Lately, I’ve been turning to the same few meals over trying out new recipes. Honestly, the beginning of the semester has left me a bit drained of energy and creativity. I know I’ll get back on top of things, but for now, I need all the shortcuts I can get! Not only is this an easy post for me to put together, but it finally gives me a chance to talk about food. All of these recipes are quick and easy and of course, 100% vegan.
1. Carob & Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl
It doesn’t matter how cold it is outside, this smoothie bowl always sounds good. When I first starting making it, I think I had it most days of the week for a solid two weeks! Whether it’s breakfast or dessert, it hits the spot.
- 2 frozen bananas
- 2 dates
- 1-2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 heaping tablespoon carob
- 1/2 cup cashew milk (add more as needed)
Top with your favorites fruits, nuts and seeds. I go for blueberries, cranberries, raisins, peanuts and chia seeds.
2. Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal
Peanut butter + almost anything = delicious (in my book, anyway)
My breakfast of choice has been oatmeal since… forever! It’s quick and filling, both of which are necessities for busy mornings.
- 3/4 cup of oats
- 1 cup cashew milk
- 1 heaping tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- dash of cinnamon
- dash of maple syrup
Top with chia seeds and strawberries. Yum!
3. Hearty Vegetable Stew
I love soups and stews in the winter. There’s something so cozy about settling in with bowl of stew and a film. It’s the best kind of lazy afternoon. As for this stew, I can’t take any credit. You can see the full recipe here. I will say I don’t add the kale or okra, so I can’t speak to how that tastes.
4. Chickpea Burgers
This recipe comes from the queen of vegan food, Cherie Tu. Her What I Eat in a Day videos are always a pleasure to watch. That’s where I found this easy burger recipe. It’s a great way to pretend it’s still summer. Watch it here (recipe in description).
Also, check out her Instagram! Be warned, it will make you very hungry.
I look forward to sharing more vegan recipes, so stay tuned.