Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. Yup, you read that right, only two ingredients: dark chocolate and peanut butter. These are sooo good!
Source: Chocolate Almond Butter Cups
Caution: these Chocolate Almond Butter Cups by Emily von Euw are addictive. Please, make them. Share them. Rejoice in the miracle that is raw vegan chocolate, plus almond butter, plus coconut. Essentially what you have here is a super wide peanut butter cup with raw chocolate, but with almond butter instead of peanut butter, and coconut shreds mixed in to thicken it up.
Emily von Euw‘s Marzipan and Butterscotch Ice Cream Sundae is so unreal, so perfect, and so heavenly. One of the best parts of this three-ingredient recipe is that it’s really good for you! The only ingredients — drum roll, please — are frozen bananas to make the ice cream, almond butter for the marzipan, and carob syrup for the butterscotch. It couldn’t be easier, and it couldn’t be better.
Source: Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
Sometimes the cure for a long week is a few slices of sweet, cold vegan fudge and a bit of vegging on the couch. With just three ingredients — peanut butter, cocoa powder, and maple syrup — Abby Thompson‘s Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge comes together in a flash. If you need to get the mixture going in your blender or food processor, just add a little more maple syrup or non-dairy milk so that the mixture gets smooth and emulsified easily.
Source: Raw Peanut Butter Cookies
What would a world without peanut butter be like…? For one, you wouldn’t have these Raw Peanut Butter Cookies by Carlota Cassou. They’re delicious, soft, and crunchy at the same time — oh, and they melt in your mouth. They are also very nutritious, rich in protein, low-sugar, gluten-free and dairy-free. Ideal to eat as a snack before or after workout, or with a cup of tea. They are super easy to make; you can make them in a few minutes whenever you are craving a peanut butter treat, but you want to keep it healthy.
Amy Height‘s Raw Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are a simple raw drop cookie. Sugar-free, dairy-free, and grain-free, with the perfect hint of natural sweetness to kick a sugar craving. Great for a quick breakfast, a workout refuel. or after-dinner cap.
If you’ve never had chia seed pudding before, it’s a super healthy pudding-like snack loaded with nutrients from chia seeds. And, there are so many different varieties you can make, too! Karielyn Tillman‘s Vanilla Bean and Mango Chia Seed Pudding puts a tropical spin on things that’s perfect for cooling down as the weather gets warmer.
We highly recommend Marquis Matson‘s gorgeous Coconut Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding. It’s packed with so many goodies, healthy fats, and protein, that it is the perfect treat for a high-activity lifestyle. If you wanted to, you could use maple syrup instead of dates to make it sweeter.
Let us know if you give any of these a try or if you have your own favorite healthy vegan recipe with five ingredients or less. We’d love to hear what you enjoy and what makes life healthier and easier for you in the kitchen!
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Lead image source: 2-Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups