healthy vegan friday #11

Friday once again! The week has just flown between studying for exams and the anticipation of going home for Thanksgiving. But I am happy to say the exams went well and I can happily relax. I find I build exams up in my head and make them seem worse than they actually are. Stress-case as always! I am definitely looking forward to a little R&R. 

I’m so happy you all liked the look of my teaser photos in the last post! I will try and get all those recipes and posts out to you soon, but please do forgive me if I’m slow- work/school/life/blog balance is tricky!

I am planning on doing a post on a Thanksgiving dessert, but since it won’t actually be made until Sunday, I apologize to all my Canadian readers who won’t have it in time for their celebrations! All you Americans have lots of time though. In the meantime, here are a couple ideas for special desserts, while non-traditional for Thanksgiving, they would still be very delicious!


Raw Strawberry Cream Cake– use frozen strawberries if you can’t find good, in-season strawberries anymore.


Banana Beet Cake with Cashew Frosting


Almost Raw Maple Walnut Cups– try a different fruit like apples to top them!

Rawesome Brownies

I don’t think anyone would be upset if they were presented with these desserts ;)

I hope you are all super excited for another week of Healthy Vegan Friday!


Last week was fantastic once again with so many delicious fall flavours making an appearance, I was just loving it! I love the warming spices and the soothing textures of autumnal foods. Gets me all giddy with excitement!

For those of you who don’t know, Healthy Vegan Fridays is a 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!

Most Popular Submissions

Vitamix Vs. Nutribullet from Becky @ Pure Vitality

This is a great comparison between the 2 blenders. I find vegan diets tend to use blenders a lot, but not all of us have the budget for a Vitamix. It’s nice to know there are some inexpensive options out there!

Side note: I agree with the assessment made, as I have one. I do notice the Nutribullet has a little trouble with ice, and sometimes I find a random chunk of frozen banana in my smoothie, but it does really well and even makes a pretty good emergency almond butter!

Paleo Toffee Caramels from Tessa @ Tessa the Domestic Diva

These look sinful and use coconut sweetener so they’re low-glycemic to boot! Amazing!

Quinoa Wraps with Sweet Potato and Tofu Feta from Janet @ the taste space

These sound delicious especially with that tahini dipping sauce! And she mentions they are messy to eat- that’s my kind of food!

My Top Picks

I went for a bit of a pumpkin theme as you can tell. I apologize to all my non-North American readers who don’t quite understand our obsession with pumpkin…

Favorite Main Event: Tempeh and Pumpkin Noodle Bowl from Dianne @ Veggie Girl 

A little sweet, a little savoury and packed with pumpkin flavour. My kind of meal!

Favourite Sensible Snack: Pumpkin Spice Latte Granola from Ashley @ AlmostVegGirlie

Could there be a more perfect flavour of granola?? I feel like it would help with cravings for those devilish little lattes I always get at work. Note to self: make and bring for all my shifts!

Favourite Indulgence: Pumpkin Pie Spiced Ice Cream from Ashley @ flora foodie

She uses soymilk and creamer which I would probably replace with coconut milk, but oh my goodness, the flavours sound wild! New favourite? I think so.

Now it’s time for Healthy Vegan Friday #11!

My submission for the week:


Pumpkin Spice Creamer!

I only just posted this recipe but it seems so appropriate for my pumpkin themed post. It is amazing added to coffee or Dandy blend, or I imagine you could thin it out a bit and just have an amazing pumpkin milk.

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 Thanksgiving to all my Canadian readers! Everyone else, 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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By linking up to Healthy Vegan Fridays, you guarantee that the pictures and posts are your own and not that of someone else. You also agree to give permission to all hostesses (Shelby, Gabby and Carrie) to make use of your pictures and posts on our own Healthy Vegan Friday posts, as well as giving us permission to re-post them on Pinterest, Twitter and/or Facebook.

26 thoughts on “healthy vegan friday #11

  1. Thank you again for hosting this awesome blog hop! I’ve submitted my Maple-glazed cinnamon roasted chickpeas this week. I hope you’re having a lovely Thanksgiving weekend! :-)

  2. Argh! I somehow dropped off of getting email updates! So sorry, my friend! Whoa – pumpkin spice creamer?! Beautiful – as is everything else in this post.

    Thanks for signing on to the Potluck, too!! Yay!

    • That’s ok Annie, don’t worry about it! I had wondered where you’d gotten to!

      Of course I signed up, I had so much fun last time :) I’m challenging myself to do a savoury dish this time, since sweet comes so much easier to me. Wish me luck!

  3. Oooo, love the sound of the cake with the beet layer. I’ve thought of using beet pulp as the flour in a chocolate cake, but have yet to attempt it. It’s good to know it works in a dessert! I would gladly take any of your delicious confections!

  4. OMG what amazing treats this week! Your dessert recipes look so amazing and I can’t believe I still haven’t tried the maple walnut cups! THe toffee caramels look so decadent and lovely and I love your pumpkin theme! I’m definitely going to have to get some of that pumpkin spice granola going! Yum!!

    I’m submitting my raw apple cinnamon chips from my post yesterday :) So simple but such a great payoff!

    Good luck with your exams and Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Thanks so much Sarah! So many delicious recipes this week, I know, but I never get tired of looking at food :)

      Awesome submission Sarah! I’m sooo behind on reading my blogs, so I’m sorry for being absent- I’ll be back soon though, promise!

      Exams went very well thank you! I’m really pleased. Definitely can relax and enjoy the weekend now. Have a lovely one Sarah! I’ll answer your email soon!

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