vegan black bean burger
Vegan Black Bean Burger Recipe

Fully Loaded Vegan Black Bean Burger Recipe

Sometimes you just need a good old fashion veggie burger!

This fully loaded vegan black bean burger recipe hits the spot every time.

I love serving these black bean burgers with a side of oven-baked potatoes or our favorite quinoa salad!

This recipe has quickly become a family favorite, and if you are anything like us, you’ve tried your fair share of vegan burgers. 

Our vegan black bean burger recipe knocks it out of the park, and the kids absolutely love it too.

We also love to experiment with toppings such as sauteed mushrooms, vegan cheeses, and it tastes lovely with a dollop of my famous green goddess dressing.

This fully loaded vegan black burger recipe is perfect for making in large batches and can be kept stocked up in your freezer for your family to enjoy for lunch and dinner!
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What you will need for this vegan black bean burger recipe…

Ingredients Required:

Rolled oats
Black beans
Onions
Garlic
Flax Egg
Tomato paste
Pepita seeds or sunflower seeds
Canned corn
Chili powder
Paprika
Fresh parsley
vegan black bean burger

Fully Loaded Black Bean Burger Recipe

This vegan burger recipe is simple and delicious!
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black bean burger recipe, fully loaded vegan burger
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 130kcal

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Rolled oats
  • 1 can Black beans rinsed and drained
  • ½ Onion chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • 1 Flax egg 1 tbsp flaxseed + 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp Pepita seeds or sunflower seeds
  • cup Canned corn
  • ½ tsp Paprika
  • ¼ cup Fresh parsley minced

Instructions

  • Start by mixing together the flaxseed and water in a smallbowl. Whisk and set aside to combine. Sauté the onion andgarlic in ¼ cup water in a skillet until soft (about 5 minutes).Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  • Add rolled oats to a food processor and process until a flouris formed. Rinse and drain your black beans and add ½ tothe food processor with the onions and garlic, flax egg, soysauce, tomato paste, pepita seeds, corn, chili powder,paprika, and parsley. Process until well mixed and then tossin the remaining beans and pulse 3-4 times.
  • Keep the mixture in the food processor bowl and simply setin the refrigerator for 45 minutes until a bit firm. From here,shape the mixture into patties and either bake at 350F/175Cfor 25 minutes to simply heat on a skillet.
  • Serve with a toasted bun, veggies and whatever else youlove with your burgers!

Notes

Kids: Serve with or without a bun. My sons enjoyed these for a year without vegan cheese but once we introduced the stuff they only eat it with it ha-ha. Do as you wish! Ketchup is always a winner.

Nutrition

Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 346IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg

Benefits of…

Black Beans 

  • Black beans are one of our favorite whole-food plant-based protein sources. They taste amazing and can adapt to many different recipes. One cup of black beans estimates around 15 grams of protein. Black beans are also rich in fiber and folate. Enjoy in abundance! 

Pepitas 

  • These seeds are full of nutrient value! We love to top them with all our salads and they taste great in a vegan black bean burger recipe like this one. They are high in iron, zinc magnesium and help prevent inflammation in the body. 

Flax Egg

  • Flaxseed is an excellent source of omega-3! A simple quick flax egg recipe is 1 tbsp flaxseed meal and 2 1/2 tbsp of water. Whisk and set aside for 5 minutes till thick. This will make one flax egg. Find my favorite flax meal here. 

Ways to garnish your burger…

  • Try out different bun styles: Mushroom caps, lettuce, collards or eggplant!
  • Top with: Tomato, avocado, sprouts, grilled Onions, mushrooms, banana Peppers or pickles!
  • Get fancy: Vegan cheese, spreads/sauces, sauerkraut, kimchi or chili Sauce
  • Kid’s favorite: KETCHUP!

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Vegan Carrot Cake Bites
Vegan Carrot Cake Bites

Easter Inspired Vegan Carrot Cake Bites

These Vegan Carrot Cake Bites are just what you need this upcoming Easter and Easter week! 

As many of you know, I LOVE dessert but I’m not much for spending hours in the kitchen baking up anything that I can potentially make in 5 minutes. I have actually found a way to turn nearly every cake I love into energy bites and I am thrilled about it! 

Not only will these Carrot Cake Bites work as dessert, but they can also work for Easter week snacks! I even hide these in the backyard (wrapped up in little Vonuva Plant-Based Wax Wraps) for the boys to find instead of eggs haha. They LOVE it! You can even add vegan chocolate chips and I really do recommend doing that for a fun twist. 

Anywho, Have a Very Happy Easter!

These delicious Vegan Carrot Cake Bites will come together in under 10 minutes with minimal ingredients that you already likely have stocked up in your kitchen (if you don’t have these stocked yet, I highly urge you to do so for all of the energy ball recipes to come!).
Vegan Carrot Cake Bites

What you will need for this Carrot Cake Recipe…

Ingredients Required:

Carrots

Pecans

Medjool dates

Desiccated Coconut

Carrots

Vanilla Extract

Cinnamon

Nutmeg

Vegan Carrot Cake Bites

Vegan Carrot Cake Recipe

Sometimes we want our cake without the hour baking time, am I right? Well give these a shot! Carrot cake energy balls made with shredded carrots and medjool dates.
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy, quick
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 balls
Calories: 197kcal

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Carrots Peeled, shredded and squeezed
  • 1.25 cups Medjool dates packed and pitted
  • 2.25 cups Pecans Any nut will do here
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Shreds Optional but delicious
  • 1.5 tsp Vanilla Extract Alcohol Free Option
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • Pinch Sea Salt

To Roll

  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar Can substitue for extra coconut shreds OR easter sprinkles!

Instructions

  • To start, add in the medjool dates and pulse 4-5 times until broken down into small pieces.
  • Next, add in the Pecans, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Sea salt, Vanilla Extract, and Coconut shreds. Pulse until broken down into a semi-fine meal.
  • Add in the carrots and process until well combined (I would say 2-3 pulses).
  • Begin to scoop out 1-2 tbsp amount from the mixture and roll into balls. They will be sticky! Lay on a plate lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • Roll each ball in the powdered sugar and set in the refrigerator to set. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1815IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg

Benefits of…

Carrots

  • Carrots are a particularly good source of beta carotene, fiber, vitamin K1, potassium, and antioxidants!
  • They’re a weight-loss-friendly food and have been linked to lower cholesterol levels.
  • Orange carrots get their bright color from beta carotene, an antioxidant that your body converts into vitamin A.

Medjool Dates 

  • Excellent nutritional profile including 2 grams of protein, 7 grams of fiber, and a great source of potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese, iron and vitamin B6!
  • Loaded with dietary fiber to keep you full and satisfied
  • Loaded with antioxidants that protect your cells from free radicals, which are unstable molecules that may cause harmful reactions in your body and lead to disease.
  • A low glycemic index which is great for blood sugar control
  • Medjool dates have been proven to give you an immediate boost of energy (I use it for my pre-workouts!)
  • Plus many other benefits!
Vegan Carrot Cake Bites

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Vegan Unicorn Smoothie Bowl
Vegan Unicorn Smoothie Bowl

Vegan Unicorn Smoothie Bowl

This healthy vegan unicorn smoothie bowl will turn any frown upside down!

If you ever wake up on the wrong side of the bed, I urge you to have a smoothie bowl for breakfast. Is there anything more fun than ice cream (healthy and cruelty-free ice cream) for breakfast?!

Not only will this smoothie bowl make a great breakfast, but it is also perfect for a quick healthy plant-based snack or dessert! Martin and I have had many nights when we made this gorgeous smoothie bowl after the boys went to sleep. Nothing like a smoothie bowl and Netflix date night!

This delicious unicorn smoothie bowl will come together in under 10 minutes with minimal ingredients that can be easily found at any grocery store.
Vegan Unicorn Smoothie Bowl

What you will need for this Vegan Unicorn Smoothie Bowl…

Ingredients Required:

Non-dairy Milk

Coconut Milk

Bananas

Strawberries

Almond Butter

Vanilla Extract (Alcohol-Free Option)

Shredded Coconut

Vegan Unicorn Smoothie Bowl

Vegan Unicorn Smoothie Bowl

All you need is 5-10 minutes and a blender to whip up this magical breakfast treat!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: quick, summer
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 347kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

Toppings

Instructions

  • Blend all together and then top with the listed toppings!
  • If your blender has trouble blending this, simply let the bananas thaw out for a bit and then blend again. Be sure to use the blender tamper if you have it!

Nutrition

Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 839mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 423IU | Vitamin C: 59mg | Calcium: 202mg | Iron: 3mg

Benefits of…

Coconut Milk

  • Coconut milk is full of healthy fats that keep you fuller for longer which can aid in weight loss and limit those unhealthy snacks throughout the day! It is also rich in vitamins C and E which are well known for their antioxidant properties. Coconut milk is rich in electrolytes such as potassium, magnesium and phosphorous!

Bananas

  • Bananas are the BEST fruit source of vitamin B6 which helps our bodies to produce red blood cells, metabolize amino acids, remove unwanted chemicals from the kidney and liver, metabolize carbohydrates and fats, and maintain a healthy nervous system!

Almond Butter

  • Almond butter is a great source of magnesium, vitamin E, copper, riboflavin, and phosphorous. It is a great source of monounsaturated fat, protein, and fiber which are essential for heart health!
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Super Simple Vegan Pancakes

Super Simple Vegan Pancakes (Oil-Free & Fluffy!)

These healthy Vegan Pancakes are just what you (and your family!) need for an amazingly delicious, nutritious and fun breakfast!

It is one of my favorite recipes to make around Easter time and it just brightens up the mood in the morning. It also goes AMAZINGLY well with a morning cup of coffee or tea.

Not only will these Super Simple Vegan Pancakes make a great breakfast and brunch meal, but they are also perfect for a quick healthy snack! It is thrown together in about 10 minutes and they are the best pancakes (Vegan or Non-vegan) I have ever tried. 

One huge bonus to these super simple vegan pancakes is that kids love them! My boys devour these faster than any other meal.

These delicious Super Simple Vegan Pancakes will come together in under 10 minutes with minimal ingredients that you already likely have stocked up in your kitchen. 
Super Simple Vegan Pancakes

What you will need for these Super Simple Vegan Pancakes:

Ingredients Required:

Whole Wheat or All-Purpose White Flour

Non-dairy Milk

Maple Syrup

Apple Cider Vinegar

Baking Powder (Aluminum Free)

Vanilla Extract (this one is non-alcoholic!)

Sea Salt

super simple vegan pancakes

Super Simple Vegan Pancakes

Just a few pantry staples and 10 minutes is all you need to whip these up for breakfast!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beginner friendly, Budget Friendly
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 172kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mix together the 1 cup flour, 1 tbsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp of sea salt first in a large mixing bowl.
  • Next, pour in the non-dairy milk, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla extract. Mix well until all the little flour bumps are gone (I like to use a whisk!). Add in the cinnamon now if using.
  • Heat skillet to medium-high heat and add in 1/2 tbsp of vegan butter (I love to use the vegan block brand). Do not add the pancake batter until the skillet is nice and hot.
  • Bring the heat down just a tad bit and then scoop out 1/4 cup of the batter and pour into the skillet. Let heat until bubbles appear in the middle of the pancake and flip. Cook on the other side until a light golden brown. Repeat until all the batter has been used up!
  • Serve with berries, slice bananas, maple syrup, or whatever else you wish! You can absolutely fold in berries and bananas as well. I will be posting a recipe for this very soon.

Nutrition

Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 442mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 232IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 228mg | Iron: 2mg

 

Super Simple Vegan Pancakes

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Blueberry Banana Smoothie Recipe (Vegan + Delicious!)

Blueberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

This healthy blueberry banana smoothie is just what you need as your mid-morning snack to boost your energy!

It is one of my favorite recipes to make in the Spring when the air is starting to warm up, and you need a refreshing smoothie in hand. 

Not only will this blueberry banana smoothie make a great snack, but it is also perfect for a quick healthy plant-based breakfast! I unquestionably love the convenience in the morning and enjoy how easy this Blueberry Banana Smoothie is to make. 

This recipe is full of antioxidants and gives you the nutrients you need to kick off your day. The kids love this recipe too! 

This delicious blueberry banana smoothie recipe will come together in under 10 minutes with minimal ingredients that you already likely have stocked up in your kitchen. 
Blueberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

What you will need for this blueberry banana smoothie recipe…

Ingredients Required:

Kale or baby spinach

Frozen blueberries

Banana

Non-dairy milk

 Vegan yogurt (coconut yogurt is great)

Medjool dates, pitted

Flax seeds/hemp seeds/chia seeds as you wish

Blueberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

Blueberry Banana Smoothie

This smoothie is perfect to make for breakfast!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: smoothie, smoothie recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 217kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Spinach destemmed and washed
  • 1 cup Frozen blueberries or berries of choice
  • 1 ripe Banana
  • ¾ cup Non-dairy
  • ½ cup Vegan Yogurt coconut yogurt is great
  • 2-3 medjool dates Pitted
  • 1 tbsp Flax seed or hempseeds/chia seeds as you wish

Instructions

  • Blend until smooth. Drink immediately.Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 473mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 1830IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 242mg | Iron: 2mg

 

Benefits of…

Blueberries 

  • Blueberries are one of the healthiest fruits around! They are packed with healthy nutrients such as fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K and manganese. They are also busting with antioxidants to protect our bodies from free radicals. It also should be noted that blueberries have one of the highest antioxidant levels compared to other fruits and veggies. 

Kale 

  • Kale is a cruciferous vegetable and rich in nutrients! Kale’s nutritional profile includes a sound source of potassium, chlorophyll, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin K, and iron. Kale promotes bone and eye health. As well as helping aid digestion and improve skin, hair and nails. 

Spinach

  • This leafy green is delicious, and we try to include in our diet as much as possible due to its incredible nutritional value. Spinach is full of fiber as well as a beautiful abundance of vitamins and minerals. Spinach includes vitamin C, vitamin K, carotenoids, folic acid, iron and calcium. This leafy green is a staple in our household! 

Flax Seed

  • Flaxseed is an excellent source of omega-3! We love to include in baking, smoothies and oatmeal recipes. 1 tablespoon of flaxseed will give you a healthy dose of 1.3 grams of protein, fiber, B vitamins and, of course, omega-3 fatty acids! 
Blueberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

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