Are you vegan or just want to try some vegan recipes to see what everyone is raving about?  Our bog todayis just what you're looking for!

In our EasyLoss programmes our number one rule is that you can eat whatever you want as it will take you closer to becoming a slimmer, fitter, healthier person. Remember to stop eating when you are no longer hungry.

We don't tell you what sort of food to eat.  Wee know everyone is individual and has their own likes, dislikes, beliefs and alergies. So, whether you follow a gluten free, high or low carb or a vegan way of eating we won't tell you it's wrong. 

James has recently decided to trial a vegan 'diet' for health reasons. As the vegan movement is growing bigger we decided to do a special recipe blog for any of our vegan users. We also think some of our EasyLoss users may be interested in trying some plant based recipes.

We asked our PR lady Vicky and her business partner Deni Kirkova from Bikinigirlsdiary.com to give us some of their favourite and most delicious vegan recipes. Vicky and Deni are both vegan and have loads of recipes to share.

Here are a few to get you started.  If you have any vegan recipes you'd like to share then please do comment below.  You can also join our EasyLoss Recipe Group here 

To top your breakfast... Nut Milk!

Vegan milk from nuts

Nut milk is so simple you can do it with any of your favourite nuts. For this recipe I have chosen Almonds.

Soak the almonds for at least 12 hours in pure water with ½ tsp sea salt. Mix the almonds with pure water in a blender. Blend for several minutes until smooth and creamy. Strain the mixture into a large bowl. If you want to sweeten the milk, pour the mixture back into the blender with vanilla extract.
Transfer into a glass jar and store in fridge for up to one week.

For meals...

Curried Cauliflower Pitta

Curried cauliflower wrap (Pinterest Naturally Ella)

This vegan cauliflower wrap is made with curry spices, roasted cauliflower and greens dressed in a lemon vinaigrette dressing with hummus and placed inside a wholegrain pitta bread.

Vegetable Wrap

Collard green wrap with carrot-ginger hummus and veg (Pinterest / mybaba.com)
Collard green wrap with carrot-ginger hummus and veg (Photo via: pinterest / mybaba.com)
To make use collard leaves wrapped around either quinoa or brown or black rice, carrots, red cabbage, grated beets, courgette, red bell pepper and avocado as a healthy lunch time option.

For dessert...

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Dessert for Two

Ingredients

500g silken tofu
100g vegan dark chocolate (most dark chocolate is vegan – just check the packet to make sure that it doesn’t contain milk.)
100g vegan “milk” chocolate (Try Moo Free or Plamil. Or if you prefer a richer mousse, just use 200g of dark chocolate instead.)
1/2 tsp vanilla essence

Method

Melt the two chocolates together. In a blender, puree the tofu until smooth. Add the melted chocolate and vanilla essence and blend thoroughly. Pour into six individual dessert bowls and chill.

 

 

Raw Brownies

vegan brownies

Ingredients:

1/4 cup cranberries and raisins
1/4 cup linseeds
1/4 cup almonds
1/2 cup of almond milk
1 1/2 cups of cacao powder
2 tbs honey
1 orange sliced

Method:

Blend the almonds and linseeds till they are finely ground.

Add the cacao powder to the food processor and continue to blend.

Next add the honey and dried fruits.

Add the almond milk when needed and continue to push the mixture down when it sticks on the side.

Using a baking tray press the brownies into the bottom of it and carve 5/6 big slices or 11/12 smaller ones depending on your desired size.
Freeze for 30 minutes on until solid.

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