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Whole food plant-based / vegan recipes to help you gain optimum health with Diane Smith. plantbasedcooking.com
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Explore the quick, nutritious, and delicious Green Berry Smoothie - a perfect fusion of berries and greens! This easy-to-make smoothie packs a punch of nutrients and can be made year-round using frozen berries. Ideal for breakfast, it provides an energetic boost to start your day or serves as a fabulous pre/post-workout snack. All you need is a high-speed blender, a handful of spinach, kale, or swiss chard, and your preferred plant-based milk.
Revitalizing Green Berry Smoothie
Explore the quick, nutritious, and delicious Green Berry Smoothie - a perfect fusion of berries and greens! This easy-to-make smoothie packs a punch of nutrients and can be made year-round using frozen berries. Ideal for breakfast, it provides an energetic boost to start your day or serves as a fabulous pre/post-workout snack. All you need is a high-speed blender, a handful of spinach, kale, or swiss chard, and your preferred plant-based milk.
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5m
Discover the vibrant flavors of this Cucumber Tomato Salad, a perfect refreshment for summer days. Dive into the juicy tomatoes enriched with vitamins, magnesium, and lycopene. Enjoy hydrating cucumbers and nutrient-dense avocados. All tossed in a creamy non-dairy dill dressing. This plant-based salad offers a blend of invigorating tastes and abundant health benefits. For additional protein and fiber, just add chickpeas.
Hydrating Cucumber Tomato Salad
Discover the vibrant flavors of this Cucumber Tomato Salad, a perfect refreshment for summer days. Dive into the juicy tomatoes enriched with vitamins, magnesium, and lycopene. Enjoy hydrating cucumbers and nutrient-dense avocados. All tossed in a creamy non-dairy dill dressing. This plant-based salad offers a blend of invigorating tastes and abundant health benefits. For additional protein and fiber, just add chickpeas.
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Whip up a batch of the best Vegan Banana Oat Pancakes. Made in a blender, these pancakes are a breakfast delight full of whole grains and without any oil, butter, dairy, or eggs. They are incredibly fluffy due to the perfect amount of baking powder. Enjoy these pancakes with your choice of toppings such as blueberries, bananas, mixed nuts, and more. A healthier, plant-based pancake recipe perfect for weekend brunches or weekday treats!
Super Fluffy Vegan Banana Oat Pancakes
Whip up a batch of the best Vegan Banana Oat Pancakes. Made in a blender, these pancakes are a breakfast delight full of whole grains and without any oil, butter, dairy, or eggs. They are incredibly fluffy due to the perfect amount of baking powder. Enjoy these pancakes with your choice of toppings such as blueberries, bananas, mixed nuts, and more. A healthier, plant-based pancake recipe perfect for weekend brunches or weekday treats!
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Dive into the rich, gooey goodness of our Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies. Prepared with black beans, creamy peanut butter, and pure cacao powder, this plant-based dessert offers a delightful twist to conventional brownies. Loaded with fiber and packed with irresistible flavors, this simple recipe brings a guilt-free indulgence for your sweet cravings. Relish the harmonious blend of chocolate and peanut butter with every bite and share the joy of healthy dessert with your loved ones.
Mouthwatering Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies
Dive into the rich, gooey goodness of our Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies. Prepared with black beans, creamy peanut butter, and pure cacao powder, this plant-based dessert offers a delightful twist to conventional brownies. Loaded with fiber and packed with irresistible flavors, this simple recipe brings a guilt-free indulgence for your sweet cravings. Relish the harmonious blend of chocolate and peanut butter with every bite and share the joy of healthy dessert with your loved ones.
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45m
fresh and zesty strawberry salsa in a glass bowl
Fresh and Zesty Strawberry Salsa
Step into summer with this vibrant Strawberry Salsa! This appetizing blend of sweet strawberries, diced red onion, and spicy jalapeño brings a fresh, tangy twist to your BBQ or party. Perfect as a topping for frozen yogurt or a dip for chips, it's a crowd-pleaser that's healthy and delicious. Enjoy this plant-based, no added sugar or oil recipe, and explore the limitless possibilities of fruit salsas. Ideal for both adventurous foodies and health-conscious eaters!
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20m
quinoa salad with spinach and raisins in a glass bowl
Vibrant Quinoa Salad with Spinach
Explore this delicious Quinoa Salad with Spinach recipe, an ideal choice for a nutritious, plant-based meal. Packed with spinach, red onion, artichoke hearts, walnuts, and sun-dried tomatoes, this quinoa salad is not only easy to prepare but also a great source of vital nutrients. A delectable dressing made from lemon juice and white wine vinegar adds another layer of flavor to this enticing salad.
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Dive into this Arugula, Apple, and Beet Salad for a feast of flavors and health benefits. Packed with fibrous beets, crispy apples, crunchy walnuts, and zesty vinaigrette, this salad is a crowd-pleaser. It's an easy, nutrient-dense dish ideal for plant-based diets. Learn to roast beets and combine them with arugula and spinach for a salad rich in vitamins and minerals.
Nutrient-Packed Arugula, Apple, and Beet Salad
Dive into this Arugula, Apple, and Beet Salad for a feast of flavors and health benefits. Packed with fibrous beets, crispy apples, crunchy walnuts, and zesty vinaigrette, this salad is a crowd-pleaser. It's an easy, nutrient-dense dish ideal for plant-based diets. Learn to roast beets and combine them with arugula and spinach for a salad rich in vitamins and minerals.
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This Plant-Based Macaroni Salad recipe offers a mouthwatering blend of elbow macaroni, broccoli florets, grated carrot, celery, green onion, and bell pepper, with a zesty homemade tofu dressing. It's the perfect dish for picnics, family gatherings, and holidays, packed full of antioxidants and flavor. Enjoy this protein-rich, low-fat, dairy-free, oil-free, and sugar-free salad all year round.
Picnic Perfect Macaroni Salad
This Plant-Based Macaroni Salad recipe offers a mouthwatering blend of elbow macaroni, broccoli florets, grated carrot, celery, green onion, and bell pepper, with a zesty homemade tofu dressing. It's the perfect dish for picnics, family gatherings, and holidays, packed full of antioxidants and flavor. Enjoy this protein-rich, low-fat, dairy-free, oil-free, and sugar-free salad all year round.
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27m
Discover the lip-smacking Vegan Thousand Island Dressing, a healthier twist on traditional favorites. This dressing blends tofu, ketchup, tangy apple cider vinegar, zesty pickle relish, and a dash of Tabasco to achieve a rich, creamy texture. Perfect for drizzling over salads, burgers, or sandwiches. Customize this oil-free recipe to suit your palate and revel in its fresh, vibrant flavors. Match it with a crisp green salad for a wholesome, delightful meal.
Homemade Vegan Thousand Island Dressing
Discover the lip-smacking Vegan Thousand Island Dressing, a healthier twist on traditional favorites. This dressing blends tofu, ketchup, tangy apple cider vinegar, zesty pickle relish, and a dash of Tabasco to achieve a rich, creamy texture. Perfect for drizzling over salads, burgers, or sandwiches. Customize this oil-free recipe to suit your palate and revel in its fresh, vibrant flavors. Match it with a crisp green salad for a wholesome, delightful meal.
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a black bean and vegetable burger with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, pickles and onions on a wooden cutting board
Vibrant and Hearty Black Bean Beet Burger
Get your hands on this delicious Black Bean, Beet Burger! Made from nutritious low-sodium black beans, brown rice, and beets, it's a wholesome blast of flavor with a spicy kick from chipotle chili powder. Add a fun twist of sweetness from the raisins and a crunch from the old-fashioned oats. Serve on wholesome whole-grain buns with your favorite toppings. It's the perfect plant-based meal to satiate your burger cravings in a healthy way!
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Nutritious Barley Bean Salad with Cauliflower Rice
Discover the Barley Bean Salad with Cauliflower Rice recipe for a vibrant, flavorful dish perfect for a healthy lunch or snack. Made with pearl barley, pinto beans, cauliflower rice, tangy sun-dried tomatoes, crunchy pistachios, and a zesty lemon juice dressing, it's not just a salad, it's a fiber-rich, nutrient-packed meal. Enjoy this plant-based power-house on its own or over a bed of crisp lettuce.
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watermelon, blackberries and raspberry salad on a white plate with text overlay that reads refreshing vegan caprese salad with a fruity twist
Refreshing Vegan Caprese Salad With A Fruity Twist
Vegan Caprese Salad with Blackberries & Watermelon is a refreshing, easy addition to any meal. Perfect for hot summer days, this salad combines the juicy sweetness of watermelon and blackberries with vegan mozzarella for a twist on the classic caprese. A squeeze of lemon and fresh basil leaves enhance the vibrant flavors. Whether you're at a party or enjoying a simple family dinner, this colorful salad is a crowd-pleaser.
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30m
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Nutrient-Rich Vegan Coleslaw
Delight your taste buds with our Vegan Coleslaw boasting a creamy tofu-cashew dressing! This isn't just an ordinary side dish, but a nutrient-packed sensation with the crunch of cabbage and sweetness of carrots. The homemade dressing adds a light, creamy touch and can be repurposed for other dishes as well. Make your summer BBQs and picnics a hit with this delightfully fluffy and delectable coleslaw!
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fresh and vibrant zucchini noodles with pesto & cherry tomatoes are the perfect side dish
Fresh & Vibrant Zucchini Noodles with Pesto & Cherry Tomatoes
Whip up a dish that's both nutritious and delicious with our Zucchini Noodles with Pesto and Cherry Tomatoes recipe. This recipe is low in calories and carbs yet packed full of essential nutrients, making it a fantastic choice for health-conscious individuals or those exploring a plant-based lifestyle. Quick to prepare, it's perfect as a standalone meal or as a colourful, appealing side at your next summer gathering.
the fourth of july with healthy plant - based delights is featured in this postcard
Celebrate 4th of July with Healthy Plant-Based Delights
Revamp your traditional Fourth of July menu with this unique plant-based recipe roundup! From the scrumptious Black Bean Mushroom Burgers to the refreshing Watermelon Salad with Tofu Feta, these recipes are a party for your taste buds. Fire up your grills and excite your guests with a feast of vibrant, wholesome and incredibly delicious plant-based dishes this Independence Day. Step into a healthier lifestyle without giving up the joyful indulgence of holiday food!