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12 Summer-Loving Plant-Based Recipes

Tropical Power Smoothie 

Summer is here! With that, it can be refreshing to drum up some new, plant-based recipes to enjoy, all while giving your body the fuel it needs to keep up with all of the fun activities that come with the luscious warm weather.

Salads, Starters & Sides

Whether it’s just for you, your family, or something to bring to a summer barbeque, vegan dishes offer something for everyone to enjoy. Check out these amazing dishes:

1. Southwestern Quinoa Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

This recipe is easy, quick, and delicious, and uses local fresh ingredients. Don’t forget the dressing – it’s key!

2. Superfood Crunch Salad with Homemade Balsamic Apple Vinaigrette

Jump start your day (or week) with a salad that contains a host of great foods, foods full of micronutrients that will help your body keep going full throttle.

3. Fresh Spring Rolls w/ Peanut Sauce

This simple recipe uses fresh ingredients and can be easily augmented to include any fresh vegetable. A perfect recipe for get-togethers and can easily be scaled up to bring to larger parties. Wrap leftovers in a damp paper towel so they stay fresh and moist for the next day.

4. Mango Guacamole

Add some tropical punch to your guacamole with the addition of ripe mangos. Try adding it to your favorite recipe or follow this one from Joy the Baker.

5. Herby Picnic Potato Salad

Hands down, this has to be the most delicious (and healthy!) potato salad recipe out there. The herby dressing tops potatoes, kale and chickpeas.

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6. Miracle Bowl

Tomatoes, carrots, beets, plus heart-healthy hemp and pepita seeds, combined with hummus and delicious dressing – yum!

7. Watercress and Cabbage Stir Fry

Here’s a quick and easy recipe for when you’ve been running around all day, but still want something healthy to end the day. Make it soy-free by using coconut aminos in place of soy sauce.

8. Fresh Tomato, Basil, and Lemon Zucchini Pasta

Once your garden starts producing zucchini en masse, you’ll be searching for delicious recipes that make use of your gourds. Here’s one that’s quick and easy.

Desserts & Snacks

Hot, sunny days deserve cool, delicious desserts and snacks. Here are a few plant-based recipes to cap off your day or share at your next get together:

9. Vegan Chocolate Mousse

It’s simple, decadent and actually packed with nutrition!

10. Watermelon Cake

This gorgeous “cake” is a beautiful take on a fruit salad. Watermelon is covered with coconut frosting and topped with fruits of your choice. It’s a showstopper.

11. Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas

Perfect for kids and gatherings plus they are easy to make! And one last delicious summer-loving recipe for you: Tropical Power Smoothie from The 22-Day Revolution. Pick up a copy of Marco Borges’ latest book and get over 65 delicious plant-based recipes.

12. Tropical Power Smoothie

Serves 1 1 scoop 22 Days Nutrition Plant-Protein Powder (Vanilla, Strawberry or Natural) 1 cup non-dairy milk ½ cup frozen mango ½ cup frozen peaches Blend and enjoy! There’s our list of great recipes for this summer, if you have a favorite summer vegan recipe that you’d like to share with us, please do!

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