Plant-based swaps for the silly season

If you're looking to whip up some plant-based recipes this Christmas, we’ve got you covered with salty favourites, sweet treats and of course, simple, plant-based eats for the festive season. 

What’s not to love about a month of good food? As our gift to you, we’re sharing some of our go-to, show stopper vegan recipes. Give your December a shake up with new ingredients and ideas - you might just discover some new favourites to add to the weekly menu!

What’s more, not only are you serving crowd pleasing, delicious and healthy dishes — you’re also doing your part for the environment. The benefits of veganism range from lowering global emissions in the food industry to fighting animal cruelty and promoting healthier eating and living. Whether you’re new to veganism, testing it out, or have been vegan for a while, this is an opportunity to experience the benefits of vegan living, from personal health to helping the planet.

Before we dive into the mouth watering recipes, let’s take a look at why plant-based swaps are sure to be a holiday favourite.

A global rise in veganism and plant-based eating

Plant-based eating and veganism have become increasingly popular over the years, with more and more people deciding to opt for vegan alternatives for personal health, social or environmental reasons. However, delicious vegan food is not only for those who have committed to a meat-free lifestyle.

If you’ve been curious about veganism or looking to increase the plants in your diet, it has never been easier to eat vegan. With the rise of alternatives to meat and dairy products, it’s easier than ever to find plant-based options in supermarkets and restaurants.

You don’t have to take the plunge and go vegan all together. Simply increasing your intake of fresh fruit and vegetables means you’re filling your diet with nutrients, vitamins and dietary fibre – which has a positive impact on your health.

Finding balance with a vegan diet

Providing nutritious food for healthy living is what we do. We believe health starts from within, and a balanced, plant-based diet is a great start. This is why we’re thrilled to announce that Raw was named Australia's Best Vegan Wellness Brand in the Nourish Vegan Awards 2021 last month!

Our range of Raw Proteins, Supplements and Protein Bars have been carefully formulated by our dedicated team of naturopaths, nutritionists, dietitians, food technologists and health enthusiasts to support a healthy, plant-based lifestyle. Ensure your diet has the right intake of protein, with our delicious Raw Protein powders, containing the complete amino acid profile, Zinc, Phosphorus, and up to 99% RDI Iron. Or, tackle the snack cravings with our Raw Protein Bars, in four mouth watering flavours that are sure to satisfy that sugar craving; Triple Choc Brownie, Peanut Butter Choc Melt, Choc Chip Cookie Dough and Creamy Vanilla Fudge. With flavours this good, you’re sure to find a new favourite snack.

Spice up your menu for the holidays

In need of some festive recipe inspiration? We’ve prepared a couple of our favourite plant-based recipes that are sure to impress your friends and family this silly season.

Vegan Acai Cheesecake

Vegan Cheesecake

The perfect holiday dessert — our acai vegan cheesecake is a sure showstopper for any festive occasion, or can simply be a delicious treat just for you. With three mouthwatering layers packed full of antioxidants, Omega-3, and essential fatty acids, to keep you feeling great throughout the festive season.

A delightfully crumbly cacao and nut base layer supports a creamy coconut vanilla layer with that cream cheese texture, without the cheese, topped with our nutrient-dense frozen acai, blended with macadamia nuts and coconut cream for that perfect texture and taste. Decorate with your favourite seasonal fruits and edible flowers and enjoy!

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Jackfruit Lentil Wellington

This take on a classic holiday meal brings plant-based alternatives to the spotlight. If you’re looking to create a plant-based festive feast, this dish should be the centerpiece. Crusty pastry filled with delicious lentils, spices, brown rice and our Tender Jack, served with your favourite roast veg and steamed greens.

A new spin on a holiday favourite, our Jackfruit Lentil Wellington is the ideal plant-based comfort food that the whole family can enjoy. Our Tender Jackfruit has a firm, meat-like texture, with subtle flavour allowing it to soak up the flavours of the rest of the meal. If you haven’t tried it yet, check out a range of plant-based swap recipes with Tender Jackfruit here.

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Salted Caramel Banana Bread

Salted Caramel Banana Bread

There’s something about the smell of warm banana bread that just puts your morning right. Shake up your morning routine with our delicious vegan take on this brekky favourite. Not only does it taste great, but our Vegan Salted Caramel Protein Banana Bread is also packed full of the goodness you need to start your day — and ready from prep to plate in under an hour!

Treat yourself, and your body, with this craving satisfying snack and feel the difference. This recipe is packed full of natural ingredients, designed to curb cravings, nourish your body and leave you feeling great. Our Raw Protein Paleo Fermented includes organic pea protein, comprehensive amino acid profile and cultured superfoods for easier digestion and inner wellness— with a range of flavours you’d want to use again and again.

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Want to prepare a delicious and filling vegan meal in just minutes?

At Amazonia, our goal is to provide healthy plant-based options to our global community. This supports healthy living and develops sustainable food production processes that will help preserve our planet. We also love eating delicious food that makes you feel great – which is why we have a range of snacks, breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes to choose from, as well as our Raw Protein and Supplements range to give you an extra boost of nutrients.

Keep the good vibes going!

Check out more delicious plant-based recipes here or head to our blog for more healthy ideas and hints. We love to see your creations too, please remember to tag us (@amazoniaco) on Instagram if you try any of these recipes over the silly season!

Amazonia's Innovation Team is always working hard to find new and delicious ways to create healthy, nutritious and sustainable plant-based foods for our growing community. For now, we hope you’ve found a few new favourites to add to your menu these holidays!