We have lots of plant-based recipes here on Root + Revel that are delicious, nutritious, and can be created to suit any lifestyle!
There is a huge misconception that eating vegan means giving up flavorful food. Fortunately, this is not the case! With the right ingredients and creativity, plant-based foods can be just as tasty as any other dish.
In addition to being delicious, plant-based recipes can help us live healthier lives too as they encourage us to eat more fruit and vegetables! Check out all the recipes to spice up your life with healthier plant-based recipes.

Healthy Gingerbread Smoothie Recipe (Vegan, Gluten-Free + Paleo Friendly)

This Christmas, make this healthy gingerbread smoothie recipe–a festive holiday drink that’s vegan, gluten-free, Paleo-friendly and absolutely delicious! Made with molasses, this guilt-free gingerbread smoothie will put you in the holiday spirit, without any refined sugar. All you need is a blender and five simple ingredients, and your breakfasts just got …

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Vegan root beer float in an ice cream glass with a metal straw on a table with kombucha.

Creamy Vegan Root Beer Float Recipe

Ditch the high sugar, artificial ingredients in classic Root Beer Float recipes and swap them for health-promoting, low sugar and real food sources, all without sacrificing taste! This healthy, vegan root beer float recipe uses root beer kombucha and sugar-free coconut vanilla ice cream, resulting in creamy decadence that’s perfect …

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Vegan Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie

Get the family excited for back-to-school with this vegan strawberry shortcake smoothie. Though it tastes exactly like the delicious dessert, this healthy breakfast smoothie is dairy-free (no yogurt), low-fat and high in protein! We’re back with another healthy green smoothie recipe, and this time, it tastes EXACTLY like everybody’s favorite …

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Vegetables are a good place to start

From simple sauteed greens to a vibrant salad, vegetables are low-fat and high in nutrients. Vegetables come in so many varieties and colors that you can easily find one to suit any taste preference.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get more veggies into your diet, try roasting them for dinner! Roasting is a great way to bring out the natural flavors of the veggies, plus it’s super easy - just toss some with oil and salt then roast 'til tender. You can add other ingredients like nutritional yeast or paprika for extra flavor too.

Cooking with spices

Incorporating spices in your cooking can help you make vegan dishes taste better. Spices give dishes a unique flavor profile, which is why they are often used as a way to add zest to meals. If your recipe calls for salt, try using something like smoked paprika or chipotle powder instead. These spices will not only enhance the flavor of your dish, but they’ll also provide dietary benefits too!

Vegan protein sources

There are many sources of protein that can be used in plant-based recipes. Some of these sources are soy, beans, seitan, mushrooms, and quinoa.  With these options for vegan protein sources, you’ll never have to worry about running low on energy or getting enough protein from your diet. Not to mention that with so many different vegan protein sources to choose from, you’ll never get bored with the same old dishes!  Plus, they can all be used interchangeably. For example, you could use beans as a source of vegan protein in one dish and then reseason them for a completely different dish later on. So if you run out of ideas or want to spice up your life with new flavors and dishes, try out some plant-based vegan recipes!

Vegan baking

When people think of eating vegan, they tend to think that all the food is baked. But this is not true! You can make delicious meatless dishes like lasagna, chili, and spaghetti bolognese.
With a little creativity and some delicious recipes, it’s easy to enjoy plant-based dishes.
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