Vegan diet: 5 easy recipes to get started

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Vegan recipes, 5 easy recipes to start a vegan diet, without milk, eggs and animal derivatives.

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Cooking without milk, eggs and animal derivatives of all kinds can initially represent a small challenge for those who decide to choosevegan nutrition. However, there are many recipes very simple to prepare, as well as tasty. Not to mention that many dishes of our tradition already exist plant based, or they can be easily adapted. Here it is for you five vegan recipes easy to prepare and original. They are all to be experienced, from breakfast to dessert.





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Almond milk

150 grams of organic peeled almonds
1,2 liters of water
½ teaspoon of organic vanilla powder

Let the almonds soften in a bowl with water for at least 30 minutes. Filter them and pour the soaking water into a graduated jug, to which add the tap water necessary to reach 1,2 liters. Blend the almonds in a kitchen mixer, gradually pouring all the water. Filter with a colander and sweeten with half a teaspoon of vanilla powder. If you want preserve almond milk in the fridge for a few days, bring it to a boil and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Then let the almond milk cool and pour it into a sterilized glass bottle. It is great as a refreshing drink and can be enjoyed for breakfast alongside cereal flakes and dried fruit.

Read also: Organic almond milk: how to prepare it at home

Cold vegetable soup

500 grams of cucumbers
1 tomato
1 onion
4 tablespoons of fresh parsley
2 cloves of garlic
1 handful of walnuts
1 pinch of salt
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons of vinegar

In a kitchen mixer, blend the tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, vinegar, garlic cloves, oil and parsley, after having sliced ​​or chopped the vegetables. If necessary, add a little water to obtain the desired consistency for the soup. Let it sit in the refrigerator for 1 hour and serve seasoned with chopped walnuts. You can also add thinly sliced ​​carrots or peppers.

Corn and tofu flan

350 grams of tofu
350 grams of boiled corn kernels
2 tablespoons of very fine corn flour
1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast flakes (optional)
½ teaspoon of fine salt
¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder
¼ teaspoon of baking powder or baking soda
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 minced clove of garlic
1 small onion, chopped
1 yellow pepper cut into cubes



In a kitchen mixer, blend the tofu, corn flour, nutritional yeast flakes, salt, turmeric and baking powder. Sauté the onion in a pan with oil for about 2 minutes. Add the garlic, peppers and corn to the pan. Extend cooking for another 2 or 3 minutes. Mix the vegetables with the pureed tofu. Grease one glass pan or ceramic with olive oil and distribute everything evenly. Bake a 180 ° C for 35 minutes.

Spelled salad

250 grams of spelled or wheat grains
1 chopped onion
1 pinch of salt
4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
1 apple cut into cubes
50 grams of raisins
½ teaspoon of black pepper

Cook the spelled or wheat grains in boiling salted water until soft, drain and rinse with cold water. Dress your salad with extra virgin olive oil, raisins, diced apple, chopped onion, pepper and balsamic vinegar. Add a pinch of salt and mix. Let it flavor for 30 minutes before serving at room temperature.

Muffin with banana

2 banana
1 tablespoon of flax or chia seeds
120 ml of almond milk
2 tablespoons of organic vanilla powder
2 tablespoons of coconut oil or vegetable butter
1 tablespoon of agave syrup (optional)


Blend all the ingredients in a kitchen mixer and add:


100 grams of almond flour
100 grams of rolled oats
1 teaspoon of baking powder for cakes
1 teaspoon of baking soda

Blend everything again and add 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder or carob flour and 50 grams of dark chocolate chips. Grease some muffin molds, pour the mixture into each of them filling them for ¾ and bake at 180 ° C for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.

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