By Ashley Molina, HCTP March 2018 A perfect creamy alternative to dairy creamer, this will make that hot cup of coffee even better! Plus, it’s vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free and has no refined sugar. INGREDIENTS 1 can full-fat unsweetened coconut milk 4 tablespoons good-quality maple syrup 1 tablespoon vanilla extract INSTRUCTIONS Blend all ingredients until … More Vegan Creamer
By Andrea Biethman, HCTP January 2012 This homemade, dairy-free chocolate milk will leave you without the worry of refined sugars and artificial ingredients. It takes only a few pantry staples to assemble and two simple steps to create. It’s a perfect way to satisfy those chocolate cravings and will make your sweet tooth happy, too! … More Vegan Mint Chocolate Milk (video)
By Carly Paige, HCTP November 2015 Whether you’re cozying up to a special someone, appreciating a night to yourself, or spending time with your gals, this tangy and decadent treat is a must for Valentine’s Day (or any other day)! It’s completely vegan and avoids any refined sugar, making it a perfect way to satisfy … More Raspberry Chia Dark Chocolate Pudding Parfait
By Gigi Kent, HCTP January 2017 Looking for a simple snack to cure your sweet tooth? This is the recipe for you! These loaded banana coins are easy to assemble and require minimal ingredients. They’re perfectly sweet with a decadent touch from dairy-free chocolate. Keep them in your freezer to always have a healthy snack … More Loaded Chocolate Banana Coins
By Mariah Mandile, HCTP July 2017 These are the perfect afternoon pick-me-up treats! They are full of healthy fats, collagen, and caffeine and rich in antioxidants thanks to organic matcha! What more could you ask for in a snack? INGREDIENTS 2-1/2 cups organic shredded coconut 1/3 cup coconut flour 2 teaspoons “everyday-grade” organic matcha 1 … More No-Bake Matcha Bars
By Zina Turner, HCTP September 2014 This nut-based cheese is a wonderful alternative to dairy cheese. Organic raw cashews are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. These include essential micronutrients like vitamins E, K, and B6 along with minerals like copper, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, iron, and selenium. Combining the power of cashews with superfoods like … More Creamy Cashew Cheese
By Olivia Budgen, HCTP September 2013 Making sushi is not as hard as you think. This cauliflower rice sushi is raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and filled with flavor! INGREDIENTS 2 cups cauliflower florets 4 raw nori sheets 1 carrot 1/2 bell pepper 2 spring onions 1/2 avocado Handful cilantro Optional: handful sunflower sprouts Sweet and Spicy … More Vegan Cauliflower Rice Sushi
By Joanne Schneider, HCTP March 2013 Looking for a fresh meal that only takes minutes to make? Try these rainbow spring rolls filled with a colorful blend of veggies and tofu, alongside a subtly sweet dipping sauce! They’re perfect for packing and bringing with you for lunch or enjoying as a dinner that won’t leave … More Rainbow Spring Rolls and Dipping Sauce
By the Balanced Beyars Satisfy your sweet tooth with real-food healthy swaps, like these chocolaty treats that have little to no sugar. They’re loaded with good-for-you fat that helps you feel full, making just one square more than enough! INGREDIENTS Coconut oil 100% cacao powder Protein powder (optional) Peanut or almond butter (whichever you prefer) Chocolate … More Peanut Butter Fudge Squares
By Bia Alvarez, HCTP January 2017 Bringing healthy desserts to a party is always a fun way to surprise family and friends with delicious sweet dishes they won’t believe are vegan! This no-bake coffee pecan pie is rich in flavor, super satisfying, and won’t leave you in a food coma! Since it’s only sweetened with … More No-Bake Coffee Pecan Pie
This smoothie takes about 3 minutes to make and is easy to whip up on the regular, especially for those with busy schedules! Including greens and fiber in your smoothies is an essential way to restore our digestive systems and have a happy gut. So, if you’ve recently come home after a long trip, drank … More Go-to Green Smoothie
You don’t have to eat meat to get enough protein. One avocado has 4 grams of protein! Pair it with high protein plant-based foods like leafy greens or chia seeds and you have a protein packed meal. Looking for a clever way to incorporate more avocado in your diet? Try this Avocado Mousse! By: Jessica … More Protein-Packed Vanilla Avocado Mousse
Making this Sweet Potato Almond Butter Smoothie is a great way to ensure your body is receiving the best of the best nutrients. Sweet potatoes are high in beta-carotene, which is excellent for healthy skin, mucus membranes, our immune system, good eye health and vision. Along with other root vegetables, these are considered warming to the body … More Sweet Potato Almond Butter Smoothie
These lollies are potentially the easiest things to make, ever! They’re an amazing guilt free snack or dessert, especially if you’re feeling like you need something cooling and refreshing. By: Emma Hollingsworth, HCTP Class of September 2015 INGREDIENTS 1 carton (330ml or 11.1 fl oz) coconut water 1/2 cup small strawberries 1/2 cup blueberries INSTRUCTIONS … More 3-Ingredient Coconut Berry Ice Lollies
These little tropical bites of health are so full of flavor you’ll never think “raw” when enjoying them! Try them as an appetizer or as an entire meal- they’re super filling with protein-packed macadamia nuts hosting 2.2 grams per ounce! By: Holly Harding, HCTP Class of November 2016 INGREDIENTS For the pasta: 2 zucchini For … More Tropical Raw Raviolis
Need a quick refreshing on-the-go snack? Try this immune boosting chia pudding! This citrus treat combines a blend of hormone-balancing mushroom powder, vitamin-packed blood oranges, and a natural prebiotic fiber-filled sweetener. By: Kerri Axelrod, HCTP Class of September 2012
These rich truffles are the perfect guilt-free treat for any day! The gooey inside and smooth chocolatey coating make for a combo you can’t miss. Keep them stored in the freezer and pop one out when you get the craving. The ingredients are super simple and there’s no baking necessary! By: Sari Tile Diskin, HCTP … More Mocha Coconut Truffles
Store-bought acai bowls are usually loaded with more fruit, added sugar and piles of granola than any single person needs to consume in one sitting (unless you’re about to run a marathon). This well balanced variation features the same glorious texture of those crave-worthy acai bowls and just the right amount of fruit to add … More Strawberry Acai Dream Bowl
Everyone loves a good sweet and sour dip, especially when there are beautiful summer rolls to accompany it. There’s no marinating or dehydrating time involved in making this party favorite, but you’ve gotta get organized and work systematically. Rice paper wrappers can be tricky to play with and may require some practice at first. They … More Raw Food Summer Rolls
Breakfast is like brain food, so this bowl was built focused around the most nutrient-dense and vibrant seasonal ingredients available. Breakfast should leave us feeling full and energized and sated till lunch, without feeling stuffed, bloated, or foggy. This recipe is loaded with plenty of seasonal and exotic superfoods that creates an easy and delicious meal … More Morning Balanced Bowl: Creamy Vanilla Almond Chia Pudding
This vegan pesto packs in flavor and nutrition with just a few simple ingredients. The combination of chia seeds and hemp hearts offer a healthy dose of plant-based protein and good-for-you fats that are sure to satisfy you. With the addition of nutritional yeast, a pantry staple for vegans, you’re getting extra vitamins like B12 … More Chia and Hemp Seed Pesto
By Maia Söderlund This gluten-free cracker is packed with healthy fats and tastes like a treat! Absolutely delicious!
By Rebecca Thiessen Since becoming dairy-free, I have found that one of the most difficult things to substitute has been yogurt – nothing seems to be the right taste, texture and consistency. So, I created an even better alternative and I am so excited to share it with you!
By Carley Schweet These bites are the perfect pick-me-up after a busy day with clients, a tough gym session, or a day spent running around town. Plus, they keep well and are easy to throw in your bag or purse as you’re running out the door!
By Jennifer Moore This recipe reminds me of the concept of bio-individuality that I learned at IIN. Although it is a raw, vegan and gluten free creation, it can be tailored to meet every individuals dietary needs, as we are all different!