As I dive deeper into meatless eating, I’m discovering that salads and smoothies are staples in every healthy vegan diet. And with spring here and summer fast approaching, those two things will be popping up more and more. Now, we all know that I’m a huge lover of smoothies but, despite my best efforts, I actually can’t survive on them alone. And I’m only just learning to like salads. So, I decided to do something a little radical and try to find vegan spring recipes that weren’t salads or smoothies.
Spring food is usually synonymous with anything light and healthy that helps you prep for your summer bod. So I thought it would be challenging to find vegan spring recipes that weren’t salads or smoothies since they fit they’re the ultimate spring foods. Luckily, my blogging friends didn’t disappoint and I was able to roundup quite a few to share with you.
Aside: I also wanted to note, a couple of these recipes aren’t completely vegan as written, but with a few minor adjustments, they can easily be made vegan. I’ve highlighted the vegan-friendly recipes with [VF] so you won’t be surprised when you click through.
19 Salad and Smoothie Free Vegan Spring Recipes
Vegan Orange Poppy Seed Baked Donuts via Diary of an ExSloth
Lemon Chia Seed Granola via Fooduzzi [VF – vegan modifications provided]
Lemon Poppy Seed Oatmeal via Emilie Eats
Whole Wheat Vegan Carrot Cake via Fit Mitten Kitchen
Fruit & Rosemary Popsicles via Diary of an ExSloth
Shaved Purple Asparagus and Asian Veggie Soba Noodles via Strength & Sunshine
5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Blizzard via RachLMansfield
Strawberry Lemon Cream Pie Breakfast Pizza via Athletic Avocado [VF – vegan modifications provided]
Easy Cauliflower Rice and Greens via Apollo and Luna
Pina Cola Parfait with Coconut Chia Seed ‘Yogurt’ via Diary of an ExSloth
Split Pea Soup with Lemon and Thyme via Emma’s Little Kitchen
Simple Spring Power Bowl via My Healthyish Life [VF – just omit the egg]
Cilantro Pesto Buddha Bowl via In it 4 the Long Run
Coconut-Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches via Diary of an ExSloth
Carrot Poppy Seed Buckwheat Porridge via Chronicles of Passion
Roasted Balsamic Carrot Hummus via Pumpkin and Peanut Butter
Spring Vegetable Hummus Pasta via Food, Pleasure & Health
Vegan Strawberry Jam Oatmeal Bars via The Conscientious Eater
Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal via Diary of an ExSloth [VF – replace egg with flax egg]
What about you?
- Are you a fan of salads and smoothies?
- What food comes to mind when you think of spring?
- Any recipes/recipe ideas to add?
Join the conversation in the comments below!