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Blueberry açaí bowl topped with coconut pistachio granola, figgy sourdough toast and fresh Thai coconut juice.

Breakfast is a gift. Be lavish with it.

Coconut Pistachio Granola (Oil-free)

2 cups GF oats

¼ cup maple syrup

½ tsp. cinnamon

1/8 tsp. all spice

¼ tsp. salt

½ tsp. pure vanilla extract

1/3 cup chopped raw pistachios

¼ cup desiccated coconut

Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a mixing bowl, combine the oats, maple syrup, vanilla and spices then transfer to baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes. Next, remove granola form oven and add pistachios and coconut and bake for another 10-12 minutes or until the coconut is lightly toasted. Granola keeps for about 2 weeks stored in an airtight container.

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Healthy Vegan Quinoa Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 ½ cup of vegan milk with 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ cup dry quinoa
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter

Optional:

  • Maple syrup for topping
  • Fruit

Directions:

  1. Cook ½ dry quinoa in 1 ½ cups of water until the quinoa is nice and fluffy about 15 minutes. 
  2. Combine the milk with the vinegar and set aside for a few minutes. Meanwhile sift all the dry ingredients into a large bowl and combine. 
  3. In the bowl with the milk add the maple syrup, vanilla and oil and stir well. 
  4. Add the quinoa to the dry ingredients and combine the liquids with the dry ingredients and mix. 
  5. Heat a pan with vegan butter or coconut oil and drop 3 tbsp worth of batter into the pan. Cook until bubbles form on the top and the sides turn brown, then flip and cook for another minute on medium heat. 
  6. Serve on a plate and drizzle with syrup if you like. Enjoy!

Nutty granola bowl + a cup o'tea.

Coconut Pistachio Granola (Oil-free)

2 cups GF oats
¼ cup maple syrup
½ tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. all spice
¼ tsp. salt
½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup chopped raw pistachios
¼ cup desiccated coconut

Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a mixing bowl, combine the oats, maple syrup, vanilla and spices then transfer to baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes. Next, remove granola form oven and add pistachios and coconut and bake for another 10-12 minutes or until the coconut is lightly toasted.

Granola keeps for about 2 weeks stored in an airtight container.

Chocolate orange oatmeal

Ingredients: 

75g oats, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, 1.5 tablespoons flax seeds, 1 tablespoon cacao powder, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, 1 organic orange, vanilla extract, 150-200ml plant milk (or water)

Method:

1. Mix oats, chia seeds, flax seeds and cacao powder in a small pan. 

2. Zest the orange.

3. Add maple syrup, vanilla extract and plant milk and bring to a boil.

4. Lower the heat and let simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occassionally. Add in half of the orange zest and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.

5. Transfer to a bowl. Top with the orange, rest of the orange zest and some pieces of chocolate.

Raw Vegan Lemon Cheesecake

Serves 4

Crust
½ cup walnuts
¾ cup dates, pitted

Lemon Cheese Layer
1½ cup raw cashews, soaked overnight (or at least 4 hours)
½ cup maple syrup
¼ cup water
1 lemon juice and zest
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp pure lemon extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 small pinch of salt

Topping
Lemon slices
Shredded coconuts

Mornin’ treats: Green Tea Boba 🐢


For the boba:

1/3 cup green tea boba pearls

Bring a pot to boiling water then add boba. Once boba floats cover pot with a lid and boil for about 3 minutes on medium heat. Then, turn off heat and and steep (covered) for another 3 minutes. Scoop out boba and place in a bowl of cold water for about 30 seconds. Drain and add to another clean bowl and toss with 1 tsp. maple syrup.


Green tea drink:

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 tsp. matcha powder
1-2 tbsp. maple syrup
½ tsp. vanilla powder
½ cup ice

Blend until smooth.

Maple-Candied Walnuts

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon unsalted butter
½ cup pure maple syrup
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Coarse salt
2 cups walnuts (6 ounces)

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Stir in maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and ¾ teaspoon salt. Bring to a simmer (mixture should be frothy), about 3 minutes. Add walnuts, and toss to coat using a rubber spatula. Cook, stirring, until sauce is syrupy and bubbly, about 3 minutes.
Transfer walnut mixture to a parchment-lined baking sheet, and spread into a single layer. Bake until walnuts are caramelized, about 10 minutes. Transfer sheet to a wire rack. Stir, and let stand until cool and hardened, about 30 minutes.

Chocolate waffles 

Makes 3-4 waffles

More photos on Instagram @aliciaeatsplants 

  • ¾ cup flour 
  • ½ tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 vegan eggs (follow egg replacer package directions)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup plant milk (I used chocolate soy) + 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 3 tbsp cacao or cocoa

In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients 

Prepare vegan “buttermilk” by mixing plant milk and vinegar, set aside

Prepare vegan egg, add vanilla and maple syrup 

Combine vegan buttermilk with vegan egg mixture, add to dry ingredients

Mix until combined, do not over-mix 

Cook in waffle maker until done 

Top with slices strawberries, maple syrup and coconut whip 

Healthy vegan grocery list for beginners🌱

Carbs
•Whole wheat pasta
•Brown rice
•Couscous
•Brown rice spaghetti
•Quick oats
•Chickpeas flour

Veggies, Fruit and Legumes
•Broccoli
•Cauliflower
•Zucchini
•Tomatoes
•Salad
•Spinach
•Carrots
•Sprouts
•Peas
•Chickpeas
•Lentils
•Onions
•Dates
•Figs
•Oranges
•Lemons
•Bananas
•Peaches
•Berries

Treats and toppings
•Pure maple syrup
•Vanilla powder (I use it for pancakes)
•Chia seeds
•Goji berries
•Extra dark chocolate chips
•Unsweetened chocolate powder
•Tahini

Other things
•Potatoes
•Tofu
•Plant milk
•Tempeh
•Seitan (never tried it)
•Almonds
•Nuts
•Cashews
•Nutritional yeast flakes (SO GOOD)
•Tomato sauce
•Safran powder

Hope it helps you!☺️

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after dark maple nice cream ;) ALSO I’m so thankful that my favorite cookies on the planet are vegan!!

Maple Nice Cream:
2 frozen bananas, broken in pieces
handful of ice
½ cup almond milk
1 tbsp vanilla extract
handful of chocolate chips
2 tbsp pure maple syrup

(on top/stirred in: chocolate chips and broken up biscoff cookies - yes! they’re vegan!!)

Banana Chia Smoothie

Serves 2

5 frozen bananas
1 cup chai tea ice cubes
2 tbsp coconut cream or coconut yogurt
1 tbsp almond butter
6 pitted dates
½ tsp pure vanilla extract
1 pinch cinnamon
1 pinch dried ginger

Toppings:
granola
coconut yogurt
fresh blueberries
chopped apricots
maple syrup

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Bliss balls - two variations

Chocolate almond fudge- makes 14:

Ingredients:

1 cup almonds, 1 cup dates, 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder, vanilla extract

Method:

1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until the mixture is well combined and sticks together.

2. Use your hands to shape the mixture into balls. Place in the fridge to set and store.

Optional topping:
Dark chocolate drizzle: Simply mix together 1 teaspoon melted coconut oil, 1 teaspoon maple syrup, 4 teaspoons raw cacao powder and drizzle the mixutre on the balls with a knife. Garnish with chopped pistachios.

Coconut cashew- makes 8:

Ingredients:

½ cup cashews, ½ cup shredded coconut, ¼ cup dates, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, ¼ cup maple syrup, vanilla extract

Method:

1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blent until the mixture is well combined and sticks together.

2. Use your hands to shape the mixture into balls. Roll them in shredded coconut. Place in the fridge to set and store.