healthy vegan friday #9

Happy Friday my plant-based friends!

Sorry for being a little absent this week! School got intense and I barely had time to sleep let alone blog. I’ve been studying and working a lot so things have been intense. I even had a couple cups of caffeinated coffee! *gasp*. For those of you who don’t know I gave up coffee a few months ago and hadn’t fallen off the wagon so this was pretty huge. It was just so necessary after this week!

Thankfully, things have quieted down for now so I’m really pumped to peruse all the awesome vegan recipes I know you guys are going to share!


For those of you who don’t know, Healthy Vegan Fridays is a new weekly blog hop hosted by myself, Shelby @ Everyday Vegan Girl and Carrie @ Carrie on Vegan. It is a place to share your healthy vegan recipes that make use of whole ingredients and minimize the use of processed and refined foods. The recipes shared on this link up are intended to emphasis the beauty, creativity and benefits of a healthy, plant-based diet!

Last week was another awesome party, thanks so much guys! Here’s the recap:

Most Popular Submissions


Individual chocolate cake with caramel frosting from Rachel @ Almonds & Avocados

I would just eat that frosting with a spoon!

Squash Carob Brownies from Victoria at Sweet Healthy Living

The ingredients list on these is awesome! I love how they’re mostly coconut flour and squash!


How to make a quinoa smoothie from Katherine @ Green Thickies

Get some extra protein in and up the filling factor on your smoothies, genius!

My Top Picks

The Perfect Sunset Borscht

Favourite Main Event: The Perfect Sunset Borscht from Hannah @ Wayfaring Chocolate

Even though she’s off gallivanting in the U.S. she sill managed to bring us this awesome soup!

Favourite Sensible Snack: Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms from Judee @ Gluten-Free A-Z

I know it’s technically an appetizer but these just look so flavourful and easy to whip up, they could easily be a snack!

Favourite Indulgence: Dairy Free Chocolate Orange Ice Cream from Gillian @ Heart Via Stomach

Looks so decadent but is so healthful! Love it!

Now it’s time for Healthy Vegan Friday #9!

My submission for the week:

This is my Healthy Peppermint Mocha made with Cold-Pressed Coffee! I figured since I cheated and brought back coffee into my life (briefly) I would share my lower-acidity version of this delicious beverage!

So, if you have a healthy vegan recipe (or 2) to share, please add it to the list below! If not, feel free to browse the submissions and get inspired! You can also check out our Pinterest Board and feel free to tweet about it using the hashtag #VeganFridays. Feel free to grab our button (code is on the sidebar) to help promote this even and show your vegan pride.

You don’t have to be vegan to submit, just needs to be a vegan recipe. So share that creativity of yours!

Thanks, and have a great weekend :)

Submission Guidelines

  • Maximum of 2 submissions per week

  • You do not have to be a vegan food blogger to link up, but all recipes must be 100% vegan.

  • All recipe submissions should focus on the most whole, unprocessed and unrefined ingredients as much as possible, although we will still accept recipes that make use of some processed/refined ingredients.

  • You may submit current or past recipes, just make sure they are not ones that you have shared previously on this blog hop.

  • Besides recipes, feel free to submit informative posts that are aimed at promoting vegan, plant-based diets.

  • You must provide a link back to this blog party on your submitted post. You can either grab our badge to display or a clickable link back somewhere on the post you are submitting.

  • When linking up, please make sure to link back to the post you are submitting, not the homepage of your blog

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29 thoughts on “healthy vegan friday #9

  1. Oooh what a round up Gabby! Cant wait to start clicking :) That peppermint mocha sounds deelish – sometimes i wish i liked coffee. When my mom was preggie with me she got violently ill when she had coffee – I guess that was me saying NO way!!! haha

  2. wowza.. u have been busy!:) i remember the crazy november/december when i got 2 hours of sleep most days. well i did that to myself by choosing a bad combination of courses for the sem! i dont think i can live without atleast a good 6 hour sleep anymore:)

    those single serve choco cakes and the ice cream looks fab. i think i can top the frosting with that ice cream and devour the whole thing!
    i am bringing a Banana Chocolate Cake and Besan Ladoos this week.

  3. Yikes, sounds like you’ve been so busy! I hope things are settling down even though it seems like the pace of your courses won’t allow things to really settle down! You are a smartie though, I know you’ll own your courses ;) Best of luck with all of the studying and it seems like you are at least enjoying the experience despite all of the work :)

    That coffee drink sounds so amazing! I must must must try it! You know I’m now a total fan of cold brewing :) Have a great weekend!

    • I think it’s going to settle down a little because I’ve fixed up my work schedule a bit and I think I have a handle on how to approach the school work :) I’ll still be busy, but a little more balanced! Thanks for the vote of confidence too! It’s funny, they told us in school to start playing the role of a nutritionist and I feel like since I started doing that, my confidence has picked up. The power of positive thinking eh?

      Cold brewing is amazing- my go-to method for those random days when I treat myself!

  4. Don’t worry about being late or anything my friend, the fact that you are balancing both school and blog and life rocks :D
    This weeks links are gorgeous but those individual cakes blow me away!


  5. ah! i hope things calm down for you and you can find a happy balance between school and doing the things you love. having been through many years of school myself i know how hard this can be. but, something i learned the hard way is that balance (even in school) is important. keep me posted!

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