Vegan cuisine excludes the consumption of any food of animal origin.
AHere we present our suggestion for a completely vegan menu, reminding you that, to adopt a completely vegan lifestyle, you should first consult a nutritionist, such as our nutritionist Inês Moreira, to make sure that this kind of regime is feasible for your body.
From the vast vegan, organic, and vegetable food we have selected some recipes for a delicious menu!
Our suggestion for a completely vegan menu!
Watermelon and strawberry lemonade
We start with a drink to accompany this complete and nutritious meal, watermelon and strawberry lemonade, without any added sugars:
- 400 g watermelon
- 100 g strawberries
- 1 lemon
- mint leaves to taste
- water (optional)
Peel the lemon and the watermelon. Wash the strawberries well, cut them in halves, and wash the mint leaves.
Cut the watermelon into cubes, removing the seeds.
In a blender or food processor, add the lemon, watermelon, strawberries, and mint.
Grind until liquid and crumb-free.
You can use a mesh strainer or a cloth or choose to keep the pulp, it depends on your taste.
If you think it’s necessary, add some water.
Transfer the liquid to a bottle and refrigerate about 2 hours before serving.
Serve it very cold with the mint leaves. You can choose to decorate with lemon slices and refresh it with ice cubes.
Hummus with whole-grain toast
For starter, our choice goes to a hummus, perfect to spread on whole-grain toasts, and super quick to make:
- 2 cups of cooked chickpeas
- ½ cup of the boiled water of the chickpeas
- 1 minced garlic clove
- 2 table spoons of olive oil
- 1 parsley branch
- juice from 1 lemon
- salt q.s.
- black pepper q.s.
- sweet paprika q.s.
Grind the chickpeas together with water, lemon juice, and garlic in a blender, adding more cooking water from the chickpeas if necessary.
Season with olive oil, sweet paprika, pepper, and salt to taste.
Take it to serve in a bowl, along with the toasts.
Spaghetti with arugula and tomato
Mediterranean-inspired, this is one of those dishes that everyone will love. Oh, and it’s quite healthy and easy to cook!
- 200 gr spaghetti
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 dl of olive oil
- 75 gr of arugula
- 75 gr of tomato cut into wedges
- 1 vegan fresh cheese (cut into small cubes)
- 1 thyme branch
- salt q.s.
- black pepper q.s.
Cook the spaghetti al dente in a pot in boiling water seasoned with salt. Drain and reserve the spaghetti.
In a skillet, add the olive oil and the laminated garlic until it is golden. Then add the spaghetti and saute for a few minutes.
Season with black pepper.
Envolve the tomato, arugula, and cheese.
Correct the seasonings and serve immediately, sprinkled with thyme.
Apple and carrot cake
And finally, a killer dessert: an apple and carrot cake. Oh yes, vegan and YES!, it’s delicious! Despite having several ingredients, it is quite quick and easy to cook. What might be really hard is to wait the necessary 3 hours before tasting it 🙂
- 2 apples (peeled and grated)
- 2 carrots (peeled and grated)
- 115 gr of walnuts
- 80 gr of grated coconut
- ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons of carob
- 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
- 1 pinch of sea salt
- 150 gr of raisins
- 1 peeled orange
- 60 gr of dried apple (soaked for 15 minutes and drained)
- 60 gr of pitted dates (soaked for 15 minutes and drained)
In a bowl, mix the apple, carrot, walnuts, coconut, carob powder, cocoa, cinnamon, salt, and raisins.
In a blender, mix the soaked dry apple, dates, and orange until you get a moist mass.
Grease a round pan with parchment paper, press the dough into the pan, and refrigerate for 3 hours.
And here it is! A vegan menu, healthy, practical, and super easy to make. What do you think of these recipes?
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