Root beer floats are so lovely, but so full of… unlovely ingredients. This super simple vegan ice cream float replaces the root with fruit, and the questionable ingredients with wholesome natural goodness! Super easy, super fun, and super tasty!
This delicious fruit and veggie smoothie brings all the sweetness with just the right amount of tartness. There’s spinach in there too, though you might not be able to tell from looking at it or tasting it! A great way to start your day or for winding down in the evening.
Absolutely nothing beats an ooey gooey cinnamon bun. A dehydrator, some bananas, and dates are the raw vegan answer to this classic comforting dessert. Banana cinnamon rolls are really simple to make, loaded with all kinds of natural fruit goodness, and they’re super duper tasty to boot! A fun recipe when you need (or want!) a little treat.
These delicious fruity crepes are great either for dessert for an extra special breakfast. There’s nothing quite as charming as the apple caramel combination. These apple caramel crepes are super easy to make — the dehydrator does most of the work! And when your crepes are made from bananas and flax, you don’t even need to feel too guilty if you do decide to enjoy these irresistibly sweet treats first thing in the morning. Maybe wash them down with some sweet, tangy juice!
Aren’t these adorable? You certainly don’t have to make this delicious carrot cake as bite-sized hearts, but it’s just so cute that you might as well! This delicious carrot cake recipe has some surprises in it. Like dried mulberries in the cake layer, and coconut water in the frosting. Enjoy it either as one big cake or as scrumptuous little bites!
These cookies are a combination of so many wonderful things! Banana bread, coconut cream, and cookies! You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn’t love any of those things, and these things are all of those things! Raw, vegan, gluten free banana bread coconut cream cookies, and all the ingredients are fruits, seeds, and nuts! Who needs corn syrup??
Sometimes, you gotta treat yourself to chocolate for breakfast. What’s truly amazing is that this delicious, homemade raw and vegan version of coco puffs is way cheaper than buying the grocery store cereal! Buckwheat groats give you that satisfying crunch you might remember from crisped rice in store-bought chocolate bars. A great breakfast to give you a boost of energy (and chocolate!) first thing in the morning.
Nothing says “good morning” like soft, delicious blueberry muffins. With the added soothing aroma of lavender, these muffins will help smooth over the transition to wakefulness even for those of us who really aren’t morning people.
Raw macadamia nuts provide much of the body of these blueberry muffins. They also help provide that wonderful buttery flavor. A hint of maple syrup, some cinnamon, and of course lovely lavender make for a uniquely pleasant experience. Dried blueberries are use for their texture and because they have a bit more of a concentrated flavor. Which is great, because there sure is a lot of flavor in these lavender blueberry muffins!
There’s a lot of smoothies out there. We’ve all probably got our favorites. Well this Goji Apple Smoothie is Emily von Euw’s favorite (for now), and who are we mere mortals to question her smoothie judgement? You’ve got the regular suspects: your apples and your bananas. Then you’ve got your grapes: a common fruit but one not often seen in smoothies.
Then, of course, you’ve got your goji berries. As you’re no doubt aware by now, goji berries have been taking the world by storm with their long list of health benefits. On top of that, they’re pretty delicious.
Don’t be fooled by the name of this smoothie! Mango and peach might be the two central ingredients, but there’s a lot more going on here than just those two wonderful fruits! We’ve got bananas, we’ve got celery, we’ve got chia and coconut water. We’ve even got some turmeric.
And that’s just for the base layer! Some of the really fun stuff comes in on the next layer. Here we’ve got our spirulina, our hemp seeds, and of course, our matcha powder. All these high-energy, protein and nutrient rich foods make this an excellent smoothie to enjoy after a good workout.
Of course, you should feel free to throw on any extras you might want. Blueberries and pomegranates make for a fine topping!
Chocolate tacos! And you thought chocolate pizza was out there. Well now if you’re looking to take a little bit of a Mexican approach towards your dessert-version of a classic favorite dish, then why not whip up some chocolate tacos?
Chocolate taco shells, banana ice cream, vanilla nut cream, and chocolate sauce. They may leave you wanting a siesta, but they’re still pretty good for you! A great snack for a hot day.
Like all of Lisa Viger’s fantastic recipes, these dessert tacos can be made for under $10. You’d have a hard time even finding tacos that aren’t made of chocolate for that price!
Pitaya is a cool exotic fruit! And like all other fruits, it belongs in smoothies.
This smoothie is actually a bit more than a regular smoothie. This is a pitaya parfait! The term ‘parfait’ comes from the French word for perfect, and that’s exactly what this raw vegan layered fruit medley is!
This recipe does call for some slightly off-the-beaten path ingredients. The pitaya comes in the form of Pitaya Plus, though I’m sure you can substitute fresh pitaya if you’re so inclined. Lucuma powder is a low-glycemic sweetener, which you could also substitute for a more common alternative if you feel the need.
Pitaya is also known as dragon fruit. This parfait might look super adorable and pretty, but this thing is packed with the superlative power of these mythic beings! You will feel as limber as a lizard and as daring as a drake with all the goodness in this pitaya parfait!
What a world we live in! Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Bars without cheese or milk. But there’s definitely nothing lacking in these frosty confections!
Strawberries and bananas always seem to make an appearance in delicious vegan nice creams. But this isn’t just ice cream, this is ice cream cake! The ultimate birthday dessert. But it also works for half-birthdays, pet’s birthdays, anniversaries and days of the week.
The maple syrup is an awesome addition. It’s listed as optional, but I would definitely say it’s recommended. Nothing beats that deep dark sweetness of genuine maple syrup! It sure goes well with this Strawberry Cheesecake!
A chocolate nut butter smoothie doesn’t need much more of an introduction than that. It’s chocolate with nut butter, and it’s a smoothie. Therefore it’s the greatest thing ever.
If you haven’t been convinced that this smoothie is the greatest thing ever, consider the fact that it comes in layers. So not only is it a nut butter smoothie, with chocolate, but it’s fun and pretty at the same time. Think of other great things that have layers. Tiramisu. Cakes. Ogres. I think the point is made.
The optional cacao nib garnish is a nice way to add a bit of extra bittersweet darkness to the smoothie, and also for a bit of texture. But of course, this isn’t an all-chocolate showcase. That almond butter makes for a super creamy, delicious smoothie that will give you a boost of protein and amino acids on top of your daily recommended dose of chocolate.
Nothing says ‘sharing’ like a Neapolitan nice cream banana split! Three different flavors of nice cream, sweet syrupy sauce, creamy banana… Maybe you won’t want to share it after all.
Sure, this recipe might be a little bit more involved than walking down to the grocery store and buying a tub of ice cream. But really, it’s not even fair to compare this with anything you’re likely to find in a store. Coconut oil, raw cacao, and delicious fresh fruits provide way more yumminess than any refined and artificial sugars.
And of course, it’s not just the taste that’s better about this awesome rawsome Neapolitan nice cream! Gone are the days when you had to feel guilty about eating a banana split! And that’s amazing, because there’s hardly anything more comforting in times of need than a gooey helping of syrup covered fruity frozen dessert, and the last thing you want at such times is to feel guilty!
Don’t be shy to mix up the toppings to suit your taste. It’s your nice cream, be creative! Maybe you feel like sharing, or maybe you don’t. Maybe you’re in the mood to celebrate or maybe you aren’t. No matter what the occassion, this Neapolitan nice cream banana split is there for you, in all it’s glorious wholesome deliciousness!