Reawakening Beauty: My Top Vegan Valentine’s Day Recipes!

Hi! My name is Shawna Patruno and I am the founder of Reawakening Beauty. I have been a vegan for the past 3 years and love making healthy, simple vegan recipes. This blog contains a collection of my favourite 5 Valentine’s Day recipes. All my recipes are Vegan, Gluten Free and are low in Sugar. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!


Reawakening Beauty: Valentine’s Days Recipe #1

Reawakening Beauty: Rose Hot Chocolate for a Healthy Glow

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Rose Hot Chocolate for a Healthy Glow

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbs Cacao Powder
  • 1/2 tbs Beet Root Powder
  • 1 /2 tsp Rose Powder
  • 2 drops Stevia
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened Almond or Cashew Milk

Toppings

  • Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream
  • Editable Rose Pedals (optional)

Instructions

Add 1 cup of water into a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature to low heat and add all ingredients. Whisk occasionally. Remove from stove and pour into a mug. Top with vegan coconut whipped cream and editable rose petals or additional cacao powder and cinnamon.

Benefits:

Cacao powder has been said to aid in healthy skin. Studies have shown that longer term use of cacao powder can contribute to sun protection and improve the surface and texture of your skin. Rose has also been said to have a calming effect.

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Reawakening Beauty: Vegan Valentine’s Day Recipe #2

Reawakening Beauty: Vegan Rose Glow Elixir Latte for Gorgeous Skin

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Vegan Rose Glow Elixir Latte

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk or Coconut Milk
  • 1/4 cup Filtered Water
  • 1 tsp Organic Rose Powder
  • 3 tsp Organic Red Beet Crystals
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 drops Stevia
  • Garnish with Edible Rose Petals for Presentation

Instructions

Add 3/4 cup of Almond Milk to a pot and simmer to just before boiling then reduce heat to lowest temperature. Add into the pot the room temperature filtered water and remaining ingredients. Whisk until blended and remove from the stove. Add to a cup. Optional for presentation lightly sprinkle a pinch of Rose Powder and Red Beet Crystals on top and enjoy!

Benefits: Rose powder is said to be anti aging and calming for the nervous system and is loaded with polyphenols & antioxidants, which is great for good health and gorgeous skin.

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Reawakening Beauty: Vegan Valentine’s Day Recipe #3

Reawakening Beauty: Vegan Keto Glowing Skin Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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Vegan Keto Glowing Skin Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Ingredients:

Chocolate Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tbs Coconut Oil
  • 1 tbs Cacao Powder
  • 1/4 cup Keto Vegan Chocolate Chips

Dipping Ingredients

  • 1 pint Fresh Organic Strawberries or Raspberries

Toppings

  • Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream (optional)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 320°F. Wash strawberries thoroughly. Mix chocolate ingredients together in an oven safe dish and place in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes stirring at the halfway point. Line a baking sheet or pan with parchment paper. Dip each strawberry or raspberry in the chocolate mix to lightly coat and place on the parchment paper. Put in the fridge to chill for about 60-90 minutes before consuming. Store in fridge for only 3 days.

Benefits: Cacao is known as a “superfood” because of its antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. It also has been said to bring down inflammation and boost collagen formation.

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Reawakening Beauty: Vegan Valentine’s Day Recipe #4

Reawakening Beauty: Healthy Glow Vegan Chocolate Fondue for Valentine’s Day

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Healthy Glow Vegan Chocolate Fondue for Valentine’s Day

Chocolate Fondue Ingredients

  • 3-4 tbs Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1 1/2 tbs Cacao Powder
  • 1/4 cup Keto Vegan Chocolate Chips

Optional Dipping Ingredients

  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Pineapple
  • Vegan Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

Instructions

Preheat oven to 320°F. Mix chocolate fondue ingredients together in an oven safe dish and place in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes stirring at the halfway point.

Remove from the oven and dip your favourite fruit into the chocolate fondue and enjoy!

I personally also enjoy dipping my Keto Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies into the fondue as an extra treat!

Benefits:

Cacao is known as a “superfood” because of its antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. It also has been said to bring down inflammation and boost collagen formation.

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Reawakening Beauty: Vegan Valentine’s Day Recipe #5

Reawakening Beauty: Vegan Keto Chocolate Glowing Skin Hearts

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Vegan Keto Chocolate Glowing Skin Hearts

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil
  • 2 tbs Cacao Powder
  • 1/4 cup Organic Fatso Almond Butter (or Fatso Peanut Butter but only if you aren’t actively breaking out)
  • 1/8 cup Keto Vegan Chocolate Chips (*sweetened with Stevia)

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 320°F. Mix ingredients together in an oven safe bowl. Place the bowl in the oven for 10 to 15 mins stirring occasionally. Remove from oven and pour into desired BPA-free food grade chocolate mold, I used hearts for Valentine’s Day! Place in the fridge for 2 hours. Remove from fridge and carefully pop each one out of the holder. Store in the freezer to avoid melting.

Benefits: Cacao powder has been said to aid in healthy skin. Studies have shown that longer term use of cacao powder can contribute to sun protection and improve the surface and texture of your skin & coconut oil is antibacterial and anti microbial.

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Carrot Cake Smoothie

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Carrot Cake Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 – 2 Scoops Vanilla Keto Protein Powder
  • 1 Cup Chopped Carrots (cooked) – substitute raw or 100% carrot juice)
  • 1 Tbs Walnuts
  • 1 Tbs Pumpkin Pie Spice (or Cinnamon)
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Almond Milk
  • optional – add a pinch of nutmeg or vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Add the Liquid (Plant Milk/Water) – Always start with your liquids to make blending easier. Use about 1/2 cup to 1 cup.
  2. Add the Carrots or Carrot Juice. Blend ingredients together.
  3. Add the Walnuts and Pumpkin Pie Spice. Blend ingredients together.
  4. You can also add Frozen Veggies, such as Cauliflower and Avacado (organic is best) to help thicken it.

Pro Tip: DON’T FORGET THE ICE! Blend 6 cubes (or 1 cup) according to your taste

Topping Options:

  • 1 Tbs Chia or Flax Seeds
  • 1 Tbs Cacao Nibs

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Vegan Glow Fresh Rolls

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Vegan Glow Fresh Rolls

Ingredients

  • 6 – 8 Pieces of Rice Paper
  • 1 Red Pepper (cut up)
  • 1 Cup Basil or Parsley
  • 1 Cup Shredded Carrots
  • 1 Cup Baby Spinach or Lettuce
  • 1 Cup Cucumber (sliced length wise)
  • 2 Cups Warm Water
  • 2 Tbs Almond Butter
  • 3 Tbs Vegan Hoisin Sauce (no soy)

Instructions

  1. Cut up the veggies (julienne cut) and place in separate bowls.
  2. Place one sheet of rice paper in a frying pan half-filled with warm water. Remove after 5-10 seconds, once paper becomes soft. Blot off excess water.
  3. Lay the rice paper flat on a clean surface and place the veggies in the middle.
  4. Fold edges of rice paper over and tightly roll the wrapper. Set aside.
  • Repeat steps 2-4 for each rice paper

Pro Tip: Feel free to add mint or mango if you are not a fan or basil or parsley. Also, you can use the Vegan Green Glow Goddess recipe as a alternative dip.

Healthy glow fresh rolls are loaded with iron, vitamin k, and beta carotene. 

I love adding cucumbers for internal hydration and vitamin K, and carrots for their beta carotene which is wonderful for the skin as it reformats to vitamin A inside the body, which is highly beneficial to the skin and eyes. 

This is my go-to meal on busy days, I store them in the fridge and have them with a protein shake or side of chickpea salad. See my blog for all recipes or #TastyTuesday

All the recipes I make are great for your skin have you tried any?

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Gluten Free Tabbouleh

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Vegan Gluten Free Tabbouleh

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Quinoa
  • 2 Cups Low Sodium Vegetable Broth
  • 2 Green Onions (thinly sliced)
  • 3 Tbs Lemon (freshly squeezed)
  • 2 Tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 Plum Tomato
  • 1 Tbs Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Bunch of Fresh Italian Parsley (chopped)
  • 1-2 Mint (coarsely chopped)
  • Fresh Ground Pepper (to taste)
  • 1/4 Tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 Tsp Sea Salt (optional)

Instructions

The base consists of 4 parts:

  1. In a pot cook quinoa with vegetable broth for 20 minutes (see notes below)
  2. Add onions, vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil and stir well. Stir in parsley, mint and tomato
  3. Season with spices and stir
  4. Cover and put in the fridge for 2 hours and serve cold

This recipe is gluten free and packed with antioxidants for the skin.

Quinoa Instructions:

  1. Rinse the quinoa in a strainer
  2. Add low sodium veggie broth and bring to a boil
  3. Lower heat to simmer and cook covered for 15 minutes
  4. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes
  5. Fluff and eat!

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Chickpea Toss

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Vegan Chickpea Toss

Ingredients

  • 1-2 Cups Chickpea (Cooked or Canned) – depending on how much you want to make
  • 2 Tsp Dark Sesame Oil or Olive Oil – depending on preference of taste
  • 1/4 Cup Olives (Chopped)
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbs Curry Powder (you can substitute with Chili Powder if you choose)
  • 2 Cloves Garlic (Minced)
  • 1 Small Red Onion (Chopped)
  • 1 Red Pepper (Chopped) *optional

Instructions

In a large saucepan over medium heat sauté the onions and garlic in oil until the onions are translucent. Reduce heat and add the olives, chickpea, salt, pepper and curry powder. Simmer for 5 minutes and add fresh peppers or veggies if you see fit.

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Green Glow Dressing

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Vegan Green Glow Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1 Avocado
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Tsp Herbes de Provence
  • 1/2 Tsp Celtic Sea Salt
  • 1 Cup Water

Instructions

Add all ingredients in a vitamix or blender. Process on high speed until smoothy and creamy.

Have a couple of tablespoons with some raw veggies or over a beautiful blend of lettuce with veggies of your choice.

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Blueberry Pie Smoothie

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Vegan Blueberry Pie Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 Serving Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder (2 scoops)
  • 1-2 Tbsp Nut Butter of your choice
  • 1 Serving Fibre Boost
  • 1/4 Cup Frozen or Fresh Blueberries
  • 2-3 Cups Unsweetened Nut Milk
  • Hemp Seeds for Garnish

Instructions

Add all ingredients into the blender and blend together on high. Pour out into a cup or mason jar and enjoy!

As a preference you can also top hemp seeds.

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Overnight Apple Pumpkin Oats

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Vegan Taco Salad

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Gluten Free Oats
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 drop Vanilla Stevia (Sweet Drops)
  • 2 tbs Organic Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 tbs Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 1 tbs Chia Seeds
  • 1 tbs Flax/Hemp Seeds
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Green Apple Slices
  • 1/4 cup Raw Almonds

Instructions

Mix all ingredients together in an enclosed jar like pictured above. Place in the fridge to sit overnight. In the morning, throw it in the microwave for 1-2 minutes if you prefer to enjoy it warm (I like this over eating them cold), but you can enjoy them either way!

As a preference you can also top it with Nutmeg, Cinnamon and Pumpkin Pie Spice.

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Vegan Taco Salad

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Vegan Taco Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Black Beans (drained & rinsed)
  • Cole Slaw Mix (Dole)
  • 2 Avocados
  • 1 Lime
  • 3-4 Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1/4 Onion (chopped)
  • 1 Bunch of Cilantro
  • Garlic Clove (minced)
  • 1 Jalapeno (diced)
  • Salt to taste
  • Rice/Beans Chips (optional)

Instructions

Add 1 can of black beans and mix well. Mix the chopped tomatoes, onions, cilantro, garlic, jalapeño, and salt for the pico. For guacamole, mash the avocados, toss in some cilantro and lime juice from a wedge. Add garlic salt to taste. Layer coleslaw mix and bean mixture. The add the pico de gallo and guacamole. May snack on remaining guacamole/pico with rice or beans chips.

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