It’s worth it to go green in all areas of your life, to take responsibility for the environment and to save the planet. If you want to enjoy good health, then going green in the kitchen is a jolly good move in the right direction.

Once you’ve tried these damn good vegan meals that don’t compromise on looks, taste and nutritional value, you’ll find they can also be whipped up in a jiffy.

11 vegan recipes in under 15 minutes

 1.  Avocado and spinach pasta

Spinach is a nutritional powerhouse so this quick and easy dish will require nothing more than blending together avo, spinach, cream cheese, parmesan and basil to make a super delish sauce spooned after cooked pasta.

 2.  Veggie Pizza

A tortilla base pizza is much healthier than regular pizza and you can put your tomato sauce spread on first, followed by grated cheese. Add in all the vegetables you love such as corn, tomatoes, onions, garlic and green pepper.

 3.  Berry Banana Crunch

Perfect for when you’re in need of a liquid meal for those ‘not-so-hungry days, All it requires is 2 apples, 2 handfuls of mixed berries, 2 tablespoons of natural yogurt, banana, some ice cubes and tablespoon of mixed seeds. Simply juice the apples and pour into a blender.  Add everything and blend for just a few seconds.

 4. Chickpea Hummus

Take 2 cups of chickpea sprouts, a cup of sesame sprouts, a clove of garlic, lemon juice, tamari and Himalayan rock salt along with a cup and a half of spring water and blend together in a food processor until smooth.

 5. Super Sprout Salad

Take one tomato and dice it, 1 tablespoon tamari sauce, a cup of mung bean sprouts, a cup of alfalfa sprouts, a cup of mustard sprouts and a diced avocado and mix all of these together and enjoy with a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Great for a summer salad.

 6. Vegan Pesto, Hummus, Avocado Sandwich

Perfect for a quick lunch, this vegan sandwich makes use of just 3 ingredients – versatile and super delicious avocado, vegan pesto and hummus.

 7. Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup

This plant-based version is satisfying and nutritious, particularly those feeling a little bit under the weather. Use vegan chicken stock, pre-cooked vegan chicken pieces cut up  and vegan noodles. Use extra virgin olive oil, finely chopped carrots, onion, celery and garlic and pop into over for between 15 and 30 mins.

 8. Vegan Oatmeal

Super for breakfast, lunch or supper, this nutritious dish is ready in just 15 minutes. Cook your oats in water or soy milk, place in a bowl when cooked and add nuts, seeds, dates, yogurt, banana and honey with some soy milk.

 9. Mushroom Bruschetta

Ingredients are butter, sliced mushrooms, garlic, fresh thyme leaves, olive oil and large slices of sough dough which are brushed with olive oil and grilled for 30 secs. Fry the mushrooms and herbs and spoon over the toast.

 10. Lentil fritters with garlic dressing

A wonderful selection of ingredients from chives to courgettes to lentils, chickpeas, peppers, black pepper, cake flour, and mint leaves. Mix all fritter ingredients together and bake for 10 to 15 mins at 180C.

Not only are these amazing recipes nutritious and satisfying but you can also call them cholesterol busting foods.

11. Vegan Chocolate and Orange Truffles

Truffles are a very Christmas dessert, so here is a vegan version for the same – the delicious chocolate and orange truffles that are prepared in a moment.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup of almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder + extra cocoa to coat the balls
  • 2 tablespoons of orange juice
  • Peel of an orange

Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and beat until perfectly done.
  2. Make balls with your hands.
  3. Finally, coat them in cocoa
  4. You can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for about two weeks or even freeze them for months.
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