The Top 5 Vegan Substitutions For Any Recipe
Whether you follow a vegan diet or just want to incorporate more plant-based ingredients in to your lifestyle, we've put together a list of easy swaps you can make to turn your favorite recipes into vegan-friendly treats!
Easy Vegan Recipe Swaps:
1. Nutravegan Prebiotic Protein: Use Nutravegan to add satisfying protein to your favorite recipes. Each serving is loaded with healthy protein from organic brown rice, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, pea and quinoa and our amazing acacia fiber. It blends so easily and tastes really, really good!
2. Eggs: Eggs are such an important ingredient in baking recipes. They give structure, moisture and help baked goods rise. One of the easiest substitutions is the "Flegg". So easy!
Stir together 1 tbsp. ground flax seed and 3 tbsp. of water and let stand for 30 minutes. The flax seeds will thicken and form a gel. You can even make extra in individual containers and store them in the fridge for about a week.
If your recipe doesn't call for baking powder, add a pinch to the Flegg before adding it to your recipe, this will help with rising. Flax is high in nutrients, omega-3's and fiber.
For a great egg white substitution, try Aquafaba! It's just a fancy name for the leftover liquid from canned chickpeas. This works very well to replace eggs in more delicate recipes such as, meringue and mousse.
3. Yogurt: There are many choices to replace traditional dairy yogurt. Yogurt is a slightly fermented food filled with healthy bacteria. Traditionally made from dairy milk, you can now find plenty of plant-based yogurt varieties, including coconut yogurt at your local grocery store.
Keep in mind some yogurts may use animal products, like gelatin or cow's milk. Double check the label to be sure!
Another easy (and inexpensive) yogurt replacement is refrigerating a can of full-fat coconut milk for several hours or overnight. The coconut cream will rise to the top and can easily be skimmed off.
Coconut cream can substitute yogurt in a 1:1 ratio. Plus, bonus! Coconut contains healthy MCT fats to shown benefit brain health, boost metabolism and also reduce inflammation.
4. Milk: You can find many dairy-free milks at the grocery store. These are very affordable and come in a wide variety such as almond, coconut, cashew, rice and oat based. Swap the cows milk for equal parts of any of these choices. Most are fortified with calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin D.
5. Butter: Butter adds moisture and flavour to recipes. Coconut oil is a great substitution and can typically be used 1:1 in recipes.
Avocado puree can also make good replacement for butter in cake and bread recipes. Avocados contain 20 vitamins and minerals, potassium and fiber.
Apple sauce, and pumpkin puree can also be used in baking recipes to replace butter.
Whether you're a pro at the plant-based lifestyle or looking to becoming more plant-conscious, we hope you find this blog helpful!
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